Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Alabama RB Tyren Jones becomes latest Crimson Tide player in legal trouble, dismissed from team. (UPDATED)

A third member of the Alabama Crimson Tide is in trouble in the law. Running back Tyren Jones was arrested on Tuesday on charges second degree marijuana possession.

Jones was on already on indefinite suspension from the Alabama football program for the ever-vague "conduct not to the standard of the Alabama football program."

According to al.com,  Jones was arrested during a traffic stop in Tuscaloosa, Al.

"A Tuscaloosa police report states Jones was in a car stopped on 10th Avenue with the smell of marijuana. Officers found digital scales in the Dodge Challenger belonging to Brandon Lee Hansberry, who was also arrested."

Police also found what's described as "a small amount of marijuana" in Hansberry's pants pocket.

It's the third arrest in four days involving a Crimson Tide player. Former Safety Geno Smith was arrested on DUI charges on Saturday. Defensive tackle Jonathan Taylor was dismissed from the team after being arrested on domestic violence charges on Saturday.

(UPDATE): Saturday Down South is reporting that Jones has been dismissed from the Alabama program.

The Nick Saban released a statement on the dismissal.

"Tyren Jones was indefinitely suspended from the football program early in the semester," Nick Saban said Tuesday. "He was given an opportunity academically and from a team rules standpoint, but he failed to do any of the things necessary to comply with the rules of the Alabama football program. He was dismissed from the team when he refused to follow the parameters given to him for reinstatement."

(via al.com)

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