Published on April 24th, 2013 | by Daniel Perlman0
Former UA football players indicted by grand jury
A grand jury has indicted three former University of Alabama football players on charges related to two campus robberies in February.
The grand jury indictments against Eddie Lee Williams, 20, Dennis Edward “D.J.” Pettway, 20, and Tyler Jamale Hayes, 18, were handed up in March but only recently appeared on Alacourt.com, the state’s online court database.
Arraignments for each have been set for June 6 before Tuscaloosa County Circuit Court Judge Chuck Malone.
Court records indicated that Williams, Pettway and Hayes were each indicted on two counts of second-degree robbery.
Williams also was indicted on 23 counts of fraudulently using a credit card and for carrying a pistol without a permit, a misdemeanor charge.
Brent Calloway, 20, a former UA player, was indicted on 23 counts of fraudulent use of a credit card in connection with the case, according to al.com, but those records were not on the state’s court database Friday morning.
According to arrest warrants and depositions filed by University of Alabama police officers, Pettway, Williams and Hayes admitted involvement in separate attacks on two students that left the victims unconscious in the early hours of Feb. 11.
The depositions said the three former players punched a student’s head and face and kicked him in the ribs and back near a men’s dorm.
Williams and Hayes admitted to the attack, which caused cuts to the victim’s face, a mild concussion and severe swelling, as well as stealing the victim’s backpack, which contained his Apple laptop computer, the documents said.
In a second robbery, Williams admitted to police that he punched a student’s head and face while Pettway and Hayes stood by and watched. The investigative documents said he stole the student’s wallet, which contained cash, credit cards and a student identification card that he later used to buy snacks from a vending machine in the football players’ dorm.
According to the documents, Calloway admitted that he also bought snacks with the stolen student ID card.
All four were arrested on Feb. 11 and released from jail the following day after posting bail.
All four have been kicked off the team and dismissed from school.
They were backup players on the Crimson Tide’s 2012 national championship team.
Source: crime.blogs.tuscaloosanews.com “Former UA football players indicted by grand jury,” April 24, 2013.