Early Saturday morning, Da’Shawn Hand was arrested in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama on charges of driving under the influence. The senior defensive lineman for the University of Alabama is currently being held on a $1,000 bond.
Alabama's Da'Shawn Hand arrested for DUI – mugshot already up pic.twitter.com/kORCXft8IS
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Not many details about Hand’s arrest are currently known, but via CBS Sports, Nick Saban has released a statement on the incredibly stupid incident.
“This type of behavior is not acceptable and we are disappointed in Da’Shawn’s actions,” he said. “We are still gathering information and will evaluate what we need to do in terms of appropriate discipline as we move forward, so better choices and decisions can be made in the future.”
While there’s absolutely never a good time to drive drunk, Saban has to be extra pissed at Hand with fall camp scheduled to begin on Thursday. Alabama will open their season with a huge matchup against Florida State on September 2, so distractions are the last thing that Saban wants right now.
Hand was expected to be a big part of the Crimson Tide’s defense this upcoming season, as he was named a preseason All-SEC selection. The 21-year-old from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania was a five-star recruit in 2014, and many people were expecting him to deliver on his enormous potential in his senior year. Over his first three years at Alabama, Hand recorded 44 total tackles, six sacks, and one forced fumble in 24 games.