Posted: 8:21 am Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

Former Alabama football player joins West Georgia 

By Michael Carvell

Former Alabama linebacker Tyler Hayes, who was dismissed shortly after being charged with second-degree robbery in February 2013, has joined West Georgia’s football program.

Hayes, along with former South Florida defensive back Josh Brown and former Mississippi State signee Jordan Washington, signed with West Georgia, the Div. II school in Carrollton announced this week.

“I’m really excited about all three of these guys coming to join us,” West Georgia coach Will Hall said in a statement. “All were highly recruited out of high school and bring tremendous talent at linebacker, corner and defensive line, and they will definitely help us in our pursuit to become bigger and faster on defense than we have been in the past.”

Hayes played mostly on special teams for Alabama as a freshman in 2012. He was charged with two counts of second-degree robbery when he allegedly joined a few of his teammates in two separate muggings of Alabama students just weeks after the 2013 BCS National Championship, according to al.com.

Hayes was dismissed from Alabama shortly after the incidents, along with teammates D.J. Pettway, Eddie Williams, and Brent Calloway. Pettway has since returned to Alabama.

Hayes spent last season at Butler junior college in Kansas.

17 comments
Time4Bama
Time4Bama

Maybe Saban did not get your memo detialing his time requirements for actions.

Adamsran
Adamsran

POAD got it right.


I would keep these guys on a tight leash.


Hopefully it will work out well for all.


Go Dawgs!



UWGDawg
UWGDawg

RUE, its UWG not WGC! Get with the times. And by the way, have you ever been given a second chance? Just saying. Be careful throwing stones.

AlternativeDawg
AlternativeDawg

One funny thing about the robbery incident was that it took a week for the players to be kicked off. I wonder if the hush money had to be settle before walking papers were given.

KeepOnSmilingWetWillie
KeepOnSmilingWetWillie

Tyler was going to West Alabama before Hall left to take his new gig and West Georgia so that is the connection with Tyler. What we do know those 4 and their actions cast a very negative light on Bama in 2013. JMO but I wish Nick and the U of A hadn't take DJ back. It just looks bad. He could have received a 2nd chance at some other college just as the TE we took that played for a short period at UGA. Yes, I am old and not part nor do I wish to be apart of the easy button crowd.

Contractor1
Contractor1

Alternative, shouldn't your be in mourning over the ten players lost and to be lost before the season begins instead of trolling lies about the team you want to be just like?

UWGTrainer
UWGTrainer

Rue, Coach Hall and most people believe in giving people a second chance. Coach Hall and his staff did the necessary work to check in on this man to make sure he has learned form his mistake. He will be fine and GOD willing, help to put WEST GEORGIA on the map where it belongs. GO WOLVES!!!

POAD2014
POAD2014

The coach will have to keep his eyes on these boys.

AlternativeDawg
AlternativeDawg

Saban must not have needed a linebacker like he needed a DE cause Pettway is back on the team. Beating up people should mean jail time but I am one of those for a civilized society. Not perfect just civilized where we don't go around assaulting people.

gtcaryd
gtcaryd

Wow, from the Crimson Tide to the UWG Brave Wolves. I bet he will be a standout.

Time4Bama
Time4Bama

@KeepOnSmilingWetWillie DJ had to meet conditions to get back on the team.   It was not just a "wait your time and you will be back on the team"  like some people think.

WhiskeyBreath
WhiskeyBreath

@KeepOnSmilingWetWillie Wet, do you think it is your duty to provide Ga people 

with ammunition to trash Bama? Isn't there enough anti Saban and anti Bama info to keep them busy? Are you sure you are not doing Mike's job for him?

I think you just gave Mike tomorrows topic. 

He is always looking for anti Saban info. 

He knows it sells.  

I will always have your back, not sure its the same. .  

KeepOnSmilingWetWillie
KeepOnSmilingWetWillie

@WB...Cowboy UGA has nothing on the U of A. We have more trophies than Dave Crockett has money. Not so much at Athens. They do have potential though.

HotDawg
HotDawg

Richard Breath.....Really????

You're the biggest freaking crybaby.

Like to dish B S, but can't take it. Waaaaa.

Go back to your inbreds in bamalama.

Roll Turrrd!