For the second time this month an Alabama football player was arrested and taken into custody by Tuscaloosa police. This time it was defensive lineman Jarran Reed, who was arrested and charged with a DUI on Sunday, according to the Tuscaloosa County Jail's website.
Reed, a former JC100 prospect according to ESPN, transferred from East Mississippi Community College to Alabama this spring. The 6-foot-4, 310-pound North Carolina native worked with the first-team defense at times and was expected to compete for playing time this season.
Reed, who is being held on $1,000 bail, had a blood alcohol content of .13 (the legal limit is 0.08).
Reed, 21, isn't the first Alabama player to run afoul of the law this offseason. Early on the morning of July 5, running back Kenyan Drake was arrested for obstructing governmental operations. And in April, fellow running back Altee Tenpenny received a citation by North Little Rock (Arkansas) Police for possession of a controlled substance.
Disciplinary action was not made public by coach Nick Saban in either case.
Saban released a statement Sunday regarding Reed's arrest.
"We are disappointed in Jarran's actions and this is obviously not the kind of behavior we expect from our players," he said. "It is a privilege to represent the University of Alabama and there are responsibilities that go along with that privilege. We'll evaluate the situation and determine the appropriate discipline so better choices and decisions can be made in the future."
With Reed's status up in the air, Alabama isn't without options for interior defensive linemen. Senior Brandon Ivory, who started 12 of 13 games last season, will likely once again be the starter. He'll be backed up by junior Darren Lake, who appeared in every game last season.