Domestic violence has struck once more against Alabama football, and it comes at the hands of one its impact players, senior cornerback Cyrus Jones. Jones was arrested late Tuesday night and charged Wednesday morning with two counts of third-degree domestic violence/criminal mischief and third-degree domestic violence harassment. His bond is set at $1,000.
According to the Tuscaloosa Police Department, Jones took and damaged a cell phone from a 22-year-old victim and threatened to assault her. He becomes the fourth Alabama player to be arrested since late March, and the third to be charged with domestic violence (Ryan Anderson, Jonathan Taylor). Jones now sits in the Tuscaloosa County jail for a 12-hour hold.
Jones was an important contributor to Alabama’s defense in 2014. He finished the season with 46 tackles, 13 pass breakups (team-high) and three interceptions. Jones played in 14 games, despite sustain a torn labrum in his hip. He did not participate in spring practice, but will return in the fall as Alabama’s most seasoned cornerback. Jones’s starting role could be in jeopardy after this incident. Head coach Nick Saban will have the final response.