Alabama's Tony Brown arrested

Updated: January 20, 2014, 12:53 AM ET
By Alex Scarborough | ESPN.com

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Alabama freshman defensive back Tony Brown was arrested Saturday night and charged with failure to obey and resisting arrest.

Brown, who has been released on bond, was arrested after police responded to a "loud party and underage drinking complaint" at an apartment complex at 12:53 a.m. on Sunday, according to a statement released from Tuscaloosa Police Department to The Tuscaloosa News.

A man, Chavis Taylor, was arrested, and as officers walked Taylor to a patrol unit a large crowd gathered around the officers, the statement said.

"Officers told the crowd multiple times to disperse. Officers warned one individual [Tony Brown] multiple times to back up and leave the parking lot. The individual would walk a few steps away and then would walk right back towards officers. The officers warned the individual that if he did not leave the parking lot he would be arrested. The individual yelled threatening profanity at the officer and stepped toward the officers again. At the time the officer grabbed the suspect to take him into custody. The suspect pulled away resisting officers. Officers used pepper spray on the suspect and forced him to the ground and took him into custody. Both suspects were transported to the Tuscaloosa County Jail."

Brown, a five-star prospect from Texas, enrolled at Alabama this month and is expected to compete at cornerback, where the Tide lost Deion Belue, a starter, and John Fulton, a top reserve, to graduation.

Brown is a two-sport athlete who will also compete for Alabama's track and field team.

Alex Scarborough | email

Alabama/SEC reporter

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