Alabama is moving swiftly to let college football know that winning games is not more important than character and how you conduct yourself.
After robbing and beating two of their fellow students, The Birmingham News is reporting that 3 of 4 players involved in the robberies have been banned from campus.
A school spokesperson released a statement, but stated that Eddie Williams, Tyler Hayes and D.J. Pettway are not allowed on campus.
“The three students who were arrested on robbery charges have been interim suspended and are not allowed to be on campus pending UA’s judicial review, which is expected to be concluded by the end of next week,” Deborah Lane, UA assistant vice president for university relations, said in a statement emailed to AL.com Thursday.
Brent Calloway was charged with fraudulent use of a credit card, but reportedly did not take part in the beatings. Eddie Williams who was arrested the day before for carrying a pistol, had to ask for permission to leave the state.
His attorney, former Alabama football player Josh Swords, filed a request Thursday in Tuscaloosa County District Court to allow Williams to go back home to Panama City, Fla., under the care of his mother, according to court records.
I’d be shocked if we ever saw Eddie Williams in Tuscaloosa again.