Alabama Forward Devonta Pollard Reportedly Remains On Team Despite Ongoing Legal Troubles

By Paul Seaver
Kelly Lambert-USA Today Sports

When the Alabama Crimson Tide received the commitment of 6-foot-8 forward Devonta Pollard, the excitement was obvious. Pollard was a top 100 prospect coming out of high school, and a major boost for the Crimson Tide and head coach Anthony Grant moving forward.

Well, after a lackluster freshman season in which Pollard averaged only 3.9 points and 3.1 rebounds per game, expectations were shot, but remained intact for the most part. An off-season that should have been about preparing for a breakout sophomore season have turned into a complete disappointment that has left Pollard’s future uncertain for the time being.

Well, contrary to earlier reports from the Associated Press and CBS Sports, Pollard remains on the team according to ESPN. While it may ultimately mean nothing in the long run, Pollard apparently is still listed on the school’s directory and the ESPN report credits a source that says there has been no official decision regarding his status as a member of the Crimson Tide program.

All of this fluff aside, Pollard’s future is certainly in major trouble. A trial date is set for Aug. 6 in relation to a kidnapping charge that Pollard, among others, have been found in connection with. In the case, Pollard is accused of helping his mother kidnap a six year old girl. While his mother is facing life in prison, Pollard’s charge carries a max sentence of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

You can read more about the case and the details, by clicking HERE.


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