The Alabama Crimson Tide have to deal with an unwanted distraction ahead of this weekend’s game as another player has found himself in trouble off the field. According to reports, linebacker Tim Williams was arrested in Tuscaloosa early Thursday morning on a gun charge.
Williams was arrested by University of Alabama police for carrying a handgun without a permit.
The charge was a misdemeanor, according to 247 Sports.
Bond was set at $300.
Al.com had more details on the situation which led to Williams’ arrest.
A police officer was doing a normal patrol when he smelled marijuana coming from Williams’ vehicle, according to sources. A passenger, who was not an Alabama football player, said the marijuana was his, but the officer then found the pistol under Williams’ seat while searching the car, according to sources.
Williams has been a key contributor for the Crimson Tide defense, recording six tackles, three quarterback hurries, 1.5 sacks and forced one fumble through four games this season.
The university has yet to comment on Williams’ arrest.
Top-ranked Alabama returns to action this week when the Crimson Tide play host to the Kentucky Wildcats at Bryant-Denny Stadium. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. ET on ESPN.