BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- A Samford University football player was
arrested and jailed on federal bank robbery charges for allegedly
holding up a Hoover bank.
Michael Sherrod Hall, a 20-year-old defensive end, was arrested
in Douglas County, Ga., Friday morning, two hours after a man
wielding a handgun robbed an AmSouth Bank in Hoover, police said.
Authorities said they found about $18,200 during a search of the
Hall transferred from Arkansas in 2006 after being redshirted as
a freshman. He is a native of Decatur, Ga.
"This totally shocks me," first-year Samford coach Pat
Sullivan said in a statement. "Right now, Mike is suspended from
our football team."
Hall played in all 11 games for Division I-AA Samford last
season, starting the last nine. He finished with 13 tackles and two
He was living on campus and attending the Baptist affiliated
school this summer.