University of Alabama defensive coordinator Pete Golding was arrested Thursday morning for DUI, according to Tuscaloosa County Jail records.

The University of Alabama has issued a statement concerning the matter.

“Alabama Athletics is aware of the incident involving Pete Golding. We are mindful of the seriousness of the situation and will continue to gather more information to address this personnel matter.”

Golding was released after posting a $500 bond on Thursday afternoon. He has since released a statement about the incident through his attorney Jason C. Neff.

“I am deeply sorry for the actions that led to my arrest last night. I sincerely apologize to my family, everyone in our organization, including our players, Coach Saban, the staff, The University of Alabama, and our fans. Regardless of the outcome of this pending investigation, I did not uphold the values I have for myself and the values of the Alabama football program. I am committed to learning and growing from this mistake and I will work to earn back the trust of those who I have disappointed.”

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Keith Carpenter, the assistant chief of the Northport Police Department, told the Tuscaloosa Thread that his officers arrested a Stephen Thomas Golding around 1 a.m. and charged him with DUI.

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