Alabama freshman cornerback Tony Brown was pepper sprayed, taken to the ground and arrested by Tuscaloosa Police early Sunday morning for disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.
Brown was held on $1,500 bail and later released.
According to a TPD release, police responded to a “loud party and underage drinking” at Campus Way apartments. Brown was part of a group of around 40 people that gathered and followed police after they arrested Chavis Taylor, who is listed as a student in the University’s online directory.
According to the report, police warned Brown to back up multiple times, and he “yelled threatening profanity” at them. When an officer grabbed him to take him into custody, he “pulled away” and was then pepper sprayed, forced to the ground and taken into custody, according to the report.
Brown was one of eight freshmen football players who enrolled in January and was rated a five-star prospect by 247Sports. He is also a member of the track and field team.
UA Associate Athletics Director for Football Media Relations Jeff Purinton released the following statement: “Coach Saban is aware of the situation and will handle it appropriately once he has a chance to review all of the information.”