Alabama Football: Brent Calloway Arrested for Pot, Driving Without Headlights

Larry BurtonSenior Writer IOctober 21, 2011

It's not all smiles from Calloway today after his arrest.
It's not all smiles from Calloway today after his arrest.

Larry Burton (Syndicated Writer) While LSU may have had three players busted for pot this week in random drug tests, Alabama had one busted by the Tuscaloosa Police Department according to the Tuscaloosa News.

Brent Calloway, one of the state's leading recruits, who could have been a linebacker or a running back, was arrested by police and charged with marijuana possession early Friday morning after a policeman spotted him driving near Bryant-Denny Stadium without headlights just after midnight.

Calloway has not played this year and was thought to be going through a red-shirt year at Alabama. He was thought by most in the media to be a certain star in the future.

When police pulled over the 18-year-old athlete, a strong odor of marijuana was detected and upon a search, a small bag was found in his pocket.

Though the report did not say, it was thought that Calloway was alone in the car at the time of the arrest.

Calloway was a recruit whose commitment went from Alabama to Auburn and then back to Alabama. He was the subject of much press up to and after signing day in February. 

The four-star recruit from Russellville was released after posting a $1,000 bond and charged with second degree possession.

This is his first brush with trouble since coming to campus in Tuscaloosa.

There has been no comment from head coach Nick Saban or Alabama, but you can expect one at the next scheduled press conference.