Report: Former Alabama RB Altee Tenpenny Killed in Car Accident
Former Alabama running back Altee Tenpenny was killed in a car accident Tuesday night, according to ArkansasVarsity.com/RedWolfReport.com's Luke Matheson.
Tenpenny, who spent the 2013 and 2014 seasons with Alabama, was on his way back to his hometown of North Little Rock, Arkansas, when the accident occurred, Matheson said on Twitter.
Matheson, the owner and publisher of ArkansasVarsity and a recruiting analyst for RedWolfReport, said Brad Bolding, Tenpenny's coach at North Little Rock High School, confirmed to him that Tenpenny had passed away.
Tenpenny, a former four-star prospect, most recently played at Nicholls State in Thibodaux, Louisiana but was arrested Sunday for possession of a firearm and discharging a weapon, according to reports from the Thibodaux Daily Comet and the Houma Courier. On Monday, Nicholls State announced in a released statement that Tenpenny was suspended indefinitely.
The school was Tenpenny's second since transferring from Alabama in January. In May, he announced on his Instagram account that he was transferring to UNLV but was dismissed from the university in August for breaking team rules, according to The Las Vegas Review-Journal.
Less than two weeks later, Tenpenny enrolled at Nicholls State, while the team was still in preseason practice.
Tenpenny rushed for 218 yards and one touchdown on 48 carries during his two-year Alabama career.
Several former Alabama teammates, as well as the North Little Rock football account, reacted to the news on Twitter and Instagram: