UPDATE: University of Alabama head football coach Nick Saban released a statement regarding the arrest this afternoon:

“This kind of behavior is not condoned in our program. We are currently in the process of reviewing all of the information. Once we have a complete understanding of the situation, we will determine what we need to do in terms of the appropriate discipline.”

A University of Alabama football player was arrested on charges of carrying a pistol without a license early this morning.

According to the police report, Timothy Williams,22, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, was arrested by the University of Alabama Police Department at the Publix on University Boulevard around 2 a.m. while he was in a car with another man.

Police said they approached the car and smelled marijuana. A search revealed a bag of marijuana in the center console and a Glock 41 pistol under the driver’s seat.

Williams was in the passenger seat while another man was in the driver’s seat, according to the report, and the driver said he was holding the marijuana for someone else.

Williams told police the weapon was his and said he bought it from a gun store in Louisiana about a month ago. He said he has a permit but did not have it on him.

Police charged him with carrying a concealed firearm, which is a misdemeanor, and Williams later posted a $300 bail.

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