Alabama defensive lineman Raekwon Davis suffered a minor gunshot wound outside of a Tuscaloosa-area bar on Sunday Morning. Davis, who was projected to be a starter against Florida State, was admitted to the hospital after a stray bullet grazed his leg.
Alabama head coach Nick Saban gave an update at today’s press conference on Davis’ status for week one.
“We’re still gathering information. It doesn’t seem like our players were guilty of anything other than being out late, which doesn’t make me happy,” Saban said. “But it is what it is. He is released from the hospital. He’s here, he’s getting treatment. He’s day-to-day. We’re still gathering information and what his status is moving forward will be a medical decision, not something that we can really comment on here right now.”
Davis, who stands at 6-foot-7, 306 pounds was expected to have a bigger role on the defensive line this season. The sophomore mostly served as a reserve last year. Saban went on to add that it was an issue of player safety.
“I’m concerned about our players all the time,” he said. “Nothing good ever happens after midnight. Nothing good ever happens after three drinks. You’ve got all these talks that you give and constantly talk about how important it is to recover and get rest.”
Saban went on to add that he wants his players to make sure they make the right decisions and are smart about where they are at certain times.
“I’m always concerned about our players being out, where they’re out, who they’re with, who’s the alpha dog that provides the leadership to not get out of that situation somewhere earlier in the evening where it would have never happened.”
No. 1 Alabama will face off against No. 3 FSU on Saturday. It is still uncertain what Davis’ status will be for that game.
Source:: The Crimson White Sports