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4 Alabama Football Players Arrested on Robbery Charges

UPDATE 8:55 - Eddie Williams, a defensive back who was getting a look at a wide receiver, was also charged on February 10 with carrying a pistol without a license. It’s not known whether this charge led to the other arrests.

Four Alabama Crimson Tide football players were arrested Monday on charges of second degree robbery.

The Jailbase website notes that Eddie Williams, Dennis Pettway, Tyler Hayes and Brent Calloway were booked on charges of second degree robbery and fraudulent use of a credit card.

We contacted the Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s Department and they had no comment at the time.

According to the Alabama Criminal Code, if convicted of second degree robbery, a defendant can face a minimum of 2 years with a maximum of 20 years. If a weapon is involved, the minimum goes to ten years.

All four players are sophomores who have seen action on the field in 2012, and with the possible exception of Calloway, were expected to contribute in 2013.

We wrote previously about Calloway’s troubles with the law, and hoped this would serve as a wakeup call. While all the facts are not yet in, this does not look good for the football program and head coach Nick Saban will have some decisions to make very soon.

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