Alabama offensive graduate assistant Derrick Crudup Jr. was arrested in Jackson, Ala. last week for marijuana possession after being pulled over for a traffic violation.
A Bamaonline.com report stated that police found less than a gram of marijuana in Crudup’s possession and charged him with a misdemeanor.
Crudup is a former University of Miami backup quarterback and a former offensive coordinator for Stillman College. He will likely be a former graduate assistant at Alabama if he isn’t already. He joined Nick Saban’s staff in 2010.
Players getting popped for dope is a common occurrence in this day and age. But a coach, much less a graduate assistant, getting arrested for drugs is extremely rare and unacceptable. With the arrest, Crudup has, in all likelihood, wasted a golden opportunity to continue his apprenticeship with Nick Saban and his national championship program. His climb up the college football coaching ladder became infinitely longer overnight.