Bama's DeAndrew White in hospital

Updated: April 19, 2012, 7:52 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

An Alabama football player was hospitalized after an early morning fight where shots were fired, coach Nick Saban confirmed Thursday.

Receiver DeAndrew White is being held Thursday at DCH Regional Medical Center.

Tuscaloosa Metro Homicide Unit commander Loyd Baker said police responded to reports of a fight and shots fired at 2:10 a.m. local time.

Saban spoke in Atlanta during Alabama's second stop on the Crimson Caravan.

"I stopped by to speak with (White) this morning," Saban said. "I don't think he has any long-term issues. My message is I don't really know for sure what happened, but if you value your future, everybody should learn from the lesson of 'Don't put yourself in those types of situations.' "

Saban was asked if more players were involved in the altercation.

"I don't know if there were a bunch of players out," he said. "Again, I don't know a lot about what happened. I know that a bunch of players were going to get something to eat.

"I'm always disappointed when anything happens to a player after 12 o'clock. And the players know that."

Saban said Alabama doesn't have a curfew for its players.

Baker said a 31-year-old man was found unconscious with severe head injuries on the sidewalk about a block from where the fight occurred.

"We're not 100 percent sure there's any relation," Baker said.

Baker said two 22-year-olds -- Ryan Javaris Hamilton and Quamayne Rakesh Tolbert -- are charged with reckless endangerment for firing handguns in the air.

"They say to disperse the crowd," Baker said, adding they weren't involved in the fight.

White, a sophomore, caught 14 passes for 151 yards and two touchdowns last season.

ESPN college football writer Edward Aschoff contributed to this report. Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.