Grant: Pollard opts to withdraw from Alabama - WTVM.com-Columbus, GA News Weather & Sports

Grant: Pollard opts to withdraw from Alabama

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Alabama basketball player Devonta Pollard has decided to withdraw from school after his arrest in connection to a child's kidnapping.

Crimson Tide coach Anthony Grant said Monday that Pollard decided he needed to withdraw "so that he can be closer to his family during this difficult time."

Grant says it was a pleasure coaching him as a freshman but that he couldn't comment further because of the ongoing legal case.

Pollard and his mother are among seven people who have been charged with conspiring to kidnap a 6-year-old girl from an east Mississippi elementary school in a plot that allegedly involved a property dispute.

Prosecutors says Pollard's mother, Jessie Mae Brown, led a scheme to kidnap the girl to pressure the child's mother in a dispute over some land. coach Anthony Grant said Monday that Pollard decided he needed to withdraw "so that he can be closer to his family during this difficult time."

Grant says it was a pleasure coaching him as a freshman but that he couldn't comment further because of the ongoing legal case.

Pollard and his mother are among seven people who have been charged with conspiring to kidnap a 6-year-old girl from an east Mississippi elementary school in a plot that allegedly involved a property dispute.

Prosecutors says Pollard's mother, Jessie Mae Brown, led a scheme to kidnap the girl to pressure the child's mother in a dispute over some land.

  • Local SportsSPORTSMore>>

  • Junior skiers show their talents during Masters Water Ski weekend

    Junior skiers show their talents during Masters Water Ski weekend

    Friday, May 26 2017 11:10 PM EDT2017-05-27 03:10:08 GMT
    Louis Duplan-Fribourg of France finishes second in slalom on his way to the All-Around title at the 25th Junior Masters Water Ski Tournament at Callaway Gardens.Louis Duplan-Fribourg of France finishes second in slalom on his way to the All-Around title at the 25th Junior Masters Water Ski Tournament at Callaway Gardens.

    Memorial Day weekend is the big weekend in the world of water skiing. It’s when the world’s best descend on Callaway Gardens for the biggest invitational tournament of the season, the Masters Water Ski Tournament. 

    More >>

    Memorial Day weekend is the big weekend in the world of water skiing. It’s when the world’s best descend on Callaway Gardens for the biggest invitational tournament of the season, the Masters Water Ski Tournament. 

    More >>
  • Columbus High Boys & Girls lead state tournament after round 1

    Columbus High Boys & Girls lead state tournament after round 1

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 4:36 PM EDT2017-05-23 20:36:12 GMT
    (Source: WTVM)(Source: WTVM)

    Columbus High is in the driver’s seat for both 4A Girls and boys state golf tournaments after the first round. 

    More >>

    Columbus High is in the driver’s seat for both 4A Girls and boys state golf tournaments after the first round.

    More >>
  • Tigers one win away from state title

    Tigers one win away from state title

    Friday, May 19 2017 11:30 PM EDT2017-05-20 03:30:04 GMT
    Rowdey Jordan scores in 4th inning to help Auburn to 9-6 win over HooverRowdey Jordan scores in 4th inning to help Auburn to 9-6 win over Hoover

    Auburn High plated five runs in the bottom of the first inning and then held on to beat Hoover 9-6 in the first game of the AHSAA Class 7A State Baseball Championship Series at Paterson Field on Friday night.

    More >>

    Auburn High plated five runs in the bottom of the first inning and then held on to beat Hoover 9-6 in the first game of the AHSAA Class 7A State Baseball Championship Series at Paterson Field on Friday night.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly