Former Alabama quarterback Jay Barker was arrested in Nashville after allegedly making an attempt to hit two people with a car early Saturday morning, in accordance to court documents.
Barker, 49, was charged with one depend of felony aggravated assault with a lethal weapon. Court data point out he was to be held for 12 hours as a result of the cost associated to “domestic violence.”
His arrest reserving report lists him by his full title of Harry Jerome Barker.
The Tennessean doesn’t title victims of home violence.
Documents on file with Metro Nashville General Sessions Court mentioned the people within the car had been leaving a celebration round 1:30 a.m. Saturday. As they pulled into the driveway of a close-by house, Barker allegedly reversed his car “at a high rate of speed attempting to hit them, but missed,” in accordance to the arrest affidavit.
The car’s occupants contacted police after Barker drove away from the house, the affidavit states. Police made contact with Barker when he later drove by the home.
The passengers of the car and an unidentified variety of unnamed witnesses informed police Barker “intentionally” tried to strike them.
Barker’s bond was set at $10,000. He is scheduled to seem in court in March.
Barker has been married to nation music singer Sara Evans since 2008.
Barker led Alabama to the 1992 nationwide championship, together with a victory over No. 1-ranked Miami within the Jan. 1, 1993, Sugar Bowl. He is the varsity’s all-time winningest quarterback with a 35-2-1 file as a starter, and received the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award in 1994 as a senior. He completed fifth in Heisman Trophy voting that yr.
Barker was chosen within the fifth spherical of the 1995 NFL Draft by the Green Bay Packers however was reduce from the roster. He hung out with the New England Patriots and Carolina Panthers as a backup however by no means performed in a regular-season sport.
Barker hosts a radio present carried on 100.9 FM in Tuscaloosa as its flagship station. He beforehand had a morning sports activities speak radio present with Al Del Greco and Tony Kurre on WJOX in Birmingham.
Barker’s son, Braxton Barker, was a walk-on backup quarterback at Alabama for the previous 4 seasons. He introduced lately that he’s getting into the switch portal to depart for an additional college.
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