Antonio Ross, a walk-on for the Alabama Crimson Tide football team, was arrested for second-degree sodomy with a juvenile female.
Ross was arrested in Weaver on Monday after a grand jury in Calhoun County indicted him.
Ross, who posted a $50,000 bond on Monday, was released.
Alabama cut its ties with Ross.
In a press statement, Alabama informed the AP “Tonio has been removed from campus and is no longer a member of the program.”
The details of Ross’s alleged crime have not yet been revealed.
Anniston Police Department conducted the investigation. Calhoun County Children’s Advocacy Center questioned the juvenile. The name and age of the juvenile were not revealed.
According to AL.com, this case shows the need for child advocacy workers who are specifically trained to interview children in a safe and comfortable environment.
Ross was a 6-foot-2, 180-pound wide receiver from Alexandria High School in Alexandria, Ala.
Although the Crimson Tide media guide lists him as a wide receiver for 2023, he scored most of his touchdowns as a runningback during his senior year in high school.