An Alabama football player was arrested Thursday morning and head coach Nick Saban is definitely in a bad mood.
According to TideSports.com, Bama starting LB Tim Williams was arrested early Thursday morning. He was charged for carrying a pistol without a permit. Williams was booked in jail at 2:09 and shortly released on $300 bond afterwards.
Where the story gets weird is when a small bag of marijuana was found in the car where a friend of Williams took credit for the drugs. Kind of.
UAPD officers found pot in Tim Williams’ car, his friend said it belonged to a man named “Brandon Chicken.” No drug charges against Williams pic.twitter.com/WycoKB7E7v
— Stephanie Taylor (@TNews_Steph) September 29, 2016
Obviously, Twitter is having fun with this Brandon Chicken fellow.
#BrandonChicken wingman of the year. 💯
— Corey Mane LaFlare (@CoreyMillerYFN) September 29, 2016
Officer: “Who does this weed belong to, son?”
Tim Williams: “Uh, Brandon…” [sees old KFC bag in back] “… Chicken. Brandon Chicken, sir.”
— Jim Weber (@JimMWeber) September 29, 2016
Williams is one of the leaders of the Crimson Tide defense and has one and a half sacks on the season. The senior had 10.5 sacks in 2015 and is listed as a Top 10 2017 NFL Draft Prospect by ESPN’s Mel Kiper Jr.
Saban released a statement on Williams’ arrest: “This kind of behavior is not condoned in our program.” No decision yet on “appropriate discipline” for Alabama’s game against Kentucky on Saturday.
The top-ranked Crimson Tide come to Knoxville Oct. 15 to face the Vols. Tennessee hasn’t beaten Alabama since 2006.
Saban has been known to punish his players “internally” and not say much to the media about it. Star left tackle, Cam Robinson was arrested on felony drug and weapons charges in May with teammate Hootie Jones. Charges were later dropped, and Saban decided against any type of suspension for either player. ESPN’s Paul Finebaum got into a verbal argument on live TV during SEC media days about the handling of the situation.