Details Emerging in Kidnapping Case Against Alabama Forward Devonta Pollard

By Paul Seaver
Kelly Lambert-USA Today Sports

News and arrests continue to reported in connection with an April 30 kidnapping of a six year old girl in Mississippi.

The headline name in all of this hoopla is Alabama Crimson Tide freshman forward Devonta Pollard. A former top-100 prospect who was labeled as a key pickup for head coach Anthony Grant is probably on his way out of the Crimson Tide program and possibly headed to a jail cell for the next couple of years. Pollard is facing a maximum of five years in prison and a potential $250,000 fine for his role in the kidnapping of a six year old.

The 6-foot-7 forward, who averaged 3.9 points and 3.1 rebounds per game this past season at Alabama, is one of six suspects that have been arrested and are currently facing charges in connection to this crime. According to the grand jury indictment, Pollard allegedly brought a screwdriver and a wrench to his mother, Jesse Mae Pollard, who apparently was the ring leader in all of this. Pollard was allegedly aware of the kidnapping throughout the entire chain of events.

Now while Pollard could face some jail time, his mother is the one that is facing the stiffest of penalties. She remains in federal custody and will be arraigned at a later date. Jesse Mae Pollard could face life in prison if convicted of the maximum penalty.

According to one report, Pollard has not been working out with his Crimson Tide teammates over the past month or so and his time at Alabama could surely be done.

A trail date is set for Aug. 6.


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