Four Alabama Players Suspended After Arrests On Robbery Charges

Four Alabama Players Suspended After Arrests On Robbery ChargesFour University of Alabama football players were arrested and charged with second-degree robbery following a pair of incidents early Monday morning. Linebacker Tyler Hayes and defensive lineman D.J. Pettway were charged with second-degree robbery while defensive back Eddie Williams and running back Brent Calloway were charged with second-degree robbery and fraudulent use of a credit card.

‘Gun without a license’

According to the Tuscaloosa News, Williams and Hayes admitted to attacking a student, punching him in the head and face and kicking him in the back and rib area while he was unconscious. They stole the victim’s backpack, which had an Apple laptop in it.

Williams said the group committed a second robbery where he punched the victim in the face while Pettway and Hayes watched. Williams stole the victim’s wallet and used the student identification card to buy snacks from the vending machine in the football player’s dorm. This is the second jail stint for Williams this week. He was charged with carrying a gun without a license on Sunday.

‘Suspended indefinitely’

All four players were backups during the 2013 BCS National Championship game. Alabama athletic director Mal Moore released a statement on the matter:

“This is a very serious matter and we are very disappointed in the actions that have resulted in the charges against these student-athletes. In this type of situation, the Athletics Department works in conjunction with the University. We will have more to say at the appropriate time.”

Coach Nick Saban also put out a statement, saying the players have been suspended indefinitely.

Well, what can you say about the rogue behaviors of these four Alabama players? Should they be allowed to return to the team?

Source: Graham Watson, Yahoo Sports

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Colorado Theater Shooting: 4 Men Died Protecting Their Girlfriends

Of the 12 people killed in the Aurora theater shooting, four of them were men who made the ultimate sacrifice to protect their girlfriends. Now, each of these women are struggling to come to terms with both their grief and their gratitude.

Alexander Teves, 24, attended the midnight screening of “The Dark Knight Rises” with his girlfriend Amanda Lindgren , 24,and another friend. When suspected gunman James Holmes opened fire in the sold out theater, Teves immediately lunged to block Lindgren from the gunfire. Teves blocked the bullets from Lindgren but he was shot and killed. She was not hit. Lindgren reflected on the profoundly close relationship she had with Teves, saying that the couple would not go an hour in the day “without missing each other terribly.”

Elsewhere in theater nine, John Larimer and his girlfriend Julia Vojtsek went through a similar situation. U.S. Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class John Larimer, 26, and his girlfriend Julia Vojtsek, 23, were sitting int the middle of the theater when the shooting began.

“John immediately and instinctively covered me and brought me to the ground in order to protect me from any danger,” Vojtsek wrote in a statement. “Moments later, John knowingly shielded me from a spray of gunshots. It was then I believe John was hit with a bullet that would have very possibly struck me. I feel very strongly that I was saved by John and his ultimate kindness.”

In addition to these two couples, Matthew McQuinn, 27, and Jon Blunk, 26, died saving their girlfriends in similar ways. Their girlfriends Samantha Yowler, 26, and Jansen Young, 21, did not respond to requests for comment.

Have you ever been through a similar situation or do you know of someone who has? How can these women cope with the sudden loss of their partners who died protecting them?

Source: Yahoo News

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