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Tide LB faces gun charge

Tim Williams, who has moved into the starting lineup this season, might face internal discipline.

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Tim Williams, who has moved into the starting lineup this season, might face internal discipline.

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Alabama linebacker Tim Williams has been charged with carrying a pistol without a permit.

Campus police arrested Williams on the misdemeanor charge at about 1 a.m. Thursday in his vehicle in a grocery store parking lot two days before the game with Kentucky.

Court documents show that officers smelled marijuana in Williams' parked car and found a bag containing the drug in the center console and a Glock 41 pistol under the driver's seat.

"This kind of behavior is not condoned in our program," coach Nick Saban said in a statement, adding that the team is "reviewing all of the information."

Williams had 10½ sacks last season without starting a game. He has been starting this season.

QB LEAVES TIDE: Alabama redshirt freshman quarterback Blake Barnett has left the program and withdrawn from school. Coach Nick Saban said he was disappointed in the decision of the five-star recruit from Corona, Calif., who started the opener against USC.

No. 6 HOUSTON 42, UCONN 14: QB Greg Ward accounted for five touchdowns as the Cougars (5-0, 2-0 AAC) avenged last season's upset by the Huskies (2-3, 0-2).

ASSAULT TRIAL: North Carolina linebacker Allen Artis, charged with misdemeanor sexual battery and assault on a student, is scheduled for trial in December.

DUKE: Leading rusher Jela Duncan will be out Saturday with an unspecified leg injury.

WISCONSIN: Kicker Rafael Gaglianone is out for the season after having back surgery.

Tide LB faces gun charge 09/29/16 [Last modified: Thursday, September 29, 2016 11:15pm]
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