UA football player arrested over the weekend

MOBILE, AL (WBRC) - The University of Alabama begins spring practice after a star player was arrested over the weekend.

The team's leading tackler, Mark Barron, has been arrested on charges of hindering prosecution, a second degree misdemeanor. The Mobile County Sheriff's Office website lists his bond at $500.

Barron reportedly lied to officers about who was driving a car following a crash near Interstate 10.

Barron led the team with 75 tackles last season. He has been rehabilitating from a torn pectoral muscle he suffered in November.

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