Jun 19, 2013, 2:49 PM EDT
Earlier this month, Alabama forward Devonta Pollard was arrested and charged in conjunction with the kidnapping of a six-year old girl over a family land dispute.
Given that he was facing a serious felony charge, one could only imagine that Pollard would only be a member of the Crimson Tide for so long, and on Wednesday afternoon, it appears that the other shoe dropped.
According to a report from Gary Parrish of CBSSports.com, Pollard is no longer enrolled at Alabama. He was going to try to continue his career at a Junior College, but it would be a tough sell for any program to allow a kid with a kidnapping charge hanging over their head to enroll before the legal process plays out. Pollard may not be playing college basketball next season.
Pollard has had a tough go of it the last couple of years. His father died of cancer in 2009 and in 2011, his house in DeKalb, MS, burned down.
He averaged 3.9 points and 3.1 boards for Alabama his freshman season.
You can find Rob on twitter @RobDauster.
- Re-ranking recruiting classes: Who are the 25 best players from the Class of 2005? 1
- Re-ranking recruiting classes: Who are the 25 best players from the Class of 2004? 2
- Bo Ryan to retire from Wisconsin after next season 4
- Who are the names to watch for the 2016 NBA Draft? 2
- 2015 NBA Draft: The six biggest question marks moving forward 5
- 2015 NBA Draft: Pat Connaughton, Montrezl Harrell headline list of second round steals 0
- Karl-Anthony Towns becomes Kentucky’s third top overall pick in program history 1
- UPDATED: 2015-2016 College Basketball Way-Too-Early Preseason Rankings (18)
- Cliff Alexander, Aaron Harrison among early entrants not selected Thursday night (6)
- 2015 NBA Draft: The six biggest question marks moving forward (5)
- Jamal Murray’s commitment a huge boost for Kentucky (4)
- Bo Ryan to retire from Wisconsin after next season (4)