Alabama offensive lineman Alphonse Taylor was arrested and charged with driving under the influence on Sunday.
Two days later he tweeted for the first time since the arrest, and had a message for his fans.
Isolated events does not define ones character…..
God continue to watch over me.
— Alphonse Taylor (@SHANKK50) July 19, 2016
Taylor, who started all 15 games at right guard last season, reportedly left the scene of the accident. Coach Nick Saban announced on Monday that the rising senior will be indefinitely suspended.
“We are very disappointed any time a player makes a choice that leads to this kind of behavior,” Saban said in a statement. “We are still in the process of gathering all of the details on the situation, but from a football standpoint, Alphonse Taylor has been indefinitely suspended from the team.”
Taylor was demoted to the second team offensive line this spring, and Saban challenged him to lose weight and get in better shape. He was replaced by redshirt freshman Brandon Kennedy.