Luckily, It's Just a Two-Star
Photocredit: Tuscaloosa County Jail - Jeremy Elder - DE - Tide
Clearly the Barner presence on the Tuscaloosa and University police force is stronger than once thought. Because we all know that Saban only recruits character players, and redshirt freshman, Jeremy Elder was very clearly one of Nick's first non-Shula related commitments. It appears that former 2-star Elder, of beautiful and completely safe College Park, GA, has been arrested and charged with two, 5-star quality felonies...
TUSCALOOSA | University of Alabama football player Jeremy Elder was arrested Sunday and charged with two counts of first-degree robbery, The Tuscaloosa News has learned.
According to state law, first-degree robbery involves either a “deadly weapon or dangerous instrument” or someone causing “serious physical injury to another.” Both charges are Class A felonies.
I'm sure Saban will have a few strong words with all the attorneys, judges and police involved and quickly straighten out this obvious case of mistaken identity. The fact that Elder was recruited by a high-character guy like Nick Saban should certainly be alibi enough.
In the off chance that these charges are legit, Welcome to the thick of the Fulmer Cup Leaderboard, Bama (6 points). Recruiting isn't the only prestigious off-season National Championship. Just another reason why Bama's that much closer to being back.
Update: Elder admits to the burglary and a lack of character [al.com]