Alabama stops hiring Wichita State’s Jaykwon Walton after arrest

TUSCALOOSA, Ala.– Former Wichita State gamer Jaykwon Walton, who had actually formerly revealed strategies to move to Alabama, has actually been detained on a charge of second-degree ownership of cannabis.

Walton had actually revealed his dedication to the Crimson Tide in March, however coach Nate Oats stated that will not take place now.

” Alabama is no longer hiring Jaykwon Walton and he will not be a student-athlete at the University of Alabama,” Oats stated in a declaration on Monday.

A Tuscaloosa cops press release stated Walton, 21, and Kameron Deshawn Harris, 21, were detained late Saturday night after numerous grievances about a a great deal of cars at apartment building near school. Officers approached a lorry and smelled cannabis.

Walton informed cops there was a packed gun under the traveler seat where he was sitting, and an officer discovered a rolling tray, a baggie including some 20 grams of cannabis and a half-rolled blunt in the traveler side floorboard, cops stated.

Officers discovered 2 more crammed weapons and another baggie including 12 grams of cannabis that cops stated come from Harris.

Harris and Walton were both charged with second-degree ownership of cannabis and launched after publishing $500 bond. The chauffeur was not charged.

In Alabama, since Jan. 1, an authorization is no longer needed to bring a hidden pistol or to bring one in a lorry.

The arrest took place near the area where Jamea Harris was shot and eliminated on Jan. 15. Then-Alabama gamer Darius Miles and his pal Michael Davis were charged with capital murder.

Court statement later on exposed that 2 freshman gamers on the Alabama group that was the No. 1 total seed in the NCAA competition were at the scene. Forward Brandon Miller and guard Jaden Bradley have actually been determined as witnesses, not suspects.

Bradley has actually revealed strategies to move, and Miller has actually stated for the draft and is a forecasted top-5 choice.

Walton balanced 13.9 points and 5.3 rebounds last season for Wichita State. He had actually begun his profession at Georgia and bet Shelton State Neighborhood College in Tuscaloosa in the 2021-22 season.

ESPN’s Myron Medcalf added to this report.

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