Alabama suspends Tony Mitchell after Florida arrest

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By WVUA-23 Sports Reporter Kalen Brooks

Alabama football freshman defensive back Tony Mitchell has been suspended from the team and all team activities following his arrest last week in Florida that resulted in drug and weapon charges.

Mitchell was taken into custody after a search of the vehicle produced a significant amount of marijuana, a set of scales, a loaded handgun and a large amount of cash. Mitchell was with Christophere Lewis. Lewis was also charged with carrying a concealed firearm without a permit.  Florida law enforcement said the duo sped away from the scene at speeds of up to 141 miles-per-hour.

Alabama football head coach Nick Saban said Mitchell will remain suspended until more information about the incident is known saying that everyone is responsible for their actions.

“Everybody has an opportunity to make choices and decisions. There’s no such thing as being in the wrong place at the wrong time,” Saban said. “You’ve gotta be responsible for who you’re with, who you’re around and what you do, who you associate yourself with and the situations that you put yourself in. It is what it is, but there is cause and effect when you make choices and decisions that put you in bad situations.”

Mitchell signed with Alabama on Dec. 9 and is rated as the No. 9 overall safety in the Class of 2023, according to 247Sports.

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