The Alabama Crimson Tide got some good news on Tuesday when it was reported that offensive lineman Alphonse Taylor had been found not guilty of DUI by a Tuscaloosa court. He will be able to rejoin the team and hopefully be on the field for the team when they face off against USC Saturday night.
Earlier this year, Taylor was arrested on charges of DUI after he hit another car, which he reported himself. He took two breathalyzer tests and both came back with a reading of 0.0, which was the biggest reason for him getting cleared of any charges.
“Of course I am pleased with this verdict,” Taylor’s attorney, Jason Neff, told the Tuscaloosa News. “I hope Mr. Taylor will have an opportunity to move forward with his football career.”
Alphonse Taylor was indefinitely suspended after his arrest, but this development will likely get him reinstated ahead of the season opener this weekend. This comes after Cam Robinson was cleared of charges in his arrest earlier this year.
Taylor, a redshirt senior, has played in 35 games across three seasons, starting 17. 15 of his starts came in 2015 as he played right guard in the Crimson Tide’s run to the national championship.