Tuscaloosa police charged Alabama football defensive lineman LaBryan Ray with public intoxication on Friday.
Ray was booked into jail on Friday night. His bond was set at $500.
He was arrested in Midtown Village in Tuscaloosa, according to Tuscaloosa Police spokesman Lt. Teena Richardson. Security encountered Ray, who refused to leave an establishment, Richardson said. He was then detained until police arrived. Richardson said they determined he was intoxicated and he was booked and transported to Tuscaloosa County Jail.
“We are disappointed any time a player makes a choice that leads to a bad decision,” head coach Nick Saban said in a statement. “We will evaluate what we need to do in terms of appropriate discipline and rehabilitation as we move forward.”
Ray finished his sophomore season as Alabama’s top defensive line reserve. He finished 11th on the team with 39 tackles, including six tackles for loss and 2.5 sacks. He made the first start of his career against Tennessee when fellow defensive lineman Raekwon Davis was suspended. He will be a junior for the 2019 season.
He played in six games as a freshman, recording five tackles. A foot injury during the season limited his playing time.
He was the No. 1 prospect in the state of Alabama in the 2017 signing class and the No. 2 defensive end recruit in the nation.
Bryan is expected to play a larger role on the defensive line next season. The Crimson Tide returns senior defensive end Raekwon Davis, but lost starters Isaiah Buggs and Quinnen Williams at the end of the season.
Staff writer Stephanie Taylor contributed to this story.