Alabama cornerback Eli Ricks arrested in Mississippi

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LSU cornerback Eli Ricks (1) runs during an NCAA football game against Auburn on Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021, in Baton Rouge, La. (AP Photo/Matthew Hinton)
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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) Alabama cornerback Eli Ricks was arrested in Mississippi on charges of speeding, not having insurance and a first offense possession of marijuana.

The Jones County Sheriff's Department's online records show that Ricks was booked at 5:14 p.m. Sunday. The bond was listed as $0.

Alabama coach Nick Saban was not immediately available for comment on the arrest.

Ricks is battling for a starting spot in Alabama's secondary after transferring from LSU. He was a five-star recruit who earned third-team Associated Press All-America honors as an LSU freshman.

Ricks' sophomore season was cut short with a shoulder injury. He had surgery for a torn labrum last October.

Ricks went through spring practice with the Crimson Tide. He is in competition for a starting job that also included Kool-Aid McKinstry and Khyree Jackson.

Saban said Ricks' main challenge was learning a new system.

''But he's a very conscientious guy and works hard at it,'' the coach said after Alabama's spring game. ''Takes coaching well, wants to please.''

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