Former Alabama quarterback Jay Barker was arrested early Saturday morning in Nashville and charged with felony aggravated assault.
Barker, 49, is being held in Davidson County on a $10,000 bond with one rely of aggravated assault with a lethal weapon. His arrest reserving report lists him by his full title of Harry Jerome Barker.
Barker was positioned on a 12-hour maintain for home violence, in accordance to Davidson County Sheriff’s Office information.
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 college’s all-time winningest quarterback with a 35-2-1 document as a starter, and gained 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 minimize from the roster. He frolicked with the New England Patriots and Carolina Panthers as a backup however by no means performed in a regular-season recreation.
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.
He has been married to nation music singer Sara Evans since 2008, his second marriage. The couple was married in Franklin, Tennessee.
Barker’s son, Braxton Barker, was a walk-on backup quarterback at Alabama for the previous 4 seasons. He introduced lately that he is getting into the switch portal to go away for one more college.
Tommy Deas contributed to this report.
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