Four members of the University of Alabama's football team were arrested in relation to a pair of campus robberies. This prompts the snide joke: Was Nick Saban not paying them enough?
The four accused are all freshman players from the championship squad: Dennis "D.J." Pettway, Tyler Hayes, Brent Calloway, and Eddie Williams who redshirted last year, reports CNN.
Police say that Pettway, Hayes and Williams beat a fellow student unconscious before stealing his laptop computer. A short time later, police say that Williams beat another student unconscious and stole his wallet.
So what did these alleged criminal masterminds do with their newfound loot? They bought snacks of course.
Williams and Calloway are accused of using the second victim's debit card to buy snacks from a vending machine, according to CNN. Geniuses. All four players were suspended from the football team indefinitely.
This past year, we've seen some bizarre and violent incidents involving college football players. The alleged Alabama football incidents have to be among the most violent and stupid. Don't football players already have their run of free meals and snacks, without having to beat people nearly to death?
As prosecutors and defense lawyers prepare for the Alabama players' day in court, here are five other college football stories that have recently made legal headlines:
- Manti Te'o. Girlfriend is not dead and not even a woman. Was it a giant lie or was Te'o a victim?
- Honey Badger. Tyrann Mathieu seemingly trades a million-dollar pro career for pot. He was given second and third chances, and will get another as some NFL team will likely gamble on his talent.
- Montee Ball. Perennial Heisman trophy candidate on the receiving end of a beating. He recovered quite nicely and had a great season.
- SEC Fans. An Alabama fan sexually assaults a passed-out LSU fan. They're both men. The lesson here: Don't drink alone, and certainly don't pass out amidst your rivals.
- Jerry Sandusky. His criminal trial led to a guilty verdict last year, and victims threatened to sue the university. He's now serving his 30- to 60-year sentence in solitary confinement.
- Four Alabama Football Players Charged With Fraud, Robbery (The Associated Press)
- Did Chris Rix Defame Darnell Dockett by Questioning His Sexuality? (FindLaw's Tarnished Twenty)
- Can Football Recruits Decommit After National Signing Day? (FindLaw's Tarnished Twenty)