Alabama football: Details emerge in Da’Shawn Hand arrest
Welcome to The Rammer Jammer, SEC Country’s daily Alabama athletics recap. Today, we look at a emerging details in a DUI arrest for a star defensive lineman, just days before camp starts on Thursday.
Da’Shawn Hand wasn’t, strictly speaking, driving when he was arrested for driving under the influence. According to Aaron Suttles of The Tuscaloosa News, the defensive lineman was asleep in his car, which was running and in park, in a parking lot near both campus and The Strip, a conglomeration of bars on University Boulevard. He was deemed to be “in constructive possession” of the car and its keys, which was enough to trigger a DUI arrest.
Letters from camp
Fall camp officially begins on Thursday afternoon. Charlie Potter of BamaOnline previews the offense ahead of the first day of fall camp. He also named a star defensive back the second-most important player of the year and took an early look at the Auburn game.
Our own reporters’ roundtable declared the defense the top priority for fall camp.
Other headlines from Alabama football:
- Our Marq Burnett is looking ahead to Texas A&M.
- The Florida State game could be a coming-out party for Calvin Ridley, from our Christopher Walsh.
- Suttles continues his unit previews with the defensive line.
- Versatile running back Josh Jacobs could be Alabama’s version of Kevin Faulk or Danny Woodhead, from Matt Zenitz at AL.com.
- Athlon Sports conducted an anonymous poll of coaches. Their feelings on Alabama are mostly laudatory.
Built by Bama
• DeAndrew White is back in the NFL. White signed with his hometown Houston Texans on Monday, according to the Houston Chronicle. He comes to Houston after brief stints with the 49ers and the Patriots. He has seen most of his action as a returner, where he’s accrued 146 yards. He’s caught just 2 passes in the NFL and hasn’t secured a solid roster spot despite a strong senior season at Alabama, which included a game-winning touchdown in Death Valley.
• In the majors, Adam Morgan gave up 1 run on 1 home run and issued 1 walk in one inning pitched as his Phillies beat the Braves, 7-6.
Former Alabama gymnastics coach and six-time national champion Sarah Patterson will chair the fundraising campaign for the United Way of West Alabama. The position is just the latest installment in a long career of charitable involvement for the Alabama legend. Patterson and her husband, David, founded the Power of Pink initiative which jump-started the national Pink movement for breast cancer support in sports.
Around the Capstone
Alabama baseball coach Brad Bohannon rounded out his staff with the addition of a volunteer assistant coach Brock Bennett. Bennett was a catcher for Alabama from 2007-11 and spent the last two seasons as a volunteer assistant at Georgia State.