HOOVER, Ala. – Alabama's Calvin Ridley said he’s already offered plenty of advice to younger brother Riley following his arrest in early March on a marijuana possession charge.
“I really don’t think it was what it seemed to be,” Calvin Ridley told reporters Wednesday at SEC Media Days. “I just told him that he’s got to stay focused. He’s got a goal that he wants to get to and we need you to be good and not get in trouble.”
The Crimson Tide wide receiver didn’t seem to be worried about any further problems.
“He always calls,” Ridley said of his brother. “We always call each other on face time … we’ll talk about things.”
It was early March when Calvin Ridley was arrested and charged with a misdemeanor possession of less than an ounce of marijuana which under Georgia policies bring a one-game suspension for a first offense.
One of the best receivers in the SEC, Calvin Ridley caught 72 passes for 769 yards and seven touchdowns last year as a sophomore for Alabama. Riley, meanwhile, caught 12 passes for 238 yards and three scores.
“He’s been good,” Riley Ridley said. “I think he’s more into it and getting ready to have a good season.”
He thinks Bulldog fans have much to look forward to this fall.
“He can definitely be as good as me,” Riley Ridley said. “He is as good as me.”