Former Hillgrove standout Drake arrested in Tuscaloosa
by MDJ staff and wire reports
July 06, 2014 12:24 AM | 4638 views | 3 3 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend | print
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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Alabama running back Kenyan Drake, the former Hillgrove High School standout, was arrested and charged with a Class A misdemeanor count of obstructing government operations early Saturday morning.

Alabama criminal code states a person commits a crime of obstructing government operations by intentionally obstructing, impairing or hindering the administration of law or other governmental function.

According to Tuscaloosa Police spokesman Sgt. Brent Blankley, Drake ignored orders to stay away from a crime scene.

Drake was at the city’s downtown Temerson Square area around 1 a.m. Saturday when a Tuscaloosa officer shot at a man they witnessed shooting another man, Blankley said.

Police immediately secured the area of the parking lot with crime scene tape.

“(Drake’s) car was in the crime scene area, and he wanted to get to it,” Blankley said. “He went under the crime scene tape and tried to get to it anyway.”

Officers stopped Drake before he made it to his vehicle and handcuffed him, Blankley said. Drake was charged with obstructing governmental operations and was being booked into the Tuscaloosa County Jail, with bond set at $1,000 for the misdemeanor charge. AL.com reported that Drake bonded out of jail late Saturday afternoon.

Alabama coach Nick Saban said in a statement that’s he’s “aware of the situation with Kenyan and will handle it once I’ve had a chance to review all of the information and talk to the appropriate people.”

Drake rushed for 273 yards and five touchdowns as a freshman in 2012, then ran for 694 yards and eight touchdowns last year as a backup to T.J. Yeldon.
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RTR!
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July 06, 2014
no big deal---nick can get his legal people to make a couple of calls to the right people to get all this cleared up "quickly and quietly" as they say in DC
News worthy?
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July 06, 2014
Is this really news worthy? I am glad it is not drug related, but these football players have been treated as if they are above the law and are stars. That is why they do things like this. Kenyan is a good person though, he just has been treated like royalty, thus they think they can do whatever they want. Glad this is nothing that will harm him or anyone else. Not really worth the news story!
Bama fan
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July 06, 2014
Kenyan was probably more worried that he was missing Saban's curfew than he was about the crime or the Tuscaloosa police.
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