Originally posted on BlackSportsOnline  |  Last updated 2/12/13
The news is starting to come out regarding the arrest of four Alabama Crimson Tide football players, and it’s not pretty at all. As we reported earlier,  Brent Calloway, Tyler Hayes, D.J. Pettway, and Eddie Williams, were arrested for robbery and fraudulent use of a credit card. Those details are now available, and its disgusting.  Per Tide Sports, arrest warrants suggest that they beat a fellow student down for nothing, stole his belongings and used his student ID to purchase snacks from a vending machine right afterwards.   They are also accused of not one but two robberies Monday. According to arrest warrants, D.J. Pettway, Eddie Williams and Tyler Hayes punched a student’s head and face and kicked him in the ribs and back area.  Williams and Hayes admitted to the attack, which caused cuts to the victim’s face, a mild concussion and severe swelling, according to the warrants. That student had his laptop stolen after the beating.  The Players then robbed another student, in which Eddie Williams admits to beating and stomping the student while the others watched. Williams said that he stole the student’s wallet which contained cash, credit cards and a student identification card. He then said he used the kids card to buy snacks from a vending machine in the football player’s dorm. It was the second time Williams had been arrested in more than a week. It was the second trip to jail for Williams this week. Tuscaloosa police charged him with carrying a pistol without a license on Sunday after a disturbance at the BP gas station on the Strip. “A clerk in the store told police that Williams came into the store and was acting erratic and threating that he had something in the trunk of his vehicle after a dispute about paying for gas,” TPD Sgt. Brent Blankley said in a release. “The suspect and other occupants of the vehicle left the store and began messing with something in the trunk. The clerk then called the police.” Officers stopped the 2007 Honda Accord at Second Avenue and University Boulevard, he said. Williams was sitting in the back seat on the passenger side. Officers patted him down and found a pistol in his pants pocket, Blankley said. He was charged with carrying a pistol without a license and later released on $500 bond. The vehicle was stopped be police and Williams was found to have a pistol in his pants pocket. Both students who were attacked said the players used a rouse where they would ask to borrow cigarette lighters before attacking them. Nick Saban will need to address this quickly and harshly, because the conversation will definitely focus on at what price will Alabama pay to win championships. Are the Tide now in the business of recruiting the best athletes regardless of character.
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