Alabama defensive end Da’Shawn Hand arrested on DUI charge
By Associated Press
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Alabama defensive end Da’Shawn Hand has been arrested on a charge of driving under the influence less than a week before the Crimson Tide opens fall camp.
Tuscaloosa Sheriff Department online records show that Hand was arrested Saturday by Tuscaloosa police. He was jailed on $1,000 bond.
No more information was immediately available. A police spokeswoman did not immediately respond to a request for details.
"This type of behavior is not acceptable and we are disappointed in Da'Shawn’s actions," head coach Nick Sabansaid in a statement. "We are still gathering information and will evaluate what we need to do in terms of appropriate discipline as we move forward, so better choices and decisions can be made in the future."
Hand is expected to contend for a starting job this season. The 6-foot-4, 288-pound senior was rated the nation’s top overall recruit by Rivals.com out of high school in Woodbridge, Virginia. He has seven career sacks, including two last season.
The Tide opens Sept. 2 against Florida State in a likely matchup of top 5 teams.
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