Monday, January 20, 2014

Alabama freshman cornerback pepper-sprayed while resisting arrest by police.


Tony Brown. Via Saturday Down South.


An Alabama football player had a rather eventful run-in with law enforcement over the weekend. Freshman cornerback Tony Brown was arrested early Sunday morning on charges of "disorderly conduct and resisting arrest." The later resulted in Brown being pepper-sprayed by police.

According to a Tuscaloosa police spokesman, the incident occurred after "police responded to reports of a loud party involving underage drinking at an area apartment complex just after midnight Sunday morning.

"They (the police) arrived at Campus Way Apartments on Helen Keller Blvd and located a large party there. Blankley said officers found probable cause to arrest 22-year-old Chavis Taylor for disorderly conduct.

Taylor resisted arrest, Blankley said, and as officers tried to take him to a patrol car to be booked in the county jail, a crowd of about 40 people followed  them and surrounded the police"

Among the crowd was Brown, whom police described as having "continued to be a problem." Brown would reportedly "approach the officers" repeatedly after being ordered to stand back. He also allegedly used profanity against the police officers."

Finally, police decided enough was enough and tried to arrest Brown. He reportedly resisted arrest, requiring police to use pepper spray on him. The police then "forced him to the ground and cuffed him."

Brown was taken to Tuscaloosa County Jail, where he was charged with "failure to obey and resisting arrest." He was later released on $1,500 bail.

There's no word from the Alabama football program on Brown's arrest, but it's doubtful Nick Saban is going to be happy about it.

(via AL.com)

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