Three UA players banned from campus

The three suspended University of Alabama football players charged in two robberies earlier this week have also been suspended from classes and will not be allowed on the UA campus until a judicial review is completed.
Eddie Williams, D.J. Pettway and Tyler Hayes are all accused of attacking two students during separate robberies committed during the early morning hours Monday.
"The three students who were arrested on robbery charges have been interim suspended and are not allowed to be on campus pending UA's judicial review, which is expected to be concluded by the end of next week," Deborah M. Lane, associate vice-president of University Relations, wrote in an e-mail Thursday afternoon.
Brent Calloway, who was charged with fraudulent use of a credit card, was not suspended from school or banned from campus.
All of the suspended players lived on campus in Bryant Hall, the school's athletic dorm. They were freed on bond hours after their arrests early Tuesday morning. Williams, 20, from Panama City, Fla., has asked for permission to go home to Florida.
His attorney, Josh Swords, filed a motion in Tuscaloosa District Court this afternoon asking for permission for Williams to go Panama City. Defendants free on bond are not allowed to leave Alabama without a judge's approval.
Williams would be in the custody of his mother while in Florida, Swords wrote in the request.
Swords was an offensive lineman for the Crimson Tide in from 1994 to 1997 and often represents football players who run into legal trouble.
Swords noted that Williams, 20, is young enough to be granted youthful offender status, although he did not apply to have that granted. Being granted youthful offender status limits the possible length of punishment and probation and greatly restricts case information available to the public.
Court records do not indicate whether Pettway, Hayes or Calloway have hired attorneys.
According to depositions by UA police officers filed Tuesday, Williams admitted to attacking two students and stealing a laptop, wallets and cash during the early morning hours Monday. Pettway and Hayes admitted to participating in the first robbery and being present during the second. Calloway and Williams admitted to using one of the student's identification cards to buy snacks from a vending machine at Bryant Hall, according to the case file.
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