UPDATE: 4 Alabama football players arrested

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WIAT) --Update: From University of Alabama Head Football Coach Nick Saban:“The young men charged are indefinitely suspended as we continue to gather information and…
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WIAT) --Update: From University of Alabama Head Football Coach Nick Saban:

“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.”

From Cathy Andreen, Director of Media Relations, The University of Alabama:
On Monday, Feb. 11, the University of Alabama Police Department received reports of two robberies, the first occurring at approximately 12:35 a.m. in the 800 block of Campus Drive and the second at approximately 1:20 a.m. in the 200 block of 7th Avenue. Both victims reported that they were assaulted and their belongings were taken.

UAPD’s investigation led to the identification of suspects in both incidents. The investigation resulted in the following arrests on the evening of Feb. 11:
* Eddie Williams - charged with two counts of second degree robbery and fraudulent use of a credit/debit card
* Tyler Hayes - charged with two counts of second degree robbery
* Dennis Pettway - charged with two counts of second degree robbery
* Brent Calloway - charged with fraudulent use of a credit/debit card

The University of Alabama Director of Athletics Mal M. Moore also released a statement on the arrests:

“This is a very serious matter and we are very disappointed in the actions that have resulted in the charges against these student-athletes. In this type of situation, the Athletics Department works in conjunction with the University. We will have more to say at the appropriate time.”

Original: The Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s Office has reports of four members of the Alabama Crimson Tide football team being arrested on Monday night. The four players are; Brent Calloway, Eddie Williams, Dennis "D.J." Pettway, and Tyler Hayes. The four have been arrested on charges of second degree robbery and fraudulent use of a credit/debit card. A full list of what each player is charged with can be seen below. CBS 42 will bring you the latest information on this developing story, as it becomes available.

Calloway
Player:
Brent Calloway
Charges:
Fraudulent use of credit/debit card

Williams
Player:
Eddie Williams
Charges:
Fraudulent use of credit/debit card
Robbery in second degree

Pettway
Player:
Dennis "D.J." Pettway
Charges:
Robbery in second degree

Hayes
Player:
Tyler Hayes
Charges:
Robbery in second degree

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Four University of Alabama football players have been charged in connection with the robbery and assault of two students, officials said Tuesday.

Pettway and Hayes were charged with two counts of second-degree robbery. Defensive back Eddie Williams was charged with both fraudulent use of a credit card and two counts of second-degree robbery. Calloway was charged with fraudulent use of a credit card.

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

"This is a very serious matter and we are very disappointed in the actions that have resulted in the charges against these student-athletes," Alabama athletic director Mal Moore said in a statement.

University police posted an advisory Monday saying two students reported being approached by two men who asked for a light for a cigarette. Both students said they were then hit in the head and robbed.

Police also said Williams had been arrested on a charge of carrying a pistol without a permit a day before his Monday arrest. Tuscaloosa police Sgt. Brent Blankley said in a news release that a clerk at a gas station called police early Sunday, telling officers that Williams threatened that he had something in his trunk after a fight about paying for gas.

Officers who pulled over Williams found a pistol in his pants pocket, the release said. In that case, he was released on $500 bond.

Jail records did not show whether any of the players had an attorney.

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Williams was released on $65,000 bond, while Hayes and Pettway were released on $60,000 bond each. Calloway was released on $5,000 bond.
Campus police arrested running back Brent Calloway, linebackers D.J. Pettway and Tyler Hayes, and defensive back Eddie Williams after two robberies early Monday morning, university spokeswoman Cathy Andreen said.