Ex-Alabama Football Player Antonio Ross Dismissed After Arrest For Sodomy

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Alabama football player Antonio Ross, who was a preferred walk-on for the Crimson Tide, has been cut from the team after a recent arrest.

According to reports, the 19-year-old Ross was arrested on Monday, September 11, on a charge of second-degree sodomy with a juvenile female. Ross was indicted by a grand jury before his arrest in Weaver, Alabama.

Along with being dismissed from the football program, Ross was removed from campus in Tuscaloosa.

“Tonio Ross is no longer part of the program and has been removed from campus,” Alabama told the Associated Press in a statement.

Ross was released on $50,000 bond.

“This case highlights the need for these centers and funding for child advocacy workers who are specifically trained to interview children in a safe and comfortable space,’” Weaver Police Lt. Andy Hunter told AL.com. “The investigation led to a decision to forward the case to a Calhoun County Grand Jury, which took place during the week of August 28th, 2023.”

Ross, who was listed as 6-foot-2, 180-pound freshman wide receiver, has had his official bio removed from the Alabama Athletics website.

Prior to joining Alabama, Ross had been committed to Liberty, but he re-opened his recruitment after head coach Hugh Freeze left Liberty to accept the head coaching job at Auburn.

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