Site Listed Player's Arrest

An official law enforcement web site listed an Alabama football player in its arrest database before removing it from the publicly accessible web site Sunday afternoon.

A search of the Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's office arrest database (accessible at http://www.tcsoal.org/) showed that Tide back-up quarterback John Parker Wilson was arrested for driving under the influence at 2:40 a.m. Sunday morning by the Northport Police Department (abbreviated NPD on the site). A bond amount of $500 was listed on the site along with Wilson's mug shot.

A person answering the phone at the Northport Police Department said a spokesman would not be available for comment before Monday.

A separate page of the site listed an address in Hoover, Ala., Wilson's hometown.

Alabama associate AD for media relations Larry White said he was not aware of any incident involving Wilson when contacted at his office Sunday afternoon at 1:47 p.m.

By 2:06 p.m. Sunday, a repeat of the same database search did not return any results on a search for Wilson's name. Alabama Head Coach Mike Shula held a regularly scheduled weekly teleconference earlier Sunday afternoon at 12:30 p.m., but there were no questions and nothing stated about Wilson.

Wilson is 19 years old.

White said there were no plans to make Shula available for comment before his next regularly scheduled press gathering on Tuesday afternoon.

Shula has historically told reporters that disciplinary actions are handled internally and are not discussed with the media. Shula disclosed three suspensions for the Tide's season opener against Middle Tennessee in a written release distributed in the press box before the game's kickoff.

Shula also disclosed the dismissal of defensive tackle Curtis Dawson this summer through a news release. Shula announced the indefinite suspension of Earnest Nance last year in a post-practice interview session with reporters.

Other presumed suspensions, such as when Ray Hudson did not play in the 2003 LSU game after a misdemeanor arrest, were not disclosed.


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