Off the wire
Posted: February 28, 2013 at 3:17 a.m.
FOOTBALL Four Tide players dismissed Four players for two-time defending national champion Alabama have been dismissed from school following their arrests after two robberies on campus. University spokeswoman Deborah Lane said Wednesday that linebackers D.J. Pettway and Tyler Hayes, safety Eddie Williams and H-back Brent Calloway are no longer enrolled after a judicial review. Crimson Tide Coach Nick Saban had earlier said the players “are no longer associated with the football program. Their actions do not reflect the spirit and character that we want our organization to reflect,” Saban said. “It’s obviously very disappointing and unacceptable what happened. I also think I’m really proud over the last five years that our team has done a very good job with their personal responsibility and how they’ve represented the university. Some people learn by words, some people learn by consequences, some people can’t learn.” Pettway, Williams and Hayes are charged with two counts of second-degree robbery. Williams and
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