November 3, 2012; Baton Rouge, LA, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide defensive lineman D.J. Pettway (57) and quarterback Phillip Ely (12) celebrate defeating the LSU Tigers 21-17 at Tiger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Crystal LoGiudice-USA TODAY Sports

Arrested Alabama Football Players Admit Involvement in Robbery

Four Alabama Crimson Tide football players were arrested this morning on charges of second degree robbery and fraudulent use of a University of Alabama ACT card. Further details of the robbery have emerged this morning, and the three players involved in the robbery, Eddie Williams, Tyler Hayes and D.J. Pettway have admitted to roles in the robbery according to the Tuscaloosa News.

According to the arrest warrants, the three admitted to attacking and robbing two students early this morning on campus. The first attack left a student with cuts on his face, severe swelling and a mild concussion. The second student was knocked unconscious by Williams as Pettway and Hayes stood by.

A backpack with an Apple laptop was stolen along with a wallet containing the ACT card that was then used by the three players in their dorm room to buy snacks out of a vending machine. A fourth player, Brent Calloway, was not involved in the robbery but he was arrested for allegedly using the card, and he later admitted to using it.

Tyler Hayes has been charged with two counts of third degree robbery, D.J. Pettway was charged with second degree robbery, and Eddie Williams was charged with second degree robbery and fraudulent use of a credit card. Williams was also arrested on Sunday for carrying a gun without a license.

With police having confessions in hand, it seems like the end of the road in terms of their football careers at the University of Alabama. I don’t think it will be long before a statement is released from the University regarding Williams, Hayes and Pettway being kicked off the team.

Calloway is in the least amount of trouble with the law, but this is his second arrest during his time in Tuscaloosa so it would not be surprising if Nick Saban decides to part ways with him as well.

You can read more about the implications of these arrests here. Keep following along with us as we continue to keep you updated on this story throughout the day.


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