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© Nick Saban has dismissed Tyler Hayes, Eddie Williams, D.J. Pettway and Brent Calloway from the Alabama football team. (abc3340.com) © Nick Saban has dismissed Tyler Hayes, Eddie Williams, D.J. Pettway and Brent Calloway from the Alabama football team. (abc3340.com)
Four Alabama players dismissed from team: (Top l-r) Tyler Hayes, D.J. Pettway; (Bottom l-r) Eddie Williams, Brent Calloway. Four Alabama players dismissed from team: (Top l-r) Tyler Hayes, D.J. Pettway; (Bottom l-r) Eddie Williams, Brent Calloway.
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Four University of Alabama football players, arrested earlier this month after two robberies on campus, have been dismissed from the team.

University of Alabama head football coach, Nick Saban, said Wednesday that linebackers D. J. Pettway and Tyler Hayes, safety Eddie Williams and H-back Brent Calloway "are no longer associated with the football program."  Saban says the players' "actions do not reflect the spirit and character we want our organization to reflect."

Pettway, Williams and Hayes are charged with two counts of second-degree robbery.  Williams and Calloway are charged with fraudulent use of a credit card.  Williams confessed to robbing a student who was punched in the head and face and kicked in the ribs and back.  He said Pettway and Hayes watched him commit another robbery from a nearby vehicle about an hour later.  Hayes also confessed.

Update:

University relations has also released the following statement.

A statement concerning UA students Tyler Hayes, Dennis Pettway, Eddie Williams and Brent Calloway:

UA's judicial review has been completed. The four students involved in the robberies on campus are no longer enrolled in UA.

Full statement from Nick Saban:

"Based on all the information we've received and gone through in trying to determine the future of the four guys that got in trouble, those guys are no longer associated with the football program," said Saban. "Their actions do not reflect the spirit and character that we want our organization to reflect. It's obviously very disappointing and unacceptable what happened.

"I've been really proud that over the last five years our team has done a very good job of their personal responsibility and how they represent the university, what they have done in the community, the classroom and on the field. We are going to continue to do as much as we can in personal development and character development in our program with education to try to help our guys have a chance to be more successful in life. Some people learn by words, some people learn by consequences, some people can't learn."

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