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July 13, 2014

Jarran Reed arrested

University of Alabama defensive lineman Jarran Reed was arrested early Sunday morning on a charge of driving under the influence.

Reed, a junior college transfer, is the second UA football player to run afoul of the law in a little more than a week.

According to a release from the Tuscaloosa Police Department, Reed, who was driving a 2011 Dodge Charger, was backing out of a parking space in the 2400 block of University Boulevard in downtown Tuscaloosa when he collided with another vehicle at about 1:50 a.m.

A police officer who observed the collision ordered Reed to stop and "smelled the odor of alcohol coming from inside the vehicle," according to the release. Reed was given a field sobriety test and then transported to the Tuscaloosa County Jail.

His blood alcohol content was 0.13 percent, the release said. The legal limit is 0.08 percent.

Alabama coach Nick Saban released the following statement Sunday afternoon:

"We are disappointed in Jarran's actions and this is obviously not the kind of behavior we expect from our players. 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."

Over the Fourth of July holiday weekend, junior running back Kenyan Drake was arrested on a misdemeanor charge in downtown Tuscaloosa of disobeying police and crossing a barricade into a crime scene while attempting to retrieve his car.

Reed, a 6-foot-4, 310-pound transfer from East Mississippi Community College, is expected to be a major contributor on the Crimson Tide's defensive line this season.

Reach Aaron Suttles at aaron@tidesports.com or at 205-722-0229.



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