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Alabama Bans Three Players From Campus After Robbery Scandal

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Three of the four Alabama football players arrested for robbery and credit card fraud earlier this week have been banned from the Tuscaloosa campus, the school confirmed Thursday night.

According to AL.com, Tyler Hayes, D.J. Pettway and Eddie Williams “have been interim suspended and are not allowed to be on campus pending UA’s judicial review.”

Half-back Brent Calloway, who was charged with fraudulent use of a credit/debit card in connection to the case but did not take part in the alleged robberies, has not been barred from campus.

Police reports show Hayes, 18, and Williams, 20, beat and robbed a student early Monday morning. Williams said Pettway and Hayes watched him commit another robbery from a nearby vehicle about an hour later, according to court records.

Following the incident, a friend of the first victim described to the University’s student newspaper the shape in which he found his friend shortly after the attack.

“His left side of his face was gigantic,” UA student Chris Burks told the paper earlier this week. “The jacket he was wearing and his headphones were completely drenched in blood, the bottom half of his face was completely covered in blood; he was bleeding badly from his lip. He had clearly been badly beaten.”

The victim, Alabama student Samuel Jurgens, sustained a mild concussion and severe swelling as a result of the attack.

While Williams and Hayes both admitted to their involvement in the robberies, Pettway has not confessed to being a part of either attack.

SEC blogger Chris Low discusses the arrest of and charges against the four Alabama freshman football players in the video clip below:

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