Alabama defensive lineman arrested on DUI charge

Monday July 14th, 2014

Alabama defensive lineman Jarran Reed was arrested Sunday on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol, as reported by the Associated Press

According to Tuscaloosa police, Reed's car hit another car while both were backing out of parking spaces before Reed was pulled over trying to exit. A police statement said the player's blood alcohol level was .13 percent, above the Alabama legal limit of .08.

Head coach Nick Saban released a statement:

"We are disappointed in Jarran's actions and this is obviously not the kind of behavior we expect from our players," he said. "It is a privilege to represent the University of Alabama and there are responsibilities that go along with that privilege. We'll evaluate the situation and determine the appropriate discipline so better choices and decisions can be made in the future."  

Reed, a junior, transferred to Alabama from East Mississippi Community College and joined the Crimson Tide in the spring. While at East Mississippi, he was rated the No. 12 junior college player in the country by 247SportsAccording to USA Today, he is expected to be an impact player in 2014 after being on the two-deep during spring practice. 

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The arrest was the second in just over a week for Alabama's football team, as running back Kenyan Drake was arrested on July 5 for reportedly failing to observe police orders of staying away from a crime scene. 

- Molly Geary

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