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April 19, 2012
Tide player hospitalized
TUSCALOOSA | University of Alabama wide receiver DeAndrew White has been hospitalized with an apparent concussion following an altercation on University Boulevard early Thursday morning, a source close to the situation has confirmed to Tidesports.com.
White is not seriously injured, according to the source.
Another man was found unconscious with severe head injuries a block away. Police aren't sure whether the cases are related or how that man was injured, but the source said there were two separate incidents on the Strip.
Tuscaloosa and University Police initially responded to the 1200 block of University Boulevard at 2:10 a.m., just after bars closed, on a report of shots fired, said Tuscaloosa County Metro Homicide Unit commander Capt. Loyd Baker.
No weapons were involved in the fight. The people who fired the shots were not involved, and said that they fired shots into the air to disperse the crowd. Police arrested Ryan Javaris Hamilton, 22, and Quamayne Rakesh Tolbert, 22. They were charged with reckless endangerment.
The second man, 31, was found lying unconscious on the sidewalk a block away, in the 1300 block of University Boulevard, with severe head injuries.
Neither man's injuries resulted from the shots that were fired, Baker said.