Alabama freshman cornerback Tony Brown was arrested over the weekend and charged with failure to obey and resisting arrest. Brown, who enrolled at Alabama earlier this month, was arrested at a party in a Tuscaloosa apartment complex early Sunday morning.
From a statement released by the Tuscaloosa Police Department to The Tuscaloosa News:
"Officers told the crowd multiple times to disperse. Officers warned one individual [Tony Brown] multiple times to back up and leave the parking lot. The individual would walk a few steps away and then would walk right back towards officers. The officers warned the individual that if he did not leave the parking lot he would be arrested. The individual yelled threatening profanity at the officer and stepped toward the officers again. At the time the officer grabbed the suspect to take him into custody. The suspect pulled away resisting officers. Officers used pepper spray on the suspect and forced him to the ground and took him into custody. Both suspects were transported to the Tuscaloosa County Jail."
Brown was later released on bond.
This isn't exactly the way Brown wanted to introduce himself to the city of Tuscaloosa. The former five-star high school prospect is expected to compete for one of the open cornerback spots on Alabama's defense. With the departures of starter Deion Belue and backup John Fulton, Alabama is in need of some help at cornerback this fall, and getting Brown on campus early was a major win for this team.
Now, he'll no doubt have to work to get back in the good graces with his new team and coaching staff and should expect to see some earlier mornings in his future.