University of Alabama redshirt sophomore defensive back Deionte Thompson had a warrant issued for his arrest for felony aggravated assault by the Galveston County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday.
Thompson was one of four men to have warrants issued against them stemming from an alleged March 18th incident. According to KBMT Channel 12 in Beaumont, Thompson and three other men knocked victim Noah Frillou unconscious during a fight that took place at the beach.
Frillou suffered broken bones in his face and sustained a major concussion, according to KBMT.
The alleged incident took place during Alabama’s spring break.
Thompson has been a part of the football program, which is currently participating in spring practice. Nick Saban could not be reached for comment Thursday evening.
Thompson’s father speaks
Thompson’s father, Vester Thompson wrote the following about the incident on Twitter on Thursday evening: “I understand that journalists have a job to do. Just wait until you hear the truth. Trust me, the key word in the case is ALABAMA.”
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