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Alabama Football Players Arrested on Burglary and Theft Charges

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) -- Four University of Alabama football players have been suspended indefinitely following their arrests on charges including credit card fraud and robbery.

Officials say running back Brent Calloway was arrested Monday on a charge of fraudulent use of a credit card. Linebackers D.J. Pettway and Tyler Hayes were charged with second-degree robbery. Defensive back Eddie Williams was charged with both fraudulent use of a credit card and second-degree robbery.

All have been released from jail on bond ranging from $5,000 to $65,000. Court documents show Williams and Hayes have confessed to the robberies, and Calloway admitted to using a stolen debit card.

Court documents say that two students were knocked unconscious in the robberies early Monday morning.

Original AP Report

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) -- Online jail records show four University of Alabama football players have been arrested on charges including credit card fraud and robbery.

Records posted on the Tuscaloosa Sheriff's Department website show running back Brent Calloway was arrested Monday on a charge of fraudulent use of a credit card. Linebackers D.J. Pettway and Tyler Hayes were charged with second-degree robbery. Defensive back Eddie Williams was charged with both fraudulent use of a credit card and second-degree robbery.

The website did not show whether they had attorneys. All had been released from jail by Tuesday morning.

A university spokeswoman did not immediately return a message seeking more information, and campus police referred questions to university relations.

All four players were backups last season for Alabama, which has won two straight national titles and three of the past four.

A University Statement from Alabama Head Coach Nick Saban is posted below:

"The young men charged are indefinitely suspended as we continue to gather information and talk to the appropriate people," Saban said. "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."


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