Bama Football Players Arrested, Free on Bond

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Two University of Alabama football players are free on bond today following their arrests on misdemeanor charges related to an altercation at a bar.

Jail records show 19-year-old defensive lineman Brandon Deadrick was released on $1,500 bond. And 22-year-old running back Roy Upchurch is free on $300 bond.

A report by the Tuscaloosa Police Department says Deadrick was charged with criminal mischief, resisting arrest and giving a false name. Officers say Upchurch was arrested by university police.

A Tuscaloosa police spokesman says no fights or injuries were reported. The incident occurred early Saturday in front of The Legacy. That's a bar along the strip, an area of nightclubs, restaurants and stores popular with students.

University spokeswoman Deborah Lane says both players are enrolled in summer school.

Athletics spokesman Doug Walker says coach Nick Saban was told of the arrests, and team officials are still gathering information.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  • by bob Location: auburn on Jul 16, 2007 at 11:33 PM
    oh here we go, it's always someone elses fault when it comes to the ole u of a isn't it. there is no over reacting when it comes to yourself and the five-o, you do what they say and there is no problem. now i'm sure that these couple of players were just as polite as they could be and the female officer just decided to show them up.....COME ON MAN!!! jeez you are part of the problem!
  • by gary Location: albertville on Jul 16, 2007 at 02:36 PM
    From what I hear, it seems that the female police officer from the TPD over reacted and caused and escalation of the situation.
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