Alabama linebacker Mack Wilson joins NFL draft exodus
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama middle linebacker Mack Wilson is entering the NFL draft.
Wilson becomes the seventh Crimson Tide player and fourth defender to declare for the draft since losing to Clemson in the national title game.
The junior announced his intentions on Twitter Sunday evening.
Wilson made 71 tackles with five for a loss and had two interceptions last season.
The Montgomery, Alabama product played in 42 games over the past two seasons and had 119 career tackles.
Alabama safety Deionte Thompson declares for NFL draft
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — All-America safety Deionte Thompson has joined a growing crowd of Alabama players leaving early for the NFL draft.
Thompson announced his decision Sunday on Twitter. He's the sixth Crimson Tide underclassman to announce his decision to leave early.
Thompson was a consensus All-American in his first season as the starter. He made 79 tackles and had two interceptions and four forced fumbles.
Alabama DB Saivion Smith declares for NFL draft
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama cornerback Saivion Smith is entering the NFL draft.
Smith announced his decision Saturday on Twitter, becoming the fifth Crimson Tide underclassmen to turn pro this week.
The junior college transfer played in all 15 games during his lone season at Alabama, starting 12. He had 60 tackles, three interceptions and eight tackles for loss.
Smith was a five-star recruit who played one season at LSU before transferring to Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College.
12 Alabama players earn all-SEC honors from league’s coaches
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Southeastern Conference champion Alabama has a league-high 12 players on the all-conference team selected by SEC coaches.
Georgia had seven players selected on the team. Missouri and South Carolina each had five all-SEC selections.
Top-ranked Alabama, Auburn square off in Iron Bowl showdown
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama's Deionte Thompson vividly remembers the feeling of walking off the field following an Iron Bowl loss while Auburn fans swarmed onto it.
The Crimson Tide headed to the locker room fearing their national championship dreams had just been crushed after last year's game.
"It wasn't a good feeling," said Thompson, a Crimson Tide safety. "Yeah, it wasn't a good one."
Alabama secondary’s primary concern: Covering Brown & Co.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama's new-look secondary is facing its biggest challenge yet. So, however, are the Mississippi receivers.
The top-ranked Crimson Tide's still inexperienced defensive backs are tasked with containing Rebels' quarterback Jordan Ta'amu, along with A.J. Brown and his fellow receivers Saturday night in Oxford, Mississippi.
No. 1 Alabama, Tua Tagovailoa host Arkansas State
Arkansas State (1-0) at No. 1 Alabama (1-0), 3:30 p.m. ET (ESPN2).
Line: Alabama by 36 .
Series record: Alabama leads 2-0.
WHAT'S AT STAKE?
Alabama blew out Louisville 51-14 and is trying to keep that momentum going, while continuing to fine tune before the Southeastern Conference opener at Mississippi. Arkansas State is hoping to make another big statement for its program and the Sun Belt after Appalachian State's strong performance against No. 13 Penn State.
Sugar Bowl: With legal issues hanging over his head, Thompson prepares to start for Tide
NEW ORLEANS — When others passed judgement, Deionte Thompson had his family — both in Texas and Tuscaloosa.
Thompson, Alabama’s redshirt sophomore safety, was indicted in late October on a charge of felony aggravated assault. According to court documents obtained by The Anniston Star, Thompson was one of two men who kicked 18-year-old Noah Frillou in the head during a March 18 fight in Crystal Beach.
Alabama DB Deionte Thompson indicted in Texas assault case
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — The Beaumont Enterprise is reporting Alabama safety Deionte Thompson and three other men have been indicted on charges stemming from a spring break fight.
The 20-year-old Thompson faces a second-degree felony charge of aggravated assault, causing serious bodily injury, according to the newspaper.
Alabama head football coach Nick Saban said Thursday that Deionte Thompson has returned to class in Tuscaloosa a week after the former West Orange-Stark player turned himself in on alleged felony aggravated assault charges for a March 18 brawl at Crystal Beach.
"We still don't have a lot of facts," Saban said during a press conference. "Until we find out, I won't take actions."
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama safety Deionte Thompson has been arrested in connection with a spring break assault in Texas.
Thompson was booked into the Tuscaloosa County jail Friday, according to the Sheriff's Department Web site. The listed charge was fugitive from justice.
Current, former West Orange-Stark football players issued arrest warrant for spring break brawl
According to Enterprise news partner 12 News, two current and one former West Orange-Stark football players are among four suspects in a Spring Break beating of an Orange County man at Crystal Beach.
Warrants for felony aggravated assault have been issued for Morris Joseph, 18, Rufus Joseph, 18, Deionte Thompson, 20 and Daletredricc Wolfford, 21, according to Major Douglas Hudson of the Galveston County Sheriff's Office.
Southeast Texas’ Tony Brown, Dionte Thompson ready for college football championship
West Orange-Stark graduate Deionte Thompson watched his Alabama team win the national championship last year from the sidelines at University of Phoenix Stadium, wearing his jersey and a pair of jeans as a redshirt freshman.
The Crimson Tide pulled out a 45-40 thriller over Clemson.
Ozen graduate Tony Brown watched from the couch inside his mother's home in Beaumont.