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Update: Saban releases statement after four players arrested

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Brent Calloway Brent Calloway
Dennis Pettway Dennis Pettway
Eddie Williams Eddie Williams
© Tyler Hayes (No. 36) and D.J. Pettway (No. 57) (abc3340.com) © Tyler Hayes (No. 36) and D.J. Pettway (No. 57) (abc3340.com)

Update: Head football coach Nick Saban has released a statement regarding the arrest of four university football players.

The following is a statement from University of Alabama Head Football Coach Nick Saban:

"The young men charged are indefinitely suspended as we continue to gather information and talk to the appropriate people. The University and football program have strict guidelines regarding issues of this magnitude. This behavior is unacceptable for any student-athlete at the University of Alabama and not representative of our football program."

Freshmen Dennis (D.J.) Pettway and Tyler Hayes were both charged with robbery 2nd degree, freshman Eddie Williams has been charged with robbery 2nd degree and fraudulent use of a credit card, and sophomore Brent Calloway has been charged with fraudulent use of a credit card.

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According to court documents, there are 3 cases against Williams, 1 case against Calloway and 2 cases each against Pettway and Hayes.

University of Alabama police department alledge in one case a student's backpack was yanked away and a Mac Book Pro was taken.  In another alledged robbery, a student's wallet was taken by one or more players while the others sat in a car nearby.  That student victim's Action Card was used by the suspects to allegedly make purchases at vending machines on campus.

Stay with ABC 33/40 for the latest on the developing story.

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Eddie Williams was also arrested on Sunday for carrying a pistol without a license.

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STATEMENT FROM UA ATHLETICS DIRECTOR MAL MOORE:

"This is a very serious matter and we are very disappointed in the actions that have resulted in the charges against these student-athletes. In this type of situation, the Athletics Department works in conjunction with the University. We will have more to say at the appropriate time."

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