Alabama’s Da’Shawn Hand, an All-Met from Woodbridge, is arrested for DUI.
Alabama senior lineman was top-rated recruit, All-Met at Woodbridge
Less than a week before the start of preseason practice, the Alabama Crimson Tide has a problem on its hands.
Defensive lineman Da’Shawn Hand was arrested Saturday morning in Tuscaloosa, Ala., and charged with driving under the influence.
Per ESPN, Hand was being held on a $1,000 bond as of late Saturday morning, according to a Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson.
Hand, a former All-Met from Woodbridge, arrived at Alabama as a prized, five-star recruit in 2014, rated the No. 1 overall prospect from that recruiting class by Rivals.com.
A senior who has accumulated 44 total tackles and six sacks in a reserve role in his Crimson Tide career, Hand is expected to join the starting lineup when the 2017 season gets underway.
Alabama Coach Nick Saban issued a statement regarding Hand’s arrest. He was not pleased.
“This type of behavior is not acceptable and we are disappointed in Da’Shawn’s actions. We are still gathering information and will evaluate what we need to do in terms of appropriate discipline as we move forward, so better choices and decisions can be made in the future.”
The Tide will begin preseason practice Thursday and open its regular season Sept. 2 against Florida State in Atlanta.
Da’Shawn Hand, charged Saturday with DUI, is projected to be a starter this season.