Jarran Reed Arrested: Latest Details, Mugshot and More on Alabama DL

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Jarran Reed Arrested: Latest Details, Mugshot and More on Alabama DL
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Updates from Thursday, July 17

Nick Saban spoke about Jarran Reed's status with Alabama on Thursday (via Ryan Black of the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer):

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Alabama defensive lineman Jarran Reed was arrested on charges of driving under the influence after a traffic stop early Sunday morning.    

Tuscaloosa police have confirmed the news, per AL.com's Michael Casagrande.

An incoming junior-college transfer, Reed had 0.13 percent blood alcohol content, well above Alabama's 0.08 percent threshold. Police pulled Reed over after he was spotted crashing into another vehicle in a parking lot and then attempting to leave the scene. He was then put through a field sobriety test before complying with the officer's request for a breathalyzer. 

WSFA 12 News provided a look at Reed's mugshot:

Tuscaloosa police are holding him on $1,000 unsecured bond, according to Casagrande.

Reed, one of the highest-touted JUCO transfers in the nation, committed to the Crimson Tide last December. He spent the 2013 season starring at East Mississippi Community College, where he made 66 tackles and 3.5 sacks en route to leading the Lions to the NJCAA championship.

Tuscaloosa is slated to be the latest in a series of fits and starts for the talented lineman. He has bounced from Chatham Hargrave Military Academy to East Mississippi Community College and nearly to Florida, where he'd signed previously in 2013 before being unable to fulfill transfer requirements.

247Sports' composite rankings had Reed 13th among junior-college transfers. He was ranked second among defensive tackles and was considered a 4-star recruit. Alabama had the top-ranked recruiting class in the nation by nearly every nationally recognized service.

It will be interesting to see how this arrest affects his status with the program. Head coach Nick Saban issued a statement following the news of the arrest (via Casagrande):

"We are disappointed in Jarran's actions and this is obviously not the kind of behavior we expect from our players," Alabama coach Nick Saban said in a statement via UA media relations. "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."

Alabama law states a person found guilty of his or her first DUI offense may face up to one year in prison and a fine of up to $2,100. Reed's license will also be suspended for 90 days.

In 2013, cornerback Geno Smith was suspended for the Tide's season-opening win over Virginia Tech due to his DUI arrest. The suspension wound up being a precursor to a jettisoning out of the cornerback rotation, as Smith failed to make a significant impact after being slotted as a starting nickel corner.

Linebacker Dillon Lee, who was arrested for DUI in April, has not been handed a punishment. It's unclear if the team will take disciplinary action against the expectant starting linebacker.

Reed, who will be a defensive end in Saban's 3-4 scheme, was expected to battle for a starting spot this season. He made a start in the team's spring game and has been impressive since his arrival in January.

"Reed is a monster," linebacker Reggie Ragland told reporters in the spring. "If you see our practice and the way he handles the offensive line, Reed's going to be a big-time force this year."

Jonathan Allen and A'Shawn Robinson will provide formidable competition on the outside and are the most likely Week 1 starters at this point. The arrest will put Reed in a difficult spot—especially if it results in a suspension.

Reed is the second Alabama player arrested this month. Running back Kenyan Drake was booked on charges of obstructing government operations, though further details of his crime were not provided. Saban said he would handle the situation when "appropriate" in a statement sent to reporters

The team will likely take a similar stance in this case. While driving under the influence is a serious crime, allowing the legal process to play itself out is typically best for all parties. Alabama will open training camp next month.

We'll have to see if Reed's legal troubles affect his trajectory.

 

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