TUSCALOOSA | University of Alabama football players Brandon Deadrick, 19, and Roy Upchurch, 22, were arrested early Saturday morning on misdemeanor charges following an altercation in front of The Legacy, a bar along the UA strip, at 1215 University Blvd.
A sophomore, Deadrick, is a 6-foot-4-inch, 271-pound defensive lineman from Elizabethtown, Ky. Upchurch is a 6-foot, 191-pound sophomore running back from Tallahassee, Fla.
Both were released on bail hours after being transported to the Tuscaloosa County Jail. According to jail records, Upchurch was released on a $300 bond. Deadrick was released on a $1500 bond.
Deborah Lane, University of Alabama executive director of public relations, said that the two UA athletes are enrolled in summer school and confirmed that both were arrested.
UA Athletic Department spokesman Doug Walker said that UA Head Coach Nick Saban was out of town when he was informed of the arrests and declined to comment.
“We are still in a fact-finding situation currently,” Walker said Sunday afternoon.