UPDATE: Alabama CB Cyrus Jones arrested
Alabama cornerback Cyrus Jones was arrested late Tuesday night on two counts of third degree domestic violence.
According to a release from the Tuscaloosa Police Department, Jones took and damaged a cell phone from the alleged victim and then threatened to assault her in front of a witness. After speaking with Jones, the victim, a 22-year-old female, and witnesses on scene, TPD decided to arrest Jones.
Jones was booked into Tuscaloosa County Jail early Wednesday morning on one count of domestic violence/harassment and one count of domestic violence/criminal mischief, both Class A misdemeanors.
Jones was being held on $1,000 bond and must remain in jail 12 hours from his arrest time, a time period required for all people charged with domestic violence.
Jones, a 5-foot-10 senior who played in all 14 games last season, led all cornerbacks and tied for the team lead with three interceptions. He led the team with 16 passes defended and 13 pass breakups.
Jones is the fourth Alabama player to be arrested this spring, following Geno Smith (DUI) and two players now off the UA roster, Tyren Jones (marijuana possession) and Jonathan Taylor (domestic violence).
"We don't ever condone any behavior that shows any kind of disrespect," Alabama head coach Nick Saban said in a statement released to the media on Wednesday. "There was no physical contact in this situation. Once we get the facts, we will take the necessary steps to correct this behavior in the future."
Alabama linebacker Ryan Anderson was arrested for third degree domestic violence/criminal mischief in January for kicking a woman's car during an argument at an off-campus residence.
-Tuscaloosa News reporter Stephanie Taylor contributed to this report.