Alabama safety Deionte Thompson turned himself into authorities on Friday after an arrest warrant was issued in relation to a charge of felony aggravated assault in Texas.
Thompson was excused from Friday’s spring practice festivities by coach Nick Saban to “cooperate with law enforcement in this matter.”
Thompson is one of four people under suspicion in connection with an assault during spring break that left an 18-year-old man severely beaten.
“Once we have a better understanding of what happened, we will make a determination as to what needs to be done in terms of the appropriate course of action moving forward,” Saban said in a statement.
According to published reports, Noah Frillou was knocked unconscious and suffered a concussion and broken bones in his face, nose and eye sockets during the incident at Crystal Beach near Galveston.
Thompson and three of his former West Orange-Stark High football teammates from West Orange, Texas are suspects in the beating.
KBMT-TV in Beaumont, Texas identified the other suspects as Morris Joseph, Rufus Joseph and Daletredricc Wolfford.
Thompson played in 14 games last season as a redshirt freshman and had eight tackles on special teams.