Reports: Alabama RB Altee Tenpenny Arrested


News is breaking this morning, courtesy of 103.7 The Buzz’s Justin Acri, that former North Little Rock football star and current Alabama football running back, Altee Tenpenny has been arrested in his hometown for possession of marijuana. The arrest was made on March 24, 2014.

Acri reports: “Alabama RB Altee Tenpenny facing a marijuana charge from NLR arrest on March 24.  He will appear in court on April 10th at 9:30am. Tenpenny had 22 carries for 82 yards and a TD in his 2013 freshman campaign.”

Ealier this year, former Alabama running back Dee Hart was arrested on drug charges. It was expected that Alabama would return T.J. Yeldon, Kenyan Drake, Derrick Henry, Jalston Fowler, Tyren Jones, and Altee Tenpenny as running backs for 2014, as well as, bringing in 5-star running back Bo Scarborough, this summer.

Alabama head football coach Nick Saban has issued the following statement regarding Tenpenny’s arrest:

“I’m aware of the situation with Altee and this is obviously not the kind of behavior we expect from our players. In addition to any punishment he may receive from a legal standpoint, we will have some internal discipline as well as education that he will be responsible for working through.”

Below is the police report on Tenpenney’s arrest, and we will continue to monitor this news and update this post as more becomes available.

Altee Tenpenny arrested

Here is the Altee Tenpenny  bio from the University of Alabama:

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL: Came to the Capstone as one of the best running backs in the nation and the consensus No. 1 player in the state of Arkansas … consensus four-star recruit … selected to play in the 2013 U.S. Army All-America Bowl … ranked him as the No. 5 running back in the nation and the top player in Arkansas … 51st in the Top247 … rated him as the No. 8 running back and No. 53 in the Rivals100 as well as the No. 1 player in the state … Tom Lemming of MaxPreps slatted him as the No. 3 running back and No. 46 recruit nationally … Sporting News No. 47 player in the nation … rated him 84th in the Scout 300 and the nation’s No. 14 running back … a five-star player and member of the PrepStar Dream Team, as the publication’s No. 33 player nationally and No. 7 running back … Sporting News No. 8 running back … first team 7A All-State by the Arkansas High School Activities Association … rushed for 1,379 yards and 21 touchdowns as a senior in 2012, with seven receptions for 135 yards and two more scores … missed the 2011 season with a broken ankle … averaged 7.63 yards per carry as a sophomore, with 15 touchdowns and 1,121 rushing yards … invited to “The Opening” in the summer of 2012, at the Nike campus in Oregon … coached by Brad Bolding at North Little Rock High School … chose Alabama over the in-state Razorbacks as well as Auburn, Oklahoma State, Notre Dame, Tennessee, Mississippi and Oklahoma.

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