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Alabama stops recruiting prospect charged with rape

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09:42 AM ET 10.13 | The University of Alabama football program is no longer recruiting Spanish Fort High School athlete Deon "D.J." Johnson, multiple sources close to situation have told Tidesports.com. Johnson faces charges stemming from two separate arrests in the month of September. The 19-year-old senior was first arrested on Sept. 6 and charged with second-degree rape and sodomy. He was arrested again on Sept. 26 and charged with first-degree rape. The arrests are for separate incidents. The Rivals.com three-star recruit publicly committed to Alabama during the Crimson Tide's annual A-Day spring scrimmage in April. It is unclear when Alabama cut recruiting ties with the prospect, a 6-foot-1, 170-pound wide receiver.

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October 13, 2012  09:46 AM ET

It's good to have standards.

October 13, 2012  09:48 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

It's good to have standards.

And - it only took two arrests.

Commendable.

October 13, 2012  09:50 AM ET

Nick wants to leave this kid for Chiz.

October 13, 2012  09:54 AM ET

I'd like to take a moment and point out that it appears the interns have actually found a different pic of Nick Saban. No powder blue leisure suit pic.



Hmmph. I kinda miss it now....

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October 13, 2012  10:16 AM ET

If he goes to prison he'll know what it feels like. Just sayin ....

October 13, 2012  10:49 AM ET

Maybe he can get a cell with Sandusky...

October 13, 2012  10:58 AM ET

What is this world coming to? He only got arrested twice for rape, I guess there's no "Three strikes and you're out" policy at Alabama?

October 13, 2012  11:00 AM ET

I wonder if it was "legitimate rape"???

October 13, 2012  11:02 AM ET

Maybe Saban will offer him a gray shirt I mean a striped shirt.

October 13, 2012  11:12 AM ET

They better put some "Salt Peter" in this guys food.

October 13, 2012  11:15 AM ET

They should of stopped recruiting this guy after the first rape.

October 13, 2012  11:20 AM ET

Headley Lamar: "Qualifications?"
Rustler: "Rape, murder, arson and rape."
Headley Lamar: "You said rape twice"
Rustler: "I like rape"

<Blazing Saddles>

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October 13, 2012  11:26 AM ET

There are degrees for rape?

October 13, 2012  11:29 AM ET
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Arrested, not convicted.Innocent until proven guilty.

Arrested twice. Legally innocent until proven guilty, but the school has every right to discontinue any pursuit of him.

 
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