All four freshman have been suspended indefinitely from team activities following investigation.
Four members of the college national champions Alabama Crimson Tide have been arrested on robbery and credit card fraud, and have since been suspended from the team until the issue is resolved, reports NBCsports.com.
Tyler Hayes, D.J Pettway and Eddie Williams were charged with second-degree robbery whilst brent Calloway was indicted on credit and debit card fraud.
While it is not uncommon for college players to fall foul of the law, they are usually on counts of underage drinking or a bar fight. This is a serious incident which the team and NCAA will not take lightly and could come down hard on the players in question, with the possibility of removing their scholarships.
Alabama is a midst of a golden period, winning three national titles in four years, and are in a superb position to make it a fourth title. This is the kind of distraction that head coach Nick Saban does not want as he gets his team ready for Spring football.
While these charges may never make it to court and will more than likely be dealt internally within the team, these promising Freshmen will struggle to make any sort of impact on the team, as they will simply not be trusted to lead the team on a weekly basis.