Four Alabama football players arrested on robbery and credit card fraud charges
Four reserve members of the 2012 national championship Alabama Crimson Tide football team were arrested on campus for suspicion of credit card fraud and robbery charges.
According to the Associated Press, the Tuscaloosa Sheriff’s Department records show defensive back Eddie Williams was arrested on Monday for fraudulent use of a credit card and second-degree robbery charges and on Sunday as well for carrying a pistol without a permit. Running back Brent Calloway, linebackers D.J. Pettway and Tyler Hayes were arrested on Monday. Calloway was taken in for fraudulent use of a credit card and Pettway and Hayes were charged with second-degree robbery.
All four players were released by Tuesday morning.
Alabama athletic director Mal Moore said the situation is serious and the athletic department is “very disappointed” in the player’s actions. He added in the statement released Tuesday morning, the university “will have more to say at the appropriate time,” the Los Angeles Times is reporting.
Calloway took to Twitter to provide his side of the story and said:
@kyle2lamb first it wasn’t a credit card and 2 I wasn’t even awake during the robbery you don’t kno what happened so dont try me dude
— HONEYBEAR #21 ♏ (@BrentCalloway) February 12, 2013