The Alabama Crimson Tide have dismissed LB VanDarius Cowan from the football program following being charged with misdemeanor assault last week. Cowan is accused of punching a 26-year old man in the face at a Tuscaloosa bar. The victim needed stitches for a cut on his lip, and suffered a broken tooth and nerve damage.
Alabama head coach Nick Saban released a statement on the dismissal:
“VanDarius has been dismissed from the team and is no longer a part of our football program due to a violation of team rules. Each of us has a responsibility to represent The University of Alabama in a first-class way, and failure to meet those standards can’t be tolerated. We wish VanDarius the very best in the future.” Saban on Cowan's dismissal