Departing Defender Arrested Wednesday
Former Alabama redshirt freshman defensive back Jeffrey “Scooby” Carter was arrested yesterday in Tuscaloosa. Carter was arrested around 4 p.m. Wednesday on a third-degree domestic abuse charge. Carter’s girlfriend, Terren Merritt, was also arrested in the incident.
Both parties were suspected of pushing and shoving one another according to what officers communicated to AL.com. Both parties were still in custody on Thursday morning at the Tuscaloosa County Jail and being held on a $500 bond.
Carter entered the transfer portal in November after reportedly missing classes and facing suspension, he removed himself from the portal after the Citrus Bowl against Michigan in January. Carter then re-entered the transfer portal February.
Carter played in three games as a true freshman this past season for the Crimson Tide, he recorded one tackle in 2019.
Carter was a four-star cornerback out of Mansfield Legacy High School in Mansfield, Texas. He was the ninth rated cornerback in the nation and the 15th rated recruit in the state of Texas according to 247sports. Carter enrolled early in the spring of 2019 and recorded four tackles in the A-Day game.