DeAndrew White was involved in an altercation on The Strip around 2am CST. White apparently sustained a concussion as a result of the incident.
Alabama wide receiver DeAndrew White was one of two victims hospitalized overnight after sustaining an apparent concussion during an early Thursday altercation on The Strip, a source close to the situation confirmed to the Tuscaloosa Bureau.Another man, age 31, suffered severe head injuries during an incident that happened around the same time. It’s not known whether the two are related yet, but apparently two guys in their 20s were also arrested for firing a gun in the air in an attempt to end the scuffle.
White, a redshirt sophomore, is not seriously injured, the source said.
University police apprehended Ryan Javaris Hamilton, 22, and Quamayne Rakesh Tolbert, 22, for firing handguns in the air during the fight, “allegedly to disperse the crowd,” Tuscaloosa Metro Homicide Unit commander Loyd Baker said. Hamilton and Tolbert were not involved in the fight, and both guns were recovered, Baker said.
A 31-year-old man who suffered severe head injuries was found on the sidewalk in the 1300 block of University Boulevard. Baker said it is currently unknown if he was injured in the fight.
As a redshirt freshman last season, White caught 14 passes for 151 yards and two touchdowns. The Houston native is one of a number of players competing for significant playing time in 2012.Alabama is scheduled to appear at the White House today to be honored for its 2011 BCS national championship.
It isn’t known what White’s involvement in the incident is yet, or what caused the injury, but this isn’t something Saban wants going on with his players.
Alabama hasn’t yet commented on the incident.
Deandrew White had 14 catches last season for a total of 151 yards and two touchdowns.
Update: Photos of the scene via The Crimson White