Alabama’s troubling offseason got more bad news Tuesday, as it was reported that freshman running back Tyren Jones was arrested and then subsequently dismissed from the university after he was found for possession of marijuana.
Jones is now the third Alabama player arrested this week after Geno Smith was arrested for DUI and Jonathan Taylor (who has also since been dismissed by the school) was charged and arrested with domestic assault.
More from Michael Casagrande of AL.com:
The suspended Alabama running back was dismissed from the program Tuesday just hours after being arrested on marijuana possession charges.
“Tyren Jones was indefinitely suspended from the football program early in the semester,” Nick Saban said Tuesday. “He was given an opportunity academically and from a team rules standpoint, but he failed to do any of the things necessary to comply with the rules of the Alabama football program. He was dismissed from the team when he refused to follow the parameters given to him for reinstatement.”
Jones is coming off a freshman season in which he played sporadically and rushed for 224 yards and two touchdowns on 36 attempts. It was expected, though, that Jones was going to compete for carries with Kenyan Drake behind Derrick Henry this coming season.