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                === Four Alabama players dismissed from team ===
 
 Tuscaloosa,  AL  (Sports Network) -  Four freshmen from Alabama's BCS national
 championship  team  have been  dismissed from the  program after their arrests
 stemming from a pair of recent robberies on campus.
 
 Defensive  lineman  D.J. Pettway,  linebacker  Tyler  Hayes, cornerback  Eddie
 Williams  and  redshirt freshman H-back Brent  Calloway are all no longer with
 the team, Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban stated Wednesday.
 
 Pettway,  Hayes  and Williams are  facing second-degree robbery charges, while
 Williams  and  Calloway are charged with  fraudulent use of a credit card. The
 robbery  charges were filed following an assault of two students, one of which
 had  his backpack stolen that contained a laptop computer, earlier this month.
 The other had his wallet taken.
 
 "Based  on  all the information  we've received and  gone through in trying to
 determine  the future of  the four guys that got in trouble, those guys are no
 longer  associated  with the football  program," Saban said. "Their actions do
 not reflect the spirit and character that we want our organization to reflect.
 It's obviously very disappointing and unacceptable what happened."
 
 The  four  dismissed players were non-starters  on the 2012 Crimson Tide squad
 which  captured  its second  consecutive national  title after January's 42-14
 victory over Notre Dame in the BCS Championship Game held in Miami.
 
 Pettway  had  eight tackles  and 2.5  sacks while  appearing in  13 games as a
 redshirt  freshman last season, with Hayes recording 14 tackles in 13 contests
 as  a true  freshman.  Calloway,  also a  redshirt  freshman,  had 10  carries
 totaling 63 yards over 13 games.
 
 Williams was redshirted during the 2012 campaign.
 
 In  another development,  Saban said wide receiver Danny Woodson was suspended
 for  violating team  rules and would not participate in spring practice. Also,
 wide receiver Marvin Shinn has decided to leave the team.
 
 
 
 02/27 18:58:33 ET

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