Alabama Football Assistant Coach Arrested for Second DUI
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If you are an Alabama Crimson Tide fan, you know all about Josh Chapman. The 6-foot-1, 340 pounder wasn’t ever your typical household name on the gridiron, but he played a major role in bringing two national championships and an SEC title to Tuscaloosa during this college football days. Now, he has found himself in more trouble.

Back in 2016, after battling injuries during a three-year NFL career with the Indianapolis Colts, Chapman made his way back to this alma mater to become the assistant strength and conditioning coach. There have been several highs, of course, but the 30-year-old was just arrested again and is facing his second DUI charge since becoming a member of head coach Nick Saban’s staff.

According to the Tuscaloosa News, the former Alabama defensive lineman was booked into the Tuscaloosa County Jail on Saturday morning. No information was provided about the arrest, but his bond was set at $1,000.

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More details will come from the case, but it doesn’t look good for Chapman, and his job at the University of Alabama could potentially be in jeopardy.

A Birmingham native and former Hoover High School standout, Chapman was also arrested in January 2017 after being found passed out in his car around 3 a.m. near the intersection of Lurleen Wallace Boulevard North and University Boulevard, according to the Tuscaloosa News.

That’s two DUI arrests in Tuscaloosa in under three years for assistant coach Josh Chapman, which is something Saban likely frowns upon.

After racking up 88 tackles, including 13.5 tackles for loss, and earning Second-Team All-SEC honors in 2011, Chapman was taken in the fifth round (No. 136 overall) by the Colts in the 2012 NFL Draft. He recorded 36 tackles and one forced fumble before being waved prior to the 2015 season.


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With over 10 years of sports writing experience, Brett has covered some of the top local, regional, and national sporting events in the Heartland for both print and digital platforms. He is a graduate of Kansas State University and resides in Austin, Texas.
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