UA football player arrested on domestic violence charges

Donnie Lee, 22. (Source: Tuscaloosa Police Department)
Donnie Lee, 22. (Source: Tuscaloosa Police Department)

TUSCALOOSA COUNTY, AL (WBRC) - Tuscaloosa police arrested a University of Alabama football player for domestic violence early Thursday morning.

Officers charged 22-yr-old Donnie Lee with third-degree domestic violence.

Police responded to a domestic call in the 900 block of 12th Street around 1 a.m.

The arrest report states there was a verbal disagreement between Lee and a female he was dating. The disagreement resulted in a physical altercation and caused injuries.

Head Coach Nick Saban released the following statement:

Donnie Lee, Jr., a walk-on who has not been participating in team activities since a knee injury in August, has been dismissed from our football team and is no longer part of our program. This behavior will not be tolerated from anyone and is not representative of our football program.

Lee was booked into the Tuscaloosa County Jail on $1,300 bond.

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