Alabama football’s Jay Barker was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon
Jay Barker, the former starting quarterback for Alabama football, was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after an incident in Nashville.
WIAT accessed an affidavit of the arrest and reports from the police. According to reports, Barker tried to reverse his vehicle into his wife in her friend’s car “at a high rate of speed.” He missed their vehicle and left the scene before his wife, country music singer Sara Evans, contacted the police. The couple remains married, but they are currently separated.
After returning to the scene to speak with the police, Barker was arrested. He was placed on a 12-hour hold due to domestic violence before being released on bond at $10,000. He is scheduled to appear in court in March.
Barker was Alabama football’s starting quarterback under Gene Stallings. He led the Tide to the 1992 national championship. After failing to make it in the NFL, he became a member of sports media. He is the co-host of a sports radio show in Tuscaloosa.
Barker’s son also played for Alabama football as a walk-on. Braxton Barker was buried on the depth chart as a reserve quarterback. He saw some reps in the A-Day Game, but he never played in the regular season for the Crimson Tide.
Braxton Barker recently entered the Transfer Portal. He will likely look for opportunities at smaller schools to earn playing time before he runs out of eligibility.
Jay Barker ended a long championship drought for Alabama football, but a person’s value goes beyond athletic achievement. If he is convicted, his ties with UA should be severed. There are no excuses for his behavior. He remains innocent until proven guilty, but the level of these charges is severe. We will report more information as this story develops.