TUSCALOOSA — With his once-promising football career in ruins, Alabama senior linebacker Jimmy Johns quietly waited Tuesday as family members rushed to bail him out of Tuscaloosa County Jail.
“He knows he messed up,” said family friend Lee Thomas, slowly smoking a cigarette after exiting the jail. “He’s not sad at all. He wasn’t crying or anything like that. … He just got mixed up with the wrong crowd.”
Johns, who turned 21 on Thursday, was arrested around 8 a.m. Tuesday as a result of a drug sting conducted by the West Alabama Narcotics Task Force. He was charged with five felony counts of unlawful distribution of a controlled substance — cocaine — and one felony count of drug possession.