Former Alabama running back Dee Hart, who has not participated with the University of Alabama football program since the conclusion of the bowl game, is in deep doo-doo.
Hart was booked Sunday night by the Tuscaloosa Police Department, charged with giving false information and possession of marijuana.
The University of Alabama athletic department has released this statement:
“Dee Hart has not been a part of the football team since the bowl game and has not participated in any of the off season program. Hopefully he will learn from this mistake and continue to work toward completing his degree, which he is on track to do by the summer.”
Hart reportedly tried to pass some funny money at a gas station. The clerk called the police who arrived soon after, questioning him at the scene. Giving a false identity to police, Hart was later transported to the police station where, along the way, he unloaded 8 grams of marijuana in the back seat so it wouldn’t be on him when being booked inside. Officers smelled the odor, and there you go.
Hart was booked into the jail at 9:20 p.m. on Sunday and released on a $1,300 bond at 10:33 p.m. State law defines second-degree marijuana possession as an amount considered for personal use.
With the revelation that Hart is no longer with the team, a development that would have soon come to light with the beginning of spring practice, it appears Alabama’s crowded backfield is getting less so. Freshman Alvin Kamara has already transferred, enrolling in junior college.
Alabama returns T.J. Yeldon, Kenyan Drake, Derrick Henry, Jalston Fowler, Tyren Jones, and Altee Tenpenny, welcoming this summer 5-star phenom Bo Scarborough.
Hart was a highly touted prep player and a high school teammate of Ha-Ha Clinton-Dix, but never made a serious crack into the rotation in the Tide backfield. An early injury sidelined him for his first season. He would have been a junior next season.