Alabama defensive back Deionte Thompson surrendered to police in Tuscaloosa on Friday after a warrant was issued for his arrest the day before.
Thompson was booked into Tuscaloosa County Jail on Friday, according to records from the Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s Office. He was booked as a “fugitive from justice.”
A redshirt freshman, Thompson is among 4 men wanted in Texas on felony charges following an assault that left an 18-year-old with a concussion and multiple broken bones in his face. Thompson’s father has publicly maintained his son’s innocence.
Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban issued a statement earlier Friday saying Thompson would cooperate with authorities.
“We are still in the process of gathering all of the facts in Deionte’s situation,” Saban said. “He has been excused today to cooperate with law enforcement in this matter. Once we have a better understanding of what happened, we will make a determination as to what needs to be done in terms of the appropriate course of action moving forward.”