TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WIAT) --Update: From University of Alabama Head Football Coach Nick Saban:
“The young men charged are indefinitely suspended as we continue to gather information and talk to the appropriate people. The University and football program have strict guidelines regarding issues of this magnitude. This behavior is unacceptable for any student-athlete at the University of Alabama and not representative of our football program.”
From Cathy Andreen, Director of Media Relations, The University of Alabama:
On Monday, Feb. 11, the University of Alabama Police Department received reports of two robberies, the first occurring at approximately 12:35 a.m. in the 800 block of Campus Drive and the second at approximately 1:20 a.m. in the 200 block of 7th Avenue. Both victims reported that they were assaulted and their belongings were taken.
UAPD’s investigation led to the identification of suspects in both incidents. The investigation resulted in the following arrests on the evening of Feb. 11:
* Eddie Williams – charged with two counts of second degree robbery and fraudulent use of a credit/debit card
* Tyler Hayes – charged with two counts of second degree robbery
* Dennis Pettway – charged with two counts of second degree robbery
* Brent Calloway – charged with fraudulent use of a credit/debit card
The University of Alabama Director of Athletics Mal M. Moore also released a statement on the arrests:
“This is a very serious matter and we are very disappointed in the actions that have resulted in the charges against these student-athletes. In this type of situation, the Athletics Department works in conjunction with the University. We will have more to say at the appropriate time.”
Original: The Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s Office has reports of four members of the Alabama Crimson Tide football team being arrested on Monday night. The four players are; Brent Calloway, Eddie Williams, Dennis “D.J.” Pettway, and Tyler Hayes. The four have been arrested on charges of second degree robbery and fraudulent use of a credit/debit card. A full list of what each player is charged with can be seen below. CBS 42 will bring you the latest information on this developing story, as it becomes available.