Four University of Alabama football players were arrested Monday on various charges.
Coach Nick Saban has released a statement confirming that running back Brent Calloway, linebacker Tyler Hayes, defensive lineman D.J. Pettway and defensive back Eddie Williams have been indefinitely suspended.
The young men charged are indefinitely suspended as we continue to gather information and talk to the appropriate people. The University and football program have strict guidelines regarding issues of this magnitude. This behavior is unacceptable for any student-athlete at the University of Alabama and not representative of our football program.
Hayes, Pettway and Williams admitted to attacking two students and knocking them unconscious during early Monday morning robberies on the UA campus, according to court documents.
Williams, 20, who was also arrested on Sunday for carrying a pistol without a permit, was released on $65,000 bond after being charged with second-degree robbery and fraudulent use of credit card as the result of two separate incidents that allegedly involved the beating and robbing of the two UA students.
Hayes, 18, and Pettway, 20, were charged with second-degree robbery and released from jail on $60,000 bond. Calloway was charged with fraudulent use of a credit/debit card and was released on $5,000 bond.
This was also the second arrest for Calloway since he joined the program at Alabama as a five star recruit two years ago. In October 2011, he was also charged with misdemeanor possession of marijuana.
Jail records indicate that they were arrested around midnight and released from 3:00 to 5:00 a.m.
All four players were either true freshmen or redshirt freshmen.
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