Saban comments on Barron’s arrest

Laura Owens

On Sunday morning, Alabama defensive back Mark Barron was arrested on a misdemeanor charge of hindering prosecution in Mobile. However, Barron was in uniform Monday for Alabama’s first spring practice of 2011. He wore a black, non-contact jersey as he continues to rehab a torn pectoral muscle he tore against Auburn in November.

“Mark Barron used poor judgment in protecting his friend, his cousin, his relative, whatever you want to say, rather than cooperating with authorities and giving them the information they needed to investigate their case,” head coach Nick Saban said. “We always think our players should respect people that are in position of authority, especially the police who do a lot to protect all of us, and I think Mark learned that he did not use good judgment in this case and not saying what he could’ve said that would’ve helped the police.

“Any other discipline that’s going to be handled will be handled internally and will not be talked about publicly.”