As Todd mentioned earlier in his fanshot, some bad news for 'Bama this morning as Mark Barron has apparently been arrested in his hometown of Mobile. Per Izzy Gould:
Alabama senior safety Mark Barron was arrested in Mobile for hindering prosecution, a second degree misdemeanor charge, according to the Mobile County Sheriff's Office website.
Barron was booked and his bond listed at $500.
Not exactly the best idea, eh? The facts involved could have been much worse, I suppose, but this certainly was not a case of a cop abusing his authority, and I imagine you can expect to see Barron get some form of punishment from Nick Saban if all of this is true. I would imagine he will be in the starting lineup against Penn State, but we may see someone else in his place in the season opener against Kent State.
Police tell News 5 Barron lied to police in an attempt to cover for his cousin who left the scene of an accident.
Someone called 911 about 5:00 a.m. to report an abandoned vehicle on I-10 at Michigan Avenue. When the officer arrived, Barron was with the 2008 Chrysler 300, which had hit the retaining wall. Barron told police a man he only knew as "Bull" had taken his car from Shotgun Willies, a night club in the 4100 block of Government Blvd. But during the investigation, police learned Barron's cousin, Jamal Lang, was actually driving the car at the time of the crash. Lang will be issued a citation for leaving the scene of an accident.
Police say after they learned about Lang's involvement, they gave Barron every opportunity to change his story. The arresting officer says he begged Barron to tell the truth, showed him the law about hindering prosecution and explained he would have to arrest him if Barron continued to cover for his cousin. Police say they even got Barron's mother and grandmother to try and convince him. But Barron refused to admit his cousin was driving the car.