Four Alabama Football Players Arrested, Charged With Robbery, Fraud
Four Alabama football players were arrested this week. D.J. Pettway, Eddie Williams and Tyler Hayes were charged with robbery and credit card fraud. Brent Calloway was charged with credit card fraud.
According to Tide Sports, Pettway, Williams and Hayes admitted to attacking two students early Monday morning. One of the students was knocked unconscious as the three Alabama football players stole the victim’s backpack.
The three players also admitted to a second robbery. Williams said that he punched a student in the face while Pettway and Hayes stood nearby. At the end of the attack, the players walked away with wallets, containing credit cards and cash, student IDs, which were used to buy snacks from the vending machine’s on campus, and an Apple computer.
Calloway wasn’t involved in the attacks but he did admit to using the stolen IDs to buy snacks from the vending machines.
UA Director of Athletics Mal Moore said:
“This is a very serious matter and we are very disappointed in the actions that have resulted in the charges against these student-athletes … In this type of situation, the Athletics Department works in conjunction with the University. We will have more to say at the appropriate time.”
Tuscaloosa News reports that this is Williams’ second arrest this week. Williams was arrested on Sunday for causing a disturbance at a gas station and carrying a pistol without a license.
Fox Sports reports that all four players were backups on the team in 2012 when Alabama won the National Title.