TUSCALOOSA — Alabama cornerback Cyrus Jones was arrested early Wednesday morning and charged with two counts of third-degree domestic violence, according to the Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s Office’s website.
Jones, a rising senior, was booked into the Tuscaloosa County Jail on one charge of third-degree domestic violence/harassment and one charge of third-degree domestic violence/criminal mischief. Both charges are misdemeanors with $500 bonds.
“We don’t ever condone any behavior that shows any kind of disrespect," Alabama coach Nick Saban said in a university news release. "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.”
According to the police report, Jones took and damaged a woman's cell phone. He also “threatened to assault her in front of a witness,” according to the report. The reports states that the victim is a 22-year-old woman.
Jones, 21, is being held on a mandatory 12-hour domestic violence hold.
Jones missed all of spring practice recovering from hip surgery. Earlier this month, Jones revealed that he played the entire 2014 season with a torn labrum in his hip.He was one of only seven Alabama players to start all 14 games last season. He finished the year with 46 total tackles, three interceptions and a team-high 13 pass breakups.Jones is the fifth Alabama player to be arrested since January. Defensive back Geno Smith was charged with driving under the influence. He missed a week of practice, and will have some more internal discipline, according to Saban.
Tyren Jones, charged with marijuana possession, and Jonathan Taylor, charged with domestic violence, are no longer on the team.
In January, Tide linebacker Ryan Anderson was charged with third-degree domestic violence/criminal mischief after an argument at an off-campus residence. The police report stated that Anderson kicked a woman’s car. According to the report, the woman keyed and threw coins at Anderson’s vehicle.