Saban responds to Cyrus Jones' domestic violence arrest - WBRC FOX6 News - Birmingham, AL

Saban responds to Cyrus Jones' domestic violence arrest

Cyrus Jones. Source: Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's Office Cyrus Jones. Source: Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's Office
TUSCALOOSA, AL (WBRC) - University of Alabama head football coach Nick Saban responded on Wednesday afternoon to the arrest of one of his senior players, cornerback Cyrus Jones, on domestic violence charges.

“We don't ever condone any behavior that shows any kind of disrespect. There was no physical contact in this situation. Once we get the facts, we will take the necessary steps to correct this behavior in the future,” Saban said in a statement emailed at 1 p.m.

Jones, 21, was arrested on two counts of third degree domestic violence. One of the counts was for harassment and the other for criminal mischief.

Tuscaloosa police responded to the 800 block of 31st Street at 11:20 Tuesday night.

Police spoke to Jones, the 22-year-old female victim and witnesses. They determined that Jones had taken and damaged the victim's cell phone earlier in the day and threatened to assault her in front of a witness.

Investigators determined there was probable cause to arrest Jones. Each count of third degree domestic violence carries a $500 bond. He is being held in the Tuscaloosa County Jail under a mandatory 12-hour domestic violence hold.

Jones, a senior who played in all 14 games last season, led all cornerbacks and tied for the team lead with three interceptions.

He is the fourth Alabama player to be arrested this spring.

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