By Stephanie Taylor
Special to TideSports
A University of Alabama walk-on receiver was arrested early Thursday is accused of attacking his girlfriend during an argument.
Donnie Lee Jr., 22, was charged with third-degree domestic violence/assault early Thursday. He has been dismissed from the football team, coach Nick Saban said in a statement.
“Donnie Lee Jr., a walk-on who has not been participating in team activities since a knee injury in August, has been dismissed from our football team and is no longer part of our program,” Saban said. “This behavior will not be tolerated from anyone and is not representative of our football program.”
He’s accused of striking the woman multiple times, said Lt. Teena Richardson, a Tuscaloosa police spokeswoman.
TPD officers were called to a residence in the 900 block of 12th Street to investigate the assault, she said.
“It started as a verbal altercation that led to a physical altercation,” she said. “He was charged with domestic violence assault because of her visible injuries.”
Lee, a Tuscaloosa County High School graduate from Northport, was a senior wide receiver. He didn’t see action last season. He suffered a knee injury in fall camp that ended his senior season before it began.
He has been released from the Tuscaloosa County Jail on $1,000 bond.