Saban: 4 arrested Alabama players dismissed from team

FILE -In a Jan. 8, 2013 file photo Alabama head coach Nick Saban poses with The Coaches' Trophy during a BCS National Championship college football game news conference  in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. By the time Dylan Moses is old enough to play football at Alabama, Nick Saban would be 65 and starting his 11th season at Tuscaloosa. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

FILE -In a Jan. 8, 2013 file photo Alabama head coach Nick Saban poses with The Coaches' Trophy during a BCS National Championship college football game news conference in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. By the time Dylan Moses is old enough to play football at Alabama, Nick Saban would be 65 and starting his 11th season at Tuscaloosa. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Four players for two-time defending national champion Alabama have been dismissed from school following their arrests after two robberies on campus.

University spokeswoman Deborah Lane said Wednesday that linebackers D.J. Pettway and Tyler Hayes, safety Eddie Williams and H-back Brent Calloway are no longer enrolled after a judicial review.

Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban had earlier said the players "are no longer associated with the football program."

"Their actions do not reflect the spirit and character that we want our organization to reflect," Saban said. "It's obviously very disappointing and unacceptable what happened.

"I also think I'm really proud over the last five years that our team has done a very good job with their personal responsibility and how they've represented the university. Some people learn by words, some people learn by consequences, some people can't learn."

Pettway, Williams and Hayes are charged with two counts of second-degree robbery. Williams and Calloway, who was not accused in the robberies, are charged with fraudulent use of a credit card.

Williams confessed to robbing a student who was punched in the head and face and kicked in the ribs and back. He said Pettway and Hayes watched him commit another robbery from a nearby vehicle about an hour later, according to court documents.

Hayes, 18, admitted to participating in the first robbery and watching the second, court documents said.

Williams and Calloway, both 20, are scheduled for preliminary hearings on March 19 in Tuscaloosa District Court.

Those two and 18-year-old Pettway have requested youthful offender status.

The first student reported having his Apple Macbook Pro stolen from his backpack. Both sustained mild concussions, cuts on the face and heavy swelling, and had items stolen, according to court documents.

All four players were backups last season for Alabama, which has won three of the past four BCS titles. Williams didn't play in 2012, but he was one of the nation's top prospects the previous year and moved from receiver to safety.

Saban also updated the status of four other players regarding injury or suspension.

Cornerback John Fulton and wide receiver Kevin Norwood are not participating in offseason conditioning workouts with turf toe injuries. Saban said both are uncertain for spring practice.

Saban said Fulton had surgery after the season and the recovery time is typically about three months. Alabama opens spring practice on March 16.

He said receiver Marvin Shinn has left the team and fellow receiver Danny Woodson is suspended for violating team rules and won't participate in spring practice.

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Comments » 34

UTKin1992 writes:

Duuuuuuhhhhh.....

LovinMyVols writes:

Well this frees up 4 of the 10 scholarships they are over the limit. What's next? Grayshirts? Transfers? More "discipline"?

BigBadVol writes:

They had no choice but to dismiss but with that being said I'm glad AL did the right thing.

lemme_axya_this writes:

Antler spray in those vending machines was a bad idea from the start.

CroKev writes:

Too bad none of them were RB's. Just kidding! Just kidding!

eVOLved writes:

in response to CroKev:

Too bad none of them were RB's. Just kidding! Just kidding!

you beat me to it. I was going to say "scoop them up CBJ"

notorange writes:

I was thinking FFL.....Felon For Life

NeylandWest writes:

While I appreciate the decision, is the same one made when you're short on talent? That's when coaches truly earn my respect. Not saying that CNS doesn't get it now, he does, but I really like the hard-nosed guys that run things like they should.

laraccoon writes:

rolled tide rolled

snowpeapod#263184 writes:

in response to andforhisnexttune:

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With that post you must be a MFL...moron for life !!!

rtrchatt writes:

Outside of al.com no one covers the CT like this site. Hopefully the fab 4 can turn their lives around at their new destination be that jail, school or where ever. People throw away Gods favor and blessings every day. CT fb players included. Roll Tide

GreerVol22 writes:

dang, and those boy scouts were almost ready to earn their mullet badge too...

voloffaith writes:

in response to rtrchatt:

Outside of al.com no one covers the CT like this site. Hopefully the fab 4 can turn their lives around at their new destination be that jail, school or where ever. People throw away Gods favor and blessings every day. CT fb players included. Roll Tide

As Red Skelton said,"And may God bless..." On another note who cares about Connecticut football players anyway or the Beatles anymore.

murrayvol writes:

in response to voloffaith:

As Red Skelton said,"And may God bless..." On another note who cares about Connecticut football players anyway or the Beatles anymore.

I care about the Beatles.

Sir_Spanky writes:

Four future cooks for Waffle House - THE - place to eat when you're in Alabama.

Bark_at_the_Moon writes:

THUG U

PUL4VOLS writes:

THE right thing to do, one can only hope they wake up and smell the coffee and not behind bars although that may be where they belong. It is sad to see guys act out this way but so long counts when you throw away your opportunity be it in Loosa-ville, Rocky Top or some GataSwamp. Now can we move on?

BIVOLAR_BEARE writes:

in response to Sir_Spanky:

Four future cooks for Waffle House - THE - place to eat when you're in Alabama.

In bammer Waffle House is considered a 4* restaurant..

Central_IL_Vol writes:

in response to GreerVol22:

dang, and those boy scouts were almost ready to earn their mullet badge too...

"mullet badge"; BWAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHA..........!!!!

emailnodata (Inactive) writes:

Come to Tennesseee.

We'll rehab you.

Central_IL_Vol writes:

in response to rtrchatt:

Outside of al.com no one covers the CT like this site. Hopefully the fab 4 can turn their lives around at their new destination be that jail, school or where ever. People throw away Gods favor and blessings every day. CT fb players included. Roll Tide

Why are you here rtrchatt IS A MORON? Don;t you have trees to poison, passed-out rival fans to sexually molest, a mullet to groom or a sister to marry?

Keep your filthy Bammer Moron diatribe on the Crimson TURD sites.

KEEP TENNESSEE BEAUTIFUL; PUT A BAMMER MORON ON A SOUTHBOUND BUS!

usafvol writes:

in response to rtrchatt:

Outside of al.com no one covers the CT like this site. Hopefully the fab 4 can turn their lives around at their new destination be that jail, school or where ever. People throw away Gods favor and blessings every day. CT fb players included. Roll Tide

It's no wonder there are so many "People from Alabama" jokes..

pingkr62 writes:

How about the request by these 18 and 20 year old MEN requesting "Youthful offender status" What joke. The problem is it will probably be allowed by some stupid liberal judge. G.B.O.!!!

usafvol writes:

in response to pingkr62:

How about the request by these 18 and 20 year old MEN requesting "Youthful offender status" What joke. The problem is it will probably be allowed by some stupid liberal judge. G.B.O.!!!

Well said! All the bleeding hearts keep talking about gun control when they do nothing about thug control.

pingkr62 writes:

in response to usafvol:

Well said! All the bleeding hearts keep talking about gun control when they do nothing about thug control.

Very true!

volgrog#210164 writes:

The Great Satan's got over 100 athletes on scholarship right now, so losing 4 is a blessing. He figures out ways to skirt the intent of the rules rather than the letter of the rules- so they put in another Saban rule every year. Next there will be a Saban rule on the number of scholarship athletes on Medical hardship.

volgrog#210164 writes:

Not referencing these 4 geniuses, as they will likely be in jail or otherwise not available, but every scholarship athlete that goes on medical hardship or is otherwise let loose by Saban should have the ability to immediately play anywhere they want to go.

VolInIndy writes:

wasnt one of them a five star?

snowpeapod#263184 writes:

For you older posters, as Sam Cooke would say put them "working on a chain gang".

rb4346 writes:

in response to snowpeapod#263184:

For you older posters, as Sam Cooke would say put them "working on a chain gang".

Good post. Can't you hear them singing ooh, aah, thats the sound of a thug working on a chain gang.

snowpeapod#263184 writes:

in response to rb4346:

Good post. Can't you hear them singing ooh, aah, thats the sound of a thug working on a chain gang.

Yes, I can and in these guys case it seems more than appropriate.

SeaBassHauling writes:

I guess that means he's proud of the school books being sold by the players...? LMAO

emailnodata (Inactive) writes:

in response to volgrog#210164:

Not referencing these 4 geniuses, as they will likely be in jail or otherwise not available, but every scholarship athlete that goes on medical hardship or is otherwise let loose by Saban should have the ability to immediately play anywhere they want to go.

I'll go you one further:
I think kids should be able to xfer without penalty, period.

It should be orderly, included in the National Singing Day. Everyone thinks it will be crazy. It won't. A school would have to have openings to take in new players, and most kids won't transfer anyway.

Somehow the sports needs to return to being about the kids, not the coaches.

illinoisvolfan writes:

in response to SeaBassHauling:

I guess that means he's proud of the school books being sold by the players...? LMAO

Especially the ones that hadn't been colored in yet.

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