Alabama senior offensive guard Alphonse Taylor was arrested Sunday on a charge of driving under the influence, per Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s Office records.
Taylor, who started all 15 games in the Tide’s national championship season in 2015, was released on $1,000 bond. Tuscaloosa Police Department spokesman Teena Richardson told Ben Jones of TideSports.com that Taylor had left the scene of an accident.
Taylor spent time at A-Day playing with the second string, with coach Nick Saban commenting the senior needs to commit to his fitness.
“He’s going to continue to be on the second team if he doesn’t get his weight down and get in shape,” Saban said. “Would he be a better first-teamer with all the experience he has?”
Taylor is currently listed at 345 pounds, the same weight he was listed in the spring.
Taylor’s arrest follows those of offensive tackle Cam Robinson and reserve safety Hootie Jones in May, though neither player will be prosecuted because of lack of evidence in the case.
Robinson was facing charges of possession of an illegal firearm and illegal carrying of a weapon in the presence of narcotics and misdemeanor possession of a controlled/dangerous substance, and Jones was facing charges of illegal carrying of a weapon in the presence of narcotics and misdemeanor possession of a controlled/dangerous substance.