Alabama Dismisses Arrested Freshmen

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Alabama dismisses arrested freshmen

In Tuscaloosa, Alabama, The University of Alabama dismissed four freshmen football players. The players that were charged with either second-degree robbery or credit card fraud were defensive back Eddie Williams, 20, and linebackers Tyler Hayes and D.J. Pettway, both 18. They were shown the door after being charged with second-degree robbery for their involvement in the separate robberies students on the University of Alabama campus, Feb. 11. They were consequently expelled from campus while pending ruling from the Student Judicial Board. Redshirt freshman half back Brent Calloway was also dismissed after being charged with use of a stolen credit card taken from one of the students. It was the second run-in with the law for freshman Calloway. On Wednesday UA's judicial review was completed, and Alabama’s associate vice president for university relations announced that the four students involved in the robberies on campus are no longer at the campus of The University of Alabama. “Based on all the information we've received and going through and trying to determine the future of the four guys that got in trouble, those guys are no longer associated with the football program," Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban said on Wednesday. "Their actions do not reflect the spirit and character that we want our organization to reflect. It's obviously very disappointing and unacceptable what happened.” Calloway admitted to using the stolen credit card for snacks from a vending machine. Saban would not characterize the dismissal of the players in absolute terms, saying only; they were no longer associated with the football program. All four players were backups during Alabama's run to a second straight national championship this past season. D.J. Pettway, who recorded 2.5 sacks and four tackles for loss as a defensive end, was named to the All-SEC freshman team....
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