FAIRHOPE, Ala. (AP) Southern Miss football player Jamal Woodyard was arrested last Friday in Fairhope, Ala., and charged with second-degree robbery, the Mobile Press-Register reports.
The report says that Woodyard was among three men who robbed an individual at 7:30 p.m. May 4, on the 500 block of North Section Street in Fairhope.
Police told the Press-Register that the victim, an 18-year-old male, left a business and was walking to his car when he saw several males near his vehicle. He was allegedly assaulted by the group and had his cash and cell phone stolen. No weapons were involved and no injuries reported.
The three men arrested are Woodyard, 21, Willie Demetrius Woodyard, 19, of Fairhope and Trenere Shawon Demario Johnson, 21, of Daphne.
Jamal Woodyard, a redshirt sophomore, was USM’s leading rusher this past season with 732 yards, helping lead the Golden Eagles to a 12-2 record and a Conference USA title.
He suffered a knee injury that required two surgeries during the Sheraton Hawaii Bowl on Dec. 24 and was expected to miss the entire 2012 season.