TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Alabama coach Nick Saban said the team is still in the processing of gathering information surrounding safety Deionte Thompson’s legal situation.
News broke Thursday that a warrant was issued to question Thompson’s involvement in a felony assault case in Texas.
“We are still in the process of gathering all of the facts in Deionte’s situation,” Saban said in a statement. “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.”
According to a report from KBMT-TV in Texas, the Galveston County Sheriff’s Office issued felony assault warrants to Thompson, 20, along with Morris Joseph, 18, Rufus Joseph, 18, and Daletredricc Wolfford, 21.
The warrants were issued in connection with an assault of Noah Frillou, 18, on March 18 in Crystal Beach, Texas. KBMT reported that Frillou was knocked unconscious and suffered “several” broken bones in his face during the fight.
Alabama’s players were on Spring Break from March 13-17.
Thompson is a rising redshirt sophomore who saw time in a reserve role on defense and played special teams last season.