Antonio Ross, a backup for the Alabama Crimson Tide football team, was arrested for second-degree sodomy with a young woman.
Ross, a 19-year-old Alabama receiver, was arrested Monday in Weaver, Alabama, after being indicted by a Calhoun County grand jury.
Ross was released Monday on $50,000 bail.
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Alabama severed ties with Ross.
“Tonio Ross is no longer with the program and has been removed from campus,” Alabama told the AP in a statement.
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Details of Ross’ alleged crime have not yet been made public.
Ross’ case was reported to the Anniston Police Department, which investigated. The juvenile was interviewed at the Calhoun County Child Advocacy Center. His name and age have not been released.
“This case highlights the need for these centers and funding for specially trained child advocate officers to interview children in a safe and comfortable space,” Weaver Police Lt. Andy Hunter told AL. com.
Ross, a 6-foot-2, 180-pound wide receiver, was a preferred backup at Alexandria High School in Alexandria, Alabama.
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Although he scored most of his touchdowns as a running back during his senior year of high school, the Crimson Tide listed him in a media guide for the 2023 season as a wide receiver.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.