Alabama freshman defensive back Tony Mitchell has been charged with possession of marijuana with intent to sell and/or deliver, according to the Holmes County (Florida) Sheriff’s Office.
Mitchell is a a former four-star prospect and ESPN Top 100 player. He enrolled at Alabama back in January.
With Alabama University on Spring Break, Mitchell was arrested while traveling in Florida. Mitchell, alongside another male, were stopped by the police during a routine traffic check, deputies smelled “the odor of burnt marijuana coming from the vehicle.”
When questioned if there was marijuana in the vehicle, Mitchell allegedly produced a bag from from the passenger floorboard.
Head Coach Nick Saban nor anyone within Alabama Athletics has commented on the situation. The Crimson Tide are scheduled to return to practice on Mar. 30.
Mitchell is considered one of the better prospects in Alabama’s recruiting class. He will now wait to see what discipline he receives from Alabama, Saban and the law.
Alabama Crimson Tide Freshmen DB Tony Mitchell. Photo courtsey of CFB Nation – Twitter