A deputy athletic director for the University of Alabama is facing a domestic violence charge after being arrested by Tuscaloosa Police just after midnight Sunday.

Matthew Travis Self, 45, is charged with third-degree domestic violence. He was placed in the Tuscaloosa County Jail. He has since bonded out of jail.

Police did not provide details on the case but said the arrest was made after officers responded to a call at a home on Gaineswood Lane.

Alabama law states that a person can be charged with third-degree domestic violence if they are suspected of certain types of assault, menacing, reckless endangerment or harassment against a person they are or have been in a domestic relationship with. The charge is a Class A misdemeanor.

According to the university's website, Self "is responsible for all areas of compliance with NCAA, SEC and UA rules and regulations, monitoring efforts and investigations. In addition, Self, a member of the department's executive staff, oversees equipment operations, sports medicine/athletic training, nutrition, strength and conditioning and is the sport administrator for football and volleyball."

Self is a licensed attorney and also works with campus counsel. He has been with Alabama since 2008.

Self is considered innocent unless and until proven guilty.

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