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Report: Alabama RB Kenyan Drake charged with misdemeanor Saturday

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Kenyan Drake was second on the team last year with 694 yards rushing and eight touchdowns.

Alabama running back Kenyan Drake was arrested early Saturday morning and charged with a misdemeanor count of obstructing government operations after he failed to observe police orders to stay away from a crime scene, Drew Champlin of AL.com reported.

Drake's vehicle was parked inside a crime scene where a shooting had taken place in the early morning hours of Saturday. He attempted to access his vehicle and was told not to cross into the scene, but did not observe police orders, the report stated, citing a quote from Tuscaloosa police spokesman Sgt. Brent Blankley:

"He was trying to cross a crime scene. We had a shooting and his vehicle was parked inside the crime scene. We told him that he could not get his vehicle and he tried to cross the crime scene anyway so he could get his vehicle. Officers arrested him for obstructing government operations."

Alabama head coach Nick Saban issued a statement at approximately 3 p.m. on Saturday to say he's aware of the situation:

"I'm aware of the situation with Kenyan and will handle it once I've had a chance to review all of the information and talk to the appropriate people."

As of 3 p.m. Saturday, Drake was still being held by authorities. He had a $1,000 bond that he had secured through a bondsman, according to the report. 

Drake, a rising junior, had 975 yards and 13 touchdowns in two seasons. Last year, he was second on the team with 694 yards rushing and eight touchdowns. 

--Marc Weinreich 

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