2014-10-24BroncosSmall-TimeDrunk and DisorderlyLink9John Elway can’t fix everything.
John Boyett was a safety on the Denver Broncos practice squad until he was given his walking papers on Thursday. So what happened?
Boyett, 24, was arrested early Wednesday after being accused of head-butting and punching a cab driver. Police say he then went on to steal a shovel from a construction site and tried to hide from officers by covering himself in mulch. But authorities claim Boyett wasn’t done.
Police went on to say that the player told them to "contact his boss John Elway." According to reports, Boyett then proceeded to slam his head into a police car window several times in addition to yelling and spitting.

He’s charged with third-degree assault, theft and harassment.
2014-10-24BroncosBig-TimeAssault and BatteryLink15John Elway can’t fix everything.
John Boyett was a safety on the Denver Broncos practice squad until he was given his walking papers on Thursday. So what happened?
Boyett, 24, was arrested early Wednesday after being accused of head-butting and punching a cab driver. Police say he then went on to steal a shovel from a construction site and tried to hide from officers by covering himself in mulch. But authorities claim Boyett wasn’t done.
Police went on to say that the player told them to "contact his boss John Elway." According to reports, Boyett then proceeded to slam his head into a police car window several times in addition to yelling and spitting.

He’s charged with third-degree assault, theft and harassment.
2014-10-24BroncosBig-TimeTheftLink20John Elway can’t fix everything.
John Boyett was a safety on the Denver Broncos practice squad until he was given his walking papers on Thursday. So what happened?
Boyett, 24, was arrested early Wednesday after being accused of head-butting and punching a cab driver. Police say he then went on to steal a shovel from a construction site and tried to hide from officers by covering himself in mulch. But authorities claim Boyett wasn’t done.
Police went on to say that the player told them to "contact his boss John Elway." According to reports, Boyett then proceeded to slam his head into a police car window several times in addition to yelling and spitting.

He’s charged with third-degree assault, theft and harassment.
2014-10-20CowboysNuisanceApologizing to FamilyLink3We haven't had a trifecta in a while so the exacta will do. I thought to bust "Taking a Dump in the Laundry" but felt simply stealing underwear wasn't enough.

Dallas Cowboys reserve running back Joseph Randle, who was recently arrested for shoplifting underwear and cologne, landed an endorsement deal with MeUndies.

After Randle was arrested for stealing from a Texas Dillard's last Monday, the Cowboys fined him $29,500.

ESPN reported that MeUndies is giving Randle enough sponsorship money to pay the fine and supply him with underwear.

Randle is reportedly donating $15,000 worth of underwear and clothing to children in need through the sponsorship.

"Joseph felt the need to turn a negative situation into a positive and teamed up with MeUndies to give back to his community and help families in need," MeUndies head of marketing Dan King said.

"As a young company, MeUndies is faced with difficult challenges all the time. It's up to us to turn a negative situation into a positive one, almost on a daily basis. How you learn from your mistakes fast is how you find success in our business and those lessons are applicable in all walks of life."

Randle apologized for the arrest. He also credited his agent, Erik Burkhardt, for negotiating the deal with MeUndies.

"There is no excuse for my mistake last week, and I take full responsibility for my actions," Randle said. "I let down my coaches, teammates, and family. My agent and I have spent a lot of time looking for ways I can turn my situation into a learning experience for young people.

"Partnering with MeUndies allows me the opportunity to give back to others less fortunate than myself, and spread a positive message of not making the same mistake twice."

2014-10-20CowboysNuisanceApologizing to TeamLink2We haven’t had a trifecta in a while so the exacta will do. I thought to bust "Taking a Dump in the Laundry" but felt simply stealing underwear wasn’t enough.

Dallas Cowboys reserve running back Joseph Randle, who was recently arrested for shoplifting underwear and cologne, landed an endorsement deal with MeUndies.

After Randle was arrested for stealing from a Texas Dillard’s last Monday, the Cowboys fined him $29,500.

ESPN reported that MeUndies is giving Randle enough sponsorship money to pay the fine and supply him with underwear.

Randle is reportedly donating $15,000 worth of underwear and clothing to children in need through the sponsorship.

"Joseph felt the need to turn a negative situation into a positive and teamed up with MeUndies to give back to his community and help families in need," MeUndies head of marketing Dan King said.

"As a young company, MeUndies is faced with difficult challenges all the time. It’s up to us to turn a negative situation into a positive one, almost on a daily basis. How you learn from your mistakes fast is how you find success in our business and those lessons are applicable in all walks of life."

Randle apologized for the arrest. He also credited his agent, Erik Burkhardt, for negotiating the deal with MeUndies.

"There is no excuse for my mistake last week, and I take full responsibility for my actions," Randle said. "I let down my coaches, teammates, and family. My agent and I have spent a lot of time looking for ways I can turn my situation into a learning experience for young people.

"Partnering with MeUndies allows me the opportunity to give back to others less fortunate than myself, and spread a positive message of not making the same mistake twice."

2014-10-20CowboysSmall-TimePetty TheftLink8We haven’t had a trifecta in a while so the exacta will do. I thought to bust "Taking a Dump in the Laundry" but felt simply stealing underwear wasn’t enough.

Dallas Cowboys reserve running back Joseph Randle, who was recently arrested for shoplifting underwear and cologne, landed an endorsement deal with MeUndies.

After Randle was arrested for stealing from a Texas Dillard’s last Monday, the Cowboys fined him $29,500.

ESPN reported that MeUndies is giving Randle enough sponsorship money to pay the fine and supply him with underwear.

Randle is reportedly donating $15,000 worth of underwear and clothing to children in need through the sponsorship.

"Joseph felt the need to turn a negative situation into a positive and teamed up with MeUndies to give back to his community and help families in need," MeUndies head of marketing Dan King said.

"As a young company, MeUndies is faced with difficult challenges all the time. It’s up to us to turn a negative situation into a positive one, almost on a daily basis. How you learn from your mistakes fast is how you find success in our business and those lessons are applicable in all walks of life."

Randle apologized for the arrest. He also credited his agent, Erik Burkhardt, for negotiating the deal with MeUndies.

"There is no excuse for my mistake last week, and I take full responsibility for my actions," Randle said. "I let down my coaches, teammates, and family. My agent and I have spent a lot of time looking for ways I can turn my situation into a learning experience for young people.

"Partnering with MeUndies allows me the opportunity to give back to others less fortunate than myself, and spread a positive message of not making the same mistake twice."

2014-10-10Georgia NuisanceSuspensionsLink2Pay 'em already! ...

Georgia tailback Todd Gurley has been suspended indefinitely pending an investigation into an alleged violation of NCAA rules, the school announced Thursday.

A source told ESPN's Joe Schad that the NCAA investigation centers around whether Gurley was given money for autographs, memorabilia or the use of his likeness. Georgia officials did not reveal the alleged violation.

I'm obviously very disappointed," Georgia coach Mark Richt said in a statement. "The important thing for our team is to turn all our attention toward preparation for Missouri."

One source in the autograph industry told ESPN's Darren Rovell that it was known that Gurley was seeking between $8 and $25 per signature, charging less to an autograph dealer if he signed more pieces.
2014-10-10Georgia NuisanceCaught CheatingLink3Pay ’em already! ...

Georgia tailback Todd Gurley has been suspended indefinitely pending an investigation into an alleged violation of NCAA rules, the school announced Thursday.

A source told ESPN’s Joe Schad that the NCAA investigation centers around whether Gurley was given money for autographs, memorabilia or the use of his likeness. Georgia officials did not reveal the alleged violation.

I’m obviously very disappointed," Georgia coach Mark Richt said in a statement. "The important thing for our team is to turn all our attention toward preparation for Missouri."

One source in the autograph industry told ESPN’s Darren Rovell that it was known that Gurley was seeking between $8 and $25 per signature, charging less to an autograph dealer if he signed more pieces.
2014-10-10Georgia Small-TimeImproper BenefitsLink10Pay ’em already! ...

Georgia tailback Todd Gurley has been suspended indefinitely pending an investigation into an alleged violation of NCAA rules, the school announced Thursday.

A source told ESPN’s Joe Schad that the NCAA investigation centers around whether Gurley was given money for autographs, memorabilia or the use of his likeness. Georgia officials did not reveal the alleged violation.

I’m obviously very disappointed," Georgia coach Mark Richt said in a statement. "The important thing for our team is to turn all our attention toward preparation for Missouri."

One source in the autograph industry told ESPN’s Darren Rovell that it was known that Gurley was seeking between $8 and $25 per signature, charging less to an autograph dealer if he signed more pieces.
2014-09-30Michael PhelpsSmall-TimeDrinking and DrivingLink12Michael Phelps isn’t such a golden boy out of the water.

The 29-year-old Olympic swimmer was arrested for DUI in his home state of Maryland on Tuesday morning, reports TMZ.
Phelps was pulled over going 84 in a 45 zone at 1:40 a.m. and failed a field sobriety test. His blood alcohol content is said to have been twice the legal limit, sources told the website.
Police are expected to release more details and address the media on Tuesday afternoon.

This isn’t Phelps’ first brush with the law.
In 2004, when he was just 19, he was arrested for DUI in Salisbury, Maryland. He would later plead guilty to DWI and serve 18 months’ probation.
2014-09-22CardinalsNuisanceSuspensionsLink2
And the beat goes on sadly.

PHOENIX (AP) -- Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer head-butted his wife and broke her nose after she refused his sexual advances, and punched her in the face the next day, police said Thursday.

The details surfaced in a law enforcement report a day after Dwyer was arrested on aggravated assault charges and deactivated from all team activities after he was taken into custody at the Cardinals' practice facility and headquarters in Tempe. He spent a night in jail and made a brief court appearance before being released on bail early Thursday.

The arrest came at a time when the NFL and its commissioner are under fire over a series of violent off-the-field encounters involving some of the league's marquee players, including Ray Rice, Adrian Peterson and Greg Hardy.
2014-09-22CardinalsBig-TimeAssault Wife/GirlfriendLink40
And the beat goes on sadly.

PHOENIX (AP) -- Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer head-butted his wife and broke her nose after she refused his sexual advances, and punched her in the face the next day, police said Thursday.

The details surfaced in a law enforcement report a day after Dwyer was arrested on aggravated assault charges and deactivated from all team activities after he was taken into custody at the Cardinals’ practice facility and headquarters in Tempe. He spent a night in jail and made a brief court appearance before being released on bail early Thursday.

The arrest came at a time when the NFL and its commissioner are under fire over a series of violent off-the-field encounters involving some of the league’s marquee players, including Ray Rice, Adrian Peterson and Greg Hardy.
2014-09-22Indiana NuisanceSuspensionsLink2Indiana has suspended redshirt sophomore wide receiver Caleb Cornett from the football team, head coach Kevin Wilson said in a statement, according to Kyle Rowland of the Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette. Cornett was arrested early Wednesday morning and charged with battery and disorderly conduct, though both charges were dropped.

He was arrested after officers witnessed a fight in which Cornett threw a punch.
2014-09-22Indiana Small-TimeDrunk and DisorderlyLink9Indiana has suspended redshirt sophomore wide receiver Caleb Cornett from the football team, head coach Kevin Wilson said in a statement, according to Kyle Rowland of the Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette. Cornett was arrested early Wednesday morning and charged with battery and disorderly conduct, though both charges were dropped.

He was arrested after officers witnessed a fight in which Cornett threw a punch.
2014-09-22Indiana Big-TimeAssault and BatteryLink15Indiana has suspended redshirt sophomore wide receiver Caleb Cornett from the football team, head coach Kevin Wilson said in a statement, according to Kyle Rowland of the Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette. Cornett was arrested early Wednesday morning and charged with battery and disorderly conduct, though both charges were dropped.

He was arrested after officers witnessed a fight in which Cornett threw a punch.
2014-09-22NoneSmall-TimeDrinking and DrivingLink0SACRAMENTO – State Sen. Ben Hueso, D-San Diego, was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving Friday and booked into Sacramento County Jail.

Officers spotted a motorist driving the wrong direction on a one-way street in Sacramento at 2:24 a.m. and saw the driver make a U-turn, California Highway Patrol Officer Julie Powell told City News Service.

She said the officers pulled over a Ford Fusion registered to the state in a nearby parking lot.

"He showed signs and symptoms of intoxication," Powell said of the driver, which turned out to be Hueso.

She said the officers asked Hueso questions and conducted a field sobriety test, after which the legislator was arrested. Hueso, who represents southern San Diego County, Imperial County and part of Riverside County, was taken into custody without incident, Powell said.
2014-09-2249ersBig-TimeAssault Wife/GirlfriendLink40When it comes to the NFL’s new policy on domestic violence, many of the details won’t be known until a player or two (or more) end up caught in the gears of its application.

The first player to be caught in the gears of the application of the new domestic violence policy apparently will be 49ers defensive end Ray McDonald.

According to Damian Trujillo of NBC Bay Area, McDonald has been arrested for domestic violence.

Per Trujillo, the alleged victim is pregnant, which by the terms of the new policy could result in an eventual suspension beyond the first-offense baseline of six games.

Before the process reaches that point, the case against McDonald will have to develop. ESPN reported in the aftermath of the announcement of the new policy that an "offense" will arise only after final adjudication of the criminal case, which suggests that a civil settlement with the victim that results in no prosecution could help the player escape punishment.
2014-09-2249ersSerious-CriminalChild EndangermentLink60When it comes to the NFL’s new policy on domestic violence, many of the details won’t be known until a player or two (or more) end up caught in the gears of its application.

The first player to be caught in the gears of the application of the new domestic violence policy apparently will be 49ers defensive end Ray McDonald.

According to Damian Trujillo of NBC Bay Area, McDonald has been arrested for domestic violence.

Per Trujillo, the alleged victim is pregnant, which by the terms of the new policy could result in an eventual suspension beyond the first-offense baseline of six games.

Before the process reaches that point, the case against McDonald will have to develop. ESPN reported in the aftermath of the announcement of the new policy that an "offense" will arise only after final adjudication of the criminal case, which suggests that a civil settlement with the victim that results in no prosecution could help the player escape punishment.
2014-09-17Florida State NuisanceApologizing to TeamLink2Florida State announced Wednesday that starting quarterback Jameis Winston has been suspended for the first half of the No. 1 Seminoles' game vs. Clemson on Saturday for yelling an "offensive and vulgar" phrase in the student union on FSU's campus.
Deadspin collected a number of tweets from Florida State students who said they saw Winston standing on a table Tuesday "screaming" the phrase (one made popular by a series of recent viral hoax videos), which uses graphic sexual language. (Both links use the phrase and other R-rated language.)

"I just want to apologize to the university, my coaches and my teammates," he said. "I did something, and I've got to accept my consequences ... When I do get my opportunity to play, I'm going to do everything I can. That's going to eat me up."
2014-09-17Florida State NuisanceSuspensionsLink2Florida State announced Wednesday that starting quarterback Jameis Winston has been suspended for the first half of the No. 1 Seminoles’ game vs. Clemson on Saturday for yelling an "offensive and vulgar" phrase in the student union on FSU’s campus.
Deadspin collected a number of tweets from Florida State students who said they saw Winston standing on a table Tuesday "screaming" the phrase (one made popular by a series of recent viral hoax videos), which uses graphic sexual language. (Both links use the phrase and other R-rated language.)

"I just want to apologize to the university, my coaches and my teammates," he said. "I did something, and I’ve got to accept my consequences ... When I do get my opportunity to play, I’m going to do everything I can. That’s going to eat me up."
2014-09-17Florida State NuisanceOff-field HumiliationsLink3Florida State announced Wednesday that starting quarterback Jameis Winston has been suspended for the first half of the No. 1 Seminoles’ game vs. Clemson on Saturday for yelling an "offensive and vulgar" phrase in the student union on FSU’s campus.
Deadspin collected a number of tweets from Florida State students who said they saw Winston standing on a table Tuesday "screaming" the phrase (one made popular by a series of recent viral hoax videos), which uses graphic sexual language. (Both links use the phrase and other R-rated language.)

"I just want to apologize to the university, my coaches and my teammates," he said. "I did something, and I’ve got to accept my consequences ... When I do get my opportunity to play, I’m going to do everything I can. That’s going to eat me up."
2014-09-15Texas NuisanceSuspensionsLink2AUSTIN, TEXAS – Texas guard Martez Walker was suspended indefinitely from all team activities Friday after he was charged with misdemeanor assault for allegedly beating his girlfriend in a campus dormitory.

According to campus police, Travis County Emergency Medical Services was called to the dorm Wednesday night, where the victim reported Walker slapped her and punched her four times in the left side.

According to Walker's arrest affidavit, Tanecia Gardner said Walker became angry because she went to happy hour with a male supervisor from her job. She also suggested her relationship with Walker has a history of physical violence.

"Gardner said she knew from previous fights with Walker that he was going to hit her, so she hid her face and went into the fetal position on the couch," the affidavit said.

Gardner told police Walker punched her "hard" four times, then dragged her by the arms and threw her out of his room. A third party called for medical help on Gardner's behalf, and police were alerted to a possible assault, university police spokeswoman Cindy Posey said.

Gardner reported difficulty breathing and she was taken to hospital for examination of broken ribs. The arrest affidavit noted a bruise on Gardner's neck, which she told police came from a previous assault by Walker.
2014-09-15Texas Big-TimeAssault Wife/GirlfriendLink40AUSTIN, TEXAS – Texas guard Martez Walker was suspended indefinitely from all team activities Friday after he was charged with misdemeanor assault for allegedly beating his girlfriend in a campus dormitory.

According to campus police, Travis County Emergency Medical Services was called to the dorm Wednesday night, where the victim reported Walker slapped her and punched her four times in the left side.

According to Walker’s arrest affidavit, Tanecia Gardner said Walker became angry because she went to happy hour with a male supervisor from her job. She also suggested her relationship with Walker has a history of physical violence.

"Gardner said she knew from previous fights with Walker that he was going to hit her, so she hid her face and went into the fetal position on the couch," the affidavit said.

Gardner told police Walker punched her "hard" four times, then dragged her by the arms and threw her out of his room. A third party called for medical help on Gardner’s behalf, and police were alerted to a possible assault, university police spokeswoman Cindy Posey said.

Gardner reported difficulty breathing and she was taken to hospital for examination of broken ribs. The arrest affidavit noted a bruise on Gardner’s neck, which she told police came from a previous assault by Walker.
2014-09-15VikingsNuisanceSuspensionsLink2UPDATE: CBS Houston is reporting more details in the "whooping" of a 4-year-old boy, the word allegedly used by Adrian Peterson to describe the incident in an interview with police. The CBS Houston report states:

The beating allegedly resulted in numerous injuries to the child, including cuts and bruises to the child’s back, buttocks, ankles, legs and scrotum, along with defensive wounds to the child’s hands. Peterson then texted the boy’s mother, saying that one wound in particular would make her "mad at me about his leg. I got kinda good wit the tail end of the switch."

According to the report, the "whooping" came after some pushing with another one of Peterson’s sons over a video game. The site is reporting a number of alleged text messages from Peterson to the boy’s mother, including "Got him in nuts once I noticed. But I felt so bad, n I’m all tearing that butt up when needed! I start putting them in timeout. N save the whooping for needed memories!"

There are numerous details in the CBS Houston report showcasing further text messages from Peterson to child’s mother during the moments following the May incident.

According to the report, the police report of the incident tells a very different story than a mere "whooping" from the perspective of the young boy. The report alleged the boy stated in the police report: "Daddy Peterson hit me on my face." Here are more details from the article:
2014-09-15VikingsSerious-CriminalChild EndangermentLink60UPDATE: CBS Houston is reporting more details in the "whooping" of a 4-year-old boy, the word allegedly used by Adrian Peterson to describe the incident in an interview with police. The CBS Houston report states:

The beating allegedly resulted in numerous injuries to the child, including cuts and bruises to the child’s back, buttocks, ankles, legs and scrotum, along with defensive wounds to the child’s hands. Peterson then texted the boy’s mother, saying that one wound in particular would make her "mad at me about his leg. I got kinda good wit the tail end of the switch."

According to the report, the "whooping" came after some pushing with another one of Peterson’s sons over a video game. The site is reporting a number of alleged text messages from Peterson to the boy’s mother, including "Got him in nuts once I noticed. But I felt so bad, n I’m all tearing that butt up when needed! I start putting them in timeout. N save the whooping for needed memories!"

There are numerous details in the CBS Houston report showcasing further text messages from Peterson to child’s mother during the moments following the May incident.

According to the report, the police report of the incident tells a very different story than a mere "whooping" from the perspective of the young boy. The report alleged the boy stated in the police report: "Daddy Peterson hit me on my face." Here are more details from the article:
2014-09-15PistonsSmall-TimeCrimes Against NatureLink8Finally a bust I don't mind busing.

"I'm just trying not to be in the newspaper," said the professional basketball player who, according to police, urinated on himself while being booked for impaired driving. It almost worked.

"I play for the Pistons," Monroe told an arresting officer.

"Unless you told people that are going to tell people," that officer is heard replying, "we don't tell people."

The Pistons' big man was actually arrested in February and pleaded guilty in April, but the news didn't come out until this week, when the NBA announced Monroe's two-game suspension.

Huntington Woods (Mich.) police have released their report and dashcam footage of Monroe's arrest on Feb. 13, after he was pulled over for having a broken headlight. "I always feel short," said the officer when Monroe stepped out of his car, "but now I feel real short."
2014-09-15PistonsBig-TimePublic UrinationLink9Finally a bust I don’t mind busing.

"I’m just trying not to be in the newspaper," said the professional basketball player who, according to police, urinated on himself while being booked for impaired driving. It almost worked.

"I play for the Pistons," Monroe told an arresting officer.

"Unless you told people that are going to tell people," that officer is heard replying, "we don’t tell people."

The Pistons’ big man was actually arrested in February and pleaded guilty in April, but the news didn’t come out until this week, when the NBA announced Monroe’s two-game suspension.

Huntington Woods (Mich.) police have released their report and dashcam footage of Monroe’s arrest on Feb. 13, after he was pulled over for having a broken headlight. "I always feel short," said the officer when Monroe stepped out of his car, "but now I feel real short."
2014-08-12CowboysNuisanceSuspensionsLink2Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said Monday night cornerback Orlando Scandrick has been suspended four games for violating a league drug policy.

Scandrick "took something in Mexico" while on vacation, which led to him failing a drug test, according to Fox NFL Insider Jay Glazer. Glazer also said Scandrick understands he violated the league's substance abuse policy and is taking responsibility for his actions.

Scandrick had appealed the suspension and lost.
2014-08-12CowboysSmall-TimeUsing Soft DrugsLink8Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said Monday night cornerback Orlando Scandrick has been suspended four games for violating a league drug policy.

Scandrick "took something in Mexico" while on vacation, which led to him failing a drug test, according to Fox NFL Insider Jay Glazer. Glazer also said Scandrick understands he violated the league’s substance abuse policy and is taking responsibility for his actions.

Scandrick had appealed the suspension and lost.
2014-08-12JaguarsSmall-TimeUsing Soft DrugsLink8EDMOND – Former Oklahoma State football player Justin Blackmon was arrested Wednesday night in Edmond on a complaint of drug possession, according to Edmond police.

According to a police report, Blackmon, 24, was arrested after being stopped for a traffic violation at Edmond Road and Kelley Avenue, and officers could smell "a strong odor of marijuana" coming from his car. Police searched his vehicle and found marijuana.

While speaking with the driver, the report states, Blackmon admitted to having marijuana in his car and explained he had been smoking a "blunt" of marijuana while he was driving and a full "blunt" was also in the car.
2014-08-06Idaho Small-TimePetty TheftLink8Two strikes and you’re out.

On a team in need of playmakers, the Idaho Vandals football team won’t have its best one next season.

Coach Paul Petrino announced Sunday that senior receiver Dezmon Epps has been dismissed from the Vandals for violating team rules. Epps was arrested on a DUI charge in April and was sentenced to one day in jail and two years’ probation after pleading guilty in June.

Epps led Idaho with 79 catches and 980 receiving yards last season and scored four touchdowns. His 6.6 receptions per game were tied for 24th in the nation and 12th-most among players returning this season. He also was the primary punt returner with 138 yards on 20 returns and had 283 yards on 14 kickoff returns. The speedy Epps had three games with 100 or more receiving yards, including 126 at Florida State on Nov. 23.

"We have the highest standards and expectations for our players as student-athletes and citizens," Petrino said in a statement. "We clearly outline the consequences when these expectations are not met."

The Vandals’ top returning receiver is Coeur d’Alene High graduate Deon Watson (24 catches, 279 yards). The team’s receiving corps was expected to be a strength of the team with young talents like Watson (a sophomore), fellow sophomore Jacob Sannon and redshirt freshman Rueben Mwehla in addition to junior college transfers Jermaine Johnson and Kenny Torrence.

Idaho, which was ninth out of 11 in the Sun Belt Conference preseason coaches’ poll on Saturday, opens the season Aug. 30 at Florida.

UPDATE: According to the Idaho Repository, Epps was charged with misdemeanor petit theft Sunday. He’s scheduled for a pre-trial hearing next week.
2014-08-06RamsSmall-TimeFightingLink8Rams linebacker Jo-Lonn Dunbar should be getting ready to head to concentrate on football with training camp getting started soon–but that is not the case.
@sportingRSS/Twitter
@sportingRSS/Twitter
Instead he is going to make sure he has a legal team in place to deal with the fallout for his arrest in Miami over thee weekend.
A ton of details have not been made available yet, but Miami Beach Police Detective Vivian Thayer has said that Dunbar and NBA free agent Donte Green were arrested on charges of battery and disorderly conduct for fighting outside of the Dream Nightclub in South Beach Sunday night.

Read more at http://americanlivewire.com/2014-07-20-st-louis-rams-lb-jo-lonn-dunbar-arrested-fighting/
2014-08-06RamsBig-TimeAggravated AssaultLink35Rams linebacker Jo-Lonn Dunbar should be getting ready to head to concentrate on football with training camp getting started soon–but that is not the case.
@sportingRSS/Twitter
@sportingRSS/Twitter
Instead he is going to make sure he has a legal team in place to deal with the fallout for his arrest in Miami over thee weekend.
A ton of details have not been made available yet, but Miami Beach Police Detective Vivian Thayer has said that Dunbar and NBA free agent Donte Green were arrested on charges of battery and disorderly conduct for fighting outside of the Dream Nightclub in South Beach Sunday night.

Read more at http://americanlivewire.com/2014-07-20-st-louis-rams-lb-jo-lonn-dunbar-arrested-fighting/
2014-08-06Idaho NuisanceKicked Out of LeagueLink7Two strikes and you're out.

On a team in need of playmakers, the Idaho Vandals football team won't have its best one next season.

Coach Paul Petrino announced Sunday that senior receiver Dezmon Epps has been dismissed from the Vandals for violating team rules. Epps was arrested on a DUI charge in April and was sentenced to one day in jail and two years' probation after pleading guilty in June.

Epps led Idaho with 79 catches and 980 receiving yards last season and scored four touchdowns. His 6.6 receptions per game were tied for 24th in the nation and 12th-most among players returning this season. He also was the primary punt returner with 138 yards on 20 returns and had 283 yards on 14 kickoff returns. The speedy Epps had three games with 100 or more receiving yards, including 126 at Florida State on Nov. 23.

"We have the highest standards and expectations for our players as student-athletes and citizens," Petrino said in a statement. "We clearly outline the consequences when these expectations are not met."

The Vandals' top returning receiver is Coeur d'Alene High graduate Deon Watson (24 catches, 279 yards). The team's receiving corps was expected to be a strength of the team with young talents like Watson (a sophomore), fellow sophomore Jacob Sannon and redshirt freshman Rueben Mwehla in addition to junior college transfers Jermaine Johnson and Kenny Torrence.

Idaho, which was ninth out of 11 in the Sun Belt Conference preseason coaches' poll on Saturday, opens the season Aug. 30 at Florida.

UPDATE: According to the Idaho Repository, Epps was charged with misdemeanor petit theft Sunday. He's scheduled for a pre-trial hearing next week.
2014-08-06EaglesSmall-TimeResisting ArrestLink8I'm guessing the roids are kicking in across the NFL as the the busts increase in direct proportion to the number of days until kickoff.*

PHOENIX - A Philadelphia Eagles football player was arrested in Arizona on suspicion of felony aggravated assault for allegedly pushing a police officer probing a bar fight, authorities said on Monday.

Keelan Johnson, 24, was booked into jail early on Saturday and later released after the skirmish at a bar on Mill Avenue, an entertainment district near Arizona State University in Tempe.

Johnson, an Eagles safety who played college football for Arizona State, is accused by Tempe police of assault and resisting arrest and disorderly conduct, both misdemeanors, according to court records.

Police said they were interviewing people outside Zuma Grill about a fight inside the establishment when Johnson began yelling at them and refused to leave the immediate area.

During the incident, police said Johnson "gave the victim a two armed impact push to the victim's chest, striking him with great force, knocking him backwards," court records stated.

He was later taken to the ground by arresting officers after resisting attempts to take him into custody, records said.

Eagles spokesman Derek Boyko said the team was disappointed by Johnson's arrest and was looking into the incident.

Johnson was signed to the Eagles' practice squad before the start of the 2013 season. He played in two games for the team last year.

*No actual statistical analysis done.
2014-08-06EaglesSmall-TimeDrunk and DisorderlyLink9I’m guessing the roids are kicking in across the NFL as the the busts increase in direct proportion to the number of days until kickoff.*

PHOENIX - A Philadelphia Eagles football player was arrested in Arizona on suspicion of felony aggravated assault for allegedly pushing a police officer probing a bar fight, authorities said on Monday.

Keelan Johnson, 24, was booked into jail early on Saturday and later released after the skirmish at a bar on Mill Avenue, an entertainment district near Arizona State University in Tempe.

Johnson, an Eagles safety who played college football for Arizona State, is accused by Tempe police of assault and resisting arrest and disorderly conduct, both misdemeanors, according to court records.

Police said they were interviewing people outside Zuma Grill about a fight inside the establishment when Johnson began yelling at them and refused to leave the immediate area.

During the incident, police said Johnson "gave the victim a two armed impact push to the victim’s chest, striking him with great force, knocking him backwards," court records stated.

He was later taken to the ground by arresting officers after resisting attempts to take him into custody, records said.

Eagles spokesman Derek Boyko said the team was disappointed by Johnson’s arrest and was looking into the incident.

Johnson was signed to the Eagles’ practice squad before the start of the 2013 season. He played in two games for the team last year.

*No actual statistical analysis done.
2014-08-06EaglesBig-TimeAggravated AssaultLink35I’m guessing the roids are kicking in across the NFL as the the busts increase in direct proportion to the number of days until kickoff.*

PHOENIX - A Philadelphia Eagles football player was arrested in Arizona on suspicion of felony aggravated assault for allegedly pushing a police officer probing a bar fight, authorities said on Monday.

Keelan Johnson, 24, was booked into jail early on Saturday and later released after the skirmish at a bar on Mill Avenue, an entertainment district near Arizona State University in Tempe.

Johnson, an Eagles safety who played college football for Arizona State, is accused by Tempe police of assault and resisting arrest and disorderly conduct, both misdemeanors, according to court records.

Police said they were interviewing people outside Zuma Grill about a fight inside the establishment when Johnson began yelling at them and refused to leave the immediate area.

During the incident, police said Johnson "gave the victim a two armed impact push to the victim’s chest, striking him with great force, knocking him backwards," court records stated.

He was later taken to the ground by arresting officers after resisting attempts to take him into custody, records said.

Eagles spokesman Derek Boyko said the team was disappointed by Johnson’s arrest and was looking into the incident.

Johnson was signed to the Eagles’ practice squad before the start of the 2013 season. He played in two games for the team last year.

*No actual statistical analysis done.
2014-08-06Bowling Green Serious-CriminalRapeLink75Even as it garners exponentially more attention, it’s not just players from Power-Five conferences who find themselves facing very serious and significant off-field legal issues.

Case in point? Bowling Green’s William Houston, who the Toledo Blade reports was charged with attempted rape following an incident over the weekend. Houston was arrested at his on-campus residence later in the day after the alleged victim called police.
2014-08-06Duke Small-TimeUnder Age DrinkingLink10Little ditty about Duke and arrests. I love busting Duke. It's even better when it's the son of John Cougar Mellencamp’s son who hasn't seen one snap.

GREENSBORO –
Duke walk-on football player Hud Mellencamp, the son of Rock-n-Roll Hall of Famer John Mellencamp, remains part of the Blue Devils football program despite his second arrest in the last 12 months.

Mellencamp, 20, a junior defensive back for the Blue Devils who has yet to appear in a game, was arrested July 10 for illegal consumption of alcohol in his native Indiana, court records show.

Duke coach David Cutcliffe told The Herald-Sun on Monday that Mellencamp remains part of the team while the facts are being gathered.

"I haven’t had the chance to hear any details," Cutcliffe said from the ACC Kickoff media event at the Grandover Resort. "When I get back (to Durham) we’ll look at the circumstances. I don’t know anything that surrounded it. Obviously it’s unfortunate to hear this. But we’ll deal with it after we learn a little bit more."

The alcohol charge against Mellencamp stems from a June 29 incident and is the second legal issue in Indiana for Mellencamp.

Last summer, he and two other men, including his brother, Speck, were charged with felony battery after police say they kicked, punched and stomped another teenager following a July 29, 2013, altercation during a party at a Bloomington, Ind., home.

The charge of battery committed by means of a deadly weapon is a Class C felony. Monroe County, Indiana, court records show that Hud Mellencamp has a pretrial conference on that charge scheduled for Thursday at 1:30 p.m.

Court records also show that on July 15, five days after Mellencamp was charged with illegal consumption of alcohol, Monroe County Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Darcie Fawcett filed a motion in court to revoke his $5,000 bond on the felony battery charge. Mellencamp’s attorneys objected to the bond request and the court set aside a decision until this week’s pretrial conference.

The initial hearing on the alcohol charge, which is a misdemeanor, is scheduled for Sept. 25.

As for the pending battery case, Mellencamp’s attorneys and the district attorney’s office have been going through the discovery phase for the last year.
2014-08-06Duke Big-TimeAssault and BatteryLink15Little ditty about Duke and arrests. I love busting Duke. It’s even better when it’s the son of John Cougar Mellencamp’s son who hasn’t seen one snap.

GREENSBORO –
Duke walk-on football player Hud Mellencamp, the son of Rock-n-Roll Hall of Famer John Mellencamp, remains part of the Blue Devils football program despite his second arrest in the last 12 months.

Mellencamp, 20, a junior defensive back for the Blue Devils who has yet to appear in a game, was arrested July 10 for illegal consumption of alcohol in his native Indiana, court records show.

Duke coach David Cutcliffe told The Herald-Sun on Monday that Mellencamp remains part of the team while the facts are being gathered.

"I haven’t had the chance to hear any details," Cutcliffe said from the ACC Kickoff media event at the Grandover Resort. "When I get back (to Durham) we’ll look at the circumstances. I don’t know anything that surrounded it. Obviously it’s unfortunate to hear this. But we’ll deal with it after we learn a little bit more."

The alcohol charge against Mellencamp stems from a June 29 incident and is the second legal issue in Indiana for Mellencamp.

Last summer, he and two other men, including his brother, Speck, were charged with felony battery after police say they kicked, punched and stomped another teenager following a July 29, 2013, altercation during a party at a Bloomington, Ind., home.

The charge of battery committed by means of a deadly weapon is a Class C felony. Monroe County, Indiana, court records show that Hud Mellencamp has a pretrial conference on that charge scheduled for Thursday at 1:30 p.m.

Court records also show that on July 15, five days after Mellencamp was charged with illegal consumption of alcohol, Monroe County Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Darcie Fawcett filed a motion in court to revoke his $5,000 bond on the felony battery charge. Mellencamp’s attorneys objected to the bond request and the court set aside a decision until this week’s pretrial conference.

The initial hearing on the alcohol charge, which is a misdemeanor, is scheduled for Sept. 25.

As for the pending battery case, Mellencamp’s attorneys and the district attorney’s office have been going through the discovery phase for the last year.
2014-08-06R-Pennsylvania: Tom MarinoSmall-TimeConcealed or Illegal WeaponsLink0The press secretary for Rep. Tom Marino (R-PA) was arrested by Capitol Police on Friday morning for allegedly bringing a 9mm handgun to the Cannon House Office Building, Roll Call reported.

Ryan Shucard was arrested at about 9:15 a.m. at the building's southeast entry, Capitol Police spokeswoman Lt. Kimberly Schneider told Roll Call. After a required search, a 9mm Smith & Wesson pistol and magazine were reportedly found.

Marino’s chief of staff Bill Tighe told Roll Call that Shucard had been placed on unpaid leave.

Shucard was processed at Capitol Police headquarters on suspicion of carrying a pistol without a license, a felony in the District of Columbia.

The office of the House Sergeant-at-Arms confirmed the arrest. "Carrying weapons into the District of Columbia is a very serious offense," an official told Roll Call.
2014-07-17Iowa Small-TimeMoving ViolationsLink5Since when can't you drive a liquorcycle on a suspended licence? This guy has been busted twice on a the ole moped in three months.

IOWA CITY, Iowa – Iowa coach Fran McCaffery has suspended Peter Jok indefinitely after the guard was arrested on Monday night and charged with driving his moped on a revoked license.

It’s the second moped-related arrest in three months for Jok, who will be a sophomore for the Hawkeyes next fall.

"We support Peter, but we’re not happy with his recent pattern of behavior," McCaffery said. "In the interim, Peter will continue to attend summer school classes, participate in community service projects, and take time to work on things internally, as outlined in accordance with the student-athlete Code of Conduct. We will monitor his progress and go from there."
2014-07-17LionsBig-TimeAggravated AssaultLink35Former Detroit Lions wide receiver Titus Young has been arrested again – this time for battery.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department says Young was arrested July 9 on suspicion of felony battery with serious bodily injury for an alleged altercation with another man.

Details weren't released.

He's jailed on $105,000 bail. An after-hours call Monday to his attorney, Brian Hurwitz, wasn't immediately returned.

The 24-year-old Young was arrested a day before he was supposed to appear in Orange County court, where he's pleaded not guilty to 11 charges stemming from a May break-in at a San Clemente home.

Young has had a series of other arrests.

His father has said Young's personality changed after he sustained a concussion during his 2011 rookie year. The Lions released him last year.
2014-07-17RangersNuisanceApologizing to FamilyLink3The Trifecta!

Injured Texas Ranger catcher Geovany Soto is free on bond after a Wednesday night arrest for possession of marijuana under two ounces, police said.

Soto, 31, was stopped about 10 p.m. by a patrol officer who found the illegal substance inside his vehicle, said Grapevine, Texas police spokesman said.

Soto posted a $500 bond Thursday morning.

The case has been turned over to the district attorney's office.

"I am embarrassed and would like to apologize to my family, the Rangers organization, and our fans that I was taken in on this charge," Soto said in a written statement released by the Rangers.
2014-07-17RangersNuisanceApologizing to FansLink4The Trifecta!

Injured Texas Ranger catcher Geovany Soto is free on bond after a Wednesday night arrest for possession of marijuana under two ounces, police said.

Soto, 31, was stopped about 10 p.m. by a patrol officer who found the illegal substance inside his vehicle, said Grapevine, Texas police spokesman said.

Soto posted a $500 bond Thursday morning.

The case has been turned over to the district attorney’s office.

"I am embarrassed and would like to apologize to my family, the Rangers organization, and our fans that I was taken in on this charge," Soto said in a written statement released by the Rangers.
2014-07-15West Virginia Big-TimeOther FeloniesLink40A Delaware man was arrested Monday in West Virginia, where he is a running back on the West Virginia University football team, and will be charged with witness intimidation in a murder case, Wilmington police said Monday night.

Wendell Lynn Smallwood, 20, of Wilmington, was arrested as an out-of-state fugitive and is being held for extradition, Cpl. Mark Ivey said.

Smallwood tried to get a witness to recant statements implicating a friend of his charged with first-degree murder, Ivey said.

The fatal shooting occurred April 14, 2012, in the 2700 block of W. Fourth St. City resident Manuel Oliveras, 51, was fatally shot about 9 p.m. in the front courtyard of a row home near Greenhill Avenue and West Fourth Street.

Zakee Lloyd, then 19, of the 300 block of E. 24th St. in Wilmington, was arrested Jan. 8, 2013, charged with first-degree murder and is awaiting trial, Ivey said.
2014-07-14Georgia Small-TimeUsing Soft DrugsLink8Georgia basketball forward Brandon Morris is facing a felony charge of possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.

Morris was arrested by Athens-Clarke County police and booked into the Clarke County Jail at 3:21 a.m. Sunday and released on a $2,500 bond before noon, according to the jail’s online booking report.
The rising junior has started 45 games for the Bulldogs during the last two seasons. He was the team’s third-leading scorer last season at 8.6 points per game while averaging 3.4 rebounds per game.

The Miller Grove High product was suspended the first three games last season for undisclosed reasons that coach Mark Fox said were both for on and off court issues.

"I want him to grow in a lot of ways," Fox said at the time.
A felony arrest brings an immediate suspension from athletic competition, according to UGA athletic association policy. An athletics comprehensive action plan committee will forward a recommendation to athletic director Greg McGarity. Options include dismissal, suspension, reduction or cancellation of athletic aid. McGarity will approve, modify or return the case to the committee.
If this is a second violation of Georgia's athletic drug policy, Morris would be facing a suspension of no less than 30 percent of the season.

Fox is aware of Morris’ arrest, but won’t be putting out any statements Sunday, according to a team spokesman. He’s out of town recruiting until late Sunday night.

Specific information about the case was not available on Sunday, according to the Athens-Clarke County police department.
2014-07-14Georgia Big-TimeSelling Soft DrugsLink13Georgia basketball forward Brandon Morris is facing a felony charge of possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.

Morris was arrested by Athens-Clarke County police and booked into the Clarke County Jail at 3:21 a.m. Sunday and released on a $2,500 bond before noon, according to the jail’s online booking report.
The rising junior has started 45 games for the Bulldogs during the last two seasons. He was the team’s third-leading scorer last season at 8.6 points per game while averaging 3.4 rebounds per game.

The Miller Grove High product was suspended the first three games last season for undisclosed reasons that coach Mark Fox said were both for on and off court issues.

"I want him to grow in a lot of ways," Fox said at the time.
A felony arrest brings an immediate suspension from athletic competition, according to UGA athletic association policy. An athletics comprehensive action plan committee will forward a recommendation to athletic director Greg McGarity. Options include dismissal, suspension, reduction or cancellation of athletic aid. McGarity will approve, modify or return the case to the committee.
If this is a second violation of Georgia’s athletic drug policy, Morris would be facing a suspension of no less than 30 percent of the season.

Fox is aware of Morris’ arrest, but won’t be putting out any statements Sunday, according to a team spokesman. He’s out of town recruiting until late Sunday night.

Specific information about the case was not available on Sunday, according to the Athens-Clarke County police department.
2014-07-14Alabama Small-TimeDrinking and DrivingLink12TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WIAT)- A vehicle collision early Sunday morning led to the arrest of 21-year-old Alabama football player Jarran Kentrel Reed.

Sgt. Brent Blankley says a Tuscaloosa officer observed Reed’s 2011 White Dodge Charger backing out of a parking space at the same time as another vehicle in the City Fest parking lot. The vehicles ran into each other and the driver of the Charger drove off to try to exit the parking lot.

The officer then went over to Reed and instructed him to stop the car. "The officer made contact with the driver of the vehicle and immediately smelled the odor of alcohol coming from inside the vehicle," according to Blankley.

Reed was given a Standardized Field Sobriety Test. His Blood Alcohol Content was 0.13%- the legal limit is 0.08%.

Reed was arrested for driving under the influence and transported to the Tuscaloosa County Jail where he was held for sobriety. His bond is set for $1,000.

Reed is the latest Alabama football player to be arrested in the last eight days in Tuscaloosa. Kenyan Drake was arrested last Saturday for obstructing governmental operations after trying to retrieve his vehicle in a roped off police area following a shooting at Kennedy’s Bar.
2014-07-14RavensSmall-TimeDrunk and DisorderlyLink9The Baltimore Ravens have added yet another arrest to their offseason tally sheet.

Cornerback Jimmy Smith, a first-round pick in 2011, was arrested for misdeamor disorderly conduct Saturday night at The Greene Turtle restaurant and bar in Towson, Md. Smith was cited for allegedly refusing to obey a lawful order from a police report, according to The Baltimore Sun.

Smith was in the restaurant's bathroom with a woman who was intoxicated. The woman was reportedly vomiting over a sink when police and medics arrived, after being called by the general manager who claimed the woman was unconscious. Authorities told Smith, who was assisting the woman at the time, to leave the area, according to the report, which is when he told police he wanted to stay.

A verbal confrontation ensued, which led to police putting Smith in handcuffs and taking him to the precint. He was released at 11:15 p.m.

This is the fifth arrest this offseason for the Ravens. Ravens vice president of public and community relations gave The Sun a statement on the matter.
2014-07-14Florida State NuisanceSuspensionsLink2Florida State head football coach Jimbo Fisher suspended Jesus Wilson after the sophomore was arrested on a charge of grand theft of motor vehicle.

Under the university's code of conduct policy, a student athlete can continue to practice and train while under suspension, according to FSU athletics.

Original Story: 10:32 a.m.

Florida State football player Jesus Wilson stole a motor scooter near the Love Building on Florida State campus last month and crashed it, court documents said.

Wilson, 19, now faces a charge of grand theft of a motor vehicle.

On June 11 at 10:20 a.m., a man said he parked his scooter, valued at $1,000, in front of the Love building along Atomic Way. When he returned, the scooter was gone, said court documents.

On June 17, Tallahassee Police officers stopped Wilson while he was driving the stolen scooter, which was now damaged.

Wilson said he borrowed the scooter from another student but had no contact information for him, court documents said.
2014-07-14Florida State Big-TimeTheftLink20Florida State head football coach Jimbo Fisher suspended Jesus Wilson after the sophomore was arrested on a charge of grand theft of motor vehicle.

Under the university’s code of conduct policy, a student athlete can continue to practice and train while under suspension, according to FSU athletics.

Original Story: 10:32 a.m.

Florida State football player Jesus Wilson stole a motor scooter near the Love Building on Florida State campus last month and crashed it, court documents said.

Wilson, 19, now faces a charge of grand theft of a motor vehicle.

On June 11 at 10:20 a.m., a man said he parked his scooter, valued at $1,000, in front of the Love building along Atomic Way. When he returned, the scooter was gone, said court documents.

On June 17, Tallahassee Police officers stopped Wilson while he was driving the stolen scooter, which was now damaged.

Wilson said he borrowed the scooter from another student but had no contact information for him, court documents said.
2014-07-14Boise State Small-TimeResisting ArrestLink8BOISE, Idaho (KBOI) -- A Boise State football player has been arrested according to local arrest records.

The Ada County Sheriff's Office says Mathew Boesen was arrested by Boise Police Thursday evening. He's been booked for resisting or obstructing officers as well as inattentive driving. Both charges misdemeanors.

He has since been released from jail.

Boesen, a redshirt freshman from Torrance, Calif., is a linebacker for the Broncos.

The Boise State Athletics Department released a short statement to the Idaho Press-Tribune that said only, "We are aware of the situation and following our student-conduct policy."
2014-07-14Boise State Small-TimeMoving ViolationsLink5BOISE, Idaho (KBOI) -- A Boise State football player has been arrested according to local arrest records.

The Ada County Sheriff’s Office says Mathew Boesen was arrested by Boise Police Thursday evening. He’s been booked for resisting or obstructing officers as well as inattentive driving. Both charges misdemeanors.

He has since been released from jail.

Boesen, a redshirt freshman from Torrance, Calif., is a linebacker for the Broncos.

The Boise State Athletics Department released a short statement to the Idaho Press-Tribune that said only, "We are aware of the situation and following our student-conduct policy."
2014-07-10FlyersSmall-TimeDrunk and DisorderlyLink9Flyers captain Claude Giroux was arrested and spent the night in jail in Ottawa after an altercation with a police officer, a source has confirmed.

Giroux was arrested for repeatedly grabbing the buttocks of a male officer at the Great Canadian Cabin in the Byward Market. Alcohol is believed to have been involved.

One league source would not confirm details of the incident, but said the Flyers were embarrassed by the story and wanted an explanation from Giroux. The source confirmed only that there was an incident in Ottawa involving Giroux.

Another league source said the Flyers plan to speak to Giroux this week to let him know that "this kind of behavior is inappropriate, especially for someone who is the captain of a professional hockey team."

Giroux's agent, Pat Brisson, declined comment.

The incident allegedly occurred around 9 p.m. Tuesday. The arrest was one of seven that occurred around the city as part of Canada Day festivities, the police said.
2014-07-10FlyersSmall-TimeSexual HarassmentLink13Flyers captain Claude Giroux was arrested and spent the night in jail in Ottawa after an altercation with a police officer, a source has confirmed.

Giroux was arrested for repeatedly grabbing the buttocks of a male officer at the Great Canadian Cabin in the Byward Market. Alcohol is believed to have been involved.

One league source would not confirm details of the incident, but said the Flyers were embarrassed by the story and wanted an explanation from Giroux. The source confirmed only that there was an incident in Ottawa involving Giroux.

Another league source said the Flyers plan to speak to Giroux this week to let him know that "this kind of behavior is inappropriate, especially for someone who is the captain of a professional hockey team."

Giroux’s agent, Pat Brisson, declined comment.

The incident allegedly occurred around 9 p.m. Tuesday. The arrest was one of seven that occurred around the city as part of Canada Day festivities, the police said.
2014-07-09Miami NuisanceKicked Out of LeagueLink7MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Two University of Miami Football players were arrested Tuesday, both accused of sexual battery.
Alexander Figueroa, 20, and Jawand Blue, 20, were arrested Tuesday and charged with sexual battery.

According to the arrest affidavit, Figueroa and Blue, without the 17-year old girl’s consent, gave her "a narcotic, anesthetic, or other intoxicating substance that mentally or physically incapacitated" on July 5.

Coral Gables police say Figueroa and Blue, took the 17-year-old student back to Figueroa’s dorm room at Pearson Hall on the UM campus. That’s where police says she was both men performed sex acts on the victim, who was physically helpless to resist.

The teen, according to police, reported the crime to University of Miami Police who contacted the Coral Gables Police Department. Tuesday, Figueroa and Blue went to the Coral Gables Police headquarters and reportedly admitted to "buying and administering several alcoholic beverages for the victim."

The University of Miami Director of Athletics Blake James issued a statement Tuesday which said both Figueroa, a linebacker, and Blue, an outside linebacker, had been kicked off the team.
2014-07-09Miami Big-TimeAssault Wife/GirlfriendLink80MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Two University of Miami Football players were arrested Tuesday, both accused of sexual battery.
Alexander Figueroa, 20, and Jawand Blue, 20, were arrested Tuesday and charged with sexual battery.

According to the arrest affidavit, Figueroa and Blue, without the 17-year old girl’s consent, gave her "a narcotic, anesthetic, or other intoxicating substance that mentally or physically incapacitated" on July 5.

Coral Gables police say Figueroa and Blue, took the 17-year-old student back to Figueroa’s dorm room at Pearson Hall on the UM campus. That’s where police says she was both men performed sex acts on the victim, who was physically helpless to resist.

The teen, according to police, reported the crime to University of Miami Police who contacted the Coral Gables Police Department. Tuesday, Figueroa and Blue went to the Coral Gables Police headquarters and reportedly admitted to "buying and administering several alcoholic beverages for the victim."

The University of Miami Director of Athletics Blake James issued a statement Tuesday which said both Figueroa, a linebacker, and Blue, an outside linebacker, had been kicked off the team.
2014-07-09Miami Serious-CriminalRapeLink150MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Two University of Miami Football players were arrested Tuesday, both accused of sexual battery.
Alexander Figueroa, 20, and Jawand Blue, 20, were arrested Tuesday and charged with sexual battery.

According to the arrest affidavit, Figueroa and Blue, without the 17-year old girl’s consent, gave her "a narcotic, anesthetic, or other intoxicating substance that mentally or physically incapacitated" on July 5.

Coral Gables police say Figueroa and Blue, took the 17-year-old student back to Figueroa’s dorm room at Pearson Hall on the UM campus. That’s where police says she was both men performed sex acts on the victim, who was physically helpless to resist.

The teen, according to police, reported the crime to University of Miami Police who contacted the Coral Gables Police Department. Tuesday, Figueroa and Blue went to the Coral Gables Police headquarters and reportedly admitted to "buying and administering several alcoholic beverages for the victim."

The University of Miami Director of Athletics Blake James issued a statement Tuesday which said both Figueroa, a linebacker, and Blue, an outside linebacker, had been kicked off the team.
2014-07-08Ohio State Big-TimeUsing Hard DrugsLink20Ohio State football player Tracy Sprinkle is facing charges of cocaine possession, rioting and failure to disperse following a massive bar fight in northeastern Ohio early yesterday, which police described as a riot.

Sprinkle, a 19-year-old backup defensive end, is from Elyria, near Lorain. He was arrested between 2 and 3 a.m. yesterday in Lorain, a Lorain city jail official said, and was still being held as of 11:40 a.m. today.

The cocaine was not found on Sprinkle, but rather hidden in the back seat of a squad car in which he had been placed after the fight.

Police acknowledged another arrested person had been in the vehicle prior to Sprinkle. The officer searched the car after the first person's release and had found no drugs.
2014-07-08Ohio State Big-TimeAggravated AssaultLink35Ohio State football player Tracy Sprinkle is facing charges of cocaine possession, rioting and failure to disperse following a massive bar fight in northeastern Ohio early yesterday, which police described as a riot.

Sprinkle, a 19-year-old backup defensive end, is from Elyria, near Lorain. He was arrested between 2 and 3 a.m. yesterday in Lorain, a Lorain city jail official said, and was still being held as of 11:40 a.m. today.

The cocaine was not found on Sprinkle, but rather hidden in the back seat of a squad car in which he had been placed after the fight.

Police acknowledged another arrested person had been in the vehicle prior to Sprinkle. The officer searched the car after the first person’s release and had found no drugs.
2014-07-08Alabama Small-TimeObstructing JusticeLink8WIAT in Birmingham confirmed to FOX10News, Drake was arrested early this morning and is reporting the arrest was in the location where officers shot a shooting suspect outside of Kennedy’s Bar around 1:00 a.m. this morning.

"Police confirm that Drake’s vehicle was parked in an area that police roped off with crime scene tape after the shooting," said Naquela Webster with WIAT in Birmingham. "Drake was taken into custody after he tried to retrieve his vehicle by going underneath the roped-off areas."

Bond was set at $1000.

Below are charges that fall under the category of obstructing government operations, according to the state of Alabama law codes:
2014-07-07BrownsSmall-TimeDrinking and DrivingLink12ALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated after speeding down a street in Raleigh on Saturday, bringing the troubled Pro Bowler's already cloudy future into more doubt.

Gordon was taken into custody after being pulled over for going 50 mph in a 35 mph zone on U.S. 70 in northwest Raleigh around 3 a.m. Saturday, police spokesman Jim Sughrue said.

The police report on Gordon's arrest wasn't finished, so Sughrue didn't know what type of vehicle Gordon was driving or what led the officer to suspect he had been drinking.

Gordon was released on bail. Court records did not list an attorney.
2014-07-07Old Dominion Small-TimeFraudLink52Keshawn Henderson, a wide receiver recently dismissed from the Old Dominion football team, has been charged with six felonies and four misdemeanors related to credit-card fraud, according to Norfolk General District Court records.

Henderson, a 6-foot-4 freshman from Dallas, was charged with six counts of obtaining money under false pretenses, two counts of credit-card forgery, one count of obtaining a credit card under false pretenses and a charge of credit-card fraud. Henderson was arrested May 30 and is accused of committing the crimes on May 19 and May 20, according to court records.

Amanda Howie, spokeswoman for Norfolk Commonwealth's Attorney's office, said Henderson "used a credit card that did not belong to him to make purchases," including purchases at a Norfolk grocery store and gas station. She did not know whose credit card Henderson is alleged to have used.
2014-07-07Old Dominion Big-TimeTheftLink40Keshawn Henderson, a wide receiver recently dismissed from the Old Dominion football team, has been charged with six felonies and four misdemeanors related to credit-card fraud, according to Norfolk General District Court records.

Henderson, a 6-foot-4 freshman from Dallas, was charged with six counts of obtaining money under false pretenses, two counts of credit-card forgery, one count of obtaining a credit card under false pretenses and a charge of credit-card fraud. Henderson was arrested May 30 and is accused of committing the crimes on May 19 and May 20, according to court records.

Amanda Howie, spokeswoman for Norfolk Commonwealth’s Attorney’s office, said Henderson "used a credit card that did not belong to him to make purchases," including purchases at a Norfolk grocery store and gas station. She did not know whose credit card Henderson is alleged to have used.
2014-07-07Central Michigan Small-TimeUsing Soft DrugsLink8On June 7, Andrew Flory and Ryan Oruche went to Walmart and stole about $500 worth of snacks and DVDs. Who needs $500 worth of movies and snacks? Did they buy all six seasons of Big Bang Theory, all eight parts to the Harry Potter saga, Frozen, five boxes of Cheez-Its and three loaves of bread?

Junior wide receiver Andrew Flory, 21, was charged with two counts of second-degree retail fraud and one count of possession of marijuana, according to Isabella County Trial Court records. Defensive back Ryan Oruche, 21, was charged with one count of unarmed robbery and two counts of second-degree retail fraud. Flory was arraigned June 20. Oruche was arraigned June 10.

-CM Life
2014-07-07Central Michigan Small-TimePetty TheftLink8On June 7, Andrew Flory and Ryan Oruche went to Walmart and stole about $500 worth of snacks and DVDs. Who needs $500 worth of movies and snacks? Did they buy all six seasons of Big Bang Theory, all eight parts to the Harry Potter saga, Frozen, five boxes of Cheez-Its and three loaves of bread?

Junior wide receiver Andrew Flory, 21, was charged with two counts of second-degree retail fraud and one count of possession of marijuana, according to Isabella County Trial Court records. Defensive back Ryan Oruche, 21, was charged with one count of unarmed robbery and two counts of second-degree retail fraud. Flory was arraigned June 20. Oruche was arraigned June 10.

-CM Life
2014-07-02FlyersSmall-TimeDrunk and DisorderlyLink9Philadelphia Flyers captain Claude Giroux spent the night in an Ottawa jail according to a report from the Ottawa Sun. The alleged incident that reportedly landed the Flyers forward in handcuffs involved a police officer.

Although few details were immediately available, a source said Giroux was arrested for repeatedly grabbing the buttocks of a male police officer. Alcohol is believed to have been involved.

2014-07-02FlyersSmall-TimeSexual HarassmentLink13Philadelphia Flyers captain Claude Giroux spent the night in an Ottawa jail according to a report from the Ottawa Sun. The alleged incident that reportedly landed the Flyers forward in handcuffs involved a police officer.

Although few details were immediately available, a source said Giroux was arrested for repeatedly grabbing the buttocks of a male police officer. Alcohol is believed to have been involved.

2014-06-26Washington Big-TimeAssault Wife/GirlfriendLink40Former University of Washington football coach Jim Lambright has been arrested for an alleged domestic violence assault involving his granddaughter in what his wife says is just the latest sign of his growing "explosive disorder."
Snohomish County Sheriff's spokesperson Shari Ireton tells KIRO Radio that Lambright, 72, became angry with his two granddaughters while they were visiting him and his longtime wife in the couple's Snohomish home on June 19.

According to court documents, Lambright told police he was "very frustrated at their attitude and did not see their reason to visit all the time."

Lambright allegedly ordered his 24-year-old granddaughter to leave and she refused. He said he had grabbed her by the arms to force her out, that she was not harmed and did not understand why law enforcement was called.

But the granddaughter told deputies that Lambright "suddenly exploded." He allegedly grabbed her by the arms and forced her to the kitchen floor, then forcibly tried dragging her by her right ankle, the documents said. He only managed to drag her a few feet before she broke away and ran out of the house and called 911.

Lambright's wife Lynne told deputies he suffers from dementia and "explosive disorder," and the condition is deteriorating.

She also said Lambright "has consistently pushed and shoved her over the course of their marriage," and she is "truly a battered wife, both physically and verbally."
2014-06-23Hope SoloBig-TimeAssault Wife/GirlfriendLink40I'm curious what went down to hold her without bail...

Hope Solo, goalkeeper for the US women's football team, was arrested early on Saturday morning for striking her sister and a teenage nephew during a dispute at her home in a Seattle suburb, police said.
Police who responded to a 911 call at Solo's house in Kirkland a little after midnight could hear noise from the "disturbance" from the street, according to a police statement.

Solo, 32, appeared intoxicated and upset, police said, and her 17-year-old nephew and adult sister were visibly injured.
The football star was hosting a party at her house when the dispute took place, the Seattle Times reported.

Solo is being held without bail in a local jail, on two charges of domestic violence assault in the fourth degree, according to the jail's inmate registry, where she is listed by her married name, Hope Amelia Stevens.

Representatives from US Soccer and Solo's professional Seattle team, Reign FC, said they are aware of Solo's arrest but declined to immediately comment further.
A woman who on Saturday morning entered the home where the incident occurred declined to speak to reporters.
Solo's husband, Jerramy Stevens, played nine seasons for the National Football League's Seattle Seahawks and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Just a few hours before their wedding in November 2012, police arrested Stevens on the belief that he had assaulted Solo, but he was released because of insufficient evidence, and charges were never brought, according to media reports.

Solo has appeared as a contestant on ABC television's Dancing with the Stars and has played on two women's football teams that won Olympic gold medals.

It was not clear whether Solo had a lawyer. Solo is due to appear in Kirkland Municipal Court on Monday.
2014-06-22R-Louisiana: Vance McAllisterHypocrisyCheating - Married and KidsLink0WASHINGTON -- A new national poll says that a large majority of voters were not "moved much at all" to learn a member of Congress was involved in an extramarital affair.

Politico, which financed the poll, said the question was prompted by recent release of a surveillance video showing Rep. Vance McAllister, R-Swartz, kissing a married staff. You can read about Monday's poll, which also asked likely voters about their views on Democrats and Republicans and issues including the Affordable Care Act, gun control and abortion, by clicking here.

McAllister, a married father of five who won a special election in the 5th Congressional District last November after running on a platform of brining family and Christian values to Washington, has apologized. He said April 28 that he would not run for re-election. But on May 12, the businessman-turned congressman said his response was too hasty and that he is still mulling over his future plans.
2014-06-20Rutgers Small-TimeUnder Age DrinkingLink10A new week, a new bit of unfortunate news related to Rutgers. New Rutgers quarterback Phillip Nelson was arrested early Sunday morning in Minnesota for suspicion of third-degree assault and underage drinking, according to a report by Pioneer Press.

Nelson was arrested in Mankato for an incident that left a 24-year old man listed in critical condition at a clinic in Mankato. The victim of the alleged assault is Isaac Kolstad, a linebacker for Division 2 Minnesota State-Mankato. Nelson was arrested on the scene for probable cause. As reported by KSTP, assault in Minnesota is considered a felony.

Nelson transferred to Rutgers from Minnesota in January and will have to sit out the upcoming season regardless of what happens with the legal process. NCAA rules require him to sit out as a transfer. Rutgers will join the Big Ten this season.
2014-06-20Rutgers Big-TimeAssault and BatteryLink15A new week, a new bit of unfortunate news related to Rutgers. New Rutgers quarterback Phillip Nelson was arrested early Sunday morning in Minnesota for suspicion of third-degree assault and underage drinking, according to a report by Pioneer Press.

Nelson was arrested in Mankato for an incident that left a 24-year old man listed in critical condition at a clinic in Mankato. The victim of the alleged assault is Isaac Kolstad, a linebacker for Division 2 Minnesota State-Mankato. Nelson was arrested on the scene for probable cause. As reported by KSTP, assault in Minnesota is considered a felony.

Nelson transferred to Rutgers from Minnesota in January and will have to sit out the upcoming season regardless of what happens with the legal process. NCAA rules require him to sit out as a transfer. Rutgers will join the Big Ten this season.
2014-06-20Illinois Small-TimeUnder Age DrinkingLink10Suspended University of Illinois basketball player Darius Paul has pleaded guilty to underage drinking.

Paul entered his plea Wednesday in Champaign County Circuit Court. A second charge of resisting a peace office stemming from his April 22 arrest was dropped.

The 20-year-old Paul was sentenced to a year of court supervision.
According to The News-Gazette, county State's Attorney Julia Rietz said Paul had admitted to police that he failed two tests for marijuana use administered by team officials.
2014-06-20Illinois Small-TimeUsing Soft DrugsLink8Suspended University of Illinois basketball player Darius Paul has pleaded guilty to underage drinking.

Paul entered his plea Wednesday in Champaign County Circuit Court. A second charge of resisting a peace office stemming from his April 22 arrest was dropped.

The 20-year-old Paul was sentenced to a year of court supervision.
According to The News-Gazette, county State’s Attorney Julia Rietz said Paul had admitted to police that he failed two tests for marijuana use administered by team officials.
2014-06-20RavensSmall-TimeDrunk and DisorderlyLink9Ravens rookie running back Lorenzo Taliaferro was arrested in Virginia over the weekend for breaking a window in a taxi cab, according to the Baltimore Sun.

According to the paper, which cites a report from the Williamsburg Police Department, the arresting officer overheard loud cursing from a group getting out of a cab at roughly 1:15 a.m. ET Saturday morning.

The cab driver told the officer that Taliaferro, the Ravens' 2014 fourth-round pick out of Coastal Carolina, broke a window in his car. Taliaferro left the scene, but was located nearby and charged with being drunk in public and destruction of property.
2014-06-20RavensSmall-TimeProperty DamageLink4Ravens rookie running back Lorenzo Taliaferro was arrested in Virginia over the weekend for breaking a window in a taxi cab, according to the Baltimore Sun.

According to the paper, which cites a report from the Williamsburg Police Department, the arresting officer overheard loud cursing from a group getting out of a cab at roughly 1:15 a.m. ET Saturday morning.

The cab driver told the officer that Taliaferro, the Ravens’ 2014 fourth-round pick out of Coastal Carolina, broke a window in his car. Taliaferro left the scene, but was located nearby and charged with being drunk in public and destruction of property.
2014-06-20PatriotsBig-TimeSelling Hard DrugsLink32This guy is on Legend watch. --

On May 13, former Florida wide receiver Reche Caldwell ran into trouble with the law yet again. This time, he was busted for possession of the drug MDMA, commonly known as "Molly," with the intent to distribute.

The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office made the arrest at 12:46 p.m. May 13, at Lodge of Lakecrest Apartments located at 10420 N. McKinley Dr. in Tampa.

Per an arrest report obtained by alligatorSports, Caldwell was having the drug shipped in large quantities direct from China to the apartment he was arrested at near the Temple Terrace part of Tampa.
On the day of Caldwell’s arrest, an agent of the United States Border and Customs Patrol intercepted a package mailed to the McKinly Dr. address at the Tampa Main Post Office. The agent opened the package to find 4.8 pounds of a "white rocky substance," which after being field tested was identified as MDMA.
An inspector then assumed an undercover role and hand-delivered the package to Caldwell, who signed for it and took custody of it. An unnamed witness in the report told police that this was not the first package Caldwell had received from China, and said she had sent money in exchange for Molly in the past.

Molly is similar to the drug ecstasy – both are technically MDMA – but Ecstacy is its pill form while Molly is usually a powder or crystal-like substance and is sold for about $100 to $130 a gram.
Caldwell was released at 8:31 p.m. May 14, on $2,000 bond. and was arraigned five days later when he entered a plea of not guilty.
In early January, Caldwell was one of eight men arrested in an illegal gambling operation by Tampa police. He was charged with running an illegal gambling house and bookmaking at the time.

In 2009, he was involved in a domestic violence case and in 2011, he was booked for possession of marijuana as well as driving with a suspended license.
On May 14, he became involved as a co-defendant in a foreclosure case with his wife Sherron on a property in New Tampa.

His 141 receptions as a Gator was good for sixth best all-time when he chose to forgo his redshirt senior season to enter the 2002 NFL draft. He had a streak of 10 consecutive games with a touchdown and his eight career games with 100 or more receiving yards was tied for third in UF history at that time. He was drafted 48th overall by the San Diego Chargers and played seven seasons for two other teams – the Washington Redskins and New England Patriots.

His younger brother Bubba also played for UF and set a school record for receptions in a career in 2007 with 185.
2014-06-20BroncosSmall-TimeDrunk and DisorderlyLink9KUSA - T.J. Ward was one of the few Broncos to meet with the media today, but it was four questions in before he could finally talk about football. The Broncos new Safety made headlines last week because of an arrest warrant from a May 10 incident at a local strip club with several teammates.

Ward today called the situation a, "little bit embarrassing." He added, "I think that it was kind of blown out of proportion, and now it's been taken care of. It's only basically a ticket or a summons. It wasn't supposed to be a warrant initially, but there was some miscommunication between the police department and myself."

John Fox added, "We're on top of it. We were award of it. Like all legal processes, we do have a process. We feel good about what direction it's going and we'll work through it. We'll let the system work."
2014-06-20South Carolina Big-TimeAssault Wife/GirlfriendLink80"was only a verbal altercation and not physical". This time...

COLUMBIA, South Carolina – South Carolina basketball signee James Thompson has been arrested in Louisiana on charges of aggravated battery and domestic abuse by battery.

The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office website stated that the 19-year-old Thompson was booked Tuesday and released on $10,000 bail. South Carolina said in a statement it was aware of the charges and gathering more information about the arrest.

Thompson has been charged in two separate incidents involving the same woman, one occurred last year and another earlier this month, according to a police report. Thompson told authorities the latest incident was only a verbal altercation and not physical.

The 6-foot-9, 215-pound forward from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, recently graduated from Parkview Baptist High and is expected on South Carolina's campus later this summer.
2014-06-20LSU Big-TimeAssault Wife/GirlfriendLink40BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - LSU starting safety Jalen Mills has been indefinitely suspended from the football team by coach Les Miles after the junior's arrest on a battery charge early Wednesday morning.
A probable cause document states that a woman says Mills punched her in the mouth on May 4 in his apartment. She says she fell to the ground and was briefly unconscious.

Mills was contacted by police on May 29 and he told them he was in Houston and would return to Baton Rouge on June 9, the first day of summer school and football workouts. A June 10 appointment was set for Mills to meet with the police, but he did not make the meeting.
After police were unsuccessful in contacting Mills by telephone, a warrant for his arrest was issued.
2014-06-20Georgia Highlands Small-TimeUnder Age DrinkingLink10Avery Johnson was likely looking forward to playing more baseball after signing a scholarship with Georgia Highlands College, but the recent high school graduate has seen that dream slip away because of his arrest in a sexual battery case.

The investigation into an alcohol-fueled party on May 10 in Ellijay attended by about two dozen Calhoun High School seniors has seen Johnson, Fields Chapman and Andrew Haynes, all 18, each charged by the Gilmer County Sheriff’s Office with one count of aggravated sexual battery and one count of possession of alcohol by a minor.
2014-06-20Georgia Highlands Big-TimeSexual AssaultLink30Avery Johnson was likely looking forward to playing more baseball after signing a scholarship with Georgia Highlands College, but the recent high school graduate has seen that dream slip away because of his arrest in a sexual battery case.

The investigation into an alcohol-fueled party on May 10 in Ellijay attended by about two dozen Calhoun High School seniors has seen Johnson, Fields Chapman and Andrew Haynes, all 18, each charged by the Gilmer County Sheriff’s Office with one count of aggravated sexual battery and one count of possession of alcohol by a minor.
2014-06-20Iowa Small-TimeDrunk and DisorderlyLink9An Iowa Hawkeye football player, arrested over the weekend, has decided to transfer out of the program. Iowa head football coach Kirk Ferentz confirmed Wednesday that safety Nico Law will transfer from the Hawkeye football program.

This past weekend Law was arrested and cited for disorderly conduct following an altercation outside of an Iowa City restaurant.

Law who is from Clinton, Maryland, has played three seasons for the Hawkeyes. He saw limited action in all 13 games a year ago, recording four solo tackles and one assist.
2014-06-20SeahawksBig-TimeAssault Wife/GirlfriendLink40LAYTON – Former BYU tight end Gordon Hudson was arrested and booked into the Davis County Jail Thursday morning, on suspicion of domestic violence and assault.

Hudson was a two-time consensus All-American at BYU, and played in the USFL and NFL.

Hudson was booked on suspicion of domestic violence in the presence of a child, assault (domestic violence) and criminal mischief (domestic violence) on $3,740 bail.

Hudson appeared with a bloody wound between his eyes in the booking photo.

Gordon Hudson played at BYU from 1980-83 and was a teammate of NFL Hall of Famer Steve Young.

Court records show Hudson was charged with assault, domestic violence in the presence of a child and intoxication, stemming from an incident in 2010, also out of Layton. He pleaded guilty to intoxication and the other charges were dropped. He was sentenced to community service and a fine.

Layton Police Lt. Shawn Horton told the Clipper that officers received a call from Hudson’s residence just after 11:00 p.m. Wednesday on a report of a domestic disturbance.

Horton said when officers arrived they interviewed Hudson’s wife and adult stepson, who told them that there had been an argument.

Horton said the stepson claimed to have intervened in the altercation to protect his mother and that Hudson had left the residence.

A short time later, Horton said Hudson returned to the home and officers were once again dispatched to the scene. Horton said the suspect had allegedly kicked in a door and assaulted his stepson in the presence two teen girls who are also Hudson’s stepchildren.
2014-06-20SeahawksBig-TimeBreaking and EnteringLink20LAYTON – Former BYU tight end Gordon Hudson was arrested and booked into the Davis County Jail Thursday morning, on suspicion of domestic violence and assault.

Hudson was a two-time consensus All-American at BYU, and played in the USFL and NFL.

Hudson was booked on suspicion of domestic violence in the presence of a child, assault (domestic violence) and criminal mischief (domestic violence) on $3,740 bail.

Hudson appeared with a bloody wound between his eyes in the booking photo.

Gordon Hudson played at BYU from 1980-83 and was a teammate of NFL Hall of Famer Steve Young.

Court records show Hudson was charged with assault, domestic violence in the presence of a child and intoxication, stemming from an incident in 2010, also out of Layton. He pleaded guilty to intoxication and the other charges were dropped. He was sentenced to community service and a fine.

Layton Police Lt. Shawn Horton told the Clipper that officers received a call from Hudson’s residence just after 11:00 p.m. Wednesday on a report of a domestic disturbance.

Horton said when officers arrived they interviewed Hudson’s wife and adult stepson, who told them that there had been an argument.

Horton said the stepson claimed to have intervened in the altercation to protect his mother and that Hudson had left the residence.

A short time later, Horton said Hudson returned to the home and officers were once again dispatched to the scene. Horton said the suspect had allegedly kicked in a door and assaulted his stepson in the presence two teen girls who are also Hudson’s stepchildren.
2014-06-20SeahawksSerious-CriminalChild EndangermentLink60LAYTON – Former BYU tight end Gordon Hudson was arrested and booked into the Davis County Jail Thursday morning, on suspicion of domestic violence and assault.

Hudson was a two-time consensus All-American at BYU, and played in the USFL and NFL.

Hudson was booked on suspicion of domestic violence in the presence of a child, assault (domestic violence) and criminal mischief (domestic violence) on $3,740 bail.

Hudson appeared with a bloody wound between his eyes in the booking photo.

Gordon Hudson played at BYU from 1980-83 and was a teammate of NFL Hall of Famer Steve Young.

Court records show Hudson was charged with assault, domestic violence in the presence of a child and intoxication, stemming from an incident in 2010, also out of Layton. He pleaded guilty to intoxication and the other charges were dropped. He was sentenced to community service and a fine.

Layton Police Lt. Shawn Horton told the Clipper that officers received a call from Hudson’s residence just after 11:00 p.m. Wednesday on a report of a domestic disturbance.

Horton said when officers arrived they interviewed Hudson’s wife and adult stepson, who told them that there had been an argument.

Horton said the stepson claimed to have intervened in the altercation to protect his mother and that Hudson had left the residence.

A short time later, Horton said Hudson returned to the home and officers were once again dispatched to the scene. Horton said the suspect had allegedly kicked in a door and assaulted his stepson in the presence two teen girls who are also Hudson’s stepchildren.
2014-06-20Iowa State Small-TimeDrinking and DrivingLink12Iowa State sophomore shooting guard Matt Thomas was arrested Saturday for operating a vehicle while intoxicated -- the second Cyclones player to be charged for the infraction in two months.

Thomas, 19, was arrested and jailed by Ames, Iowa, police early Saturday before he was bailed out by his brother, according to a source close to the program.

Shooting guard Matt Thomas averaged 5.5 points last season for the Cyclones.

Thomas, a Wisconsin native who was ranked No. 51 in the 2013 class per RecruitingNation.com, averaged 5.5 points for the Cyclones last season.
2014-06-20Notre Dame Small-TimeTaser UsageLink22This doesn't sound like booze ...
UPDATE: University of Notre Dame junior wide receiver Will Mahone is scheduled to be arraigned today after being arrested over the weekend in Ohio.

Mahone was arrested after 11:00 Saturday night in his hometown of Austintown, OH, in the 4500 block of Rita Ave. Responding officers were told by bystanders that Mahone was head butting and punching vehicles as well as attempting to start several fights.

Officers then made contact with Mahone, whom officers described as "highly intoxicated". He was being held back by another man. Responding officer Greg McGlynn advised Mahone to calm down and get on the ground. That’s when he says Mahone pushed off the man who was restraining him and aggressively approached Officer McGlynn in an attempt to fight.

That’s when Officer McGlynn drew his taser. He asked Mahone again to comply; Mahone again refused.

The officer then physically engaged Mahone, pinning him to the ground. He took control of his left hand, attempting to cuff him. Mahone allegedly fought back both physically and verbally, refusing to give up his right hand.

Eventually, with the help of three more officers and a bystander, Mahone was put in cuffs and put in the back of a police car, but not before allegedly head-butting Officer McGlynn and having to be tased twice.

Once in the car, Mahone allegedly tried to break the vehicle windows. Officers sat Mahone upright and buckled him to the seat.

Officers drove Mahone to a local hospital to treat his cuts and bruises, but they say he was combative with the hospital staff, repeatedly shouted expletives and threatened the lives of the officers and hospital personnel.

The Mahoning County Sheriff's Department confirmed Mahone is being held on five separate charges, three of which are felonies. They include Disorderly Conduct, Assault of a Police Officer (Felony), Resisting Arrest, Intimidation of a Public Servant (Felony) and Vandalizing a Public Entity (Felony).

University of Notre Dame head football coach Brian Kelly has suspended Mahone indefinitely from all football-related activities.
2014-06-20Notre Dame Small-TimeProperty DamageLink4This doesn’t sound like booze ...
UPDATE: University of Notre Dame junior wide receiver Will Mahone is scheduled to be arraigned today after being arrested over the weekend in Ohio.

Mahone was arrested after 11:00 Saturday night in his hometown of Austintown, OH, in the 4500 block of Rita Ave. Responding officers were told by bystanders that Mahone was head butting and punching vehicles as well as attempting to start several fights.

Officers then made contact with Mahone, whom officers described as "highly intoxicated". He was being held back by another man. Responding officer Greg McGlynn advised Mahone to calm down and get on the ground. That’s when he says Mahone pushed off the man who was restraining him and aggressively approached Officer McGlynn in an attempt to fight.

That’s when Officer McGlynn drew his taser. He asked Mahone again to comply; Mahone again refused.

The officer then physically engaged Mahone, pinning him to the ground. He took control of his left hand, attempting to cuff him. Mahone allegedly fought back both physically and verbally, refusing to give up his right hand.

Eventually, with the help of three more officers and a bystander, Mahone was put in cuffs and put in the back of a police car, but not before allegedly head-butting Officer McGlynn and having to be tased twice.

Once in the car, Mahone allegedly tried to break the vehicle windows. Officers sat Mahone upright and buckled him to the seat.

Officers drove Mahone to a local hospital to treat his cuts and bruises, but they say he was combative with the hospital staff, repeatedly shouted expletives and threatened the lives of the officers and hospital personnel.

The Mahoning County Sheriff’s Department confirmed Mahone is being held on five separate charges, three of which are felonies. They include Disorderly Conduct, Assault of a Police Officer (Felony), Resisting Arrest, Intimidation of a Public Servant (Felony) and Vandalizing a Public Entity (Felony).

University of Notre Dame head football coach Brian Kelly has suspended Mahone indefinitely from all football-related activities.
2014-06-20Notre Dame Small-TimeResisting ArrestLink8This doesn’t sound like booze ...
UPDATE: University of Notre Dame junior wide receiver Will Mahone is scheduled to be arraigned today after being arrested over the weekend in Ohio.

Mahone was arrested after 11:00 Saturday night in his hometown of Austintown, OH, in the 4500 block of Rita Ave. Responding officers were told by bystanders that Mahone was head butting and punching vehicles as well as attempting to start several fights.

Officers then made contact with Mahone, whom officers described as "highly intoxicated". He was being held back by another man. Responding officer Greg McGlynn advised Mahone to calm down and get on the ground. That’s when he says Mahone pushed off the man who was restraining him and aggressively approached Officer McGlynn in an attempt to fight.

That’s when Officer McGlynn drew his taser. He asked Mahone again to comply; Mahone again refused.

The officer then physically engaged Mahone, pinning him to the ground. He took control of his left hand, attempting to cuff him. Mahone allegedly fought back both physically and verbally, refusing to give up his right hand.

Eventually, with the help of three more officers and a bystander, Mahone was put in cuffs and put in the back of a police car, but not before allegedly head-butting Officer McGlynn and having to be tased twice.

Once in the car, Mahone allegedly tried to break the vehicle windows. Officers sat Mahone upright and buckled him to the seat.

Officers drove Mahone to a local hospital to treat his cuts and bruises, but they say he was combative with the hospital staff, repeatedly shouted expletives and threatened the lives of the officers and hospital personnel.

The Mahoning County Sheriff’s Department confirmed Mahone is being held on five separate charges, three of which are felonies. They include Disorderly Conduct, Assault of a Police Officer (Felony), Resisting Arrest, Intimidation of a Public Servant (Felony) and Vandalizing a Public Entity (Felony).

University of Notre Dame head football coach Brian Kelly has suspended Mahone indefinitely from all football-related activities.
2014-06-20Notre Dame Big-TimeAggravated AssaultLink35This doesn’t sound like booze ...
UPDATE: University of Notre Dame junior wide receiver Will Mahone is scheduled to be arraigned today after being arrested over the weekend in Ohio.

Mahone was arrested after 11:00 Saturday night in his hometown of Austintown, OH, in the 4500 block of Rita Ave. Responding officers were told by bystanders that Mahone was head butting and punching vehicles as well as attempting to start several fights.

Officers then made contact with Mahone, whom officers described as "highly intoxicated". He was being held back by another man. Responding officer Greg McGlynn advised Mahone to calm down and get on the ground. That’s when he says Mahone pushed off the man who was restraining him and aggressively approached Officer McGlynn in an attempt to fight.

That’s when Officer McGlynn drew his taser. He asked Mahone again to comply; Mahone again refused.

The officer then physically engaged Mahone, pinning him to the ground. He took control of his left hand, attempting to cuff him. Mahone allegedly fought back both physically and verbally, refusing to give up his right hand.

Eventually, with the help of three more officers and a bystander, Mahone was put in cuffs and put in the back of a police car, but not before allegedly head-butting Officer McGlynn and having to be tased twice.

Once in the car, Mahone allegedly tried to break the vehicle windows. Officers sat Mahone upright and buckled him to the seat.

Officers drove Mahone to a local hospital to treat his cuts and bruises, but they say he was combative with the hospital staff, repeatedly shouted expletives and threatened the lives of the officers and hospital personnel.

The Mahoning County Sheriff’s Department confirmed Mahone is being held on five separate charges, three of which are felonies. They include Disorderly Conduct, Assault of a Police Officer (Felony), Resisting Arrest, Intimidation of a Public Servant (Felony) and Vandalizing a Public Entity (Felony).

University of Notre Dame head football coach Brian Kelly has suspended Mahone indefinitely from all football-related activities.
2014-06-20Nebraska Small-TimeUsing Soft DrugsLink8Posted by John Taylor on June 15, 2014, 11:22 AM EDT
Boaz Joseph
The Nebraska Cornhuskers have doubled up in becoming the latest football program to reset the "Days Without An Arrest" ticker back to double zeroes.

According to the Omaha World-Herald, cornerback Boaz Joseph (pictured) and wide receiver Jariah Tolbert were arrested and charged/cited this past week in connection to unrelated incidents.

Joseph, a redshirt freshman, was cited for theft by unlawful taking, the World-Herald writes, "after a surveillance video allegedly captured him walking by, boarding and riding off on a ';bait bike’ used by [University of Nebraska-Lincoln] police to curb bike theft." Joseph may not be the sharpest knife in the chandelier, but he’s certainly one of the laziest. To wit:

The bike, located on the east side of the Canfield Administration building according to the police report, was embedded with a GPS tracking system. According to the report, Joseph allegedly admitted to taking the bike because he didn’t want to walk "to a business in the downtown area."

After coming to Nebraska as a three-star member of the Cornhuskers’ 2013 recruiting class, Joseph took a redshirt as a true freshman.

Tolbert, on the other hand, was arrested very early Thursday morning and charged with obstructing a police officer, possession of marijuana and possession or use of drug paraphernalia. The details surrounding Tolbert’s arrest show he’s the Dumber to Joseph’s Dumb.

According to UNL Sgt. Dave Dibelka and a police report, officers received a call about someone smoking marijuana at the Vine Street Fields in between two outdoor tennis courts. Two officers went to the scene, and Tolbert allegedly ran. He was tackled shortly after and handcuffed. Dibelka said officers recovered "what is commonly referred to as a blunt" – a hollowed-out Swisher Sweets cigar filled with marijuana.

Tolbert was a two-star member of NU’s 2014 class.

Head coach Bo Pelini is aware of the incidents, the school stated, but no decision on what if any punishment either player may be facing.
2014-06-20Nebraska Small-TimeResisting ArrestLink8Posted by John Taylor on June 15, 2014, 11:22 AM EDT
Boaz Joseph
The Nebraska Cornhuskers have doubled up in becoming the latest football program to reset the "Days Without An Arrest" ticker back to double zeroes.

According to the Omaha World-Herald, cornerback Boaz Joseph (pictured) and wide receiver Jariah Tolbert were arrested and charged/cited this past week in connection to unrelated incidents.

Joseph, a redshirt freshman, was cited for theft by unlawful taking, the World-Herald writes, "after a surveillance video allegedly captured him walking by, boarding and riding off on a ’;bait bike’ used by [University of Nebraska-Lincoln] police to curb bike theft." Joseph may not be the sharpest knife in the chandelier, but he’s certainly one of the laziest. To wit:

The bike, located on the east side of the Canfield Administration building according to the police report, was embedded with a GPS tracking system. According to the report, Joseph allegedly admitted to taking the bike because he didn’t want to walk "to a business in the downtown area."

After coming to Nebraska as a three-star member of the Cornhuskers’ 2013 recruiting class, Joseph took a redshirt as a true freshman.

Tolbert, on the other hand, was arrested very early Thursday morning and charged with obstructing a police officer, possession of marijuana and possession or use of drug paraphernalia. The details surrounding Tolbert’s arrest show he’s the Dumber to Joseph’s Dumb.

According to UNL Sgt. Dave Dibelka and a police report, officers received a call about someone smoking marijuana at the Vine Street Fields in between two outdoor tennis courts. Two officers went to the scene, and Tolbert allegedly ran. He was tackled shortly after and handcuffed. Dibelka said officers recovered "what is commonly referred to as a blunt" – a hollowed-out Swisher Sweets cigar filled with marijuana.

Tolbert was a two-star member of NU’s 2014 class.

Head coach Bo Pelini is aware of the incidents, the school stated, but no decision on what if any punishment either player may be facing.
2014-06-20Nebraska Big-TimeTheftLink20Posted by John Taylor on June 15, 2014, 11:22 AM EDT
Boaz Joseph
The Nebraska Cornhuskers have doubled up in becoming the latest football program to reset the "Days Without An Arrest" ticker back to double zeroes.

According to the Omaha World-Herald, cornerback Boaz Joseph (pictured) and wide receiver Jariah Tolbert were arrested and charged/cited this past week in connection to unrelated incidents.

Joseph, a redshirt freshman, was cited for theft by unlawful taking, the World-Herald writes, "after a surveillance video allegedly captured him walking by, boarding and riding off on a ’;bait bike’ used by [University of Nebraska-Lincoln] police to curb bike theft." Joseph may not be the sharpest knife in the chandelier, but he’s certainly one of the laziest. To wit:

The bike, located on the east side of the Canfield Administration building according to the police report, was embedded with a GPS tracking system. According to the report, Joseph allegedly admitted to taking the bike because he didn’t want to walk "to a business in the downtown area."

After coming to Nebraska as a three-star member of the Cornhuskers’ 2013 recruiting class, Joseph took a redshirt as a true freshman.

Tolbert, on the other hand, was arrested very early Thursday morning and charged with obstructing a police officer, possession of marijuana and possession or use of drug paraphernalia. The details surrounding Tolbert’s arrest show he’s the Dumber to Joseph’s Dumb.

According to UNL Sgt. Dave Dibelka and a police report, officers received a call about someone smoking marijuana at the Vine Street Fields in between two outdoor tennis courts. Two officers went to the scene, and Tolbert allegedly ran. He was tackled shortly after and handcuffed. Dibelka said officers recovered "what is commonly referred to as a blunt" – a hollowed-out Swisher Sweets cigar filled with marijuana.

Tolbert was a two-star member of NU’s 2014 class.

Head coach Bo Pelini is aware of the incidents, the school stated, but no decision on what if any punishment either player may be facing.
2014-06-20BillsSmall-TimeUsing Soft DrugsLink8ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- Defensive tackle Marcell Dareus returned to the Buffalo Bills facility after some mandated time away.
Dareus is likely relieved to be back.

His adventurous and unfortunate offseason to date includes arrests in two separate incidents, one for possessing synthetic marijuana in Alabama, the other for participating in a street race a couple miles from Ralph Wilson Stadium in the Buffalo suburb of Hamburg.

Dareus was told to stay away from the voluntary OTA sessions following the second arrest on May 30 so that he could get his personal life together. He was back for the mandatory minicamp, and participated in drills the first two days, though was not made available to the media. The Bills reasoning for keeping him away from reporters was so that he could "focus on football."
2014-06-20BillsSmall-TimeMoving ViolationsLink5ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- Defensive tackle Marcell Dareus returned to the Buffalo Bills facility after some mandated time away.
Dareus is likely relieved to be back.

His adventurous and unfortunate offseason to date includes arrests in two separate incidents, one for possessing synthetic marijuana in Alabama, the other for participating in a street race a couple miles from Ralph Wilson Stadium in the Buffalo suburb of Hamburg.

Dareus was told to stay away from the voluntary OTA sessions following the second arrest on May 30 so that he could get his personal life together. He was back for the mandatory minicamp, and participated in drills the first two days, though was not made available to the media. The Bills reasoning for keeping him away from reporters was so that he could "focus on football."
2014-06-09CowboysBig-TimeSelling Hard DrugsLink64In connection with the execution of a search-and-seizure warrant at his 10 White Oak Farm Road home on the morning of Friday, May 30, federal drug agents charged former National Football League player Gennaro Label DiNapoli, 39, with two counts of illegal sale of narcotics.

US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agents made the arrest with the assistance of Newtown police.

After the two charges were processed at the town police station, DiNapoli was released on $150,000 bail for a June 17 arraignment in Danbury Superior Court, according to court records.

On May 30, DiNapoli was arrested on a court warrant which alleges that he sold a total of 330 pills of oxycodone to DEA undercover agents at his home in April and in May for a total of $6,200. Oxycodone is a powerful painkiller.

Court papers listing the items which the DEA agents seized at DiNapoli’s home on May 30 were not immediately available for review.

DiNapoli played as a lineman for the Oakland Raiders, Tennessee Titans, and Dallas Cowboys. He played in the NFL from 1998 to 2004. He played college football for Virginia Tech.
2014-06-05Arkansas Small-TimeDrinking and DrivingLink12CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Arkansas pitcher Chris Oliver was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated in Fayetteville early Tuesday morning.

Oliver, 20, was booked into Washington County Detention Center at 3:50 a.m. and released at 6:26 a.m. after posting $1,075 bond. In addition to the DWI, Oliver was cited for an improper turn and no proof of insurance.

He faces a July 11 court date.
2014-06-05NSA Small-TimeIndecent ExposureLink35
2014-06-05Texas AM NuisanceKicked Out of LeagueLink7The FCL is back online and to start things off, the ever illusive pistol whipping ...

While no reason was given for the dismissals, arrest warrants were issued for both of them Tuesday stemming from a May 23 robbery in College Station. Both were charged with aggravated robbery.
According to a news release from the police department, three individuals tried to buy marijuana from the duo. When Claiborne and Golden arrived at the scene, one of them produced a handgun, pointed it at an individual while the other took money. The suspect carrying the gun also hit one of the individuals before the duo fled on foot.

Both Claiborne and Golden were arrested Wednesday without incident and are being held on $120,000 bail.

Claiborne, one of Texas A&M's top tacklers as a freshman, was suspended for A&M's bowl game after an arrest for possession of marijuana. He was then suspended indefinitely earlier this year for another rest for a noise violation. Golden, who also saw significant playing time as a freshman, was also arrested on a marijuana charge in the February incident with Claiborne.

Claiborne, 19, played in 12 games for the Aggies, totaling 89 tackles and 1 ½ sacks. His 89 tackles led all SEC freshmen and he started the final nine games of the season. Golden, 20, also played in 12 games, starting six, and had a hand in 30 tackles.
2014-06-05Texas AM Small-TimeUsing Soft DrugsLink8The FCL is back online and to start things off, the ever illusive pistol whipping ...

While no reason was given for the dismissals, arrest warrants were issued for both of them Tuesday stemming from a May 23 robbery in College Station. Both were charged with aggravated robbery.
According to a news release from the police department, three individuals tried to buy marijuana from the duo. When Claiborne and Golden arrived at the scene, one of them produced a handgun, pointed it at an individual while the other took money. The suspect carrying the gun also hit one of the individuals before the duo fled on foot.

Both Claiborne and Golden were arrested Wednesday without incident and are being held on $120,000 bail.

Claiborne, one of Texas A&M’s top tacklers as a freshman, was suspended for A&M’s bowl game after an arrest for possession of marijuana. He was then suspended indefinitely earlier this year for another rest for a noise violation. Golden, who also saw significant playing time as a freshman, was also arrested on a marijuana charge in the February incident with Claiborne.

Claiborne, 19, played in 12 games for the Aggies, totaling 89 tackles and 1 ½ sacks. His 89 tackles led all SEC freshmen and he started the final nine games of the season. Golden, 20, also played in 12 games, starting six, and had a hand in 30 tackles.
2014-06-05Texas AM Big-TimePistol WhippingLink30The FCL is back online and to start things off, the ever illusive pistol whipping ...

While no reason was given for the dismissals, arrest warrants were issued for both of them Tuesday stemming from a May 23 robbery in College Station. Both were charged with aggravated robbery.
According to a news release from the police department, three individuals tried to buy marijuana from the duo. When Claiborne and Golden arrived at the scene, one of them produced a handgun, pointed it at an individual while the other took money. The suspect carrying the gun also hit one of the individuals before the duo fled on foot.

Both Claiborne and Golden were arrested Wednesday without incident and are being held on $120,000 bail.

Claiborne, one of Texas A&M’s top tacklers as a freshman, was suspended for A&M’s bowl game after an arrest for possession of marijuana. He was then suspended indefinitely earlier this year for another rest for a noise violation. Golden, who also saw significant playing time as a freshman, was also arrested on a marijuana charge in the February incident with Claiborne.

Claiborne, 19, played in 12 games for the Aggies, totaling 89 tackles and 1 ½ sacks. His 89 tackles led all SEC freshmen and he started the final nine games of the season. Golden, 20, also played in 12 games, starting six, and had a hand in 30 tackles.
2014-06-05Texas AM Big-TimeTheftLink20The FCL is back online and to start things off, the ever illusive pistol whipping ...

While no reason was given for the dismissals, arrest warrants were issued for both of them Tuesday stemming from a May 23 robbery in College Station. Both were charged with aggravated robbery.
According to a news release from the police department, three individuals tried to buy marijuana from the duo. When Claiborne and Golden arrived at the scene, one of them produced a handgun, pointed it at an individual while the other took money. The suspect carrying the gun also hit one of the individuals before the duo fled on foot.

Both Claiborne and Golden were arrested Wednesday without incident and are being held on $120,000 bail.

Claiborne, one of Texas A&M’s top tacklers as a freshman, was suspended for A&M’s bowl game after an arrest for possession of marijuana. He was then suspended indefinitely earlier this year for another rest for a noise violation. Golden, who also saw significant playing time as a freshman, was also arrested on a marijuana charge in the February incident with Claiborne.

Claiborne, 19, played in 12 games for the Aggies, totaling 89 tackles and 1 ½ sacks. His 89 tackles led all SEC freshmen and he started the final nine games of the season. Golden, 20, also played in 12 games, starting six, and had a hand in 30 tackles.
2014-05-06Pittsburgh Small-TimeDrinking and DrivingLink12The Pitt basketball program took another hit on Tuesday when the school announced that backup center Derrick Randall would be suspended indefinitely.

Randall was arrested early Tuesday on Rutgers University’s campus and charged with driving while intoxicated, use of a controlled dangerous substance and possession of a controlled dangerous substance.
2014-05-06UTSA Big-TimeAssault and BatteryLink15MARYVILLE, Tennessee – East Tennessee State football signee Shawn Prevo has been arrested on a charge of aggravated domestic assault.

Prevo, who is 18, has a scheduled court appearance Thursday. Maryville police say Prevo went into his 19-year-old brother's room Friday and asked for a cigarette. According to police, when Prevo was told to leave, he grabbed his brother by the throat, slammed him on the bed and struck him in the chest and stomach with a closed fist.

ETSU coach Carl Torbush said "we are waiting on the judicial process to take its course as we further evaluate the situation."

Prevo, a running back, signed with ETSU in February as part of its first recruiting class since relaunching a program it dropped in 2003. ETSU begins playing again in 2015.
2014-05-06R-New York: Michael GrimmHypocrisyCheatingLink5"The U.S. attorney’s office has disclosed its intent to file criminal charges against Congressman Grimm," his attorney, William McGinley, said in an e-mailed statement last week. "Congressman Grimm asserts his innocence of any wrongdoing."

The ethics panel was investigating whether Grimm violated campaign finance laws "by soliciting and accepting prohibited campaign contributions," causing false information to be included in finance reports, and helping a foreign national gain legal residency in exchange for soliciting donations.

"From the beginning, the government has pursued a politically driven vendetta against Congressman Grimm and not an independent search for the truth," McGinley said.
2014-05-06Baylor Small-TimeUsing Soft DrugsLink8WACO, TEXAS – Baylor University sophomore wide receiver Robbie Rhodes reportedly is free on bond after his arrest on marijuana possession and evidence tampering charges.

Waco police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton told the Waco Tribune-Herald (http://bit.ly/1rPVbnW) that an officer stopped Rhodes about 4 a.m. Friday for changing lanes without a signal on Spur 2 on the edge of downtown. Swanton said the officer smelled marijuana when he approached the driver's side window and found almost 6 grams of marijuana in a plastic bag under the front seat.

Swanton said the tampering charge arose from Rhodes trying to hide the drugs.

Coach Art Briles told the newspaper he would address the situation but had no other comment.

Rhodes made 10 catches for 157 yards as a freshman.
2014-05-06Baylor Small-TimeResisting ArrestLink8WACO, TEXAS – Baylor University sophomore wide receiver Robbie Rhodes reportedly is free on bond after his arrest on marijuana possession and evidence tampering charges.

Waco police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton told the Waco Tribune-Herald (http://bit.ly/1rPVbnW) that an officer stopped Rhodes about 4 a.m. Friday for changing lanes without a signal on Spur 2 on the edge of downtown. Swanton said the officer smelled marijuana when he approached the driver’s side window and found almost 6 grams of marijuana in a plastic bag under the front seat.

Swanton said the tampering charge arose from Rhodes trying to hide the drugs.

Coach Art Briles told the newspaper he would address the situation but had no other comment.

Rhodes made 10 catches for 157 yards as a freshman.
2014-04-30Florida State NuisanceSuspensionsLink2Florida State’s Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Jameis Winston has been suspended from the university’s baseball team after being issued a citation for stealing crab legs.
The Leon County Sheriff’s Office said Tuesday that Winston was caught shoplifting at a Tallahassee Publix Monday night and was issued a citation.
Major Michael Wood said during a press conference that Winston told authorities that he just forgot to pay the $32 for the crab legs and other seafood items.
2014-04-30Florida State Small-TimePetty TheftLink8Florida State’s Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Jameis Winston has been suspended from the university’s baseball team after being issued a citation for stealing crab legs.
The Leon County Sheriff’s Office said Tuesday that Winston was caught shoplifting at a Tallahassee Publix Monday night and was issued a citation.
Major Michael Wood said during a press conference that Winston told authorities that he just forgot to pay the $32 for the crab legs and other seafood items.
2014-04-29NoneHypocrisyCampaign - Lifelong FlopLink5
2014-04-28LightningSmall-TimeDrinking and DrivingLink12The rare NHL bust ...

Former US Olympic hockey team member Ryan Malone was arrested Saturday and faces charges of possession of cocaine and driving under the influence.

The 34-year-old Tampa Bay Lightning forward Malone was arrested and booked into the Hillsborough County Jail. He was released after posting a bond of $2,500 (1,800 Euros).

Tampa police said they witnessed a 2014 Chevrolet Suburban strike a curb while attempting to make a left turn.

The officer then smelled alcohol on the male driver's breath. Malone was arrested on a driving under the influence charge after he refused to take sobriety test.

During the arrest, police found 1.3 grams of cocaine in Malone's pocket. Police said he also had a blood-alcohol content of .112.

The Pittsburgh Penguins selected Malone 115th overall in the 1999 National Hockey League entry draft.

Malone won a silver medal with the United States at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics.
2014-04-28LightningBig-TimeUsing Hard DrugsLink20The rare NHL bust ...

Former US Olympic hockey team member Ryan Malone was arrested Saturday and faces charges of possession of cocaine and driving under the influence.

The 34-year-old Tampa Bay Lightning forward Malone was arrested and booked into the Hillsborough County Jail. He was released after posting a bond of $2,500 (1,800 Euros).

Tampa police said they witnessed a 2014 Chevrolet Suburban strike a curb while attempting to make a left turn.

The officer then smelled alcohol on the male driver’s breath. Malone was arrested on a driving under the influence charge after he refused to take sobriety test.

During the arrest, police found 1.3 grams of cocaine in Malone’s pocket. Police said he also had a blood-alcohol content of .112.

The Pittsburgh Penguins selected Malone 115th overall in the 1999 National Hockey League entry draft.

Malone won a silver medal with the United States at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics.
2014-04-28Missouri State Small-TimeDrinking and DrivingLink12Records and interview show that a recently graduated Missouri State University basketball standout was arrested early this morning on suspicion of driving while intoxicated.

Jarmar Gulley is a second team All-Missouri Valley Conference selection this year who recently graduated in criminology.

He was arrested about 1:45 a.m., according to booking information with the Greene County Sheriff's Office.

Valerie Petersen with the Sheriff's Office said it appeared to be a Springfield Police arrest, but a city record of the arrest wasn't immediately available. Police spokeswoman Lisa Cox confirmed the arrest but said the report hadn't been completed as of this afternoon

MSU coach Paul Lusk, who was out of town doing recruiting, was made aware of the incident today by someone before the News-Leader contacted him for comment.

He said: "We expect all of our recent graduates and alums to represent Missouri State and our program with class in everything they do. It's always disappointing to hear when poor choices are made by our players, but I know Jarmar is the caliber of person who will learn a valuable life lesson from this experience and make him a better person moving forward."
2014-04-28Indiana Small-TimeDrunk and DisorderlyLink9From the Indiana State Excise Police:
Indiana State Excise Police officers arrested two members of the Indiana University Men’s Basketball team early this morning.
Kevin D. Farrell, 20, of Indianapolis, and Stanford B. Robinson, 18, of Landover, Maryland, were each preliminarily charged with Minor Consumption of an Alcoholic Beverage and Possession of a False Identification.
At approximately 1 a.m., Farrell and Robinson attempted to enter Kilroy’s Sports Bar located at 319 North Walnut using false identifications, police said.
Indiana State Excise Police officers working inside the premise recognized the identifications to be false at that time.
Farrell and Robinson were each issued summonses and released.
The two will be required to appear in Monroe County Court on Sunday, April 27 at 8:30 am.
As the enforcement division of the Indiana Alcohol and Tobacco Commission, the primary mission of the Indiana State Excise Police is to promote public safety by enforcing Indiana’s Alcoholic Beverage Code. While excise officers have the authority to enforce any state law, they focus primarily on alcohol, tobacco and related laws.
2014-04-28Indiana Small-TimeUnder Age DrinkingLink10From the Indiana State Excise Police:
Indiana State Excise Police officers arrested two members of the Indiana University Men’s Basketball team early this morning.
Kevin D. Farrell, 20, of Indianapolis, and Stanford B. Robinson, 18, of Landover, Maryland, were each preliminarily charged with Minor Consumption of an Alcoholic Beverage and Possession of a False Identification.
At approximately 1 a.m., Farrell and Robinson attempted to enter Kilroy’s Sports Bar located at 319 North Walnut using false identifications, police said.
Indiana State Excise Police officers working inside the premise recognized the identifications to be false at that time.
Farrell and Robinson were each issued summonses and released.
The two will be required to appear in Monroe County Court on Sunday, April 27 at 8:30 am.
As the enforcement division of the Indiana Alcohol and Tobacco Commission, the primary mission of the Indiana State Excise Police is to promote public safety by enforcing Indiana’s Alcoholic Beverage Code. While excise officers have the authority to enforce any state law, they focus primarily on alcohol, tobacco and related laws.
2014-04-28Indiana Small-TimeForgeryLink8From the Indiana State Excise Police:
Indiana State Excise Police officers arrested two members of the Indiana University Men’s Basketball team early this morning.
Kevin D. Farrell, 20, of Indianapolis, and Stanford B. Robinson, 18, of Landover, Maryland, were each preliminarily charged with Minor Consumption of an Alcoholic Beverage and Possession of a False Identification.
At approximately 1 a.m., Farrell and Robinson attempted to enter Kilroy’s Sports Bar located at 319 North Walnut using false identifications, police said.
Indiana State Excise Police officers working inside the premise recognized the identifications to be false at that time.
Farrell and Robinson were each issued summonses and released.
The two will be required to appear in Monroe County Court on Sunday, April 27 at 8:30 am.
As the enforcement division of the Indiana Alcohol and Tobacco Commission, the primary mission of the Indiana State Excise Police is to promote public safety by enforcing Indiana’s Alcoholic Beverage Code. While excise officers have the authority to enforce any state law, they focus primarily on alcohol, tobacco and related laws.
2014-04-28NoneSmall-TimeDrinking and DrivingLink12No ,ug shots for politicians?

Another poor decision by a local politician. When is it going to stop?

State Rep. Dane Eagle, R-Cape Coral, has disappointed his constituency and embarrassed himself with his DUI arrest early Monday in Tallahassee. According to the police report detailing his arrest it appears he made poor decisions by getting behind the wheel and driving a vehicle. He nearly hit a curb and ran a stoplight, police said. Officers reported a strong odor of alcohol coming from the vehicle, and said his eyes were bloodshot and watery. Police said he stumbled when exiting the vehicle. He then refused sobriety tests.
2014-04-25Michigan NuisanceApologizing to FamilyLink3Michigan sophomore Mitch McGary is forgoing his final two years of eligibility to enter the 2014 NBA Draft in a decision that was made after he received a one-year suspension for failing an NCAA-administered drug test during last month's NCAA Tournament.

"I tested positive for marijuana during the NCAA Tournament," McGary said via a release emailed to reporters Friday morning. "We were notified of that result after the Final Four. I regret thoroughly disappointing my family, coaches and administration. Despite all of this they have been understanding and helpful over the last couple of weeks. ... I take full responsibility for this poor choice and want to apologize to everyone, especially those I have grown close to during my fabulous two years at the University of Michigan."

2014-04-25Michigan NuisanceApologizing to FansLink4Michigan sophomore Mitch McGary is forgoing his final two years of eligibility to enter the 2014 NBA Draft in a decision that was made after he received a one-year suspension for failing an NCAA-administered drug test during last month’s NCAA Tournament.

"I tested positive for marijuana during the NCAA Tournament," McGary said via a release emailed to reporters Friday morning. "We were notified of that result after the Final Four. I regret thoroughly disappointing my family, coaches and administration. Despite all of this they have been understanding and helpful over the last couple of weeks. ... I take full responsibility for this poor choice and want to apologize to everyone, especially those I have grown close to during my fabulous two years at the University of Michigan."

2014-04-25Michigan NuisanceApologizing to TeamLink2Michigan sophomore Mitch McGary is forgoing his final two years of eligibility to enter the 2014 NBA Draft in a decision that was made after he received a one-year suspension for failing an NCAA-administered drug test during last month’s NCAA Tournament.

"I tested positive for marijuana during the NCAA Tournament," McGary said via a release emailed to reporters Friday morning. "We were notified of that result after the Final Four. I regret thoroughly disappointing my family, coaches and administration. Despite all of this they have been understanding and helpful over the last couple of weeks. ... I take full responsibility for this poor choice and want to apologize to everyone, especially those I have grown close to during my fabulous two years at the University of Michigan."

2014-04-25Michigan NuisanceSuspensions - seasonLink6Michigan sophomore Mitch McGary is forgoing his final two years of eligibility to enter the 2014 NBA Draft in a decision that was made after he received a one-year suspension for failing an NCAA-administered drug test during last month’s NCAA Tournament.

"I tested positive for marijuana during the NCAA Tournament," McGary said via a release emailed to reporters Friday morning. "We were notified of that result after the Final Four. I regret thoroughly disappointing my family, coaches and administration. Despite all of this they have been understanding and helpful over the last couple of weeks. ... I take full responsibility for this poor choice and want to apologize to everyone, especially those I have grown close to during my fabulous two years at the University of Michigan."

2014-04-25Michigan Small-TimeUsing Soft DrugsLink8Michigan sophomore Mitch McGary is forgoing his final two years of eligibility to enter the 2014 NBA Draft in a decision that was made after he received a one-year suspension for failing an NCAA-administered drug test during last month’s NCAA Tournament.

"I tested positive for marijuana during the NCAA Tournament," McGary said via a release emailed to reporters Friday morning. "We were notified of that result after the Final Four. I regret thoroughly disappointing my family, coaches and administration. Despite all of this they have been understanding and helpful over the last couple of weeks. ... I take full responsibility for this poor choice and want to apologize to everyone, especially those I have grown close to during my fabulous two years at the University of Michigan."

2014-04-24TCU Small-TimeUsing Soft DrugsLink8TCU wide receiver Brandon Carter was arrested Tuesday night by police in Fort Worth, Texas, on suspicion of possession of marijuana.

According to the police report, Carter was detained after police ran the license plate on a 2010 Lexus and found the car had a "warrant hit." After conducting a traffic stop, police arrested Carter and Alexis Harris, 22, for allegedly possessing less than two ounces of marijuana. The report stated that Carter had been driving but that Harris is the car's owner.
2014-04-23New Mexico Serious-CriminalRapeLink75"We are aware of the allegations involving Crusoe Gongbay. Due to the obvious serious nature of these charges, he has been suspended indefinitely from our football team," said UNM head football coach Bob Davie. "Once this process is complete and all the details have emerged, we will handle the outcome appropriately. As this is an ongoing situation, we will not be able to comment any further at this time."

Gongbay turned himself over to the Albuquerque Police Department on Monday.
The worst...

The reported criminal sexual assault of a student occurred April 13, according to UNM officials.

An arrest warrant has been issued for a second suspect, 21-year-old Ryan Ruff.

Ruff and Gongbay face two counts of second-degree criminal sexual penetration and one count of kidnapping. Gongbay's bond is set at $50,000 and Ruff's bond is at $100,000 cash or surety.
2014-04-23New Mexico Serious-CriminalKidnappingLink60"We are aware of the allegations involving Crusoe Gongbay. Due to the obvious serious nature of these charges, he has been suspended indefinitely from our football team," said UNM head football coach Bob Davie. "Once this process is complete and all the details have emerged, we will handle the outcome appropriately. As this is an ongoing situation, we will not be able to comment any further at this time."

Gongbay turned himself over to the Albuquerque Police Department on Monday.
The worst...

The reported criminal sexual assault of a student occurred April 13, according to UNM officials.

An arrest warrant has been issued for a second suspect, 21-year-old Ryan Ruff.

Ruff and Gongbay face two counts of second-degree criminal sexual penetration and one count of kidnapping. Gongbay’s bond is set at $50,000 and Ruff’s bond is at $100,000 cash or surety.
2014-04-23Texas AM Small-TimeDrunk and DisorderlyLink9"pouring a beer on a man and punching him in the face ... The man received eight stitches, and a woman was grazed by Stansbury's fist"

A Texas A&M University football player has been released from jail after being arrested on a misdemeanor assault warrant from Harris County.

Gavin Stansbury, a 21-year-old senior defensive lineman, was accused of pouring a beer on a man and punching him in the face while visiting Rice University in March, according to Harris County court documents.
The man received eight stitches, and a woman was grazed by Stansbury's fist, authorities said.

Three witnesses picked Stansbury from a six-person photo array, and one told police Stansbury had identified himself as a Texas A&M football player transferring to Rice, according to the probable cause affidavit.

During an interview with Rice University police, Stansbury said he had not visited the university in several years and was not on campus between March 15 and 16, when the incident was reported to have happened.

Assault is a Class A misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in jail.
Stansbury was arrested in College Station just before midnight on April 10 along with two other A&M football players -- defensive back Howard Matthews and wide receiver Edward Pope -- after an officer noticed their vehicle had an expired registration sticker, police said.
Pope, the driver, was arrested on a municipal warrant during the traffic stop. To avoid having his car towed, Pope asked to release his vehicle to Stansbury or Matthews, but a driver's license check revealed the Harris County warrant for Stansbury and outstanding municipal warrants for Matthews. Stansbury was released from the Brazos County Jail after posting $500 bail Friday morning.
Seven A&M football players have been arrested in Bryan-College Station since February.

Associate Athletic Director for Media Relations Alan Cannon said in a statement that the department is continuing to gather information about the arrests and was unaware of any transfer request from Stansbury.
2014-04-23Texas AM Small-TimeFightingLink8"pouring a beer on a man and punching him in the face ... The man received eight stitches, and a woman was grazed by Stansbury’s fist"

A Texas A&M University football player has been released from jail after being arrested on a misdemeanor assault warrant from Harris County.

Gavin Stansbury, a 21-year-old senior defensive lineman, was accused of pouring a beer on a man and punching him in the face while visiting Rice University in March, according to Harris County court documents.
The man received eight stitches, and a woman was grazed by Stansbury’s fist, authorities said.

Three witnesses picked Stansbury from a six-person photo array, and one told police Stansbury had identified himself as a Texas A&M football player transferring to Rice, according to the probable cause affidavit.

During an interview with Rice University police, Stansbury said he had not visited the university in several years and was not on campus between March 15 and 16, when the incident was reported to have happened.

Assault is a Class A misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in jail.
Stansbury was arrested in College Station just before midnight on April 10 along with two other A&M football players -- defensive back Howard Matthews and wide receiver Edward Pope -- after an officer noticed their vehicle had an expired registration sticker, police said.
Pope, the driver, was arrested on a municipal warrant during the traffic stop. To avoid having his car towed, Pope asked to release his vehicle to Stansbury or Matthews, but a driver’s license check revealed the Harris County warrant for Stansbury and outstanding municipal warrants for Matthews. Stansbury was released from the Brazos County Jail after posting $500 bail Friday morning.
Seven A&M football players have been arrested in Bryan-College Station since February.

Associate Athletic Director for Media Relations Alan Cannon said in a statement that the department is continuing to gather information about the arrests and was unaware of any transfer request from Stansbury.
2014-04-23Texas AM Small-TimeMoving ViolationsLink10"pouring a beer on a man and punching him in the face ... The man received eight stitches, and a woman was grazed by Stansbury’s fist"

A Texas A&M University football player has been released from jail after being arrested on a misdemeanor assault warrant from Harris County.

Gavin Stansbury, a 21-year-old senior defensive lineman, was accused of pouring a beer on a man and punching him in the face while visiting Rice University in March, according to Harris County court documents.
The man received eight stitches, and a woman was grazed by Stansbury’s fist, authorities said.

Three witnesses picked Stansbury from a six-person photo array, and one told police Stansbury had identified himself as a Texas A&M football player transferring to Rice, according to the probable cause affidavit.

During an interview with Rice University police, Stansbury said he had not visited the university in several years and was not on campus between March 15 and 16, when the incident was reported to have happened.

Assault is a Class A misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in jail.
Stansbury was arrested in College Station just before midnight on April 10 along with two other A&M football players -- defensive back Howard Matthews and wide receiver Edward Pope -- after an officer noticed their vehicle had an expired registration sticker, police said.
Pope, the driver, was arrested on a municipal warrant during the traffic stop. To avoid having his car towed, Pope asked to release his vehicle to Stansbury or Matthews, but a driver’s license check revealed the Harris County warrant for Stansbury and outstanding municipal warrants for Matthews. Stansbury was released from the Brazos County Jail after posting $500 bail Friday morning.
Seven A&M football players have been arrested in Bryan-College Station since February.

Associate Athletic Director for Media Relations Alan Cannon said in a statement that the department is continuing to gather information about the arrests and was unaware of any transfer request from Stansbury.
2014-04-23Texas AM Big-TimeAssault and BatteryLink15"pouring a beer on a man and punching him in the face ... The man received eight stitches, and a woman was grazed by Stansbury’s fist"

A Texas A&M University football player has been released from jail after being arrested on a misdemeanor assault warrant from Harris County.

Gavin Stansbury, a 21-year-old senior defensive lineman, was accused of pouring a beer on a man and punching him in the face while visiting Rice University in March, according to Harris County court documents.
The man received eight stitches, and a woman was grazed by Stansbury’s fist, authorities said.

Three witnesses picked Stansbury from a six-person photo array, and one told police Stansbury had identified himself as a Texas A&M football player transferring to Rice, according to the probable cause affidavit.

During an interview with Rice University police, Stansbury said he had not visited the university in several years and was not on campus between March 15 and 16, when the incident was reported to have happened.

Assault is a Class A misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in jail.
Stansbury was arrested in College Station just before midnight on April 10 along with two other A&M football players -- defensive back Howard Matthews and wide receiver Edward Pope -- after an officer noticed their vehicle had an expired registration sticker, police said.
Pope, the driver, was arrested on a municipal warrant during the traffic stop. To avoid having his car towed, Pope asked to release his vehicle to Stansbury or Matthews, but a driver’s license check revealed the Harris County warrant for Stansbury and outstanding municipal warrants for Matthews. Stansbury was released from the Brazos County Jail after posting $500 bail Friday morning.
Seven A&M football players have been arrested in Bryan-College Station since February.

Associate Athletic Director for Media Relations Alan Cannon said in a statement that the department is continuing to gather information about the arrests and was unaware of any transfer request from Stansbury.
2014-04-22Illinois Small-TimeDrunk and DisorderlyLink9CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) - University of Illinois police say basketball player Darius Paul faces preliminary charges of resisting a peace officer and unlawful consumption of alcohol by a minor.

Police say they arrested the 20-year-old sophomore early Tuesday on campus. Capt. Roy Acree Police said an officer spotted two men crossing a parking lot around 3:20 a.m. The officer lost sight of the two but from her car spotted one a short distance away.
Acree said the man turned and walked away from the car and ran when told to stop.

Another officer tackled the man. Police say he said he had been drinking.

Paul could not immediately be reached for comment.
2014-04-22Illinois Small-TimeResisting ArrestLink8CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) - University of Illinois police say basketball player Darius Paul faces preliminary charges of resisting a peace officer and unlawful consumption of alcohol by a minor.

Police say they arrested the 20-year-old sophomore early Tuesday on campus. Capt. Roy Acree Police said an officer spotted two men crossing a parking lot around 3:20 a.m. The officer lost sight of the two but from her car spotted one a short distance away.
Acree said the man turned and walked away from the car and ran when told to stop.

Another officer tackled the man. Police say he said he had been drinking.

Paul could not immediately be reached for comment.
2014-04-22PanthersSmall-TimeMisdemeanor Domestic AbuseLink8CALABASAS, CALIF. – The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department says former NFL and Southern California receiver Keyshawn Johnson has been arrested after a report of a domestic dispute.

A Sheriff's Department statement says deputies responded to a residence in Calabasas at 12:48 a.m. Monday and determined the resident and his ex-girlfriend were involved in a domestic dispute, and the resident was arrested for misdemeanor domestic battery.

The department subsequently identified the resident as Johnson, who posted bond at 9:15 a.m. and was released.

In the NFL, Johnson played for the New York Jets, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Dallas Cowboys and Carolina Panthers.

He's currently an ESPN commentator and analyst. ESPN says it's aware of the arrest and is looking into the matter.

A call to Johnson's agent was not immediately returned.

Read more here: http://www.bradenton.com/2014/04/21/5114180/keyshawn-johnson-arrested-in-domestic.html#storylink=cpy
2014-04-21South Carolina Small-TimeDrunk and DisorderlyLink9Oh Victor and Victoria ...
Victor Hampton, a former University of South Carolina football player eligible for the NFL draft this spring, was arrested April 6 in Columbia on a charge of disorderly conduct. Hampton’s sister was arrested on the same charge.

Columbia police were called to a home on South Beltline Boulevard around 1 p.m. April 6 after multiple reports of a loud domestic dispute. According to an arrest report, Hampton’s mother told a police officer that Victor Hampton and his sister, Victoria, "had been steadily arguing over things that should not matter." The officer said the two younger Hamptons were yelling at each other when he arrived.

The officer said he asked the two to calm down but said both continued to yell, threatening each other and calling each other obscene names, according to the police report. The officer said the Hamptons’ mother was physically holding Victoria back at one point, and he stepped in and escorted her to his car. The officer said Victor Hampton followed them and that the two continued yelling, loudly enough to draw the attention of neighbors.

At that point, the officer said he took Victor and Victoria Hampton into custody. Both were taken to Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center and charged with disorderly conduct.
2014-04-16Iowa State Small-TimeMoving ViolationsLink5I still love the obligitory stat line on all the arrests...

ISU running back DeVondrick Nealy was arrested in Ames on April 9 because the noise coming from his vehicle was too high. The arrest happened after he was pulled over just 15 minutes earlier and was told to turn down his music.

Nealy was given a warning by an officer about the music and was told he would be arrested if he got pulled over for a second time because of the noise.

When Nealy was pulled over again just minutes later, the noise could be heard as far as a block away. The police measured the noise in Nealy’s car at 80 decibels and arrested him because he failed to turn down the music.

Last season, Nealy rushed for 158 yards on 48 carries for the ISU football team. He was third on the team in touchdowns with four, and is expected to be a key contributor in the backfield next season.
2014-04-16Alabama Small-TimeDrinking and DrivingLink12Tuscaloosa Police say that they have charged an Alabama football player with DUI after an early morning arrest.

Police say Dillon Lee, a junior linebacker for the Tide, was arrested around 2 a.m. in the 800 block of 31st Street after an accident with minor injuries. Officers "found cause to charge Lee with driving under the influence."

Saban gave the following comment following Lee's arrest: "I don't have all of the details at this point and will handle it appropriately once I've had a chance to review all of the information."

Lee has been released on a $1,000 bond.
2014-04-16Iowa State Small-TimeDrunk and DisorderlyLink9

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State defensive lineman David Irving has been suspended indefinitely after being arrested following a large crowd disturbance in Ames on Tuesday night.

Ames police have charged Irving with criminal mischief, disorderly conduct and fifth-degree theft.
That's two this week for ISU...

Police Commander Geoff Huff tells The Associated Press that pictures and video that appeared to show Irving holding an uprooted stop sign during the late-night disturbance helped lead to his arrest.

Huff says the 20-year-old Irving turned himself in Friday. It's unclear if Irving has hired a lawyer.

Irving was expected to be a key part of Iowa State's defensive line after making eight starts in 2013. But his suspension and the recent dismissal of fellow starter Rodney Coe leaves the line in flux.
2014-04-16Iowa State Big-TimeTheftLink20

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State defensive lineman David Irving has been suspended indefinitely after being arrested following a large crowd disturbance in Ames on Tuesday night.

Ames police have charged Irving with criminal mischief, disorderly conduct and fifth-degree theft.
That’s two this week for ISU...

Police Commander Geoff Huff tells The Associated Press that pictures and video that appeared to show Irving holding an uprooted stop sign during the late-night disturbance helped lead to his arrest.

Huff says the 20-year-old Irving turned himself in Friday. It’s unclear if Irving has hired a lawyer.

Irving was expected to be a key part of Iowa State’s defensive line after making eight starts in 2013. But his suspension and the recent dismissal of fellow starter Rodney Coe leaves the line in flux.
2014-04-16Iowa State Small-TimeDrinking and DrivingLink12That's number three!

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State University has suspended Abdel Nader from the basketball team after his arrest on suspicion of drunken driving over the weekend.

The Iowa State Police arrested Nader around 11:40 p.m. Saturday on suspicion that he was operating a vehicle while intoxicated....
2014-04-1649ersBig-TimeOther FeloniesLink40Looks like I need to add airport crimes and this guy is on track for Legend status...

LOS ANGELES – San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith was arrested Sunday at Los Angeles International Airport after authorities said he became belligerent during a security screening and threatened that he had a bomb.

The 24-year-old player was randomly selected for a secondary screening at Terminal 1 and became uncooperative with the process, airport police Sgt. Karla Ortiz said. She said he told a TSA agent that he had a bomb before walking to the gate. When airport police officers caught up with him, Ortiz said Smith became uncooperative and was taken into custody.

A witness video posted on TMZ.com shows Smith exchanging words with an officer as he was being handcuffed and escorted out of the gate area.

Smith was booked for investigation of making a false bomb threat. FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller said anyone who makes a bomb threat at an airport is potentially subject to federal charges, although no such charges have been filed against Smith.

A message seeking comment from Smith's agent wasn't immediately returned.

With the arrest, Smith is involved in three pending criminal cases.
2014-04-16TitansNuisanceKicked Out of LeagueLink7 NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Titans have waived defensive end Adewale Ojomo more than two weeks after he was arrested in a prostitution sting.

The Titans announced the move Monday afternoon, hours after the team started its offseason program.

Ojomo had joined the Titans' practice squad in December after stints with the Giants as an undrafted free agent in 2012 and on the practice squads in Seattle and Buffalo last fall.

He was booked March 21 in Miami on a charge of soliciting a prostitute after police say Ojomo offered the undercover detective $100 for sex. The police report said Ojomo was planning to go to a nearby store for condoms but was arrested before he could drive away.

Ojomo played at the University of Miami.
2014-04-16TitansSmall-TimeBuying SexLink8 NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Titans have waived defensive end Adewale Ojomo more than two weeks after he was arrested in a prostitution sting.

The Titans announced the move Monday afternoon, hours after the team started its offseason program.

Ojomo had joined the Titans’ practice squad in December after stints with the Giants as an undrafted free agent in 2012 and on the practice squads in Seattle and Buffalo last fall.

He was booked March 21 in Miami on a charge of soliciting a prostitute after police say Ojomo offered the undercover detective $100 for sex. The police report said Ojomo was planning to go to a nearby store for condoms but was arrested before he could drive away.

Ojomo played at the University of Miami.
2014-04-08Texas AM Small-TimeDrunk and DisorderlyLink9COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS – Texas A&M redshirt freshman receiver Ricky Seals-Jones is free on bond after his arrest for what police said was a challenge to another man to fight.

KBTX-TV (http://bit.ly/1fYKDNE) of Bryan-College Station reports the incident happened about 2:30 a.m. Sunday at a bar in the Northgate District entertainment area just off the A&M campus.

A police statement said Seals-Jones was being "carried away by his friends" from the bar when an officer saw another person bump into the player. The officer says the two exchanged heated words until Seals-Jones broke free from his friends and obscenely challenged the other person to fight. The officer said he immediately arrested Seals-Jones on a misdemeanor disorderly conduct charge.
2014-04-08TimberwolvesBig-TimeAssault Wife/GirlfriendLink40Minnesota Timberwolves forward Dante Cunningham rejoined the team on Saturday, two days after he was arrested and later charged with felony domestic assault for allegedly choking his girlfriend during an argument.

Cunningham was released from jail on Friday and took a flight on Saturday morning to Orlando, Fla., where the Timberwolves were scheduled to play the Magic. Cunningham was expected to be in uniform for the game.

Cunningham cannot be disciplined by the league and the Timberwolves for the same transgression, under terms of the collective bargaining agreement. The league was expected to wait until it had all the details before deciding on imposing any punishment.
2014-04-08Missouri Big-TimeAssault and BatteryLink30(KSDK) – A University of Missouri basketball player has been arrested and charged for assault in Columbia, Mo., according to Columbia police.

Zach Price, a Mizzou forward and transfer from Louisville, has been arrested for third-degree domestic assault as well as third-degree assault in an incident involving his roommate and a woman, according to police.

Early Thursday morning, police responded to an incident at Heather and Ash in reference to a disturbance between Price, his male roommate and the roommate's girlfriend, according to police.

The man and woman left the area, and Price followed in his car where he blocked the man's car and prevented them from leaving the area of Stadium Boulevard, according to police. Price confronted the man, punched him and proceeded to push down the woman who tried to intervene.
2014-04-08Georgia NuisanceSuspensionsLink2Georgia baseball player Zach Sims has been suspended indefinitely after he was arrested early Sunday morning on three charges, including driving under the influence of alcohol.
Sims, a first baseman, was also charged by University of Georgia police with improper driving and underage possession of alcohol.
Sims, 19, is a freshman from North Oconee High School. He has not played in a game yet for Georgia.
A team spokesman said in a statement on Tuesday: "Coach Scott Stricklin is aware of the matter involving Zach Sims, and he has been suspended indefinitely."
2014-04-08Georgia Small-TimeDrinking and DrivingLink12Georgia baseball player Zach Sims has been suspended indefinitely after he was arrested early Sunday morning on three charges, including driving under the influence of alcohol.
Sims, a first baseman, was also charged by University of Georgia police with improper driving and underage possession of alcohol.
Sims, 19, is a freshman from North Oconee High School. He has not played in a game yet for Georgia.
A team spokesman said in a statement on Tuesday: "Coach Scott Stricklin is aware of the matter involving Zach Sims, and he has been suspended indefinitely."
2014-04-08Georgia Small-TimeUnder Age DrinkingLink10Georgia baseball player Zach Sims has been suspended indefinitely after he was arrested early Sunday morning on three charges, including driving under the influence of alcohol.
Sims, a first baseman, was also charged by University of Georgia police with improper driving and underage possession of alcohol.
Sims, 19, is a freshman from North Oconee High School. He has not played in a game yet for Georgia.
A team spokesman said in a statement on Tuesday: "Coach Scott Stricklin is aware of the matter involving Zach Sims, and he has been suspended indefinitely."
2014-04-08Georgia Small-TimeMoving ViolationsLink5Georgia baseball player Zach Sims has been suspended indefinitely after he was arrested early Sunday morning on three charges, including driving under the influence of alcohol.
Sims, a first baseman, was also charged by University of Georgia police with improper driving and underage possession of alcohol.
Sims, 19, is a freshman from North Oconee High School. He has not played in a game yet for Georgia.
A team spokesman said in a statement on Tuesday: "Coach Scott Stricklin is aware of the matter involving Zach Sims, and he has been suspended indefinitely."
2014-04-08Kansas NuisanceSuspensionsLink2Police arrested University of Kansas wide receiver Mark A. Thomas over the weekend in connection with a sexual assault, the latest arrest in a string of sexual and domestic assault cases involving both college and professional football players in recent weeks. According to the victim, Thomas "forcibly fondled her" while she was passed out.
Kansas suspended Thomas indefinitely.
The Thomas arrest comes just a week after a grand jury indicted Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice on one count of aggravated assault against his fiancee. Former NFL star Darren Sharper, meanwhile, is facing charges that he drugged and raped women in at least five states.
Thomas’ arrest is only the latest incident involving college athletes. A University of Wisconsin recruit has been charged with raping a student during a campus visit. Students at the University of Michigan protested the school’s approach to a sexual assault investigation of the team’s kicker. There was also the high-profile case involving Florida State’s Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback, Jameis Winston, who was accused of sexual assault by a fellow student but never faced charges.
2014-04-08Kansas Big-TimeSexual AssaultLink30Police arrested University of Kansas wide receiver Mark A. Thomas over the weekend in connection with a sexual assault, the latest arrest in a string of sexual and domestic assault cases involving both college and professional football players in recent weeks. According to the victim, Thomas "forcibly fondled her" while she was passed out.
Kansas suspended Thomas indefinitely.
The Thomas arrest comes just a week after a grand jury indicted Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice on one count of aggravated assault against his fiancee. Former NFL star Darren Sharper, meanwhile, is facing charges that he drugged and raped women in at least five states.
Thomas’ arrest is only the latest incident involving college athletes. A University of Wisconsin recruit has been charged with raping a student during a campus visit. Students at the University of Michigan protested the school’s approach to a sexual assault investigation of the team’s kicker. There was also the high-profile case involving Florida State’s Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback, Jameis Winston, who was accused of sexual assault by a fellow student but never faced charges.
2014-04-08BengalsSmall-TimeConcealed or Illegal WeaponsLink11A purse no less ...
According to Pro Football Talk, Orson Charles was charged with first-degree wanton endangerment and held in the Madison County Detention Center. He was released early Tuesday.

A WLEX-TV reporter said the arrest stemmed from a road rage incident with a gun on Interstate 75 near Berea, where a caller said a man had pointed a gun at him several times after cutting him off on the road.

Police found a semi-automatic Smith & Wesson in the back of the car inside a purse.

Charles caught one pass for eight yards in 13 appearances last season.
2014-04-08BengalsBig-TimeAssault with a Deadly WeaponLink25A purse no less ...
According to Pro Football Talk, Orson Charles was charged with first-degree wanton endangerment and held in the Madison County Detention Center. He was released early Tuesday.

A WLEX-TV reporter said the arrest stemmed from a road rage incident with a gun on Interstate 75 near Berea, where a caller said a man had pointed a gun at him several times after cutting him off on the road.

Police found a semi-automatic Smith & Wesson in the back of the car inside a purse.

Charles caught one pass for eight yards in 13 appearances last season.
2014-04-08Pennsylvania Big-TimeTheftLink20PHILADELPHIA -
A University of Pennsylvania basketball player is under arrest, charged in connection with a burglary on campus, authorities say.

Freshman Tony Bagtas, No. 11, was arrested Monday night. Police say he participated in at least one of eight burglaries that took place at the school's quad dorms on streets from 36th to 38th streets along Spruce.

Penn's public safety department says the burglaries happened after students left their dorm rooms unlocked.
2014-04-08Texas AM Small-TimeDrunk and DisorderlyLink9A Texas A&M quarterback vying to succeed Johnny Manziel was arrested on a public intoxication charge outside a Northgate bar before dawn on Friday.
Kenny Hill, a 19-year-old sophomore from Southlake, was taken into custody in front of Chimy’s on University Drive just before 3 a.m., according to a College Station police report. He has since posted bail and was released.
Hill was passed out alone in a planter full of rocks and plants in front of the restaurant-bar when officers arrived, police said in the arrest report.
When asked who the current president of the United States was, Hill reportedly answered "Bush" and told officers his name was "Kennedy," authorities said. Police also said Hill was unable to tell them where he was.
2014-04-08Old Dominion Big-TimeAggravated AssaultLink35Jakwail Bailey was granted $5,000 bond in General District Court Tuesday. He will be monitored and is to have no contact with the victim, officials told 13News Now.
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NORFOLK -- Old Dominion reserve wide receiver Jakwail Bailey has been arrested and charged with felonious malicious wounding, officials told 13News Now Thursday.

Records indicate that Bailey was arrested earlier this week by the ODU Police for an incident that occurred Sunday night on W. 39th Street.

ODU Head Coach Bobby Wilder said Bailey has been suspended indefinitely for a violation of team rules following his arrest.

A native of Haddonfield, NJ, Bailey is a three-year member of the ODU football team. He had 18 receptions for 127 yards and two touchdowns in 2013.

According to Amanda Howie, a spokeswoman for the Norfolk Commonwealth’s Attorney, Bailey will have a bond hearing on April 1. He will then have a preliminary hearing on April 28.
2014-04-08ColtsSmall-TimeDrinking and DrivingLink12Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay had $29,029 in cash and numerous bottles of prescription drugs in his vehicle when he was arrested on felony charges after being stopped on suspicion of drunk driving March 16, according to a police report.

Irsay had trouble standing, his speech was slurred and he admitted taking several medications. He agreed to take a portable breath test on the scene, but the results were redacted in police reports obtained by the Indianapolis Star.

The cash was found in Irsay's briefcase, wallet and two laundry bags, the report said. Police also found numerous bottles containing prescription drugs that were stored in the metal briefcase and in bags on the floor of Irsay's silver Toyota Highlander that he was driving.

Irsay denied being drunk when he was arrested in the Indianapolis suburb of Carmel. The police report said the 54-year-old billionaire was so disoriented that officers had him sit on the hood of a patrol car to keep him from falling.

The arresting officer said he "believed Irsay to be intoxicated on a substance other than alcohol," according to the report.
2014-04-08ColtsBig-TimeUsing Hard DrugsLink20Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay had $29,029 in cash and numerous bottles of prescription drugs in his vehicle when he was arrested on felony charges after being stopped on suspicion of drunk driving March 16, according to a police report.

Irsay had trouble standing, his speech was slurred and he admitted taking several medications. He agreed to take a portable breath test on the scene, but the results were redacted in police reports obtained by the Indianapolis Star.

The cash was found in Irsay’s briefcase, wallet and two laundry bags, the report said. Police also found numerous bottles containing prescription drugs that were stored in the metal briefcase and in bags on the floor of Irsay’s silver Toyota Highlander that he was driving.

Irsay denied being drunk when he was arrested in the Indianapolis suburb of Carmel. The police report said the 54-year-old billionaire was so disoriented that officers had him sit on the hood of a patrol car to keep him from falling.

The arresting officer said he "believed Irsay to be intoxicated on a substance other than alcohol," according to the report.
2014-03-05Tennessee Small-TimeDrunk and DisorderlyLink45According to Evan Woodbery of GoVolsXtra.com, the 12 current and former Tennessee Volunteers football players cited or arrested at the Quarry Trail apartment complex on February 9 will likely emerge with a clean record from their scrape with the law.

Woodbery reports that the seven team members who received citations appeared in court Thursday and will have their charges dismissed if they pay their court costs and stay out of trouble for 60 days.

As for those arrested in the incident, A.J. Johnson, Danny O'Brien and former Vols player Dontavis Sapp are also on path to have their charges wiped away. The three appeared in court last week, and their charges have either been dismissed or are in the process of being resolved.
2014-03-05Tennessee Small-TimeResisting ArrestLink40According to Evan Woodbery of GoVolsXtra.com, the 12 current and former Tennessee Volunteers football players cited or arrested at the Quarry Trail apartment complex on February 9 will likely emerge with a clean record from their scrape with the law.

Woodbery reports that the seven team members who received citations appeared in court Thursday and will have their charges dismissed if they pay their court costs and stay out of trouble for 60 days.

As for those arrested in the incident, A.J. Johnson, Danny O’Brien and former Vols player Dontavis Sapp are also on path to have their charges wiped away. The three appeared in court last week, and their charges have either been dismissed or are in the process of being resolved.
2014-03-05Oklahoma Small-TimeIndecent ExposureLink7Get a room!

Former Oklahoma Sooners wide receiver Trey Metoyer was arrested in Texas on a complaint of indecent exposure according to NewsOK.com on Feb. 12. This is not the first time Metoyer has been arrested for this complaint, as his previous arrest lef to his dismissal from the Sooners' football team.

Metoyer, who signed with the Oklahoma Sooners as their first ever five-star recruit at the wide receiver position, never made the splash that fans expected for the school. After having to transfer to a military school his first season due to bad grades, he finally showed up at OU and failed to make a mark on the field.

While playing for Oklahoma, police answered a complaint from a woman who claimed that a man was masturbating in his car in her apartment complex where she could see from her apartment. Less than a month later, a different woman was walking her dog and came across the same man, who asked if he could borrow a pen. She went into her apartment to get one, and when she returned she said he was masturbating in front of her apartment.
2014-03-05Indiana Small-TimeDrinking and DrivingLink12(BLOOMINGTON) - Indiana University sophomore forward Hanner Mosquera-Perea was arrested and charged early Friday morning with operating a vehicle while intoxicated causing endangerment.
He was taken to jail at 4:45 a.m. and then released later.
Indiana men's basketball coach Tom Crean says he is still gathering information and has not yet made a decision on Mosquera-Perea's status. However, he called the arrest "a disappointing shock to all of us."
2014-03-05Alabama Small-TimeUsing Soft DrugsLink8Alabama reserve running back Dee Hart was arrested Sunday and charged with marijuana possession and giving false information, the Tuscaloosa News reported. He was released from jail after posting a $1,300 bond.

Hart, a former five-star recruit whose career has been sidetracked by injuries, hasn’t been with the Alabama program since the Sugar Bowl, the school said. Since coming to Alabama, Hart has sustained two torn ACLs and has not started a game.
2014-03-05Mississippi Small-TimeDrunk and DisorderlyLink9Ole Miss linebacker Denzel Nkemdiche was arrested this weekend.

Nkemdiche was charged with disturbing the peace, disorderly conduct and failure to comply with a police officer around midnight Saturday, Oxford Police Chief Joey East said. All three are misdemeanors.

The arrest occurred at The Retreat, an Oxford apartment complex that is mainly occupied by students. Nkemdiche celebrated his 21st birthday on Saturday.
2014-03-05Mississippi Small-TimeResisting ArrestLink8Ole Miss linebacker Denzel Nkemdiche was arrested this weekend.

Nkemdiche was charged with disturbing the peace, disorderly conduct and failure to comply with a police officer around midnight Saturday, Oxford Police Chief Joey East said. All three are misdemeanors.

The arrest occurred at The Retreat, an Oxford apartment complex that is mainly occupied by students. Nkemdiche celebrated his 21st birthday on Saturday.
2014-03-05GiantsSmall-TimeConcealed or Illegal WeaponsLink11NEW YORK (AP) - New York Knicks point guard Raymond Felton was arrested Tuesday on weapons charges after a lawyer for Felton's wife turned in a loaded gun allegedly belonging to the basketball star, saying she didn't want it in her home, police said.
Felton turned himself in at 12:50 a.m. Tuesday, not long after the Knicks lost to the Dallas Mavericks in a buzzer-beater at home, police said.

But before the Monday night game, an attorney for Ariane Raymondo-Felton arrived at a Manhattan police precinct with a Belgian-made FN Herstal pistol, police spokesman Sgt. Lee Jones said. Raymondo-Felton later went to the precinct that night and made a statement to detectives, police said.

Investigators then contacted the director of security at Madison Square Garden in an attempt to reach Felton, police said.
Felton made no statement after he arrived at the precinct with a lawyer, police said. He was expected to be arraigned later Tuesday on three charges of criminal possession of a weapon in the second, third and fourth degrees. Police said the charges don't stem from Felton using the firearm in a menacing manner but from possessing an unregistered gun.
2014-01-28UNC Small-TimeMoving ViolationsLink5Not a big deal, but I try and bust all UNC/Duke violations.
UNC linebacker Travis Hughes was arrested on charges of assaulting a government official Thursday morning, according to an Department of Public Safety arrest report.

The incident occurred at 9:20 a.m. when UNC Department of Pubic Safety Parking and Transportation officer Donald Burke was writing a citation for Hughes’ illegally parked car near the intersection of Hibbard and Blythe Drive, DPS spokesman Randy Young said.

Assaulting a government official is considered N.C. General Statute 14-33A, which is a
class 2 misdemeanor.

Hughes approached Burke while the citation was being written and an altercation ensued. Hughes then got in his vehicle and fled before being apprehended at the corner of McCauley and South Columbia Road. Hughes appeared in front of a magistrate Thursday and was released on a promise to appear, Young said.

Hughes, a junior who recorded 76 tackles last season, has been suspended from all team activities, team spokesman Kevin Best said.
2014-01-28UNC Big-TimeAssault and BatteryLink15Not a big deal, but I try and bust all UNC/Duke violations.
UNC linebacker Travis Hughes was arrested on charges of assaulting a government official Thursday morning, according to an Department of Public Safety arrest report.

The incident occurred at 9:20 a.m. when UNC Department of Pubic Safety Parking and Transportation officer Donald Burke was writing a citation for Hughes’ illegally parked car near the intersection of Hibbard and Blythe Drive, DPS spokesman Randy Young said.

Assaulting a government official is considered N.C. General Statute 14-33A, which is a
class 2 misdemeanor.

Hughes approached Burke while the citation was being written and an altercation ensued. Hughes then got in his vehicle and fled before being apprehended at the corner of McCauley and South Columbia Road. Hughes appeared in front of a magistrate Thursday and was released on a promise to appear, Young said.

Hughes, a junior who recorded 76 tackles last season, has been suspended from all team activities, team spokesman Kevin Best said.
2014-01-24BobcatsBig-TimeSelling Soft DrugsLink13ATLANTA – Authorities say former NBA player Javaris Crittenton was among more than a dozen people arrested amid a metro Atlanta drug trafficking probe.

The office of Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard Jr. said 14 people were arrested Wednesday after a seven-month investigation.

District Attorney's spokeswoman Yvette Jones says in a statement that Crittenton and the others are accused of selling cocaine and several hundred pounds of marijuana.

Crittenton's attorney, Brian Steel, told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution his client is innocent, adding they'll "fight any and every false allegation" against Crittenton.

Crittenton was out on bond awaiting trial on murder charges in the August 2011 shooting death of an Atlanta woman.

Crittenton played with Los Angeles, Memphis and Washington. He signed a non-guarantee contract with Charlotte Bobcats in 2010 before being waved.

Read more here: http://www.bradenton.com/2014/01/15/4938215/ex-nba-player-crittenton-arrested.html#storylink=cpy
2014-01-24BobcatsBig-TimeSelling Hard DrugsLink32ATLANTA – Authorities say former NBA player Javaris Crittenton was among more than a dozen people arrested amid a metro Atlanta drug trafficking probe.

The office of Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard Jr. said 14 people were arrested Wednesday after a seven-month investigation.

District Attorney’s spokeswoman Yvette Jones says in a statement that Crittenton and the others are accused of selling cocaine and several hundred pounds of marijuana.

Crittenton’s attorney, Brian Steel, told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution his client is innocent, adding they’ll "fight any and every false allegation" against Crittenton.

Crittenton was out on bond awaiting trial on murder charges in the August 2011 shooting death of an Atlanta woman.

Crittenton played with Los Angeles, Memphis and Washington. He signed a non-guarantee contract with Charlotte Bobcats in 2010 before being waved.

Read more here: http://www.bradenton.com/2014/01/15/4938215/ex-nba-player-crittenton-arrested.html#storylink=cpy
2014-01-24Kentucky Small-TimeDrunk and DisorderlyLink9No details other than the arrest? ...

UK Football wide receiver Demarco Robinson has been arrested for disorderly conduct and resisting arrest according to several media outlets, initially the Herald-Leader’s Jen Smith:
2014-01-24Kentucky Small-TimeResisting ArrestLink8No details other than the arrest? ...

UK Football wide receiver Demarco Robinson has been arrested for disorderly conduct and resisting arrest according to several media outlets, initially the Herald-Leader’s Jen Smith:
2014-01-24BrownsSmall-TimeResisting ArrestLink8MIAMI – Cleveland Browns and former Miami Dolphins wide receiver Davone Bess was arrested Friday on charges of assaulting a law enforcement officer at an airport, the latest in a series of personal problems for the NFL player.

According to a Broward Sheriff's Office arrest report, Bess was approached by Deputy Thomas O'Brien inside the Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport terminal because he was "acting irrationally, dancing, singing with his pants repeatedly falling down."

"I inquired if he was all right and received no response," O'Brien said in the report, adding later that Bess "appeared to be looking through me" while they talked.

Bess, 28, then picked up a cup of hot coffee from a counter and squeezed it, "which caused the cup to break with the liquid going all over my uniform," the deputy wrote. Bess then took up a "fighting stance," and O'Brien said he hit the player on the leg with a baton to no effect.

"Bess proceeded to take off his shirt and once again took up a fighting stance refusing my repeated orders to get on the ground," O'Brien said, adding that Bess was finally taken into custody when backup officers arrived.

Sheriff's office records show that Bess is charged with simple assault on an officer, resisting arrest without violence and disorderly conduct. It was not immediately clear whether Bess had a lawyer. Browns spokesman Zak Gilbert said the team was aware of the arrest and was gathering information.

Read more here: http://www.fresnobee.com/2014/01/17/3718874/browns-bess-arrested-in-fla-in.html#storylink=cpy
2014-01-24BrownsSmall-TimeDrunk and DisorderlyLink9MIAMI – Cleveland Browns and former Miami Dolphins wide receiver Davone Bess was arrested Friday on charges of assaulting a law enforcement officer at an airport, the latest in a series of personal problems for the NFL player.

According to a Broward Sheriff’s Office arrest report, Bess was approached by Deputy Thomas O’Brien inside the Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport terminal because he was "acting irrationally, dancing, singing with his pants repeatedly falling down."

"I inquired if he was all right and received no response," O’Brien said in the report, adding later that Bess "appeared to be looking through me" while they talked.

Bess, 28, then picked up a cup of hot coffee from a counter and squeezed it, "which caused the cup to break with the liquid going all over my uniform," the deputy wrote. Bess then took up a "fighting stance," and O’Brien said he hit the player on the leg with a baton to no effect.

"Bess proceeded to take off his shirt and once again took up a fighting stance refusing my repeated orders to get on the ground," O’Brien said, adding that Bess was finally taken into custody when backup officers arrived.

Sheriff’s office records show that Bess is charged with simple assault on an officer, resisting arrest without violence and disorderly conduct. It was not immediately clear whether Bess had a lawyer. Browns spokesman Zak Gilbert said the team was aware of the arrest and was gathering information.

Read more here: http://www.fresnobee.com/2014/01/17/3718874/browns-bess-arrested-in-fla-in.html#storylink=cpy
2014-01-24BrownsBig-TimeAssault and BatteryLink15MIAMI – Cleveland Browns and former Miami Dolphins wide receiver Davone Bess was arrested Friday on charges of assaulting a law enforcement officer at an airport, the latest in a series of personal problems for the NFL player.

According to a Broward Sheriff’s Office arrest report, Bess was approached by Deputy Thomas O’Brien inside the Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport terminal because he was "acting irrationally, dancing, singing with his pants repeatedly falling down."

"I inquired if he was all right and received no response," O’Brien said in the report, adding later that Bess "appeared to be looking through me" while they talked.

Bess, 28, then picked up a cup of hot coffee from a counter and squeezed it, "which caused the cup to break with the liquid going all over my uniform," the deputy wrote. Bess then took up a "fighting stance," and O’Brien said he hit the player on the leg with a baton to no effect.

"Bess proceeded to take off his shirt and once again took up a fighting stance refusing my repeated orders to get on the ground," O’Brien said, adding that Bess was finally taken into custody when backup officers arrived.

Sheriff’s office records show that Bess is charged with simple assault on an officer, resisting arrest without violence and disorderly conduct. It was not immediately clear whether Bess had a lawyer. Browns spokesman Zak Gilbert said the team was aware of the arrest and was gathering information.

Read more here: http://www.fresnobee.com/2014/01/17/3718874/browns-bess-arrested-in-fla-in.html#storylink=cpy
2014-01-24RaidersSmall-TimeUsing Soft DrugsLink8Chow down! ...
Former Gators football player Jarvis Jaray Moss was arrested Monday night after police said he tried swallowing marijuana during a traffic stop.

Gainesville Police officers arrested the 29-year-old UF student on charges of tampering with evidence and marijuana possession, according to an arrest report.
At about 8:30 p.m., an officer stopped a car Moss was riding in for running a stop sign, according to the report.
The officer noticed the smell of marijuana coming from the car and saw Moss chewing something.

Moss told the officer he was eating food, but when he opened his mouth, the officer noticed large pieces of marijuana.
During questioning, Moss told officers he smoked weed earlier but denied eating it, according to the report.

Officers booked Moss into the Alachua County Jail at about 9 p.m. He was released on his own recognizance Tuesday afternoon.
2014-01-24RaidersSmall-TimeMoving ViolationsLink5Chow down! ...
Former Gators football player Jarvis Jaray Moss was arrested Monday night after police said he tried swallowing marijuana during a traffic stop.

Gainesville Police officers arrested the 29-year-old UF student on charges of tampering with evidence and marijuana possession, according to an arrest report.
At about 8:30 p.m., an officer stopped a car Moss was riding in for running a stop sign, according to the report.
The officer noticed the smell of marijuana coming from the car and saw Moss chewing something.

Moss told the officer he was eating food, but when he opened his mouth, the officer noticed large pieces of marijuana.
During questioning, Moss told officers he smoked weed earlier but denied eating it, according to the report.

Officers booked Moss into the Alachua County Jail at about 9 p.m. He was released on his own recognizance Tuesday afternoon.
2014-01-24Alabama Small-TimePepper SprayLink11It's been too long since our last pepper spray arrest!

Tuscaloosa Police responded to a loud party and underage drinking complaint at Campus Way Apartments (301 Helen Keller Blvd.) at 12:53 a.m. on (Jan. 19). Officers arrived on scene and located a large party at one of the apartments. While investigating the complaint officers found probable cause to arrest Chavis Taylor for disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. As officers were walking Taylor to a patrol unit a large crowed (approximately 40 individuals) followed and gathered around officers. Officers told the crowd multiple times to disperse. Officers warned one individual (Tony Brown) multiple times to back up and leave the parking lot. The individual would walk a few steps away and then would walk right back towards officers. The officers warned the individual that if he did not leave the parking lot he would be arrested. The individual yelled threatening profanity at the officer and stepped toward the officers again. At the time the officer grabbed the suspect to take him into custody. The suspect pulled away resisting officers. Officers used pepper spray on the suspect and forced him to the ground and took him into custody. Both suspects were transported to the Tuscaloosa County Jail.
2014-01-24Alabama Small-TimeDrunk and DisorderlyLink9It’s been too long since our last pepper spray arrest!

Tuscaloosa Police responded to a loud party and underage drinking complaint at Campus Way Apartments (301 Helen Keller Blvd.) at 12:53 a.m. on (Jan. 19). Officers arrived on scene and located a large party at one of the apartments. While investigating the complaint officers found probable cause to arrest Chavis Taylor for disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. As officers were walking Taylor to a patrol unit a large crowed (approximately 40 individuals) followed and gathered around officers. Officers told the crowd multiple times to disperse. Officers warned one individual (Tony Brown) multiple times to back up and leave the parking lot. The individual would walk a few steps away and then would walk right back towards officers. The officers warned the individual that if he did not leave the parking lot he would be arrested. The individual yelled threatening profanity at the officer and stepped toward the officers again. At the time the officer grabbed the suspect to take him into custody. The suspect pulled away resisting officers. Officers used pepper spray on the suspect and forced him to the ground and took him into custody. Both suspects were transported to the Tuscaloosa County Jail.
2014-01-24Alabama Small-TimeResisting ArrestLink8It’s been too long since our last pepper spray arrest!

Tuscaloosa Police responded to a loud party and underage drinking complaint at Campus Way Apartments (301 Helen Keller Blvd.) at 12:53 a.m. on (Jan. 19). Officers arrived on scene and located a large party at one of the apartments. While investigating the complaint officers found probable cause to arrest Chavis Taylor for disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. As officers were walking Taylor to a patrol unit a large crowed (approximately 40 individuals) followed and gathered around officers. Officers told the crowd multiple times to disperse. Officers warned one individual (Tony Brown) multiple times to back up and leave the parking lot. The individual would walk a few steps away and then would walk right back towards officers. The officers warned the individual that if he did not leave the parking lot he would be arrested. The individual yelled threatening profanity at the officer and stepped toward the officers again. At the time the officer grabbed the suspect to take him into custody. The suspect pulled away resisting officers. Officers used pepper spray on the suspect and forced him to the ground and took him into custody. Both suspects were transported to the Tuscaloosa County Jail.
2014-01-24Nevada NuisanceSuspensionsLink2RENO, NV - Wolf Pack running back Chris Solomon has been suspended from the football team following an arrest Sunday.

Solomon was booked on a Domestic battery charge in the first degree, a misdemeanor. He was released on $3,000 bail the next day.

"We are aware of the incident and Chris has been suspended from the team as we continue to gather more information," said head coach Brian Polian in a statement.

Police say January 19, 2014, around 4AM, they responded to the 4900 block of West 7th Street on a call regarding a family disturbance. Police say they found evidence Solomon had battered his girlfriend, who had injuries. REMSA personnel evaluated her, and based on that evaluation, Solomon was arrested and booked.

Solomon, who will be a redshirt sophomore next season, ran for 282 yards on 89 carries (3.2 yards per carry) with one touchdown. He had a breakout game against National Champion Florida State, running for a career-high 108 yards and 26 carries.
2014-01-24Nevada Big-TimeAssault Wife/GirlfriendLink40RENO, NV - Wolf Pack running back Chris Solomon has been suspended from the football team following an arrest Sunday.

Solomon was booked on a Domestic battery charge in the first degree, a misdemeanor. He was released on $3,000 bail the next day.

"We are aware of the incident and Chris has been suspended from the team as we continue to gather more information," said head coach Brian Polian in a statement.

Police say January 19, 2014, around 4AM, they responded to the 4900 block of West 7th Street on a call regarding a family disturbance. Police say they found evidence Solomon had battered his girlfriend, who had injuries. REMSA personnel evaluated her, and based on that evaluation, Solomon was arrested and booked.

Solomon, who will be a redshirt sophomore next season, ran for 282 yards on 89 carries (3.2 yards per carry) with one touchdown. He had a breakout game against National Champion Florida State, running for a career-high 108 yards and 26 carries.
2014-01-24Florida State NuisanceSuspensionsLink6Two pot sandwiches in a week, and none before. Go figure.

Florida State basketball signee Cinmeon Bowers was arrested Thursday for allegedly eating marijuana in attempt to hide it during a routine traffic stop.

Bowers currently plays basketball for Chipola College, and signed with the Seminoles at the end of 2013. He was the first commitment of FSU's 2014 class.

Two other basketball players were arrested with Bowers and taken to Jackson County Correctional Facility. They were pulled over for speeding in Marianna, but police say they smelled marijuana in the vehicle. All three are charged with tampering with evidence.
Bowers, Torian Graham and Jamaar McKay-Taylor have been suspended indefinitely from the Chipola College basketball team until the school conducts its own investigation. FSU athletics has not yet commented on Bowers' arrest.
2014-01-24Florida State Small-TimeUsing Soft DrugsLink8Two pot sandwiches in a week, and none before. Go figure.

Florida State basketball signee Cinmeon Bowers was arrested Thursday for allegedly eating marijuana in attempt to hide it during a routine traffic stop.

Bowers currently plays basketball for Chipola College, and signed with the Seminoles at the end of 2013. He was the first commitment of FSU’s 2014 class.

Two other basketball players were arrested with Bowers and taken to Jackson County Correctional Facility. They were pulled over for speeding in Marianna, but police say they smelled marijuana in the vehicle. All three are charged with tampering with evidence.
Bowers, Torian Graham and Jamaar McKay-Taylor have been suspended indefinitely from the Chipola College basketball team until the school conducts its own investigation. FSU athletics has not yet commented on Bowers’ arrest.
2014-01-24Florida State Small-TimeResisting ArrestLink8Two pot sandwiches in a week, and none before. Go figure.

Florida State basketball signee Cinmeon Bowers was arrested Thursday for allegedly eating marijuana in attempt to hide it during a routine traffic stop.

Bowers currently plays basketball for Chipola College, and signed with the Seminoles at the end of 2013. He was the first commitment of FSU’s 2014 class.

Two other basketball players were arrested with Bowers and taken to Jackson County Correctional Facility. They were pulled over for speeding in Marianna, but police say they smelled marijuana in the vehicle. All three are charged with tampering with evidence.
Bowers, Torian Graham and Jamaar McKay-Taylor have been suspended indefinitely from the Chipola College basketball team until the school conducts its own investigation. FSU athletics has not yet commented on Bowers’ arrest.
2014-01-18SaintsSerious-CriminalRapeLink150Four years ago, Darren Sharper was approaching the highest of the highs, chasing his first Super Bowl victory. He’s now dealing with the lowest of the lows.

TMZ has reported, and PFT has confirmed, that Sharper faces criminal charges in California for suspicion of rape.

Per TMZ, Sharper is accused of two sexual assaults, one in October 2013 and another in January 2014. He was released on $200,000 bail.

2014-01-17JetsSmall-TimeIndecent ExposureLink7Who doesn't carry 2 tubs of vaseline in their center console? Hell, I've got cases of the stuff in my trunk.

When Jets tight end Kellen Winslow Jr. was arrested for possession of synthetic marijuana outside a Target in East Hanover back in November, police were called to the scene because a woman thought she saw him masturbating in his vehicle in the parking lot, according to court documents.

By the time police arrived, an officer found Winslow allegedly "slouched in his seat and moving around." Winslow sprang to an upright position when the officer arrived. When the cop asked Winslow what he was doing, Winslow allegedly said he was looking for Boston Market but was lost.

The cop noticed Winslow was wearing "dark colored" sweatpants and wrote that "his genitals were not exposed." But the cop also noticed "two open containers of Vaseline on his center console" and plastic bags marked "Mr. Happy" and empty plastic containers of "Funky Monkey" scattered throughout the vehicle.

2014-01-06Virginia Tech Small-TimeDrinking and DrivingLink12I'm moving Marcus to Legend status. He can't stay out of jail!

The younger brother of Michael Vick, Marcus Vick was arrested in Georgia Monday when police say they spotted the former college football star diving while being high off of marijuana.
According to TMZ law enforcement said the former Virginia Tech quarterback was driving a 2013 Lexus LX570 and was pulled over at 2:30

Vick was arrested for a DUI, and taken to a local police station, because police noticed that marijuana was on Vick's breath.
The site says Vick was placed in jail around 4:20 AM. The former football player has had previous arrest in the past. He was arrested in Virginia in 2012 for skipping court dates from driving on a suspended license charge.

The reason Vick was kicked off of the football team in 2006, was because he had a lot arrests and convictions then being tied up in too much trouble with legal matters, which includes gun charges.
Mstars wonders if one of those charges was for animal cruelty in the past.
2014-01-06Virginia Tech Small-TimeUsing Soft DrugsLink8I’m moving Marcus to Legend status. He can’t stay out of jail!

The younger brother of Michael Vick, Marcus Vick was arrested in Georgia Monday when police say they spotted the former college football star diving while being high off of marijuana.
According to TMZ law enforcement said the former Virginia Tech quarterback was driving a 2013 Lexus LX570 and was pulled over at 2:30

Vick was arrested for a DUI, and taken to a local police station, because police noticed that marijuana was on Vick’s breath.
The site says Vick was placed in jail around 4:20 AM. The former football player has had previous arrest in the past. He was arrested in Virginia in 2012 for skipping court dates from driving on a suspended license charge.

The reason Vick was kicked off of the football team in 2006, was because he had a lot arrests and convictions then being tied up in too much trouble with legal matters, which includes gun charges.
Mstars wonders if one of those charges was for animal cruelty in the past.
2014-01-06VikingsSmall-TimeDrinking and DrivingLink12This is number 4. Read the quote from Henderson from last Monday. This is why the FCL exists.

Minnesota Vikings linebacker Erin Henderson was arrested for drunken driving again, his second arrest in the past six weeks.

This could spell the end of Henderson's tenure with the Vikings.

In a statement the Vikings said they're "aware of the matter involving Erin Henderson. We are continuing to gather information and will have further comment at the appropriate time."

According to ESPN, Henderson was booked into the Carver County Jail on Wednesday after the NFL player refused to submit to a sobriety test. He faces four DWI charges, including a second-degree charge for refusing a test.

Henderson was arrested in November for drunken driving and possession of a controlled substance.

He was absent from the team for several days for personal reasons, according to Vikings coach Leslie Frazier and Henderson.

Henderson lost his middle linebacker spot because of the first arrest, but returned to start at middle linebacker in the Vikings' final game after a high ankle sprain ended Audie Cole's season, and talked on Monday about the steps he felt he took to mature after his first arrest.

"I think I grew leaps and bounds as a player and as a person as well," Henderson said Monday, in reference to the first arrest. "You start to learn a lot about yourself when things can go wrong or bad, if you're willing to try to learn, if you're willing to look in the mirror and figure things out and I think I was able to do that."
2014-01-06Oklahoma State Small-TimeUsing Soft DrugsLink8I think it's required for all college sports reporters to add a stat line to end of every article involving an athletes arrest...

EDMOND, Okla. (AP) -- Oklahoma State freshman guard Stevie Clark was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of marijuana possession.

Edmond police spokeswoman Jennifer Monroe says Clark was a passenger in a vehicle that was pulled over for a seatbelt violation. Police discovered marijuana in the vehicle and arrested Clark and the driver on possession of marijuana complaints.

Clark, a backup point guard, is averaging 7.0 points for the sixth-ranked Cowboys.

The school didn't immediately comment on Clark's arrest.
Oklahoma State (12-1) opens Big 12 Conference play Saturday at Kansas State (10-3).

On Tuesday, coach Travis Ford announced that starting forward Michael Cobbins will miss the rest of the season with a ruptured Achilles tendon.

Cobbins, who will have surgery Thursday, was injured in Monday's win over Robert Morris.

Cobbins, who started all 13 games, was averaging 4.5 points and 4.3 rebounds.
2014-01-06DodgersSmall-TimeMoving ViolationsLink5I'm sure he couldn't tell he was going 110!

The Dodgers have told outfielder Yasiel Puig the organization is "very disappointed" with his behavior in the wake of his second arrest this year for reckless driving.

Puig was arrested Saturday in Naples, Fla., after troopers clocked him going 110 in a 70 mph zone.

Authorities said Puig was arrested and charged with reckless driving and taken to the Collier County Jail for processing. Puig lives in the Miami area in the offseason.
2013-12-19Troy Serious-CriminalMurderLink100The Troy Police Department confirms an arrest has been made in connection with a shooting at the Troy Crossing apartment complex on South Brundidge Street.

21 year old Dimitri Miles of La Fayette, Georgia is being held on murder charges at Pike County Jail. His bond is set at $100,000.
The university athletics department released a statement following the arrest.

"First and foremost, anytime there is a loss of life it is tragic event and our thoughts and prayers go out to the victim and his family. Dimitri Miles was a walk-on student-athlete on our football team who was academically ineligible to compete in competition this past season, but practiced as a member of the scout team. His association with our football team and the Troy Athletic Department has been terminated as a result of these charges which are associated with an incident that occured off campus," the statement said.
Troy University officials say Miles has been suspended from school because of the charges.

Troy Police identify the victim as 26 year old Marquise Jermaine McClendon of Troy.
2013-12-19Oregon NuisanceSuspensionsLink2EUGENE, OR (KPTV) -
An Oregon Ducks football player has been suspended indefinitely following an arrest in Eugene on charges including assault.

Police said Troy Hill, 22, was arrested at 9:45 p.m. Friday at a private residence. He was arraigned in court Monday.

Hill is a junior cornerback for the University of Oregon football team.

Coach Mark Helfrich released a statement Monday saying Hill is "suspended indefinitely from all football-related activities."

"We expect every member of our program to hold themselves to a high standard of conduct and to represent this university with class, pride and integrity. We will wait until the legal process has concluded before making any final determination of Troy Hill's status," Helfrich said.

Police said nobody else was arrested in connection to the incident. Officers would not reveal any other details about the case.

Hill was originally charged with felony counts of fourth-degree assault and strangulation, along with misdemeanor charges of menacing and second-degree criminal mischief, according to the Lane County Jail website.

Comcast SportsNet reports Hill was arraigned only on misdemeanor charges of menacing and criminal mischief Monday.

The Ducks face the Texas Longhorns in the 2013 Valero Alamo Bowl on Dec. 30.
2013-12-19Oregon Big-TimeAssault and BatteryLink15EUGENE, OR (KPTV) -
An Oregon Ducks football player has been suspended indefinitely following an arrest in Eugene on charges including assault.

Police said Troy Hill, 22, was arrested at 9:45 p.m. Friday at a private residence. He was arraigned in court Monday.

Hill is a junior cornerback for the University of Oregon football team.

Coach Mark Helfrich released a statement Monday saying Hill is "suspended indefinitely from all football-related activities."

"We expect every member of our program to hold themselves to a high standard of conduct and to represent this university with class, pride and integrity. We will wait until the legal process has concluded before making any final determination of Troy Hill’s status," Helfrich said.

Police said nobody else was arrested in connection to the incident. Officers would not reveal any other details about the case.

Hill was originally charged with felony counts of fourth-degree assault and strangulation, along with misdemeanor charges of menacing and second-degree criminal mischief, according to the Lane County Jail website.

Comcast SportsNet reports Hill was arraigned only on misdemeanor charges of menacing and criminal mischief Monday.

The Ducks face the Texas Longhorns in the 2013 Valero Alamo Bowl on Dec. 30.
2013-12-19Middle Tennessee State Small-TimePetty TheftLink8While not even remotely reaching the level of seriousness of one of the arrests the past couple of days, a member of the Middle Tennessee State football program has found himself facing a bit of legal hot water as well.

The Murfreesboro Daily News Journal is reporting that wide receiver Devin Clarke was arrested Friday night following an incident at a local Walmart. Specifically, Clarke was charged with shoplifting after (allegedly) giving himself a 100-percent discount on a $29.88 iPhone car charger.

Head coach Rick Stockstill was made aware of the incident Monday afternoon and has yet to decide what if any punitive measures the receiver may face.

After transferring to MTSU from the JUCO ranks, Clarke finished the regular season fourth on the Blue Raiders with 18 receptions for 318 yards.
2013-12-02Maryland NuisanceResign In ShameLink7Maryland assistant coach Dalonte Hill has resigned, just over one month after being arrested for DUI and other related charges, the school announced Wednesday morning.

Hill had been taking a leave of absence from the team since being charged and his status with the team had remained undefined.

It was Hill’s second such arrest since being on the Maryland staff and his third in five years. He has been replaced by director of basketball operations Dustin Clark, who was promoted on Wednesday.

"It’s a sad day for me because I really like Dalonte. I think he’s a tremendous person," head coach Mark Turgeon said on a conference call with the media. "That was the thing that hurts the most. I really tried to help."
2013-12-02VikingsNuisanceApologizing to TeamLink2Three weeks and three busts for the Vikings ...
Spielman left the questions from reporters about Henderson up to coach Leslie Frazier, who politely but uncomfortably declined to answer most of them. Henderson is expected to play, Frazier said, but not start Sunday against Chicago. Henderson didn't practice last week or play at Green Bay because of what the team described as a personal matter, and Frazier declined to answer whether the arrest and Henderson's absence were connected. He said Henderson was not being punished, however, by the team.

According to police in the Minneapolis suburb of Eden Prairie, where the Vikings have their headquarters, Henderson was arrested Nov. 19 for probable cause driving while intoxicated and possession of a controlled substance. As of Wednesday he had not been charged with a crime.

Henderson's attorney, David Valentini, filed a petition Wednesday in Hennepin County court to have his driver's license reinstated. Because Henderson registered a 0.11 blood alcohol concentration following a breath test, his license was automatically revoked. According to the petition, Henderson claimed police did not have "articulable grounds to make an investigatory stop" nor did they have "reasonable and probable cause" for arrest.

Henderson told reporters he was sorry for his teammates and the organization for "any embarrassment" he brought. He declined to speak specifically about his case. He also said his absence last week was "a mutual thing" between him and the team.

"It was a wake-up call for me and, honestly, it may be something that I needed in the long run, something I think will help me progress and become the person I'm capable of being and the man that I want to be," Henderson said.
2013-12-02VikingsSmall-TimeDrinking and DrivingLink12Three weeks and three busts for the Vikings ...
Spielman left the questions from reporters about Henderson up to coach Leslie Frazier, who politely but uncomfortably declined to answer most of them. Henderson is expected to play, Frazier said, but not start Sunday against Chicago. Henderson didn’t practice last week or play at Green Bay because of what the team described as a personal matter, and Frazier declined to answer whether the arrest and Henderson’s absence were connected. He said Henderson was not being punished, however, by the team.

According to police in the Minneapolis suburb of Eden Prairie, where the Vikings have their headquarters, Henderson was arrested Nov. 19 for probable cause driving while intoxicated and possession of a controlled substance. As of Wednesday he had not been charged with a crime.

Henderson’s attorney, David Valentini, filed a petition Wednesday in Hennepin County court to have his driver’s license reinstated. Because Henderson registered a 0.11 blood alcohol concentration following a breath test, his license was automatically revoked. According to the petition, Henderson claimed police did not have "articulable grounds to make an investigatory stop" nor did they have "reasonable and probable cause" for arrest.

Henderson told reporters he was sorry for his teammates and the organization for "any embarrassment" he brought. He declined to speak specifically about his case. He also said his absence last week was "a mutual thing" between him and the team.

"It was a wake-up call for me and, honestly, it may be something that I needed in the long run, something I think will help me progress and become the person I’m capable of being and the man that I want to be," Henderson said.
2013-12-02VikingsSmall-TimeUsing Soft DrugsLink8Three weeks and three busts for the Vikings ...
Spielman left the questions from reporters about Henderson up to coach Leslie Frazier, who politely but uncomfortably declined to answer most of them. Henderson is expected to play, Frazier said, but not start Sunday against Chicago. Henderson didn’t practice last week or play at Green Bay because of what the team described as a personal matter, and Frazier declined to answer whether the arrest and Henderson’s absence were connected. He said Henderson was not being punished, however, by the team.

According to police in the Minneapolis suburb of Eden Prairie, where the Vikings have their headquarters, Henderson was arrested Nov. 19 for probable cause driving while intoxicated and possession of a controlled substance. As of Wednesday he had not been charged with a crime.

Henderson’s attorney, David Valentini, filed a petition Wednesday in Hennepin County court to have his driver’s license reinstated. Because Henderson registered a 0.11 blood alcohol concentration following a breath test, his license was automatically revoked. According to the petition, Henderson claimed police did not have "articulable grounds to make an investigatory stop" nor did they have "reasonable and probable cause" for arrest.

Henderson told reporters he was sorry for his teammates and the organization for "any embarrassment" he brought. He declined to speak specifically about his case. He also said his absence last week was "a mutual thing" between him and the team.

"It was a wake-up call for me and, honestly, it may be something that I needed in the long run, something I think will help me progress and become the person I’m capable of being and the man that I want to be," Henderson said.
2013-12-02Marshall NuisanceSuspensionsLink2HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) - Marshall University says running back Kevin Grooms has been suspended indefinitely after his arrest on charges of misdemeanor domestic battery and obstructing an officer.

A booking officer at the Western Regional Jail in Barboursville said the 21-year-old Grooms was being held there after his arrest early Saturday in Huntington. Police in Huntington could not be reached for additional details on Grooms' arrest.

Grooms was arrested less than 24 hours after Marshall defeated East Carolina 59-28 in the East Division Championship of the Conference USA.

In a statement Saturday, the Marshall Athletics Department said Grooms was suspended indefinitely.

The booking officer said Grooms did not have an attorney and was to be arraigned later Saturday.

The sophomore from Hollywood, Fla., has more than 500 yards rushing and 80 yards receiving.
2013-12-02Marshall Big-TimeAssault Wife/GirlfriendLink40HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) - Marshall University says running back Kevin Grooms has been suspended indefinitely after his arrest on charges of misdemeanor domestic battery and obstructing an officer.

A booking officer at the Western Regional Jail in Barboursville said the 21-year-old Grooms was being held there after his arrest early Saturday in Huntington. Police in Huntington could not be reached for additional details on Grooms’ arrest.

Grooms was arrested less than 24 hours after Marshall defeated East Carolina 59-28 in the East Division Championship of the Conference USA.

In a statement Saturday, the Marshall Athletics Department said Grooms was suspended indefinitely.

The booking officer said Grooms did not have an attorney and was to be arraigned later Saturday.

The sophomore from Hollywood, Fla., has more than 500 yards rushing and 80 yards receiving.
2013-11-26R-Florida: Trey RadelBig-TimeUsing Hard DrugsLink20Hypocrisy at it's finest...
Rep. Trey Radel voted in favor of drug-testing the folks who get food stamps.

In that case, why don’t we drug-test all people who get federal money? Let’s start with members of Congress!

Radel, the Florida Republican whose campaign was heavy on balancing the budget, would be the first to save the government some money on that plan.

The 37-year-old congressman who describes himself on Twitter as a "Hip Hop Conservative" – whatever that is – lasted just 10 months in the nation’s capital before his Nose Snow Rewards Card balance tripped the radar of law enforcement.

He was busted last month after buying $250 worth of cocaine from a federal agent. And it apparently wasn’t his first time on this particular sleigh ride.

Radel was described in charging documents as a routine buyer in Dupont Circle, purchasing for himself and for his pals. He pleaded guilty in D.C. Superior Court this week, was sentenced to a year of probation and announced a leave of absence.

Ho-hum. Nothing new, politics and drugs. Thanks to former D.C. mayor Marion Barry and Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, we can mention more than just weed in this list. And the roll call of politicians who’ve admitted to smoking pot – whether they inhaled or not – is too huge to tackle in this space.
2013-11-26VikingsBig-TimeAssault Wife/GirlfriendLink40Another week another Viking, although it's nothing like the Vikings of 2005 ...
Eden Prairie, MN (SportsNetwork.com) - The Minnesota Vikings released cornerback A.J. Jefferson Monday morning, just hours after he was arrested.

The Eden Prairie police department released the following statement:

"At approximately 4:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 25, a 23-year-old female reported to Eden Prairie Police that she was a victim of domestic assault.

"Police arrested Anthony Ray Jefferson, 25, at his residence in Eden Prairie and he is now being held in the Hennepin County Jail on probable cause for domestic assault.

"The case is currently under investigation and no further details are available at this time."

Jefferson suffered a neck injury in Sunday's 26-26 tie at Green Bay. He played in 10 games this season.
2013-11-19Oklahoma Big-TimeAssault and BatteryLink15An incident earlier in the week has landed an Oklahoma football player in a bit of legal hot water, the Daily Oklahoman reported.

According to the paper, running back/defensive back/running back Daniel Brooks was arrested early this past Monday morning on an assault and battery complaint. Other than the incident occurring shortly before two a.m. local time, no details of what led to the arrest were available.

The reason for the paucity of particulars? Allow the paper to explain:

Norman Police Capt. Tom Easley said he couldn’t provide more details about the case because it was assigned to mediation, meaning criminal charges haven’t been filed and the parties are seeking to settle the dispute out of court.

Brooks was recruited to the Sooners as a running back in 2012, but, after tearing his ACL shortly after signing with OU, he was moved to the secondary. The redshirt freshman has subsequently moved back to the backfield, although he’s yet to see the playing field in an actual game.
2013-11-19FalconsSmall-TimeUsing Soft DrugsLink8ATLANTA – Falcons running back Jason Snelling will not play Sunday at Tampa Bay after being arrested on misdemeanor charges of marijuana possession and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Coach Mike Smith made the announcement Saturday, saying he was "disappointed in what has transpired over the last 48 hours."

Snelling did not take part in the team's final practice before facing the Buccaneers after being arrested early Friday morning in suburban Winder. Smith says the player has "decided to take some personal time to deal with his situation."

Police say Snelling's SUV was pulled over after officers noticed it weaving and crossing the center line. Officers allegedly smelled marijuana inside the vehicle and determined Snelling did not have a valid driver's license or insurance.

Snelling will rejoin the Falcons on Monday.
2013-11-19FalconsSmall-TimeMoving ViolationsLink5ATLANTA – Falcons running back Jason Snelling will not play Sunday at Tampa Bay after being arrested on misdemeanor charges of marijuana possession and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Coach Mike Smith made the announcement Saturday, saying he was "disappointed in what has transpired over the last 48 hours."

Snelling did not take part in the team’s final practice before facing the Buccaneers after being arrested early Friday morning in suburban Winder. Smith says the player has "decided to take some personal time to deal with his situation."

Police say Snelling’s SUV was pulled over after officers noticed it weaving and crossing the center line. Officers allegedly smelled marijuana inside the vehicle and determined Snelling did not have a valid driver’s license or insurance.

Snelling will rejoin the Falcons on Monday.
2013-11-19Middle Tennessee State NuisanceSuspensionsLink2MURFREESBORO – MTSU basketball player Marcus Tarrance was arrested for domestic assault against his girlfriend on Saturday afternoon, shortly after the Blue Raiders’ win over Akron.

Tarrance, 22, has been suspended indefinitely due to conduct detrimental to the team and will not play in MTSU’s game against Arkansas-Little Rock at 7 p.m. today at Murphy Center, according to an MTSU spokesman. The Blue Raiders have won 31 consecutive regular-season home games, the longest streak in the nation.

According to an MPD arrest report, Tarrance’s girlfriend told police that she and Tarrance got into a verbal altercation before Saturday’s 2 p.m. game against Akron at Murphy Center. She refused to attend the game, and they had another argument afterward when he returned to his apartment.

Both Tarrance and his girlfriend then drove to an undisclosed location on MTSU’s campus near the Recreation Center, where they had another argument.

The victim told police that she refused to talk to Tarrance anymore, and he squeezed her left thigh. When she tried to exit the vehicle, Tarrance pulled her back in.

According to the report, police were called by the victim at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, less than two hours after the MTSU game. When they arrived at Tarrance’s apartment at 1320 Journey Dr., there were numerous MTSU basketball players in the parking lot. Tarrance immediately told police he had a verbal altercation with his girlfriend, who was still in the apartment.

The police report said the victim had a swollen black eye and a scratch on her face. Damaged property included a "broken mug or glass." The victim told police that Tarrance had struck her "several times in the last 10 months," according to the report.

Tarrance was released on $1,250 bond. His court date is Jan. 2.

Tarrance, a junior college transfer, is a first-year player for the Blue Raiders, but he has started two of three games this season. Tarrance averages 9.0 points and 3.0 rebounds per game.
2013-11-19Middle Tennessee State Big-TimeAssault Wife/GirlfriendLink40MURFREESBORO – MTSU basketball player Marcus Tarrance was arrested for domestic assault against his girlfriend on Saturday afternoon, shortly after the Blue Raiders’ win over Akron.

Tarrance, 22, has been suspended indefinitely due to conduct detrimental to the team and will not play in MTSU’s game against Arkansas-Little Rock at 7 p.m. today at Murphy Center, according to an MTSU spokesman. The Blue Raiders have won 31 consecutive regular-season home games, the longest streak in the nation.

According to an MPD arrest report, Tarrance’s girlfriend told police that she and Tarrance got into a verbal altercation before Saturday’s 2 p.m. game against Akron at Murphy Center. She refused to attend the game, and they had another argument afterward when he returned to his apartment.

Both Tarrance and his girlfriend then drove to an undisclosed location on MTSU’s campus near the Recreation Center, where they had another argument.

The victim told police that she refused to talk to Tarrance anymore, and he squeezed her left thigh. When she tried to exit the vehicle, Tarrance pulled her back in.

According to the report, police were called by the victim at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, less than two hours after the MTSU game. When they arrived at Tarrance’s apartment at 1320 Journey Dr., there were numerous MTSU basketball players in the parking lot. Tarrance immediately told police he had a verbal altercation with his girlfriend, who was still in the apartment.

The police report said the victim had a swollen black eye and a scratch on her face. Damaged property included a "broken mug or glass." The victim told police that Tarrance had struck her "several times in the last 10 months," according to the report.

Tarrance was released on $1,250 bond. His court date is Jan. 2.

Tarrance, a junior college transfer, is a first-year player for the Blue Raiders, but he has started two of three games this season. Tarrance averages 9.0 points and 3.0 rebounds per game.
2013-11-15UNC-Central NuisanceCaught CheatingLink3The NCAA need to hang it up.

HILLSBOROUGH A former N.C. Central University quarterback has been arrested as part of the Secretary of State's investigation into agents providing illegal benefits to UNC football players.

Michael Wayne Johnson, a former quarterback at NCCU who was close with some UNC players, was arrested on Wednesday in Orange County.

Johnson, who now works for Drew Rosenhaus, one of the best-known sports agents in the country, is scheduled to be in court Wednesday afternoon.

The indictments, unsealed in Hillsborough on Wednesday, accuse Johnson of working with Terry Watson, a Georgia agent accused of using cash and airline tickets to out-of-state parties to entice athletes to sign with him.

Johnson, according to the indictments, is accused of providing Watson on May 7, 2010, with a location to meet Greg Little, a former UNC player at the center of many of the allegations. That meeting, according to the court document, led Watson to provide Little with $5,000.
2013-11-15UNC-Central Big-TimeConspiracyLink30The NCAA need to hang it up.

HILLSBOROUGH A former N.C. Central University quarterback has been arrested as part of the Secretary of State’s investigation into agents providing illegal benefits to UNC football players.

Michael Wayne Johnson, a former quarterback at NCCU who was close with some UNC players, was arrested on Wednesday in Orange County.

Johnson, who now works for Drew Rosenhaus, one of the best-known sports agents in the country, is scheduled to be in court Wednesday afternoon.

The indictments, unsealed in Hillsborough on Wednesday, accuse Johnson of working with Terry Watson, a Georgia agent accused of using cash and airline tickets to out-of-state parties to entice athletes to sign with him.

Johnson, according to the indictments, is accused of providing Watson on May 7, 2010, with a location to meet Greg Little, a former UNC player at the center of many of the allegations. That meeting, according to the court document, led Watson to provide Little with $5,000.
2013-11-15Northern Arizona Small-TimeDrunk and DisorderlyLink27On Nov. 2, a celebration of NAU’s football victory against North Dakota ended in the arrest of four students – three of them players for the team.

The party was in the 400 block of Bennett Dr. in South Flagstaff, according to the police report, with more than 250 people in attendance. The residence had been served a prior notice on noise complaints within the past 90 days and, as a result, the household was going to be held "criminally and financially liable."

Freshman undeclared major Ronnie Manning, junior hotel and restaurant management major Shane Moniz and senior strategic communications major Marc Thompson were arrested on the misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct.
2013-11-15ColtsSmall-TimeCrimes Against NatureLink24I was going to bust "Child Support" as well, but thought it sent the wrong message.

COMMENTARY | With every day, the Cleveland Browns dealing running back Trent Richardson to the Indianapolis Colts for a first round pick in the 2014 NFL Draft looks more and more like the best/worst trade ever.

Richardson has two daughters and a son. His daughters were born when he was in high school - one during his sophomore year, and the other when he was a senior. His son was born last year.

Dustin Fox of Cleveland sports talk radio station 92.3 The Fan decided to have some fun with the story right after it broke, giving birth to the " #TrentPornNames " Twitter hashtag. Some of the best names Browns fans came up with included:
2013-11-15VikingsSmall-TimeDrinking and DrivingLink12Ho hum another NFLer gets a DUI ...

(Reuters) - Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Jerome Simpson was arrested early on Saturday on a charge of driving while impaired after a state trooper found him visibly intoxicated in a stalled car in Minneapolis, authorities said.

The trooper came across Simpson at about 4 a.m. in a red Dodge Charger stalled on the shoulder of I-394 westbound out of downtown Minneapolis, the Minnesota State Patrol said.

Simpson, 27, told the trooper he was coming from the Pour House, a local bar, but denied drinking, according to arrest data provided by the state patrol. The football player had watery eyes and slightly slurred speech, it said.

Simpson was arrested on a DWI charge after being given field sobriety tests. At the Hennepin County Jail, he refused to take a breath test, the state patrol said.
2013-11-12ChiefsSmall-TimeDrinking and DrivingLink1248 in a 25 and puffin'...

Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Dwayne Bowe was arrested on Sunday night for possession of marijuana after being pulled over for speeding, according to Arrowhead Pride.

Bowe was pulled over by Riverside, MO police for driving 48 MPH in a 35 MPH zone. Upon being stopped, the officer on the scene smelled marijuana and asked for Bowe and the two passengers to step out of the vehicle. After the inspection, 14.6 grams of marijuana were discovered.

A black backpack held 4.2 of those grams, which one passenger, George A. Thompson, claimed was his.

Bowe was arrested on the scene and charged with speeding and possession of a controlled substance. He was later released from custody on $750 bail. He currently has a court date set for Dec. 18.
General manager John Dorsey said he was aware of the arrest but has no comment. Bowe has been suspended by the NFL before, banned four games for violating the steroid policy. Whether or not Bowe will be suspended by the league for this is uncertain. Since he has not failed a drug test, it is not automatic
2013-11-12ChiefsSmall-TimeUsing Soft DrugsLink848 in a 25 and puffin’...

Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Dwayne Bowe was arrested on Sunday night for possession of marijuana after being pulled over for speeding, according to Arrowhead Pride.

Bowe was pulled over by Riverside, MO police for driving 48 MPH in a 35 MPH zone. Upon being stopped, the officer on the scene smelled marijuana and asked for Bowe and the two passengers to step out of the vehicle. After the inspection, 14.6 grams of marijuana were discovered.

A black backpack held 4.2 of those grams, which one passenger, George A. Thompson, claimed was his.

Bowe was arrested on the scene and charged with speeding and possession of a controlled substance. He was later released from custody on $750 bail. He currently has a court date set for Dec. 18.
General manager John Dorsey said he was aware of the arrest but has no comment. Bowe has been suspended by the NFL before, banned four games for violating the steroid policy. Whether or not Bowe will be suspended by the league for this is uncertain. Since he has not failed a drug test, it is not automatic
2013-11-08Texas AM NuisanceSuspensionsLink2Smoking dope and fighting depression, oh and getting suspended...

Kenneth Marshall, a freshman defensive back on the Texas A&M football team, was arrested on Tuesday on charges of possession of marijuana and prescription pills, university officials confirmed Thursday morning.
Alan Cannon, associate athletic director for media relations, said Marshall, who redshirted in 2012, has been suspended from all athletic activities in connection with his arrest.

"Any time a student athlete is arrested, they are immediately suspended per department policy," Cannon said by phone.

College Station police spokesman Chuck Fleeger said Marshall turned himself in in response to a warrant that was issued for his arrest.
According to a police report, College Station officers were called to Campus Village Apartments, 1711 Harvey Mitchell Parkway, on Oct. 7 for a possession of marijuana inquiry. A maintenance worker called officers after he discovered marijuana and paraphernalia in one of the apartments during a routine check of the air conditioning unit. Three of Marshall's roommates identified him as the occupant of the room where the marijuana was located.

The officer obtained a search warrant and discovered marijuana in a glass jar, a digital scale and plastic bags during a search of Marshall’s bedroom, the report said. Also found during the search were 32 pills, or 20.9 grams, of Buproprion in a brown pill bottle with no label. The drug is used to treat depression and aid in quitting smoking, according to the National Institutes of Health.
2013-11-08Texas AM Small-TimeUsing Soft DrugsLink16Smoking dope and fighting depression, oh and getting suspended...

Kenneth Marshall, a freshman defensive back on the Texas A&M football team, was arrested on Tuesday on charges of possession of marijuana and prescription pills, university officials confirmed Thursday morning.
Alan Cannon, associate athletic director for media relations, said Marshall, who redshirted in 2012, has been suspended from all athletic activities in connection with his arrest.

"Any time a student athlete is arrested, they are immediately suspended per department policy," Cannon said by phone.

College Station police spokesman Chuck Fleeger said Marshall turned himself in in response to a warrant that was issued for his arrest.
According to a police report, College Station officers were called to Campus Village Apartments, 1711 Harvey Mitchell Parkway, on Oct. 7 for a possession of marijuana inquiry. A maintenance worker called officers after he discovered marijuana and paraphernalia in one of the apartments during a routine check of the air conditioning unit. Three of Marshall’s roommates identified him as the occupant of the room where the marijuana was located.

The officer obtained a search warrant and discovered marijuana in a glass jar, a digital scale and plastic bags during a search of Marshall’s bedroom, the report said. Also found during the search were 32 pills, or 20.9 grams, of Buproprion in a brown pill bottle with no label. The drug is used to treat depression and aid in quitting smoking, according to the National Institutes of Health.
2013-11-07CardinalsNuisanceKicked Out of LeagueLink7Days after Arizona tight end D.C. Jefferson was arrested, the Cardinals have made a change at the position.

The team has announced that Jefferson has been released, and Jake Ballard has been signed.

Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic reports that Jefferson, a rookie seventh-round draft pick, was arrested on Friday in Scottsdale for driving under the influence.

That arrest obviously didn’t help Jefferson’s chances of staying with the Cardinals, although the decision to make a switch at tight end may have been simply a matter of getting better at tight end. Jefferson had seen very little playing time this season and hadn’t caught a single pass. Ballard, on the other hand, was looking like a good young player for the Giants before he blew out his knee in the Super Bowl 21 months ago.

Jefferson getting cut is another reminder that in the NFL, a good player can get arrested and keep his job. A mediocre player cannot.

Ballard was waived by the Giants in 2012 and picked up by the Patriots. He spent all of last year on New England’s physically unable to perform list and was released by the Patriots at the end of the preseason this year.
2013-11-07CardinalsSmall-TimeDrinking and DrivingLink12Days after Arizona tight end D.C. Jefferson was arrested, the Cardinals have made a change at the position.

The team has announced that Jefferson has been released, and Jake Ballard has been signed.

Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic reports that Jefferson, a rookie seventh-round draft pick, was arrested on Friday in Scottsdale for driving under the influence.

That arrest obviously didn’t help Jefferson’s chances of staying with the Cardinals, although the decision to make a switch at tight end may have been simply a matter of getting better at tight end. Jefferson had seen very little playing time this season and hadn’t caught a single pass. Ballard, on the other hand, was looking like a good young player for the Giants before he blew out his knee in the Super Bowl 21 months ago.

Jefferson getting cut is another reminder that in the NFL, a good player can get arrested and keep his job. A mediocre player cannot.

Ballard was waived by the Giants in 2012 and picked up by the Patriots. He spent all of last year on New England’s physically unable to perform list and was released by the Patriots at the end of the preseason this year.
2013-11-07AvalancheSmall-TimeRestraining OrderLink7There aren't many NHL busts, but this is a big one:

Goalie Semyon Varlamov is scheduled to start for the Colorado Avalanche on Friday night in Dallas one day after being released from jail and two days after being arrested on charges of second-degree kidnapping and third-degree assault of someone he knew.

Varlamov was arrested on Wednesday on allegations of domestic violence, according to the Denver Post. He spent the night in jail after turning himself in to police.

Varlamov's bond was set at $5,000. On Thursday he was released and granted permission to travel with the Avalanche. He also had a restraining order filed.
2013-11-07AvalancheBig-TimeAssault Wife/GirlfriendLink40There aren’t many NHL busts, but this is a big one:

Goalie Semyon Varlamov is scheduled to start for the Colorado Avalanche on Friday night in Dallas one day after being released from jail and two days after being arrested on charges of second-degree kidnapping and third-degree assault of someone he knew.

Varlamov was arrested on Wednesday on allegations of domestic violence, according to the Denver Post. He spent the night in jail after turning himself in to police.

Varlamov’s bond was set at $5,000. On Thursday he was released and granted permission to travel with the Avalanche. He also had a restraining order filed.
2013-11-07AvalancheSerious-CriminalKidnappingLink60There aren’t many NHL busts, but this is a big one:

Goalie Semyon Varlamov is scheduled to start for the Colorado Avalanche on Friday night in Dallas one day after being released from jail and two days after being arrested on charges of second-degree kidnapping and third-degree assault of someone he knew.

Varlamov was arrested on Wednesday on allegations of domestic violence, according to the Denver Post. He spent the night in jail after turning himself in to police.

Varlamov’s bond was set at $5,000. On Thursday he was released and granted permission to travel with the Avalanche. He also had a restraining order filed.
2013-11-06RockiesNuisanceApologizing to FamilyLink3The trifecta! ...
DENVER -- DENVER (AP) – Colorado Rockies co-owner Charlie Monfort was arrested late Monday on suspicion of driving under the influence.

Monfort was arrested in Windsor, about 60 miles north of Denver. Police Sgt. Gerald Beers said he had no details.

Monfort issued a statement apologizing to the team, fans and his family.

"I'm extremely disappointed in myself for the decision I made to drink and drive and the potential risk I caused to other innocent people," he said.

"I do understand the seriousness of my behavior and the issues that I am facing and I'm committed to do what's necessary to deal with my problem."

Dick Monfort, Charlie's brother and the chairman and CEO of the team, issued a separate statement saying he was saddened and disappointed.

"As troubling and intolerable as these actions are, I can tell you that I'm focused on helping Charlie get the resources he needs to overcome this problem," Dick Monfort said.

Charlie Monfort was arrested on a DUI charge in Greeley in 1999. His attorneys said he was suffering a severe case of heartburn which exaggerated his blood-alcohol levels.
2013-11-06RockiesNuisanceApologizing to FansLink4The trifecta! ...
DENVER -- DENVER (AP) – Colorado Rockies co-owner Charlie Monfort was arrested late Monday on suspicion of driving under the influence.

Monfort was arrested in Windsor, about 60 miles north of Denver. Police Sgt. Gerald Beers said he had no details.

Monfort issued a statement apologizing to the team, fans and his family.

"I’m extremely disappointed in myself for the decision I made to drink and drive and the potential risk I caused to other innocent people," he said.

"I do understand the seriousness of my behavior and the issues that I am facing and I’m committed to do what’s necessary to deal with my problem."

Dick Monfort, Charlie’s brother and the chairman and CEO of the team, issued a separate statement saying he was saddened and disappointed.

"As troubling and intolerable as these actions are, I can tell you that I’m focused on helping Charlie get the resources he needs to overcome this problem," Dick Monfort said.

Charlie Monfort was arrested on a DUI charge in Greeley in 1999. His attorneys said he was suffering a severe case of heartburn which exaggerated his blood-alcohol levels.
2013-11-06RockiesNuisanceApologizing to TeamLink2The trifecta! ...
DENVER -- DENVER (AP) – Colorado Rockies co-owner Charlie Monfort was arrested late Monday on suspicion of driving under the influence.

Monfort was arrested in Windsor, about 60 miles north of Denver. Police Sgt. Gerald Beers said he had no details.

Monfort issued a statement apologizing to the team, fans and his family.

"I’m extremely disappointed in myself for the decision I made to drink and drive and the potential risk I caused to other innocent people," he said.

"I do understand the seriousness of my behavior and the issues that I am facing and I’m committed to do what’s necessary to deal with my problem."

Dick Monfort, Charlie’s brother and the chairman and CEO of the team, issued a separate statement saying he was saddened and disappointed.

"As troubling and intolerable as these actions are, I can tell you that I’m focused on helping Charlie get the resources he needs to overcome this problem," Dick Monfort said.

Charlie Monfort was arrested on a DUI charge in Greeley in 1999. His attorneys said he was suffering a severe case of heartburn which exaggerated his blood-alcohol levels.
2013-11-06RockiesSmall-TimeDrinking and DrivingLink12The trifecta! ...
DENVER -- DENVER (AP) – Colorado Rockies co-owner Charlie Monfort was arrested late Monday on suspicion of driving under the influence.

Monfort was arrested in Windsor, about 60 miles north of Denver. Police Sgt. Gerald Beers said he had no details.

Monfort issued a statement apologizing to the team, fans and his family.

"I’m extremely disappointed in myself for the decision I made to drink and drive and the potential risk I caused to other innocent people," he said.

"I do understand the seriousness of my behavior and the issues that I am facing and I’m committed to do what’s necessary to deal with my problem."

Dick Monfort, Charlie’s brother and the chairman and CEO of the team, issued a separate statement saying he was saddened and disappointed.

"As troubling and intolerable as these actions are, I can tell you that I’m focused on helping Charlie get the resources he needs to overcome this problem," Dick Monfort said.

Charlie Monfort was arrested on a DUI charge in Greeley in 1999. His attorneys said he was suffering a severe case of heartburn which exaggerated his blood-alcohol levels.
2013-10-25Oregon Small-TimeResisting ArrestLink8Colt Lyerla, who left the University of Oregon football team earlier this month after a promising but troubled career, was arrested Wednesday for unlawful possession of cocaine and interfering with a police officer, according to the Lane County (Ore.) Sheriffs Department.

Police observed Lyerla, 20, snorting what appeared to be a white powdery substance in a parked vehicle in Eugene, according to the report, and Lyerla admitted to using cocaine. According to the report, police detectives were working an unrelated case in the vicinity.
2013-10-25Oregon Big-TimeUsing Hard DrugsLink20Colt Lyerla, who left the University of Oregon football team earlier this month after a promising but troubled career, was arrested Wednesday for unlawful possession of cocaine and interfering with a police officer, according to the Lane County (Ore.) Sheriffs Department.

Police observed Lyerla, 20, snorting what appeared to be a white powdery substance in a parked vehicle in Eugene, according to the report, and Lyerla admitted to using cocaine. According to the report, police detectives were working an unrelated case in the vicinity.
2013-10-25LSU NuisanceSuspensionsLink2Has anyone else noticed how all these article end with statistics from the busted player? No exception here ...

Head Coach Les Miles announced on Wednesday, Oct. 23 that running back Jeryl Brazil has been indefinitely suspended from the LSU football team after a second arrest in two months according to The Advocate on Oct. 24, 2013.

Brazil was arrested this past Friday (Oct. 18, 2013) on a misdemeanor summons for an incident that happened on the LSU campus at the West Campus Apartments. Capt. Cory Lalonde from the LSU police said that Brazil was issued the summons for simple criminal damage to property and simple battery after grabbing a woman by the neck and being pushed into a sofa according to witnesses on the scene.

Les Miles made a statement concerning the arrest saying, "As soon as we heard there was an issue, he was suspended," Miles said. "He’s going to have to sort this thing out. This is his responsibility."

Brazil was also arrested on September 11, 2012 for an altercation with another student outside a dining hall on campus and charged with disturbing the peace.

Brazil, a freshman is from Loranger, Louisiana and was a four-star recruit.
2013-10-25LSU Big-TimeAssault Wife/GirlfriendLink40Has anyone else noticed how all these article end with statistics from the busted player? No exception here ...

Head Coach Les Miles announced on Wednesday, Oct. 23 that running back Jeryl Brazil has been indefinitely suspended from the LSU football team after a second arrest in two months according to The Advocate on Oct. 24, 2013.

Brazil was arrested this past Friday (Oct. 18, 2013) on a misdemeanor summons for an incident that happened on the LSU campus at the West Campus Apartments. Capt. Cory Lalonde from the LSU police said that Brazil was issued the summons for simple criminal damage to property and simple battery after grabbing a woman by the neck and being pushed into a sofa according to witnesses on the scene.

Les Miles made a statement concerning the arrest saying, "As soon as we heard there was an issue, he was suspended," Miles said. "He’s going to have to sort this thing out. This is his responsibility."

Brazil was also arrested on September 11, 2012 for an altercation with another student outside a dining hall on campus and charged with disturbing the peace.

Brazil, a freshman is from Loranger, Louisiana and was a four-star recruit.
2013-10-23Maryland NuisanceSuspensionsLink2COLLEGE PARK – Maryland Terrapins assistant men’s basketball coach Dalonte Hill will be taking a leave of absence from the team, effectively immediately.

A statement released by the school on Tuesday cited "personal matters" as the reason for his departure.

On Sunday night, Maryland arrest records show that Hill was cited for driving under the influence, his second such offense since joining the Terps in 2011 and his third as a college basketball coach. Hill was arrested in 2008 on DUI charges while at Kansas State University.

"I appreciate the support and encouragement I’ve received from Coach Turgeon and the athletic department," Hill said in a prepared statement. "But at this time it is in my best interest to take a leave of absence from the Maryland basketball program and focus my attention on some personal matters that need to be dealt with."
2013-10-23Maryland Small-TimeDrinking and DrivingLink12COLLEGE PARK – Maryland Terrapins assistant men’s basketball coach Dalonte Hill will be taking a leave of absence from the team, effectively immediately.

A statement released by the school on Tuesday cited "personal matters" as the reason for his departure.

On Sunday night, Maryland arrest records show that Hill was cited for driving under the influence, his second such offense since joining the Terps in 2011 and his third as a college basketball coach. Hill was arrested in 2008 on DUI charges while at Kansas State University.

"I appreciate the support and encouragement I’ve received from Coach Turgeon and the athletic department," Hill said in a prepared statement. "But at this time it is in my best interest to take a leave of absence from the Maryland basketball program and focus my attention on some personal matters that need to be dealt with."
2013-10-23Montana NuisanceSuspensionsLink2The shortest write up of a crime yet. Below is the entire article:

MISSOULA – Montana's starting free safety has pleaded guilty to misdemeanor criminal mischief for breaking a directional sign after a night of drinking....
2013-10-23Montana Small-TimeDrunk and DisorderlyLink9The shortest write up of a crime yet. Below is the entire article:

MISSOULA – Montana’s starting free safety has pleaded guilty to misdemeanor criminal mischief for breaking a directional sign after a night of drinking....
2013-10-21CelticsSmall-TimeConcealed or Illegal WeaponsLink11An over-site, but busted nonetheless...

Basketball great Bill Russell has been arrested for bringing a loaded gun to Sea-Tac International Airport in Seattle, police have confirmed.

The 79-year-old NBA legend - who won 11 championships with the Boston Celtics before going on to coach the Seattle Supersonics and Sacramento Kings - was caught by airport security on Wednesday during a routine screening of carry-on baggage.

Port of Seattle Police Department spokesman Perry Cooper said Russell was arrest and issued a state citation for possessing a .38-caliber Smith & Wesson handgun in a prohibited area.
2013-10-21Oregon State NuisanceSuspensionsLink2CORVALLIS -- Oregon State pitcher Clay Bauer was arrested Saturday for three criminal charges, leading coach Pat Casey to suspend Bauer indefinitely, Casey told The Oregonian on Monday.

Casey's announcement came less than three hours after the right-handed pitcher was arraigned in a Benton County courthouse for first-degree burglary, fourth-degree assault and second-degree criminal mischief.

Bauer's first-degree burglary charge has a maximum sentence of 20 years. His two misdemeanor charges call for a maximum fine of $6,250.

An intoxicated Bauer, 21, reportedly forced his way into Corvallis' University Market early Saturday morning. According to a Benton County police report, two employees told Bauer the store was closed before the Livermore, Calif., native chased one of the employees through the building, grabbed his neck and "shoved him against a display door." He then allegedly punched both front doors, shattering glass as he left the store.
2013-10-21Oregon State Small-TimeMayhemLink10CORVALLIS -- Oregon State pitcher Clay Bauer was arrested Saturday for three criminal charges, leading coach Pat Casey to suspend Bauer indefinitely, Casey told The Oregonian on Monday.

Casey’s announcement came less than three hours after the right-handed pitcher was arraigned in a Benton County courthouse for first-degree burglary, fourth-degree assault and second-degree criminal mischief.

Bauer’s first-degree burglary charge has a maximum sentence of 20 years. His two misdemeanor charges call for a maximum fine of $6,250.

An intoxicated Bauer, 21, reportedly forced his way into Corvallis’ University Market early Saturday morning. According to a Benton County police report, two employees told Bauer the store was closed before the Livermore, Calif., native chased one of the employees through the building, grabbed his neck and "shoved him against a display door." He then allegedly punched both front doors, shattering glass as he left the store.
2013-10-21Oregon State Big-TimeAssault and BatteryLink15CORVALLIS -- Oregon State pitcher Clay Bauer was arrested Saturday for three criminal charges, leading coach Pat Casey to suspend Bauer indefinitely, Casey told The Oregonian on Monday.

Casey’s announcement came less than three hours after the right-handed pitcher was arraigned in a Benton County courthouse for first-degree burglary, fourth-degree assault and second-degree criminal mischief.

Bauer’s first-degree burglary charge has a maximum sentence of 20 years. His two misdemeanor charges call for a maximum fine of $6,250.

An intoxicated Bauer, 21, reportedly forced his way into Corvallis’ University Market early Saturday morning. According to a Benton County police report, two employees told Bauer the store was closed before the Livermore, Calif., native chased one of the employees through the building, grabbed his neck and "shoved him against a display door." He then allegedly punched both front doors, shattering glass as he left the store.
2013-10-21Oregon State Big-TimeBreaking and EnteringLink20CORVALLIS -- Oregon State pitcher Clay Bauer was arrested Saturday for three criminal charges, leading coach Pat Casey to suspend Bauer indefinitely, Casey told The Oregonian on Monday.

Casey’s announcement came less than three hours after the right-handed pitcher was arraigned in a Benton County courthouse for first-degree burglary, fourth-degree assault and second-degree criminal mischief.

Bauer’s first-degree burglary charge has a maximum sentence of 20 years. His two misdemeanor charges call for a maximum fine of $6,250.

An intoxicated Bauer, 21, reportedly forced his way into Corvallis’ University Market early Saturday morning. According to a Benton County police report, two employees told Bauer the store was closed before the Livermore, Calif., native chased one of the employees through the building, grabbed his neck and "shoved him against a display door." He then allegedly punched both front doors, shattering glass as he left the store.
2013-10-16Appalachian State NuisanceKicked Out of LeagueLink7They guy was given a second chance and 3 month later does the same thing plus an added felony strangulation. He got what he wanted I guess.

Oct. 14, 2013. Standout Appalachian State wide receiver Sean Price has been dismissed from the football program after being arrested for the second time in three months.

Hours after the Mountaineers lost to Samford during Homecoming Weekend, Price was arrested on Sunday morning at 1:38 a.m. for grabbing a 20-year-old male by the throat and choking the individual. The incident occurred in the parking lot area of a Darby Court residence just before 1 a.m. early Sunday.

An incident report from the Watauga County Sheriff’s Office notes that the injuries to the victim were "minor." Along with the felony assault by strangulation charge, Price was charged with being drunk and disruptive and resisting a public officer.
2013-10-16Appalachian State Small-TimeDrunk and DisorderlyLink9They guy was given a second chance and 3 month later does the same thing plus an added felony strangulation. He got what he wanted I guess.

Oct. 14, 2013. Standout Appalachian State wide receiver Sean Price has been dismissed from the football program after being arrested for the second time in three months.

Hours after the Mountaineers lost to Samford during Homecoming Weekend, Price was arrested on Sunday morning at 1:38 a.m. for grabbing a 20-year-old male by the throat and choking the individual. The incident occurred in the parking lot area of a Darby Court residence just before 1 a.m. early Sunday.

An incident report from the Watauga County Sheriff’s Office notes that the injuries to the victim were "minor." Along with the felony assault by strangulation charge, Price was charged with being drunk and disruptive and resisting a public officer.
2013-10-16Appalachian State Small-TimeResisting ArrestLink8They guy was given a second chance and 3 month later does the same thing plus an added felony strangulation. He got what he wanted I guess.

Oct. 14, 2013. Standout Appalachian State wide receiver Sean Price has been dismissed from the football program after being arrested for the second time in three months.

Hours after the Mountaineers lost to Samford during Homecoming Weekend, Price was arrested on Sunday morning at 1:38 a.m. for grabbing a 20-year-old male by the throat and choking the individual. The incident occurred in the parking lot area of a Darby Court residence just before 1 a.m. early Sunday.

An incident report from the Watauga County Sheriff’s Office notes that the injuries to the victim were "minor." Along with the felony assault by strangulation charge, Price was charged with being drunk and disruptive and resisting a public officer.
2013-10-16Appalachian State Big-TimeAggravated AssaultLink35They guy was given a second chance and 3 month later does the same thing plus an added felony strangulation. He got what he wanted I guess.

Oct. 14, 2013. Standout Appalachian State wide receiver Sean Price has been dismissed from the football program after being arrested for the second time in three months.

Hours after the Mountaineers lost to Samford during Homecoming Weekend, Price was arrested on Sunday morning at 1:38 a.m. for grabbing a 20-year-old male by the throat and choking the individual. The incident occurred in the parking lot area of a Darby Court residence just before 1 a.m. early Sunday.

An incident report from the Watauga County Sheriff’s Office notes that the injuries to the victim were "minor." Along with the felony assault by strangulation charge, Price was charged with being drunk and disruptive and resisting a public officer.
2013-10-15D-Arizona: Raul GrijalvaSmall-TimeObstructing JusticeLink8WASHINGTON (CBS5) -
An Arizona congressman handcuffed and detained by authorities in Washington, DC, during a protest in support of immigration reform, has been released, Capitol Police told CBS 5 News on Wednesday morning.

Rep. Raul Grijalva, D-AZ, was among about 200 protesters and fellow lawmakers who blocked the road in front of the Capitol to draw attention to their cause.

He and the others were arrested on charges of crowding, obstructing and incommoding under DC code, Capitol Police said.

They were speaking out in support for federal immigration reform that includes a path to citizenship. A Grijalva spokesman said the Tucson Democrat expected to be arrested.
2013-10-15D-Minnesota: Keith EllisonSmall-TimeTrespassingLink4The picture of Congressman Ellison being arrested this week in Washington D.C. at a rally to urge Congress to pass immigration reform is a powerful image. Congressman Ellison tweeted this picture out himself, announcing to the world his arrest. But please don’t think Congressman Ellison expected his act of civil disobedience to go unnoticed, nor should it. There is something truly remarkable about this picture of a congressman in handcuffs, being escorted to a police van.
2013-10-15D-Georgia: John LewisSmall-TimeTrespassingLink4WASHINGTON – A spokeswoman for Democratic Rep. John Lewis says the congressman was arrested during an immigration rally in Washington.

Brenda Jones says Lewis, whose district covers Atlanta and some of its neighboring areas, was arrested Tuesday afternoon during the Camino Americano Rally for Immigrant Dignity and Respect. Jones says Lewis was taken into custody in front of the U.S. Capitol, near the reflecting pond.

Jones says Lewis has now been arrested five times as a member of Congress. Lewis was arrested twice at the South African embassy protesting apartheid and twice at the Sudanese embassy protesting genocide in Darfur.
2013-10-11BucsBig-TimeAssault Wife/GirlfriendLink40You would hope he learned his lesson 20 years ago, but he didn't.

SEATTLE – Former University of Washington and NFL football player Reggie Rogers pleaded not guilty Wednesday in Seattle Municipal Court to a domestic violence assault charge.

KIRO reports (http://bit.ly/GPCYH5 ) he was arrested Monday night at his home after his wife told police he hit her on the head with a flashlight in an argument about his drinking.

The 49-year-old Rogers has a history of six drunken driving convictions, including a crash in 1988 in Pontiac, Michigan, that killed three teenagers.

A first round draft pick by the Detroit Lions in 1987, Rogers returned to the NFL after a prison sentence for vehicular homicide but was released in 1992 by the Tampa Bay buccaneers.
2013-10-11JetsNuisanceApologizing to TeamLink2FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- New York Jets tight end Kellen Winslow has been suspended four games by the NFL for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing substances.

Winslow, who has a team-high 17 receptions for 169 yards and two touchdowns, will miss games against Pittsburgh, New England, Cincinnati and New Orleans. He'll be eligible to return to the Jets on Monday, Nov. 4, the day after the Jets host the Saints.

Kellen Winslow, in a statement from his publicist, apologized and said the news of his suspension for violating the league's policy on PEDs "came as a huge surprise."
Winslow was suspended without pay, meaning he will lose $197,647 in salary.

In a statement from his publicist, Winslow apologized and said the news "came as a huge surprise."

"I have investigated all possible sources since learning of the positive test, including possible medical causes, but frustratingly, I do not know the source," Winslow said in the statement. "I do not take supplements that list any banned ingredients, but the NFL policy is very strict, so I am accountable for the results.

"I sincerely apologize to my teammates, coaches and Jets fans for this situation. I will work extremely hard during this time away from the field and look forward to contributing to the team as soon as the suspension ends."
2013-10-11JetsNuisanceApologizing to FansLink4FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- New York Jets tight end Kellen Winslow has been suspended four games by the NFL for violating the league’s policy on performance-enhancing substances.

Winslow, who has a team-high 17 receptions for 169 yards and two touchdowns, will miss games against Pittsburgh, New England, Cincinnati and New Orleans. He’ll be eligible to return to the Jets on Monday, Nov. 4, the day after the Jets host the Saints.

Kellen Winslow, in a statement from his publicist, apologized and said the news of his suspension for violating the league’s policy on PEDs "came as a huge surprise."
Winslow was suspended without pay, meaning he will lose $197,647 in salary.

In a statement from his publicist, Winslow apologized and said the news "came as a huge surprise."

"I have investigated all possible sources since learning of the positive test, including possible medical causes, but frustratingly, I do not know the source," Winslow said in the statement. "I do not take supplements that list any banned ingredients, but the NFL policy is very strict, so I am accountable for the results.

"I sincerely apologize to my teammates, coaches and Jets fans for this situation. I will work extremely hard during this time away from the field and look forward to contributing to the team as soon as the suspension ends."
2013-10-11JetsSmall-TimeUsing Soft DrugsLink8FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- New York Jets tight end Kellen Winslow has been suspended four games by the NFL for violating the league’s policy on performance-enhancing substances.

Winslow, who has a team-high 17 receptions for 169 yards and two touchdowns, will miss games against Pittsburgh, New England, Cincinnati and New Orleans. He’ll be eligible to return to the Jets on Monday, Nov. 4, the day after the Jets host the Saints.

Kellen Winslow, in a statement from his publicist, apologized and said the news of his suspension for violating the league’s policy on PEDs "came as a huge surprise."
Winslow was suspended without pay, meaning he will lose $197,647 in salary.

In a statement from his publicist, Winslow apologized and said the news "came as a huge surprise."

"I have investigated all possible sources since learning of the positive test, including possible medical causes, but frustratingly, I do not know the source," Winslow said in the statement. "I do not take supplements that list any banned ingredients, but the NFL policy is very strict, so I am accountable for the results.

"I sincerely apologize to my teammates, coaches and Jets fans for this situation. I will work extremely hard during this time away from the field and look forward to contributing to the team as soon as the suspension ends."
2013-10-1049ersSmall-TimeConcealed or Illegal WeaponsLink33SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) – San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith was charged Wednesday with three felony counts of illegal possession of an assault weapon, stemming from a party at his home in June 2012.

The Santa Clara County district attorney's office said in announcing the charges that Smith is expected to surrender on his own later this month. The 24-year-old Smith is on an indefinite leave of absence from the NFC champion Niners while undergoing treatment for substance abuse at an in-patient facility following a DUI arrest Sept. 20.

"We've been aware of the incident, the serious nature of it. We're all accountable for our actions, good and bad," 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh said Wednesday. "There's a process, due process, that will take place. I don't feel any need to comment further on it."

When asked whether Smith – who set a franchise record with 19 sacks last season – would play again this year, Harbaugh said only, "I don't have any need to further comment on it."
2013-10-04Connecticut NuisanceSuspensionsLink2A bust to get the weekend of football started... STORRS, CONN. – The University of Connecticut has suspended offensive lineman Tyler Bullock following his arrest on a charge of driving under the influence.

UConn police say Bullock, a 23-year-old senior from Mechanicsburg, Pa., was stopped just before 1 a.m. Thursday on Celeron Square Drive and failed a field sobriety test.

Bullock, a starter at center last season, has seen playing time this year at both center and guard.

His indefinite suspension comes near the end of a tumultuous week for UConn, which fired coach Paul Pasqualoni Monday.

UConn (0-4) is on a bye week before hosting South Florida on Oct. 12.
2013-10-04Connecticut Small-TimeDrinking and DrivingLink12A bust to get the weekend of football started... STORRS, CONN. – The University of Connecticut has suspended offensive lineman Tyler Bullock following his arrest on a charge of driving under the influence.

UConn police say Bullock, a 23-year-old senior from Mechanicsburg, Pa., was stopped just before 1 a.m. Thursday on Celeron Square Drive and failed a field sobriety test.

Bullock, a starter at center last season, has seen playing time this year at both center and guard.

His indefinite suspension comes near the end of a tumultuous week for UConn, which fired coach Paul Pasqualoni Monday.

UConn (0-4) is on a bye week before hosting South Florida on Oct. 12.
2013-10-02BrownsSmall-TimeDrinking and DrivingLink12Classic! Thanks for the heads up Robert! "Kosar said he's had several surgeries on his knees and ankles because his line couldn't block"

It took a couple decades, but former Browns quarterback Bernie Kosar finally lashed out at his offensive line.

The setting for ripping his old teammates was unusual, as Kosar was on the side of the road while police administered a number of sobriety tests.

Kosar was pulled over early Sunday morning on suspicion of drunk driving, according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer, which cited the police report. He handed police two credit cards when asked for identification, then when police asked for his driver's license he pointed to one of the credit cards.

He couldn't recite the alphabet (asked to start with E, the police report said he recited E, F, G, P, L, M, N, O and Q before it "trailed on with more letters that were not correct") or pursue an object with his eyes. Then came the former Browns star's most creative excuse of the night:

The officer asked Kosar if he had any problems that would prevent him from standing on one leg or walking and turning, and Kosar said he's had several surgeries on his knees and ankles because his line couldn't block, the report said.

Those guys get blamed for everything.

The Plain Dealer said Kosar was charged with DUI, posted a $500 bond and on Monday his lawyer entered a not guilty plea on his behalf.

No word on whether he blamed his old coaches for not teaching him the alphabet or if his receivers from that time for him not being able to focus his eyes.
2013-10-02Purdue Small-TimePetty TheftLink16Two Purdue University football players were arrested Monday by Lafayette, Ind., police.

Redshirt freshman football players Jordan Woods, 19, and B.J. Knauf, 20, were arrested on charges of theft and booked into Tippecanoe County Jail.

About 5:30 p.m., Lafayette police were called to Kohl’s in Tippecanoe Mall for reports of two male shoplifters. Woods and Knauf were detained by Kohl’s loss prevention officers after they had allegedly stolen two tie bars, valued at $20 each. The Kohl’s prevention officers recovered the tie bars before police arrived.

Lafayette police then decided there was probable cause and arrested the two men.

Purdue associate athletic director Tom Schott said coach Darrell Hazell was aware of the incident and "takes such matters seriously and respects that there is an ongoing legal process that he will allow to evolve before determining any possible internal disciplinary action."

Knauf and Woods are receivers. Knauf has played in each of Purdue’s first five games, catching nine passes for 95 yards. He’s rushed for 90 yards on 11 carries. Woods has yet to appear in a game.
2013-10-01JaguarsBig-TimeAssault Wife/GirlfriendLink40Another stand-up NFL player.

HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -
Former National Football League player Hugh Douglas appeared in Hartford Superior Court on Tuesday.

Douglas was arrested in downtown Hartford after police said he violently attacked a woman at a hotel.

Police said Douglas got into a fight at a woman at the Marriott Hotel at Adriaen's Landing.

According to court documents, Douglas "grabbed her by the neck" and "slammed her into the walls several times." The court papers go on to say that Douglas told investigators the victim's injuries happened during rough sex.

Douglas was charged with third-degree assault and second-degree strangulation. Douglas was arraigned on Tuesday and his next court appearance is Oct. 21.

During his 10-year NFL career, Douglas played for the New York Jets, Philadelphia Eagles and Jacksonville Jaguars.
2013-10-01JaguarsBig-TimeAggravated AssaultLink35Another stand-up NFL player.

HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -
Former National Football League player Hugh Douglas appeared in Hartford Superior Court on Tuesday.

Douglas was arrested in downtown Hartford after police said he violently attacked a woman at a hotel.

Police said Douglas got into a fight at a woman at the Marriott Hotel at Adriaen’s Landing.

According to court documents, Douglas "grabbed her by the neck" and "slammed her into the walls several times." The court papers go on to say that Douglas told investigators the victim’s injuries happened during rough sex.

Douglas was charged with third-degree assault and second-degree strangulation. Douglas was arraigned on Tuesday and his next court appearance is Oct. 21.

During his 10-year NFL career, Douglas played for the New York Jets, Philadelphia Eagles and Jacksonville Jaguars.
2013-09-2049ersSmall-TimeDrinking and DrivingLink12SAN JOSE, Calif. -- San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith was arrested Friday morning in San Jose on suspicion of driving under the influence and marijuana possession, authorities said.

Aldon Smith's Off-Field Troubles
Aldon Smith has faced a series of issues off the field since the 49ers drafted him with the 7th overall pick in 2011.

Smith was arrested by officers who received a call about a solo vehicle crash involving a pickup truck around 7 a.m., San Jose police Sgt. Heather Randol said. Officers proceeded to take a breathalyzer test and other tests.

"They conducted an investigation and determined he was under the influence," Randol said.

The team released a statement regarding the All Pro linebacker Friday morning.

"The 49ers organization is aware of the matter involving Aldon Smith. As we continue to gather information regarding this situation, we will have no further comment," the team said.

Smith was booked into the Santa Clara County jail on $5, 250 bail where he remained in custody late Friday morning. It is not clear whether Smith will play Sunday for the Niners when they host the Indianapolis Colts at Candlestick Park.

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It looks like more to come on this one. The laundry list still in the hamper.

Jan. 2012: Arrested in Miami on DUI (charges later reduced)
June 2012: Stabbed during party at his house
Sept. 2013: Named in lawsuit by man who said he was shot during party at Smith's house
Friday: Arrested in San Jose on suspicion of DUI
2013-09-2049ersSmall-TimeUsing Soft DrugsLink8SAN JOSE, Calif. -- San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith was arrested Friday morning in San Jose on suspicion of driving under the influence and marijuana possession, authorities said.

Aldon Smith’s Off-Field Troubles
Aldon Smith has faced a series of issues off the field since the 49ers drafted him with the 7th overall pick in 2011.

Smith was arrested by officers who received a call about a solo vehicle crash involving a pickup truck around 7 a.m., San Jose police Sgt. Heather Randol said. Officers proceeded to take a breathalyzer test and other tests.

"They conducted an investigation and determined he was under the influence," Randol said.

The team released a statement regarding the All Pro linebacker Friday morning.

"The 49ers organization is aware of the matter involving Aldon Smith. As we continue to gather information regarding this situation, we will have no further comment," the team said.

Smith was booked into the Santa Clara County jail on $5, 250 bail where he remained in custody late Friday morning. It is not clear whether Smith will play Sunday for the Niners when they host the Indianapolis Colts at Candlestick Park.

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It looks like more to come on this one. The laundry list still in the hamper.

Jan. 2012: Arrested in Miami on DUI (charges later reduced)
June 2012: Stabbed during party at his house
Sept. 2013: Named in lawsuit by man who said he was shot during party at Smith’s house
Friday: Arrested in San Jose on suspicion of DUI
2013-09-13West Virginia NuisanceSuspensionsLink2An outside linebacker for West Virginia University is in jail, facing sexual assault charges.

d'Vante Henry, 21, was arrested Wednesday. He's in the North Central Regional Jail, facing 2nd degree sexual assault charges out of Monongalia County. His bond has been set at $100,000. Jail records didn't indicate whether Henry has an attorney.

The complaint says she indicated Henry entered her room and forced her to have sex. She told Henry to stop, but he told her to "shut up" and continued. Henry told an officer the sex was consensual.

Henry arrived at WVU in July from Arizona Western College who didn't participate in preseason practice. Football coach Dana Holgorsen says Henry's no longer on the team.
2013-09-13West Virginia Big-TimeSexual AssaultLink30An outside linebacker for West Virginia University is in jail, facing sexual assault charges.

d’Vante Henry, 21, was arrested Wednesday. He’s in the North Central Regional Jail, facing 2nd degree sexual assault charges out of Monongalia County. His bond has been set at $100,000. Jail records didn’t indicate whether Henry has an attorney.

The complaint says she indicated Henry entered her room and forced her to have sex. She told Henry to stop, but he told her to "shut up" and continued. Henry told an officer the sex was consensual.

Henry arrived at WVU in July from Arizona Western College who didn’t participate in preseason practice. Football coach Dana Holgorsen says Henry’s no longer on the team.
2013-09-10Mississippi Small-TimeDrinking and DrivingLink12OXFORD, Miss. (AP) -- Mississippi cornerback Charles Sawyer was arrested and charged with DUI and running a stop sign on campus this weekend.

Lafayette County jail records state that Sawyer was arrested by a university police officer at 2 a.m. on Sunday and released five hours later after posting bail,. The university police department declined to release further details.

The senior was a third team All-Southeastern Conference preseason selection, but has not played much this season because of a lingering shoulder injury.

Sawyer is one of the few veterans on defense as No. 25 Ole Miss (2-0) prepares to face Texas (1-1) on Saturday in Austin, Texas.

Ole Miss spokesman Kyle Campbell wrote in a text that coach Hugh Freeze would address Sawyer's arrest at his weekly press conference later Monday.
2013-09-10Mississippi Small-TimeMoving ViolationsLink5OXFORD, Miss. (AP) -- Mississippi cornerback Charles Sawyer was arrested and charged with DUI and running a stop sign on campus this weekend.

Lafayette County jail records state that Sawyer was arrested by a university police officer at 2 a.m. on Sunday and released five hours later after posting bail,. The university police department declined to release further details.

The senior was a third team All-Southeastern Conference preseason selection, but has not played much this season because of a lingering shoulder injury.

Sawyer is one of the few veterans on defense as No. 25 Ole Miss (2-0) prepares to face Texas (1-1) on Saturday in Austin, Texas.

Ole Miss spokesman Kyle Campbell wrote in a text that coach Hugh Freeze would address Sawyer’s arrest at his weekly press conference later Monday.
2013-09-04Western Pennsylvania Big-TimeAssault and BatteryLink15CALIFORNIA, Pa. (AP) - A western Pennsylvania university football player has been suspended from the team following his arrest in an assault case. Twenty-year-old Claudy Matheiu of Philadelphia, a redshirt freshman defensive lineman at California University of Pennsylvania, is charged with aggravated and simple assault and disorderly conduct. Police in California, Pa., said a large crowd of people were yelling at each other across the street early Saturday, and they allege that Mathieu ran across the street and punched another man repeatedly.
2013-09-04ColtsSmall-TimeResisting ArrestLink8INDIANAPOLIS – Colts safety John Boyett was arrested early Monday in Indianapolis after he tried to run away from police.

According to the police report, the 23-year-old was upset he was not allowed into a downtown bar because he had too much to drink. The report said when an officer attempted to arrest Boyett, he ran. After he was caught, the report said, Boyett repeatedly argued police could not arrest him because he "was a Colts player."

Boyett faces charges of public intoxication, resisting law enforcement and disorderly conduct.

The Oregon alum was Indy's sixth-round draft pick in April, but has not practiced because of injuries to both knees.

The injuries kept him out of all but one game last season and he is now on the non-football injury list.
2013-09-04ColtsSmall-TimeDrunk and DisorderlyLink9INDIANAPOLIS – Colts safety John Boyett was arrested early Monday in Indianapolis after he tried to run away from police.

According to the police report, the 23-year-old was upset he was not allowed into a downtown bar because he had too much to drink. The report said when an officer attempted to arrest Boyett, he ran. After he was caught, the report said, Boyett repeatedly argued police could not arrest him because he "was a Colts player."

Boyett faces charges of public intoxication, resisting law enforcement and disorderly conduct.

The Oregon alum was Indy’s sixth-round draft pick in April, but has not practiced because of injuries to both knees.

The injuries kept him out of all but one game last season and he is now on the non-football injury list.
2013-09-03Minot State NuisanceSuspensionsLink10This is really bad... Anything that involves an unconscious police officer and a drug bust probably qualifies as a terrible start to the semester. Five football players from the Division-II Minot State University can probably vouch for that.

Four players got arrested for misdemeanor drug charges, which is light compared to what the fifth player got charged with. Linebacker Jesse Ili attempt to flee the arrest got tagged with an attempted murder charge.

Ili decided to fight the officers when they caught up to him. The altercation got so bad that one of the two officers chasing him got knocked unconscious, while the other suffered minor injuries. Both are recovering from the brawl.

Ili–who transfered to Minot State from Fresno State–and the four players got suspended from the university.
2013-09-03Minot State Small-TimeResisting ArrestLink8This is really bad... Anything that involves an unconscious police officer and a drug bust probably qualifies as a terrible start to the semester. Five football players from the Division-II Minot State University can probably vouch for that.

Four players got arrested for misdemeanor drug charges, which is light compared to what the fifth player got charged with. Linebacker Jesse Ili attempt to flee the arrest got tagged with an attempted murder charge.

Ili decided to fight the officers when they caught up to him. The altercation got so bad that one of the two officers chasing him got knocked unconscious, while the other suffered minor injuries. Both are recovering from the brawl.

Ili–who transfered to Minot State from Fresno State–and the four players got suspended from the university.
2013-09-03Minot State Big-TimeSelling Soft DrugsLink65This is really bad... Anything that involves an unconscious police officer and a drug bust probably qualifies as a terrible start to the semester. Five football players from the Division-II Minot State University can probably vouch for that.

Four players got arrested for misdemeanor drug charges, which is light compared to what the fifth player got charged with. Linebacker Jesse Ili attempt to flee the arrest got tagged with an attempted murder charge.

Ili decided to fight the officers when they caught up to him. The altercation got so bad that one of the two officers chasing him got knocked unconscious, while the other suffered minor injuries. Both are recovering from the brawl.

Ili–who transfered to Minot State from Fresno State–and the four players got suspended from the university.
2013-09-03Minot State Serious-CriminalAttempted MurderLink65This is really bad... Anything that involves an unconscious police officer and a drug bust probably qualifies as a terrible start to the semester. Five football players from the Division-II Minot State University can probably vouch for that.

Four players got arrested for misdemeanor drug charges, which is light compared to what the fifth player got charged with. Linebacker Jesse Ili attempt to flee the arrest got tagged with an attempted murder charge.

Ili decided to fight the officers when they caught up to him. The altercation got so bad that one of the two officers chasing him got knocked unconscious, while the other suffered minor injuries. Both are recovering from the brawl.

Ili–who transfered to Minot State from Fresno State–and the four players got suspended from the university.
2013-09-03CelticsSmall-TimeProperty DamageLink4The Boston Celtics big man turned himself in Tuesday morning following a weekend incident.

Jared Sullinger turned himself into police early Tuesday morning, according to Nikoletta Banushi of MyFox Boston. Sullinger was arrested after reportedly being involved in a domestic situation with his girlfriend over the weekend.

The Boston Celtics big man is reportedly being charged with assault and battery, malicious destruction of property and witness intimidation. He's expected to appear in Waltham District Court on Tuesday to be formally charged.

The 21-year-old fell in last year's NBA Draft because of reported back problems, but ended up offering good on-court production as the 21st pick. Sullinger averaged a solid 6 points and 5.9 rebounds in less than 20 minutes of action during his rookie year.
2013-09-03CelticsBig-TimeAssault Wife/GirlfriendLink40The Boston Celtics big man turned himself in Tuesday morning following a weekend incident.

Jared Sullinger turned himself into police early Tuesday morning, according to Nikoletta Banushi of MyFox Boston. Sullinger was arrested after reportedly being involved in a domestic situation with his girlfriend over the weekend.

The Boston Celtics big man is reportedly being charged with assault and battery, malicious destruction of property and witness intimidation. He’s expected to appear in Waltham District Court on Tuesday to be formally charged.

The 21-year-old fell in last year’s NBA Draft because of reported back problems, but ended up offering good on-court production as the 21st pick. Sullinger averaged a solid 6 points and 5.9 rebounds in less than 20 minutes of action during his rookie year.
2013-09-03CelticsBig-TimeReckless EndangermentLink20The Boston Celtics big man turned himself in Tuesday morning following a weekend incident.

Jared Sullinger turned himself into police early Tuesday morning, according to Nikoletta Banushi of MyFox Boston. Sullinger was arrested after reportedly being involved in a domestic situation with his girlfriend over the weekend.

The Boston Celtics big man is reportedly being charged with assault and battery, malicious destruction of property and witness intimidation. He’s expected to appear in Waltham District Court on Tuesday to be formally charged.

The 21-year-old fell in last year’s NBA Draft because of reported back problems, but ended up offering good on-court production as the 21st pick. Sullinger averaged a solid 6 points and 5.9 rebounds in less than 20 minutes of action during his rookie year.
2013-08-30ClippersSmall-TimeDrinking and DrivingLink12FCL is Back at it! ... NBA forward Lamar Odom, who's currently a free agent after spending last season with the Los Angeles Clippers, was reportedly arrested for DUI early Friday morning after getting pulled over for driving too slow.

TMZ provides the details:

The bust occurred in the San Fernando Valley at 3:54 AM. Lamar–who was driving a white Mercedes SUV–was popped by the California Highway Patrol and taken to a nearby station, where he was booked and is being held on $15,000 bail.

Limited further information about the ongoing situation was included in the report. It's the latest twist in what's developed into a bizarre offseason for the former Sixth Man of the Year Award winner.
2013-08-30GiantsSerious-CriminalRobberyLink40According to a police affidavit obtained by WKRN, the cab driver was waiting outside a bar when a man handed him some money and told the driver to wait for him.

Police said Bulluck then walked up to the driver and asked for a ride.

The driver said he already had a fare. That is when Bulluck allegedly grabbed the driver's shirt and took a $100 bill from him.

Bulluck ran off before police caught up with him.

Bulluck was arrested and charged with felony robbery and was released from jail on a $10,000 bond.
2013-08-30Florida International Serious-CriminalRobberyLink40A real class act. ... The incident started late Friday night, Aug. 23rd approximately at 11:23 p.m. when the victim came to FIU to visit Gore. It started out as a verbal altercation outside of the University Park Towers.

The report said that Gore snatched the keys from the victim, preventing her from leaving. Gore then began walking away from the victim and convinced the victim to follow him up to his dorm. Once inside, the victim stated that Gore grabbed her forcibly behind her head in an attempt to have her perform oral sex.

The report goes on to say that the victim then pushed Gore away but was still held in Gore’s dorm room against her will. The victim then followed Gore back downstairs thinking that she would retrieve her keys. Gore then took control of the victims vehicle and drove away with the victim inside.

Gore was then transported to the FIU police station for questioning on Sunday Aug. 25th, according to FIU police. No facts were stated for Saturday, Aug. 26th in the police report.
2013-08-30Florida International Serious-CriminalKidnappingLink60A real class act. ... The incident started late Friday night, Aug. 23rd approximately at 11:23 p.m. when the victim came to FIU to visit Gore. It started out as a verbal altercation outside of the University Park Towers.

The report said that Gore snatched the keys from the victim, preventing her from leaving. Gore then began walking away from the victim and convinced the victim to follow him up to his dorm. Once inside, the victim stated that Gore grabbed her forcibly behind her head in an attempt to have her perform oral sex.

The report goes on to say that the victim then pushed Gore away but was still held in Gore’s dorm room against her will. The victim then followed Gore back downstairs thinking that she would retrieve her keys. Gore then took control of the victims vehicle and drove away with the victim inside.

Gore was then transported to the FIU police station for questioning on Sunday Aug. 25th, according to FIU police. No facts were stated for Saturday, Aug. 26th in the police report.
2013-08-30HawksNuisanceApologizing to FamilyLink3The Tri-Fecta! Big thanks to Mr. Scalzi for the heads-up!

ATLANTA -- Atlanta Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer has apologized for his arrest on a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol.

According to a report from the Georgia State Patrol, Budenholzer was pulled over at 10:30 p.m. Wednesday in Atlanta for not having working taillights. Trooper J. Nelms said Budenholzer had bloodshot and watery eyes "and a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from his breath."


Budenholzer
Budenholzer
Budenholzer refused a breath test but agreed to a field sobriety test, according to the report. He told Nelms he had only one glass of wine and that he finished the glass about 15 minutes before being pulled over. Nelms said in the report that Budenholzer was "polite" and that his speech patterns were mumbled, slow and slurred.

Budenholzer issued an apology in a statement released by his attorney, Michael Hawkins.

"I take my role as a leader very seriously and hold myself to a high standard," Budenholzer said. "I apologize to the fans and to the Hawks organization for any negative attention this incident has brought upon my family and the organization while the legal process evolves and I contest these misdemeanor charges."
2013-08-30HawksNuisanceApologizing to FansLink4The Tri-Fecta! Big thanks to Mr. Scalzi for the heads-up!

ATLANTA -- Atlanta Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer has apologized for his arrest on a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol.

According to a report from the Georgia State Patrol, Budenholzer was pulled over at 10:30 p.m. Wednesday in Atlanta for not having working taillights. Trooper J. Nelms said Budenholzer had bloodshot and watery eyes "and a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from his breath."


Budenholzer
Budenholzer
Budenholzer refused a breath test but agreed to a field sobriety test, according to the report. He told Nelms he had only one glass of wine and that he finished the glass about 15 minutes before being pulled over. Nelms said in the report that Budenholzer was "polite" and that his speech patterns were mumbled, slow and slurred.

Budenholzer issued an apology in a statement released by his attorney, Michael Hawkins.

"I take my role as a leader very seriously and hold myself to a high standard," Budenholzer said. "I apologize to the fans and to the Hawks organization for any negative attention this incident has brought upon my family and the organization while the legal process evolves and I contest these misdemeanor charges."
2013-08-30HawksNuisanceApologizing to TeamLink2The Tri-Fecta! Big thanks to Mr. Scalzi for the heads-up!

ATLANTA -- Atlanta Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer has apologized for his arrest on a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol.

According to a report from the Georgia State Patrol, Budenholzer was pulled over at 10:30 p.m. Wednesday in Atlanta for not having working taillights. Trooper J. Nelms said Budenholzer had bloodshot and watery eyes "and a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from his breath."


Budenholzer
Budenholzer
Budenholzer refused a breath test but agreed to a field sobriety test, according to the report. He told Nelms he had only one glass of wine and that he finished the glass about 15 minutes before being pulled over. Nelms said in the report that Budenholzer was "polite" and that his speech patterns were mumbled, slow and slurred.

Budenholzer issued an apology in a statement released by his attorney, Michael Hawkins.

"I take my role as a leader very seriously and hold myself to a high standard," Budenholzer said. "I apologize to the fans and to the Hawks organization for any negative attention this incident has brought upon my family and the organization while the legal process evolves and I contest these misdemeanor charges."
2013-08-30HawksSmall-TimeDrinking and DrivingLink12The Tri-Fecta! Big thanks to Mr. Scalzi for the heads-up!

ATLANTA -- Atlanta Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer has apologized for his arrest on a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol.

According to a report from the Georgia State Patrol, Budenholzer was pulled over at 10:30 p.m. Wednesday in Atlanta for not having working taillights. Trooper J. Nelms said Budenholzer had bloodshot and watery eyes "and a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from his breath."


Budenholzer
Budenholzer
Budenholzer refused a breath test but agreed to a field sobriety test, according to the report. He told Nelms he had only one glass of wine and that he finished the glass about 15 minutes before being pulled over. Nelms said in the report that Budenholzer was "polite" and that his speech patterns were mumbled, slow and slurred.

Budenholzer issued an apology in a statement released by his attorney, Michael Hawkins.

"I take my role as a leader very seriously and hold myself to a high standard," Budenholzer said. "I apologize to the fans and to the Hawks organization for any negative attention this incident has brought upon my family and the organization while the legal process evolves and I contest these misdemeanor charges."
2013-08-06GiantsBig-TimeAssault Wife/GirlfriendLink40Former Giants lineman Luke Petitgout allegedly beat his wife with her own pocketbook and shoved her out of their car during a one-sided, wedding anniversary-night brawl, law enforcement sources said today.

The 37-year-old Petitgout last played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2007 and was listed then at 6-foot-6, 308 pounds.

He and wife Jennifer Petitgout, 36, were out celebrating in the Meatpacking District last week when she accused of cheating, touching off the alleged assault, law enforcement sources said.

The retired Big Blue offensive tackle smacked his wife with her pocketbook and then tossed her out of their car on Little West 12th Street at around 5:30 a.m. on Friday, sources added.

2013-08-01Georgia Small-TimeConcealed or Illegal WeaponsLink11X ... BATON ROUGE, Louisiana – Authorities in Georgia tell The Advocate (http://bit.ly/1bRfPRa ) that a signee with the LSU baseball team is one of seven men arrested on drug charges.

Bartow County deputies say Dylan Cade Williams, of Rydal, Georgia, was booked Tuesday on counts of possession with intent to distribute Schedule 1 drugs, trafficking Ecstasy, and possession of a firearm during Georgia controlled substance felony.

LSU baseball coach Paul Mainieri tells the newspaper he was informed about the arrest late Wednesday night. He said he talked with Williams' father Thursday morning.

From the conversation, Mainieri said, it was his understanding Williams happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Williams signed a letter of intent to play baseball at LSU earlier this year after having previously verbally committed to Georgia Tech.
2013-08-01Georgia Big-TimeSelling Hard DrugsLink32X ... BATON ROUGE, Louisiana – Authorities in Georgia tell The Advocate (http://bit.ly/1bRfPRa ) that a signee with the LSU baseball team is one of seven men arrested on drug charges.

Bartow County deputies say Dylan Cade Williams, of Rydal, Georgia, was booked Tuesday on counts of possession with intent to distribute Schedule 1 drugs, trafficking Ecstasy, and possession of a firearm during Georgia controlled substance felony.

LSU baseball coach Paul Mainieri tells the newspaper he was informed about the arrest late Wednesday night. He said he talked with Williams’ father Thursday morning.

From the conversation, Mainieri said, it was his understanding Williams happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Williams signed a letter of intent to play baseball at LSU earlier this year after having previously verbally committed to Georgia Tech.
2013-07-31RocketsBig-TimeAssault and BatteryLink15Another classy NBAer. What a piece of dirt. ... Portland police early Wednesday arrested NBA Houston basketball player Terrence A. Jones on an allegation of harassment.

Jones, a Portland native and former Jefferson High School star, is accused of stomping on the leg of a sleeping homeless man along Northwest Third Avenue about 2 a.m. Wednesday, Portland police said.

A sergeant on patrol saw Jones yell "Wake up!" to two homeless men who were sleeping in the doorway of 114 N.W. Third Ave., police said. Jones then "raised his leg and stomped down on one of the men's legs,'' according to a news release.

Police stopped Jones, 21, about a half block away and took him into custody.
The victim, 46-year-old Daniel John Kellerher, suffered a minor injury and did not require immediate medical attention, police said.

After the arrest, police said they learned that Jones played for the Houston Rockets.
2013-07-25DiamondbacksNuisanceSuspensionsLink2PHOENIX – The Spanish play-by-play announcer for the Arizona Diamondbacks is in custody for allegedly threatening his wife with a knife.

Court paperwork released Wednesday show 53-year-old Miguel Perez Quintana is facing charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and criminal damage.

Quintana is in his 16th year as a Diamondbacks' broadcaster. The team says he has been suspended "until this matter is resolved in court."

Phoenix police say they were called to Quintana's home Monday night and found his wife with blood on her legs and cuts on her left hand.

A probable cause statement says Karoly Quintana told police she and her husband were arguing about him going through her cellphone when he allegedly grabbed a knife from the kitchen and threatened to kill her.
2013-07-25DiamondbacksBig-TimeAssault Wife/GirlfriendLink40PHOENIX – The Spanish play-by-play announcer for the Arizona Diamondbacks is in custody for allegedly threatening his wife with a knife.

Court paperwork released Wednesday show 53-year-old Miguel Perez Quintana is facing charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and criminal damage.

Quintana is in his 16th year as a Diamondbacks’ broadcaster. The team says he has been suspended "until this matter is resolved in court."

Phoenix police say they were called to Quintana’s home Monday night and found his wife with blood on her legs and cuts on her left hand.

A probable cause statement says Karoly Quintana told police she and her husband were arguing about him going through her cellphone when he allegedly grabbed a knife from the kitchen and threatened to kill her.
2013-07-22West Virginia Big-TimeConspiracyLink30Just a little armed robbery and conspiracy...
West Virginia dismissed defensive end Korey Harris from the team outright after his Friday arrest on an armed robbery charge.

WBOY-TV reported that Morgantown, Va., police confirmed Harris’ arrest on first-degree robbery and conspiracy charges stemming from an alleged robbery at a Morgantown home July 12.
Harris and two other men broke into the home and stole cash and electronics while holding two residents at gunpoint, according to police.

WV MetroNews reported Saturday that West Virginia dismissed Harris from the team. He was previously suspended.
A Mountaineers spokesman said the school had no comment on "individuals who aren’t with the West Virginia football program." Harris is no longer listed on the team’s online roster.
West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen suspended Harris from the team for the spring semester in April but did not specify a reason.

Harris, 20, had four tackles in 11 games last year as a freshman.
2013-07-22West Virginia Serious-CriminalArmed RobberyLink50Just a little armed robbery and conspiracy...
West Virginia dismissed defensive end Korey Harris from the team outright after his Friday arrest on an armed robbery charge.

WBOY-TV reported that Morgantown, Va., police confirmed Harris’ arrest on first-degree robbery and conspiracy charges stemming from an alleged robbery at a Morgantown home July 12.
Harris and two other men broke into the home and stole cash and electronics while holding two residents at gunpoint, according to police.

WV MetroNews reported Saturday that West Virginia dismissed Harris from the team. He was previously suspended.
A Mountaineers spokesman said the school had no comment on "individuals who aren’t with the West Virginia football program." Harris is no longer listed on the team’s online roster.
West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen suspended Harris from the team for the spring semester in April but did not specify a reason.

Harris, 20, had four tackles in 11 games last year as a freshman.
2013-07-22Florida Small-TimeResisting ArrestLink8I don't know how to bust "barking at a dog". I'm guessing that cop is a complete a-hole ...
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Florida linebacker Antonio Morrison has been arrested again.

Morrison was arrested early Sunday on two misdemeanors charges: barking at a police dog and resisting arrest.

The sophomore from Bolingbrook, Ill., also was arrested June 16 for allegedly punching a bouncer. He received deferred prosecution on the simple battery charged, a deal in which he was ordered to stay out of trouble for six months.

He was back in court Sunday, when a judge released him on his own recognizance.

According to the Alachua County Sheriff's Office, Morrison walked up to an open window on a police car and barked at a K-9 dog named Bear. The dog responded by barking back, prompting an officer to arrest Morrison for interfering with a police canine. According to the arresting officer, Morrison's actions diverted the canine's "attention from my investigation and towards him."
Officers said Morrison resisted attempts to handcuff him.
2013-07-19Auburn NuisanceKicked Out of LeagueLink7Downed by the dube ... The Auburn basketball team has dismissed sophomore guard Shaq Johnson following a recent arrest. According to Al.com, details of the arrest are still sketchy, but "records show Johnson was recently booked in the Lee County Jail."

It’s another bad twist for fourth-year coach Tony Barbee, a man in need of a good season to save his job. Johnson was considered a potential starter for the Tigers.

"We hold our student-athletes to a high standard at Auburn University in the way that they conduct themselves off the court," Barbee said in an official release. "I am very disappointed in Shaq’s choices and actions, and they won’t be tolerated. This decision is not one that I take lightly, but it is in the best interest of both the program and the student-athlete."

Barbee is 35-59 overall and just 12-38 in the SEC during his Auburn tenure.


UPDATE – Gary Parrish of CBSSports.com is reporting that a source has told his organization Johnson was charged with possession of marijuana.
2013-07-19Auburn Small-TimeUsing Soft DrugsLink8Downed by the dube ... The Auburn basketball team has dismissed sophomore guard Shaq Johnson following a recent arrest. According to Al.com, details of the arrest are still sketchy, but "records show Johnson was recently booked in the Lee County Jail."

It’s another bad twist for fourth-year coach Tony Barbee, a man in need of a good season to save his job. Johnson was considered a potential starter for the Tigers.

"We hold our student-athletes to a high standard at Auburn University in the way that they conduct themselves off the court," Barbee said in an official release. "I am very disappointed in Shaq’s choices and actions, and they won’t be tolerated. This decision is not one that I take lightly, but it is in the best interest of both the program and the student-athlete."

Barbee is 35-59 overall and just 12-38 in the SEC during his Auburn tenure.


UPDATE – Gary Parrish of CBSSports.com is reporting that a source has told his organization Johnson was charged with possession of marijuana.
2013-07-17Ohio State Small-TimeForgeryLink8OSU Football Freshman Arrested for Underage Drinking, Fake I.D. COLUMBUS (Dana Jay) -- Before running one play for the Buckeyes, incoming freshman football player Marcus Baugh has had two run-ins with Ohio State University police.

Baugh appeared in a Franklin County courtroom on Monday morning on charges related to underage drinking and possessing a false I.D. Baugh plead not guilty. A judge set his bail amount at $1,000. OSU Police Chief Paul Denton said that, after an initial encounter in the Campus Gateway area Sunday, an officer saw to it that Baugh made it to a safe location.

About a hour later, campus police were called to 10th and Highland in the campus area to again deal with Baugh, 18, who was subsequently arrested, Denton said. Court documents claim Baugh was "unsteady on his feet," "smelled of alcohol," and showed the officer identification that did not belong to him. Baugh was a four-star recruit for the Buckeyes. He is expected to compete for a tight end position. Neither Baugh, nor the team, responded to requests for a response to the arrest.
2013-07-17Ohio State Small-TimeUnder Age DrinkingLink10OSU Football Freshman Arrested for Underage Drinking, Fake I.D. COLUMBUS (Dana Jay) -- Before running one play for the Buckeyes, incoming freshman football player Marcus Baugh has had two run-ins with Ohio State University police.

Baugh appeared in a Franklin County courtroom on Monday morning on charges related to underage drinking and possessing a false I.D. Baugh plead not guilty. A judge set his bail amount at $1,000. OSU Police Chief Paul Denton said that, after an initial encounter in the Campus Gateway area Sunday, an officer saw to it that Baugh made it to a safe location.

About a hour later, campus police were called to 10th and Highland in the campus area to again deal with Baugh, 18, who was subsequently arrested, Denton said. Court documents claim Baugh was "unsteady on his feet," "smelled of alcohol," and showed the officer identification that did not belong to him. Baugh was a four-star recruit for the Buckeyes. He is expected to compete for a tight end position. Neither Baugh, nor the team, responded to requests for a response to the arrest.
2013-07-17JaguarsSmall-TimeBuying Sex and Married with ChildrenLink9Another stand up former NFLer ...

CLEARWATER - A former University of Florida and NFL football player was arrested Sunday after leaving his 3-year-old daughter in a car by herself while he went into a strip club, according to deputies.

Monty Ray Grow, 41, of Redington Beach, faces a charge of abuse charge, jail records state.

Grow went into Diamond Dolls, at 162361 U.S. 19 N., about 9:15 p.m. and left the girl in the parking lot of the nearby Drive Time used car dealership, at 16211 U.S. 19 N., deputies said.

At the time, Grow was heading back to his estranged wife's home to drop off the girl after a visitation, according to his arrest report.

Grow's wife had been tracking his whereabouts, sometimes by phone, because of his recent odd behavior, the arrest report says. She got to Grow's vehicle before deputies arrived and freed their daughter, who was not hurt, according to the report.

As a deputy pulled up, Grow came running out of the Diamond Dolls, saying he had been gone only a few minutes, though his phone indicated he had been gone for about 20 minutes, his arrest report states. He told deputies he was there to collect money he had lent to an employee at the strip club, according to the report.

Grow was released from the Pinellas County Jail Monday morning after posting $5,000 bail. He could not be reached for comment.

Grow played linebacker for the Gators from 1989 to 1993. He was suspended one season after a failed drug test in 1991 but had a fifth year of eligibility granted after suing the NCAA. He was probably best known for a hit on West Virginia quarterback Darren Studstill in the January 1994 Sugar Bowl.

Grow played defensive back in the NFL for two seasons: in 1994 with the Kansas City Chiefs and 1995 with the Jacksonville Jaguars.
2013-07-17JaguarsSerious-CriminalChild EndangermentLink60Another stand up former NFLer ...

CLEARWATER - A former University of Florida and NFL football player was arrested Sunday after leaving his 3-year-old daughter in a car by herself while he went into a strip club, according to deputies.

Monty Ray Grow, 41, of Redington Beach, faces a charge of abuse charge, jail records state.

Grow went into Diamond Dolls, at 162361 U.S. 19 N., about 9:15 p.m. and left the girl in the parking lot of the nearby Drive Time used car dealership, at 16211 U.S. 19 N., deputies said.

At the time, Grow was heading back to his estranged wife’s home to drop off the girl after a visitation, according to his arrest report.

Grow’s wife had been tracking his whereabouts, sometimes by phone, because of his recent odd behavior, the arrest report says. She got to Grow’s vehicle before deputies arrived and freed their daughter, who was not hurt, according to the report.

As a deputy pulled up, Grow came running out of the Diamond Dolls, saying he had been gone only a few minutes, though his phone indicated he had been gone for about 20 minutes, his arrest report states. He told deputies he was there to collect money he had lent to an employee at the strip club, according to the report.

Grow was released from the Pinellas County Jail Monday morning after posting $5,000 bail. He could not be reached for comment.

Grow played linebacker for the Gators from 1989 to 1993. He was suspended one season after a failed drug test in 1991 but had a fifth year of eligibility granted after suing the NCAA. He was probably best known for a hit on West Virginia quarterback Darren Studstill in the January 1994 Sugar Bowl.

Grow played defensive back in the NFL for two seasons: in 1994 with the Kansas City Chiefs and 1995 with the Jacksonville Jaguars.
2013-07-16UTSA NuisanceSuspensionsLink2I must visit the Blind Pig ...

SAN ANTONIO -- A UTSA football player was suspended indefinitely from the team Monday according to an announcement from head coach Larry Coker.

Senior defensive end Will Ritter was suspended following an arrest at a bar in Austin over the weekend.

Ritter was arrested early Sunday morning for assault with injury and public intoxication. According to a warrant, Austin police said Ritter punched two females and a male at the Blind Pig Pub on 6th street.
2013-07-16UTSA Small-TimeDrunk and DisorderlyLink9I must visit the Blind Pig ...

SAN ANTONIO -- A UTSA football player was suspended indefinitely from the team Monday according to an announcement from head coach Larry Coker.

Senior defensive end Will Ritter was suspended following an arrest at a bar in Austin over the weekend.

Ritter was arrested early Sunday morning for assault with injury and public intoxication. According to a warrant, Austin police said Ritter punched two females and a male at the Blind Pig Pub on 6th street.
2013-07-16UTSA Big-TimeAssault Wife/GirlfriendLink80I must visit the Blind Pig ...

SAN ANTONIO -- A UTSA football player was suspended indefinitely from the team Monday according to an announcement from head coach Larry Coker.

Senior defensive end Will Ritter was suspended following an arrest at a bar in Austin over the weekend.

Ritter was arrested early Sunday morning for assault with injury and public intoxication. According to a warrant, Austin police said Ritter punched two females and a male at the Blind Pig Pub on 6th street.
2013-07-16Florida International NuisanceSuspensionsLink2 One of the expected foundations in a rebuilding season for FIU’s football team, two-year starting running back Kedrick Rhodes, was dismissed from the team Monday after his arrest over the weekend for discharging a firearm on campus.

The official terminology used in an FIU athletic department release Monday afternoon was "violation of team policy" without reference to the arrest.

Rhodes was booked early Sunday morning on charges of discharging a weapon on school property, a second-degree felony; improper exhibition of a weapon or firearm, a misdemeanor; discharging a firearm in public, a misdemeanor; and using a firearm while under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance, a misdemeanor.

He was released on bond Sunday.

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/07/16/3501586/fiu-running-back-kedrick-rhodes.html#storylink=cpy
2013-07-16Florida International Small-TimeConcealed or Illegal WeaponsLink11 One of the expected foundations in a rebuilding season for FIU’s football team, two-year starting running back Kedrick Rhodes, was dismissed from the team Monday after his arrest over the weekend for discharging a firearm on campus.

The official terminology used in an FIU athletic department release Monday afternoon was "violation of team policy" without reference to the arrest.

Rhodes was booked early Sunday morning on charges of discharging a weapon on school property, a second-degree felony; improper exhibition of a weapon or firearm, a misdemeanor; discharging a firearm in public, a misdemeanor; and using a firearm while under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance, a misdemeanor.

He was released on bond Sunday.

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/07/16/3501586/fiu-running-back-kedrick-rhodes.html#storylink=cpy
2013-07-15Mississippi Valley State NuisanceSuspensionsLink2Mississippi Valley State suspended coach Chico Potts indefinitely after he was arrested earlier this month on a domestic violence charge, the school said Friday.

University spokeswoman Jennifer Freeman issued a statement on Potts.

"Effective immediately, Coach Potts has been suspended with pay," Freeman said. "This suspension will remain in effect until the university completes its investigation. Associate basketball coach Marcus Thomas will serve as acting head basketball coach and lead the basketball program during the suspension."
2013-07-15Mississippi Valley State Big-TimeAssault Wife/GirlfriendLink40Mississippi Valley State suspended coach Chico Potts indefinitely after he was arrested earlier this month on a domestic violence charge, the school said Friday.

University spokeswoman Jennifer Freeman issued a statement on Potts.

"Effective immediately, Coach Potts has been suspended with pay," Freeman said. "This suspension will remain in effect until the university completes its investigation. Associate basketball coach Marcus Thomas will serve as acting head basketball coach and lead the basketball program during the suspension."
2013-07-15Mississippi NuisanceSuspensionsLink2JACKSON, MISS. (AP)
The Oxford police chief says Mississippi guard Marshall Henderson appeared to be in possession of a small amount of marijuana and cocaine during a traffic stop in May.

Henderson, a 6-foot-2 senior from Hurst, Texas, was suspended indefinitely by coach Andy Kennedy on Wednesday for ''violation of team rules,'' but no other reason was given.

The Wall Street Journal first reported the traffic stop, citing a police report.

Chief Joey East confirmed the incident Thursday, saying Henderson was cited for not having proof of insurance. He said no other charges were filed and Henderson was never arrested.

An Ole Miss spokesman declined comment. Kennedy did not immediately return a message seeking comment.

East said officers told him Henderson was ''very cooperative'' during the stop and ''it's not uncommon'' for police to find small amounts of a suspected controlled substance but file no charges because of a cooperative suspect.
2013-07-15Mississippi Small-TimeUsing Soft DrugsLink8JACKSON, MISS. (AP)
The Oxford police chief says Mississippi guard Marshall Henderson appeared to be in possession of a small amount of marijuana and cocaine during a traffic stop in May.

Henderson, a 6-foot-2 senior from Hurst, Texas, was suspended indefinitely by coach Andy Kennedy on Wednesday for ’’violation of team rules,’’ but no other reason was given.

The Wall Street Journal first reported the traffic stop, citing a police report.

Chief Joey East confirmed the incident Thursday, saying Henderson was cited for not having proof of insurance. He said no other charges were filed and Henderson was never arrested.

An Ole Miss spokesman declined comment. Kennedy did not immediately return a message seeking comment.

East said officers told him Henderson was ’’very cooperative’’ during the stop and ’’it’s not uncommon’’ for police to find small amounts of a suspected controlled substance but file no charges because of a cooperative suspect.
2013-07-15Mississippi Small-TimeMoving ViolationsLink5JACKSON, MISS. (AP)
The Oxford police chief says Mississippi guard Marshall Henderson appeared to be in possession of a small amount of marijuana and cocaine during a traffic stop in May.

Henderson, a 6-foot-2 senior from Hurst, Texas, was suspended indefinitely by coach Andy Kennedy on Wednesday for ’’violation of team rules,’’ but no other reason was given.

The Wall Street Journal first reported the traffic stop, citing a police report.

Chief Joey East confirmed the incident Thursday, saying Henderson was cited for not having proof of insurance. He said no other charges were filed and Henderson was never arrested.

An Ole Miss spokesman declined comment. Kennedy did not immediately return a message seeking comment.

East said officers told him Henderson was ’’very cooperative’’ during the stop and ’’it’s not uncommon’’ for police to find small amounts of a suspected controlled substance but file no charges because of a cooperative suspect.
2013-07-15Mississippi Big-TimeUsing Hard DrugsLink20JACKSON, MISS. (AP)
The Oxford police chief says Mississippi guard Marshall Henderson appeared to be in possession of a small amount of marijuana and cocaine during a traffic stop in May.

Henderson, a 6-foot-2 senior from Hurst, Texas, was suspended indefinitely by coach Andy Kennedy on Wednesday for ’’violation of team rules,’’ but no other reason was given.

The Wall Street Journal first reported the traffic stop, citing a police report.

Chief Joey East confirmed the incident Thursday, saying Henderson was cited for not having proof of insurance. He said no other charges were filed and Henderson was never arrested.

An Ole Miss spokesman declined comment. Kennedy did not immediately return a message seeking comment.

East said officers told him Henderson was ’’very cooperative’’ during the stop and ’’it’s not uncommon’’ for police to find small amounts of a suspected controlled substance but file no charges because of a cooperative suspect.
2013-07-11BroncosNuisanceApologizing to TeamLink2Looks the the execs want in on all the NFL bust action ... Denver Broncos director of pro personnel Tom Heckert has been arrested on a DUI charge, the second team executive to be reportedly charged with that offense within less than a week.

Over the weekend, Matt Russell, the team's director of player personnel was arrested on a DUI charge after his vehicle was involved in a crash and then hit a police car.

Heckert, the former Cleveland Browns general manager, joined the Broncos just over a month ago. His arrest came in June, but was not reported until Tuesday.

Both the club and Heckert released statements on the incident.The Broncos, Hecker and Russell could all face discipline from the NFL in the matters.

"We were made aware of the matter involving Tom Heckert immediately after it occurred and promptly notified the league office. His arrest is extremely upsetting, and this situation is being handled internally as well as in coordination with NFL policies," the Broncos' statement said.

"Tom’s actions are obviously part of a disturbing pattern of irresponsible behavior that we are aggressively addressing within our organization.

"One member of the Broncos arrested for driving under the influence is one too many. This type of behavior puts innocent people at risk and cannot be tolerated. While our team and league supply plenty of resources to prevent these situations, it is clear we need to do better.

"We are thoroughly reviewing the procedures we have in place and will do whatever it takes to enhance their effectiveness going forward."

As for the statement issued from Heckert, "I am extremely disappointed that in my short time with the Broncos I have made such a serious mistake. My actions last month have brought embarrassment to the organization, and I fully understand the consequences that are involved. I am truly sorry and take complete responsibility for this situation.
2013-07-11BroncosSmall-TimeDrinking and DrivingLink24Looks the the execs want in on all the NFL bust action ... Denver Broncos director of pro personnel Tom Heckert has been arrested on a DUI charge, the second team executive to be reportedly charged with that offense within less than a week.

Over the weekend, Matt Russell, the team’s director of player personnel was arrested on a DUI charge after his vehicle was involved in a crash and then hit a police car.

Heckert, the former Cleveland Browns general manager, joined the Broncos just over a month ago. His arrest came in June, but was not reported until Tuesday.

Both the club and Heckert released statements on the incident.The Broncos, Hecker and Russell could all face discipline from the NFL in the matters.

"We were made aware of the matter involving Tom Heckert immediately after it occurred and promptly notified the league office. His arrest is extremely upsetting, and this situation is being handled internally as well as in coordination with NFL policies," the Broncos’ statement said.

"Tom’s actions are obviously part of a disturbing pattern of irresponsible behavior that we are aggressively addressing within our organization.

"One member of the Broncos arrested for driving under the influence is one too many. This type of behavior puts innocent people at risk and cannot be tolerated. While our team and league supply plenty of resources to prevent these situations, it is clear we need to do better.

"We are thoroughly reviewing the procedures we have in place and will do whatever it takes to enhance their effectiveness going forward."

As for the statement issued from Heckert, "I am extremely disappointed that in my short time with the Broncos I have made such a serious mistake. My actions last month have brought embarrassment to the organization, and I fully understand the consequences that are involved. I am truly sorry and take complete responsibility for this situation.
2013-07-11PatriotsSmall-TimeDrinking and DrivingLink12Another Pat, or exPat who knows ... FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Alfonzo Dennard of the New England Patriots was arrested Thursday in Nebraska and accused of driving drunk in the state where he once starred as a defensive back.

It's the second arrest of a Patriots player in 15 days. Tight end Aaron Hernandez was arrested on June 26 and charged with murder in the killing of Boston semi-pro football player Odin Lloyd. Hernandez has pleaded not guilty. The Patriots cut Hernandez after he was arrested and before the charges were announced.

Dennard's arrest is his second in 15 months. He hasn't served a 30-day jail sentence for assaulting a police officer outside a Lincoln, Neb., bar on Apr. 21, 2012. That is scheduled to begin next March. He also was sentenced to two years of probation.

Both players were drafted lower than expected.
2013-07-11GiantsSmall-TimeCrimes Against NatureLink8Haven't had one of these in a while and never had one in an ER ...

Giants right-hander Chad Gaudin has been charged with open and gross lewdness following a Jan. 27 arrest in Las Vegas, reports Mike Blasky of the Las Vegas Review-Journal. The charge is a misdemeanor.

Gaudin, 30, was intoxicated at about 4:30 a.m. at Desert Springs Hospital when he approached a 23-year-old woman on a gurney in the emergency room. He told her "she was gorgeous" before touching her face, leg and breast. A witness said he told the woman, "I will take care of you; don't worry about them."

A paramedic told Gaudin to stay away from the woman, and he refused. Hospital security held him down until police arrived. "Gaudin was still yelling and using profanity," wrote the arresting officer in his report.

"I asked Gaudin several times how he ended up at the hospital, and each time he told me that he didn't know," the officer wrote. "Gaudin appeared to be intoxicated. He had slurred speech, bloodshot eyes, trouble standing still, obeying commands, an odor of alcoholic beverages and couldn't repeat his house number, where he lives, the same way twice in a row."
2013-07-11DiamondbacksSmall-TimeViolence Against AthleteLink5This is unreal. This 'lady' had a loaded shotgun, baton, and full on bullet proof vest before attacking....
Anna Benson, a former Baseball Wives star, was arrested on Sunday following an alleged incident that took place at the Georgia home of her estranged husband, former professional pitcher Kris Benson.

Master Patrolman Ed Cason tells E! News that at approximately 8 p.m. on Sunday, Anna allegedly forced her way into Kris's home armed with a loaded handgun and an expandable baton and demanded money from Kris.

According to Cason, Kris was able to talk his way out of the home wherein the Smyrna Police Department received a 911 call in reference to an armed female. Once officers arrived, Anna was taken into custody without incident.
2013-07-08GiantsSmall-TimeConcealed or Illegal WeaponsLink11Philly fans .... New York Giants linebacker Dan Connor was arrested at Philadelphia International Airport Saturday for carrying a switchblade inside his luggage. He was charged with possession of an offensive weapon and was released on his own recognizance.

Team spokesman Pat Hanlon said the Giants are "aware of the situation." He added, "We've spoken to Dan, who is cooperating with the authorities in Philadelphia."
2013-07-03Georgia Small-TimeDrinking and DrivingLink12Clown masks and BUI's in one week...
#Marshall Morgan, a sophomore kicker on University of Georgia's football team, was arrested over the weekend for boating under the influence on Lake Sinclair.

#According to media reports, Morgan was charged with operating a watercraft under the influence and towing a skier without a life preserver on board. He was released Saturday at 10:35 p.m. on $1,724 bond.

#Georgia Department of Natural Resources Ranger Cpl. Lynn Stanford told the Eatonton Messenger that Morgan admitted to drinking and agreed to a field sobriety test. Stanford said Morgan’s test showed a substantial enough level of alcohol to make an arrest.

#A spokesman for the University of Georgia said that head coach Mark Richt was aware of the situation. No reports of a suspension have been announced.

#According to Sports Illustrated, Morgan appeared in all 14 games as a freshman for Georgia last year, converting 8-of-14 field goal attempts and 63-of-67 extra points.

#The Bulldogs open the 2013 season on Aug. 31 at Clemson.


2013-07-01Georgia Small-TimeUsing Soft DrugsLink16"When the officers approached the car, one noticed a "scary" clown mask on the floor between Mayfield’s feet and the butt of a handgun wedged between his crotch and the driver’s seat, according to police."
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A Clarke County grand jury this week indicted two former University of Georgia athletes on charges they conspired to commit armed robbery last month.

Demario Mayfield, 22, and Ricardo James Crawford, 25, were found in possession of handguns, masks and Latex gloves when Athens-Clarke police officers found them acting suspiciously in an east Athens neighborhood early the morning of May 27.
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2013-07-01Georgia Serious-CriminalArmed RobberyLink100"When the officers approached the car, one noticed a "scary" clown mask on the floor between Mayfield’s feet and the butt of a handgun wedged between his crotch and the driver’s seat, according to police."
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A Clarke County grand jury this week indicted two former University of Georgia athletes on charges they conspired to commit armed robbery last month.

Demario Mayfield, 22, and Ricardo James Crawford, 25, were found in possession of handguns, masks and Latex gloves when Athens-Clarke police officers found them acting suspiciously in an east Athens neighborhood early the morning of May 27.
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2013-07-01Oklahoma Small-TimeDrinking and DrivingLink12As first reported by SoonerScoop.com, Oklahoma defensive tackle Chuka Ndulue was arrested early Saturday morning for suspicion of driving under the influence.

This is the second alcohol related offense for the Oklahoma football program in the span of about two months after sophomore quarterback Kendal Thompson was arrested for public intoxication back in early May.

Based on Bob Stoops' track record, if Ndulue is found guilty he will likely be facing a minimum of one game suspension. Which would presumably come in the Sooners season opener against Louisiana-Monroe on August 31st.

From a strictly football perspective, it would be a potential suspension this Oklahoma defensive line could ill-afford given how little depth they already have at the defensive tackle position.

The offseason strikes yet again.
2013-07-01ColtsSmall-TimeConcealed or Illegal WeaponsLink11The National Football League certainly has had a rash of gun related crimes this off season. A theme of the headlines seemingly every week, NFL players are constantly being arrested for illicit gun related activities. At 12:05 Saturday morning, Colts Safety Joe Lefeged became the latest NFL player to be arrested for a gun related crime.

At a routine traffic stop in the 4200 block of Central Avenue, in Northern Washington D.C. The 25 year old safety was the passenger in vehicle that police attempted to stop. The driver fled and avoided he stop by entering into a chase with police for an unspecified amount of time according to Officer Araz Alali, a spokesman for D.C. police.

After being stopped by police, a pistol was found in the vehicle as well as unregistered ammunition, and a bottle of vodka mixed with orange juice.

Lefeged and Timothy Wilson, 23, the driver of the vehicle are both being arraigned this afternoon on various charges, including carrying a firearm without license, possession of unregistered firearm and ammunition, and possession of a firearm in a motor vehicle.
2013-07-01Florida Small-TimeDrinking and DrivingLink12I love the scooter related busts!
According to a Gainesville Police Department report, walk-on punter Grant Van Aman was arrested early Saturday morning for driving under the influence. Not only driving under the influence, though, but driving under the influence on a red motor scooter.
2013-06-28CowboysSmall-TimeUsing Soft DrugsLink8How out of touch with reality is this Cowboy? He is on probation for manslaughter and has to stay clean. Nope gotta smoke the dope!

(CBS) DALLAS - Josh Brent, Dallas Cowboys football player, was arrested Thursday after testing positive for marijuana for the second time since his intoxication manslaughter arrest in December, CBS DFW reports.

Brent was tested for marijuana on June 19 and on June 25, a positive results from that test was confirmed, according to court documents obtained by the station. Brent was ultimately arrested and booked into Dallas' Lew Sterrett Justice Center.

Brent was arrested and charged in December after police say he was driving while intoxicated when he flipped his 2007 Mercedes with his teammate Jerry Brown inside. Brown died at the scene.

Police say Brent's blood-alcohol level was listed at 0.189, more than twice the legal limit, at the time of the crash and that he was speeding and failed to stay in his own lane.

Brent is currently being held without bond, the Dallas County Sheriff's Dept. says, according to the station.
2013-06-28CowboysSmall-TimeParole ViolationLink8How out of touch with reality is this Cowboy? He is on probation for manslaughter and has to stay clean. Nope gotta smoke the dope!

(CBS) DALLAS - Josh Brent, Dallas Cowboys football player, was arrested Thursday after testing positive for marijuana for the second time since his intoxication manslaughter arrest in December, CBS DFW reports.

Brent was tested for marijuana on June 19 and on June 25, a positive results from that test was confirmed, according to court documents obtained by the station. Brent was ultimately arrested and booked into Dallas’ Lew Sterrett Justice Center.

Brent was arrested and charged in December after police say he was driving while intoxicated when he flipped his 2007 Mercedes with his teammate Jerry Brown inside. Brown died at the scene.

Police say Brent’s blood-alcohol level was listed at 0.189, more than twice the legal limit, at the time of the crash and that he was speeding and failed to stay in his own lane.

Brent is currently being held without bond, the Dallas County Sheriff’s Dept. says, according to the station.
2013-06-26BrownsBig-TimeAggravated AssaultLink35Cleveland Browns rookie free agent Ausar Walcott was arrested on Tuesday and charged with attempted murder after allegedly punching a man outside a gentlemen's club in New Jersey, the Record reported.

Walcott, 23, punched the man in the head at around 3 a.m. on Sunday, according to police detective Andrew White.

The victim, 24-year-old Derrick Jones, was taken to the Harlem Hospital Center in Manhattan where he remained hospitalized in critical condition as of Tuesday, the paper reported.

Walcott turned himself in to authorities on Tuesday morning and was charged with first-degree attempted murder, second-degree aggravated assault and third-degree endangering an injured victim. He was expected to be sent to Passaic County jail on Tuesday night, and his bail was set at $500,000.

Walcott was signed by the Browns on May 13. The team's website lists him as a 6-2, 230-pound linebacker from University of Virginia.
2013-06-26BrownsBig-TimeAssault and BatteryLink15Cleveland Browns rookie free agent Ausar Walcott was arrested on Tuesday and charged with attempted murder after allegedly punching a man outside a gentlemen’s club in New Jersey, the Record reported.

Walcott, 23, punched the man in the head at around 3 a.m. on Sunday, according to police detective Andrew White.

The victim, 24-year-old Derrick Jones, was taken to the Harlem Hospital Center in Manhattan where he remained hospitalized in critical condition as of Tuesday, the paper reported.

Walcott turned himself in to authorities on Tuesday morning and was charged with first-degree attempted murder, second-degree aggravated assault and third-degree endangering an injured victim. He was expected to be sent to Passaic County jail on Tuesday night, and his bail was set at $500,000.

Walcott was signed by the Browns on May 13. The team’s website lists him as a 6-2, 230-pound linebacker from University of Virginia.
2013-06-26BrownsSerious-CriminalAttempted MurderLink65Cleveland Browns rookie free agent Ausar Walcott was arrested on Tuesday and charged with attempted murder after allegedly punching a man outside a gentlemen’s club in New Jersey, the Record reported.

Walcott, 23, punched the man in the head at around 3 a.m. on Sunday, according to police detective Andrew White.

The victim, 24-year-old Derrick Jones, was taken to the Harlem Hospital Center in Manhattan where he remained hospitalized in critical condition as of Tuesday, the paper reported.

Walcott turned himself in to authorities on Tuesday morning and was charged with first-degree attempted murder, second-degree aggravated assault and third-degree endangering an injured victim. He was expected to be sent to Passaic County jail on Tuesday night, and his bail was set at $500,000.

Walcott was signed by the Browns on May 13. The team’s website lists him as a 6-2, 230-pound linebacker from University of Virginia.
2013-06-26James PageSerious-CriminalArmed RobberyLink50That's two murders and an Armed Robbery this week.

Just one year after completing an 11-year prison sentence, former WBA welterweight champion James Page has been accused of robbing eight banks, according to Ryan Maquinana of BoxingScene.com.

Page, who is suspected of robbing eight banks over the past three months in the San Francisco Bay Area, was arrested on Monday, according to Maquinana. The 42-year-old was booked on one count of robbery and is being held on $395,000 bail.

This isn't Page's first issue with bank robberies, as he was found guilty of robbing a Bank of America in Atlanta back in 2001, which led to his decade-plus spent behind bars.

Page won the WBA welterweight championship vacated by Ike Quartey in 1998 when he knocked out Russia's Andrey Pestryaev. Page, who went by the nickname "Mighty Quinn," successfully defended the belt three times before being stripped and ultimately losing to Andrew Lewis in his bid to regain the title.
2013-06-24Oklahoma Small-TimeDrunk and DisorderlyLink9Finally a crime that doesn't involve gun play!

In the early hours of Saturday morning, Isaiah Cousins was arrested for public intoxication and interfering with a police officer, according to the Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office in Norman, OK.

Cousins, a point guard on the Oklahoma men’s basketball team, just finished his freshman year with the Sooners. He started several games early in the season, and averaged 2.7 points, 2.0 rebounds, and 1.6 assists per game.

Lon Kruger released an early statement on the matter, according to NewsOK.com: "We’re aware of the situation involving Isaiah Cousins last night. Isaiah feels badly about the incident, will learn from it and move on. The matter will be handled internally."
2013-06-24Oklahoma Small-TimeResisting ArrestLink8Finally a crime that doesn’t involve gun play!nn

In the early hours of Saturday morning, Isaiah Cousins was arrested for public intoxication and interfering with a police officer, according to the Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office in Norman, OK.

Cousins, a point guard on the Oklahoma men’s basketball team, just finished his freshman year with the Sooners. He started several games early in the season, and averaged 2.7 points, 2.0 rebounds, and 1.6 assists per game.

Lon Kruger released an early statement on the matter, according to NewsOK.com: "We’re aware of the situation involving Isaiah Cousins last night. Isaiah feels badly about the incident, will learn from it and move on. The matter will be handled internally."
2013-06-20PatriotsSerious-CriminalMurderLink100To much serious criminal activity recently in the sports world.
The situation has gone from bad to worse in a hurry for New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez.

Steve Silva of Boston.com reported via Twitter on Wednesday evening that he’s heard from a law enforcement source that Hernandez will be arrested in connection with Odin Lloyd’s murder.

Silva’s report is the latest development in a case that continues to put the former Florida Gator near the center of a now high-profile homicide investigation. FOX 25 reported on Wednesday that Hernandez and two other men were in a car with the victim on the night of the murder, with only the tight end and the other two men returning to Hernandez’s home later in the evening.

Lloyd’s body was found Monday at an industrial park located less than a mile from Hernandez’s house.
2013-06-19Naval Midshipman Serious-CriminalRapeLink225How timely.

Three U.S. Naval Academy Wednesday football players were charged Wednesday with raping a female midshipman and making false statements in the latest sexual assault scandal to roil the elite service academy.

The academy filed the charges, but did not identify the accused. Their names will officially be made public at a preliminary hearing known as an Article 32 that likely will take place this summer, military law experts said.
2013-06-18Florida Small-TimeFightingLink8Sophomore linebacker Antonio Morrison, projected to start at middle linebacker this year for the Florida Gators, was arrested on Sunday for allegedly punching a bouncer at a Gainesville drinking establishment.
2013-06-18Florida Small-TimeUnder Age DrinkingLink10Sophomore linebacker Antonio Morrison, projected to start at middle linebacker this year for the Florida Gators, was arrested on Sunday for allegedly punching a bouncer at a Gainesville drinking establishment.
2013-06-10BengalsSmall-TimeViolence Against FanLink12Wauka Wauka Wauka

The football player formerly known as Pacman has done a decent job of staying out of trouble in recent years.

That ended Thursday, with an incident in a Cincinnati bar that will result in Jones turning himself in to authorities later today.

Bengals cornerback Adam Jones broke the news of his predicament on Twitter: "Just got arrested for protecting myself, I will not let this break me or change what I have work so hard for. . . ."

His agent, Peter Schaffer, tells PFT by phone that Jones was at a bar after a Reds game. Jones was approached by two women that he deemed to be intoxicated, and they wanted to take a picture with him. Jones declined.

After he declined, one of them threw a beer bottle at him, striking his head from point blank range. So he turned and slapped her and said, "What are your doing? Stop it!"

Schaffer says that he has spoken to multiple eyewitnesses who corroborate Jones’ version of the events. Schaffer also says that the police have spoken to none of the witnesses, other than the two women.

"If it was anybody other than Adam Jones, they would have investigated it," Schaffer said of the police. "If it was anybody other than Adam Jones, they wouldn’t have arrested him."
2013-06-10DolphinsSmall-TimeParole ViolationLink8He is a complete idiot. Have fun in jail.

Chad Johnson – the NFL star formerly known as Chad Ochocinco for his jersey number – was minutes from having part of his life back on track. Johnson, who had pleaded no contest to head-butting his ex-wife, was about to seal a plea-deal that called for community service and counseling instead of jail time, when he did something that made the entire court room erupt in laughter.

The AP reports:

"It was all set until Johnson, when asked by [Broward County Circuit Judge Kathleen McHugh] if he was satisfied with his lawyer Adam Swickle, gave the attorney a light swat on the rear – as football players routinely do to each other on the field. The courtroom erupted in laughter and at that McHugh said she wouldn't accept the deal.
"'I don't know that you're taking this whole thing seriously. I just saw you slap your attorney on the backside. Is there something funny about this?' McHugh said, slapping the plea deal document down on her desk. 'The whole courtroom was laughing. I'm not going to accept these plea negotiations. This isn't a joke.'"
Johnson tried to apologize but McHugh sent him to jail for 30 days.

On ESPN, Stephen A. Smith went on a tirade about Johnson. The subtext is that Johnson lost a promising NFL career because of dumb decisions. Finally, Smith asked: "What is wrong with him?"
2013-06-08HawksSerious-CriminalManslaughterLink75JONESBORO, Ga. -- Former NBA star Mookie Blaylock faces second degree vehicular homicide among other charges for Friday's traffic accident in which his SUV crossed a median and killed a woman passenger in another vehicle.

Jonesboro, Ga., police investigators and the Clayton County (Ga.) prosecutor met Monday and also charged Blaylock with driving under a suspended license, improper lane change, crossing the median and driving on the wrong side of the road.

Clayton County State Solicitor Tasha Mosley said Blaylock, still hospitalized in Atlanta from the accident, has not spoken yet with authorities.
2013-06-08RamsNuisanceSuspensionsLink2Jeff Fisher said that the St. Louis Rams knew about Isaiah Pead's incident that got him a one-game suspension from the NFL for some time. It actually happened in July 2012. And that was about all that was known, until Friday, when Pro Football Talk uncovered the actual incident itself ... via an internet search.

Pead was arrested in McKinney, Texas, for possession of less than two ounces of marijuana. He was released on a $350 bond. Three hundred and fifty dollar bond. That's nothing compared to what the NFL will dock him with a one-game suspension without pay, not to mention the missed reps.

I'm all for player discipline. The league doesn't have any choice. Players, as public figures, have to have some accountability. That said, this is a little much, too heavy-handed for my taste. Pead's crime is pretty minor. A player arrested for his first DUI does not get suspended. Where's the consistency in that?
2013-06-08RamsSmall-TimeUsing Soft DrugsLink8Jeff Fisher said that the St. Louis Rams knew about Isaiah Pead’s incident that got him a one-game suspension from the NFL for some time. It actually happened in July 2012. And that was about all that was known, until Friday, when Pro Football Talk uncovered the actual incident itself ... via an internet search.

Pead was arrested in McKinney, Texas, for possession of less than two ounces of marijuana. He was released on a $350 bond. Three hundred and fifty dollar bond. That’s nothing compared to what the NFL will dock him with a one-game suspension without pay, not to mention the missed reps.

I’m all for player discipline. The league doesn’t have any choice. Players, as public figures, have to have some accountability. That said, this is a little much, too heavy-handed for my taste. Pead’s crime is pretty minor. A player arrested for his first DUI does not get suspended. Where’s the consistency in that?
2013-06-07IndiansSmall-TimeUsing Soft DrugsLink8Any guess on what the postman delivered?

Rocky River police are investigating a possible drug-related incident involving Cleveland Indians pitcher Chris Perez.

The 27-year-old closer’s home was rummaged through by U.S. postal inspectors and a regional narcotics unit Tuesday after authorities said a package containing a controlled substance was delivered to Perez’s home.

Perez was not arrested, but charges could be filed following lab results.

"I spoke to Chris this morning," Indians manager Terry Francona told The Plain Dealer. "I called him just to make sure he was OK. Other than that, we have to allow the process to unfold."

Perez is currently on the 15-day disabled list due to a shoulder injury.
2013-06-07UNC Small-TimeUsing Soft DrugsLink8Ole Roy is hating this one.
DURHAM, N.C. -- Officers seized a 9mm handgun and ammunition when North Carolina's leading scorer, P.J. Hairston, was arrested on a marijuana possession charge, according to a police report released Friday.

Durham police stopped Hairston on Wednesday for a routine license check during which he was arrested. Police spokeswoman Kammie Michael says the pistol was found on the ground outside the rented 2013 GMC Yukon during the search. Also seized were three cigars and two plastic baggies containing more than 1 ounces of marijuana.

Hairston, 20, and his passengers -- Miykael Lael Israel Faulcon, 20, and Carlos Devone Sanford, 23, both of Durham -- were each charged with possession of less than one-half ounce and released on $1,000 unsecured bonds.

Faulcon is a basketball player at Elizabeth City State University. No occupation was listed for Sanford on the police or arrest reports.

Michael said Hairston was also charged with driving without a license, though that charge wasn't listed in records on file at the Durham County courthouse.
2013-06-07UNC Small-TimeConcealed or Illegal WeaponsLink11Ole Roy is hating this one.nn
DURHAM, N.C. -- Officers seized a 9mm handgun and ammunition when North Carolina’s leading scorer, P.J. Hairston, was arrested on a marijuana possession charge, according to a police report released Friday.

Durham police stopped Hairston on Wednesday for a routine license check during which he was arrested. Police spokeswoman Kammie Michael says the pistol was found on the ground outside the rented 2013 GMC Yukon during the search. Also seized were three cigars and two plastic baggies containing more than 1 ounces of marijuana.

Hairston, 20, and his passengers -- Miykael Lael Israel Faulcon, 20, and Carlos Devone Sanford, 23, both of Durham -- were each charged with possession of less than one-half ounce and released on $1,000 unsecured bonds.

Faulcon is a basketball player at Elizabeth City State University. No occupation was listed for Sanford on the police or arrest reports.

Michael said Hairston was also charged with driving without a license, though that charge wasn’t listed in records on file at the Durham County courthouse.
2013-06-07UNC Small-TimeMoving ViolationsLink5Ole Roy is hating this one.nn
DURHAM, N.C. -- Officers seized a 9mm handgun and ammunition when North Carolina’s leading scorer, P.J. Hairston, was arrested on a marijuana possession charge, according to a police report released Friday.

Durham police stopped Hairston on Wednesday for a routine license check during which he was arrested. Police spokeswoman Kammie Michael says the pistol was found on the ground outside the rented 2013 GMC Yukon during the search. Also seized were three cigars and two plastic baggies containing more than 1 ounces of marijuana.

Hairston, 20, and his passengers -- Miykael Lael Israel Faulcon, 20, and Carlos Devone Sanford, 23, both of Durham -- were each charged with possession of less than one-half ounce and released on $1,000 unsecured bonds.

Faulcon is a basketball player at Elizabeth City State University. No occupation was listed for Sanford on the police or arrest reports.

Michael said Hairston was also charged with driving without a license, though that charge wasn’t listed in records on file at the Durham County courthouse.
2013-06-04Alabama Serious-CriminalKidnappingLink60Can someone help me with this one? I am absolutely confused. Just bizarre..

TUSCALOOSA, Alabama -- According to WTOK-TV in Meridian, Miss., Alabama basketball player Devonta Pollard was arrested Tuesday in Kemper County, Miss., and charged with conspiracy to commit kidnapping.

Pollard, a rising sophomore, was one of three additional people arrested for their alleged roles in the April kidnapping of Jashayla Hopson, a 6-year-old who was taken from her school in Scooba, Miss., and found one day later unharmed near Enterprise, Miss. Days later, Pollard's mother, Jesse Mae Pollard, was arrested and charged with the kidnapping.
2013-06-01BearsSmall-TimeDrinking and DrivingLink12Da Beers

Phil Emery said Evan Rodriguez was "re-educated on my expectation" for what it means to be a member of the Bears earlier this offseason after a brush with law enforcement in Miami Beach, Fla.

Now, the general manager has reason to chat with the fullback again after Illinois State Police charged Rodriguez with DUI at approximately 3:30 a.m. Friday on the Kennedy Expy. near Hubbard Street. A state police source told the Tribune that Rodriguez’s blood-alcohol content was measured at 0.17 – just more than double the legal limit of 0.08. Rodriguez also was charged with speeding and improper lane usage.
2013-05-31SeahawksBig-TimePublic UrinationLink9This is hilarious! There's even reference to the whizzinator.

Seahawks’ Moffitt was banned from mall before urination arrest

Posted by Darin Gantt on May 30, 2013, 12:03 PM EDT

AP
We mentioned the other night that Seahawks guard John Moffitt missed OTA time to appear in court.

But Moffitt, like several other Seahawks, has apparently reached repeat offender status with his urine.

He’s been suspended once for violating the league’s policy on performance enhancing substances, but the current trouble stems from providing an unauthorized sample.

According to a police report obtained by the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Moffitt had been banned from the Bellevue Square mall and other properties owned by the same company for a year starting January 2012. But he returned to the mall in June, when he was spotted by security allegedly urinating near a parked car outside a bar. That’s when security called police (there’s clearly not enough crime there), who chased him before he ran into a building.

A week later, the police showed photos of Moffitt to the security guard (seriously, this is what they investigate?), who identified him as the urinator in question.

At least it wasn’t a Whizzinator.

Last August, Moffitt was also escorted out restaurant in another mall which is owned by the same company which banned him.

"Once outside, two pairs of handcuffs were placed on Moffitt due to his large size and a recent shoulder injury," the police report states. "Both sets of handcuffs were checked for tightness, and all were double locked."

I think I speak for everyone here when I say we’re relieved the law enforcement community in the Pacific Northwest has such a firm grip on the situation.
2013-05-30North Dakota State Small-TimeForgeryLink40Half the football team forged signatures to smoke that dope .... and were busted.

FARGO, N.D. (AP) – Cass County officials issued an arrest warrant Wednesday for a former North Dakota State University football player accused of not serving his community service time that was ordered after he admitted he forged signatures on an election petition last fall.

Don Carter, 21, was one of 15 defendants who pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges of faking signatures on failed petitions seeking statewide votes to establish an outdoor heritage fund and legalize medical marijuana.

Ten of those 15 defendants were Bison football players, while three of them – including Carter – were former players. All 15 received deferred impositions that will be cleared from their public records if they successfully complete nearly a year of unsupervised probation and 50 hours of community service.
2013-05-30North Dakota State Small-TimeParole ViolationLink16Half the football team forged signatures to smoke that dope .... and were busted.

FARGO, N.D. (AP) – Cass County officials issued an arrest warrant Wednesday for a former North Dakota State University football player accused of not serving his community service time that was ordered after he admitted he forged signatures on an election petition last fall.

Don Carter, 21, was one of 15 defendants who pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges of faking signatures on failed petitions seeking statewide votes to establish an outdoor heritage fund and legalize medical marijuana.

Ten of those 15 defendants were Bison football players, while three of them – including Carter – were former players. All 15 received deferred impositions that will be cleared from their public records if they successfully complete nearly a year of unsupervised probation and 50 hours of community service.
2013-05-30Kansas Serious-CriminalArmed RobberyLink150Yet another armed robbery and kiddnapping in the college ranks. Gun play is definately trending up in the FCL.
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LAWRENCE – Chris Martin, a junior defensive end on the Kansas football team, was arrested Wednesday in connection with a May 13 armed robbery in southwest Lawrence.

Martin, 21, was charged with aggravated robbery, conspiracy to commit aggravated robbery and kidnapping, according to the Lawrence Police Department. Two other men, former KU lineman Jeremiah Edwards, 21, and Josh Edwards, 28, were also charged in the case.

KU coach Charlie Weis issued a news release Wednesday evening saying he was aware of the situation and charges.

Martin, a junior college transfer from City College of San Francisco, arrived in Lawrence this spring as a centerpiece in Weis’ second recruiting class at Kansas. A former five-star recruit, Martin originally committed to Cal before transferring to Florida. Two junior college stops later, he was hailed as an answer to KU’s nonexistent pass rush.

But now Martin’s KU career appears in jeopardy before it even began.

Read more here: http://www.kansas.com/2013/05/29/2823902/ku-defensive-end-chris-martin.html#storylink=cpy
2013-05-30Kansas Serious-CriminalKidnappingLink180Yet another armed robbery and kiddnapping in the college ranks. Gun play is definately trending up in the FCL.
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LAWRENCE – Chris Martin, a junior defensive end on the Kansas football team, was arrested Wednesday in connection with a May 13 armed robbery in southwest Lawrence.

Martin, 21, was charged with aggravated robbery, conspiracy to commit aggravated robbery and kidnapping, according to the Lawrence Police Department. Two other men, former KU lineman Jeremiah Edwards, 21, and Josh Edwards, 28, were also charged in the case.

KU coach Charlie Weis issued a news release Wednesday evening saying he was aware of the situation and charges.

Martin, a junior college transfer from City College of San Francisco, arrived in Lawrence this spring as a centerpiece in Weis’ second recruiting class at Kansas. A former five-star recruit, Martin originally committed to Cal before transferring to Florida. Two junior college stops later, he was hailed as an answer to KU’s nonexistent pass rush.

But now Martin’s KU career appears in jeopardy before it even began.

Read more here: http://www.kansas.com/2013/05/29/2823902/ku-defensive-end-chris-martin.html#storylink=cpy
2013-05-29BucsSmall-TimeDrunk and DisorderlyLink9It's been a busy offseason for Buccaneers safety Cody Grimm and not for the right reasons. The 26-year-old former Virginia Tech player was arrested early Sunday morning in Leesburg, Va. and charged with public intoxication, according to the Tampa Bay Times.

Grimm, the son of former Redskins Hall of Famer Russ Grimm, was arrested at a Hampton Inn at 5:30 am. He was in town attending a wedding.

Public intoxication is a misdemeanor, but Grimm was arrested two months earlier on the same charge in Christianburg, Va.
2013-05-29SaintsSmall-TimeDrinking and DrivingLink12Saints wide receiver Joe Morgan, the speedster out of Walsh University, was arrested in Jefferson Parish, La., on Saturday for allegedly driving while intoxicated, New Orleans' Times-Picayune is reporting.

According to arrest reports obtained by the Picayune, Louisiana State Police booked Morgan on DWI charges and driving with no license. The report also stated that Morgan's blood alcohol content was 0.218, more than twice the legal limit of 0.08.

2013-05-29SaintsSmall-TimeMoving ViolationsLink5Saints wide receiver Joe Morgan, the speedster out of Walsh University, was arrested in Jefferson Parish, La., on Saturday for allegedly driving while intoxicated, New Orleans’ Times-Picayune is reporting.

According to arrest reports obtained by the Picayune, Louisiana State Police booked Morgan on DWI charges and driving with no license. The report also stated that Morgan’s blood alcohol content was 0.218, more than twice the legal limit of 0.08.

2013-05-28Rutgers Big-TimeAssault Wife/GirlfriendLink40Good riddance ...

PISCATAWAY, N.J. – Troubled defensive end Michael Larrow is among four players who are no longer with the Rutgers football team.

Citing disciplinary reasons, coach Kyle Flood dismissed Larrow from the team on May 6. But the move was not made public until Monday, one day after school officials say Larrow was arrested for allegedly punching his girlfriend.

Larrow had missed four games last year after being suspended following another arrest.
2013-05-28San Francisco State Serious-CriminalMurderLink100San Francisco State guard/forward Decensae White, a former Texas Tech and Santa Clara player, faces a murder charge for his alleged involvement in the death of rapper Lil Phat, NBC Bay Area and the San Mateo County Times reported.

White’s arrest and extradition to Fulton County, Ga. were confirmed by San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe to the San Mateo County Times. He has a May 31 court hearing, a Fulton County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson told the paper.
Decensae White played Division I basketball at both Texas Tech and Santa Clara before landing at San Francisco State this past season. (AP Photo)

White is one of five men indicted in the death of the rapper, whose real name is Melvin Vernell III, NBC Bay Area reported. Vernell was found shot dead outside a hospital last June, where his girlfriend was giving birth, according to a Sandy Springs (Ga.) police spokesman.

Among the others arrested in Vernell’s death are Russian mobster Mani Chulpayev, who allegedly ordered the murder, police said. It’s unclear how White is believed to be involved.
2013-05-23Washington State Small-TimeMoving ViolationsLink5If you weren't checking CougCenter late Saturday night, you may have missed the news that linebacker Logan Mayes was arrested on Thursday for a hit and run.

As Brian noted, Mayes' arrest is the third incident involving a WSU football player in the last month. Teondray Caldwell is facing assault and burglary charges while Toni Pole was cited for giving police false information. WSU is yet to comment on the situation with Mayes, but I would expect they would say the same thing they did on the other two -- they are aware of the situation and will handle it internally.

These incidents come after the fight which left Mansel Simmons in the hospital and forced him to retire due to a head injury. You could say it hasn't been the best offseason thus far.
2013-05-23Washington State Small-TimeProperty DamageLink4If you weren’t checking CougCenter late Saturday night, you may have missed the news that linebacker Logan Mayes was arrested on Thursday for a hit and run.

As Brian noted, Mayes’ arrest is the third incident involving a WSU football player in the last month. Teondray Caldwell is facing assault and burglary charges while Toni Pole was cited for giving police false information. WSU is yet to comment on the situation with Mayes, but I would expect they would say the same thing they did on the other two -- they are aware of the situation and will handle it internally.

These incidents come after the fight which left Mansel Simmons in the hospital and forced him to retire due to a head injury. You could say it hasn’t been the best offseason thus far.
2013-05-23CelticsSmall-TimeConcealed or Illegal WeaponsLink11Boston Celtics guard Terrence Williams was arrested Sunday and accused of brandishing a gun at the mother of his 10-year-old son during a visitation exchange, police in Kent, Wash., said.

A judge has set bail at $25,000 for Williams, who was booked into the King County Jail in Seattle early Monday for investigation of assault. Bail was set during an afternoon court appearance, and the judge scheduled another hearing for Wednesday.

According to a police report, the 25-year-old Williams went to the woman's apartment complex in the suburb of Kent to drop the boy off Sunday afternoon and displayed a gun during an argument. The report says Williams denied pointing the gun at anyone and told police he showed it because he felt threatened by the woman and her boyfriend.
2013-05-22Sergio GarciaNuisanceApologizing to FansLink4Sergio Garcia's spat with Tiger Woods went to another level Tuesday.

Asked in jest at the European Tour awards dinner in London whether he'd invite Woods over for dinner during next month's U.S. Open, Garcia replied, according to The Guardian: "We will have him round every night. We will serve fried chicken."

Garcia later apologized, issuing this statement: "I apologize for any offense that may have been caused by my comment on stage during the European Tour Players' Awards dinner. I answered a question that was clearly made towards me as a joke with a silly remark, but in no way was the comment meant in a racist manner."

2013-05-22Sergio GarciaNuisanceOff-field HumiliationsLink3Sergio Garcia’s spat with Tiger Woods went to another level Tuesday.

Asked in jest at the European Tour awards dinner in London whether he’d invite Woods over for dinner during next month’s U.S. Open, Garcia replied, according to The Guardian: "We will have him round every night. We will serve fried chicken."

Garcia later apologized, issuing this statement: "I apologize for any offense that may have been caused by my comment on stage during the European Tour Players’ Awards dinner. I answered a question that was clearly made towards me as a joke with a silly remark, but in no way was the comment meant in a racist manner."

2013-05-17DolphinsSmall-TimeParole ViolationLink8A warrant has been issued for the arrest of former NFL wide receiver Chad Johnson in Florida.

The warrant was issued May 7 in Broward County because Johnson violated several terms of his probation, according to the Broward Sheriff's Office. The BSO said Johnson failed to meet with probation specialists on Feb. 15 and March 15. Johnson also failed to show proof of enrollment and completion of the "Batterers Intervention Program."
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The probation stemmed from when Johnson was accused by his then-wife, "Basketball Wives" star Evelyn Lozada, of head butting her during a heated argument in August in the driveway of their Davie, Fla., home. The fight began after Lozada found a receipt for condoms in the couple's car, according to the police report.

Johnson was arrested on Aug. 11 and charged with domestic battery. He eventually pleaded no contest and was placed on probation for one year, according to court records.

Johnson spent 11 years in the NFL, mostly with the Cincinnati Bengals, and gained attention for his play but even more so for his antics, like when he legally changed his last name to Ochocinco so he could put that the name across the back of his jersey.
2013-05-13LionsSmall-TimeResisting ArrestLink8It's been a very, very bad week for free-agent wideout Titus Young. Young was arrested twice in the span of 15 hours last weekend, a pretty phenomenal feat in a pretty phenomenally bad way. And now he's been busted for allegedly doing something bad again.

Via the Detroit News, Young was arrested at 11:30 p.m. Friday and charged with breaking into a home in San Clemente, Calif. -- and apparently "wanted to fight with" sheriff's deputies as well.

"There was a brief struggle," Lt. Joe Balicki of the Orange County Sheriff's Department told the News. "He wanted to fight with the deputies. They ended up subduing him."

Young was charged with burglary, resisting arrest, assaulting a police officer and, according to the News, is still in jail while facing a $75,000 bond.

If you're scoring at home, that's three arrests in less than a week.

2013-05-13LionsBig-TimeTheftLink20It’s been a very, very bad week for free-agent wideout Titus Young. Young was arrested twice in the span of 15 hours last weekend, a pretty phenomenal feat in a pretty phenomenally bad way. And now he’s been busted for allegedly doing something bad again.

Via the Detroit News, Young was arrested at 11:30 p.m. Friday and charged with breaking into a home in San Clemente, Calif. -- and apparently "wanted to fight with" sheriff’s deputies as well.

"There was a brief struggle," Lt. Joe Balicki of the Orange County Sheriff’s Department told the News. "He wanted to fight with the deputies. They ended up subduing him."

Young was charged with burglary, resisting arrest, assaulting a police officer and, according to the News, is still in jail while facing a $75,000 bond.

If you’re scoring at home, that’s three arrests in less than a week.

2013-05-13LionsBig-TimeAssault and BatteryLink15It’s been a very, very bad week for free-agent wideout Titus Young. Young was arrested twice in the span of 15 hours last weekend, a pretty phenomenal feat in a pretty phenomenally bad way. And now he’s been busted for allegedly doing something bad again.

Via the Detroit News, Young was arrested at 11:30 p.m. Friday and charged with breaking into a home in San Clemente, Calif. -- and apparently "wanted to fight with" sheriff’s deputies as well.

"There was a brief struggle," Lt. Joe Balicki of the Orange County Sheriff’s Department told the News. "He wanted to fight with the deputies. They ended up subduing him."

Young was charged with burglary, resisting arrest, assaulting a police officer and, according to the News, is still in jail while facing a $75,000 bond.

If you’re scoring at home, that’s three arrests in less than a week.

2013-05-10Missouri NuisanceSuspensionsLink2He doesn't seem to be able to hit the ball so why not people?

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Mizzou baseball senior Gavin Stark was arrested on charges of second-degree assault, first-degree burglary, two counts of first-degree property damage and resisting arrest late Monday night.

Stark is suspected of vandalizing the Reynolds Alumni Center. MU police spokesman Brian Weimer says office found Stark around 11:30 p.m. "We made contact with Stark, and he assumed a fighting position with our officers then attempted to run away," Weimer said. "His fists were up and he was yelling profanity at the officers."

He was arrested a short distance away after a brief pursuit. Weimer says police believe he was intoxicated at the time and that Stark assaulted a male who was seated nearby and using a laptop computer. According to Weimer, Stark then threatened the victim by picking up a large rock.

Stark is suspended indefinitely from the team. The 6'4 infielder from Lee's Summit North High School is in his second season with the Tigers baseball team and is batting .091 with one hit and two runs.

Stark was released from the Boone County Jail on $22,500 bond at 2:19 p.m. Tuesday.
2013-05-10Missouri Small-TimeDrunk and DisorderlyLink9He doesn’t seem to be able to hit the ball so why not people?

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Mizzou baseball senior Gavin Stark was arrested on charges of second-degree assault, first-degree burglary, two counts of first-degree property damage and resisting arrest late Monday night.

Stark is suspected of vandalizing the Reynolds Alumni Center. MU police spokesman Brian Weimer says office found Stark around 11:30 p.m. "We made contact with Stark, and he assumed a fighting position with our officers then attempted to run away," Weimer said. "His fists were up and he was yelling profanity at the officers."

He was arrested a short distance away after a brief pursuit. Weimer says police believe he was intoxicated at the time and that Stark assaulted a male who was seated nearby and using a laptop computer. According to Weimer, Stark then threatened the victim by picking up a large rock.

Stark is suspended indefinitely from the team. The 6’4 infielder from Lee’s Summit North High School is in his second season with the Tigers baseball team and is batting .091 with one hit and two runs.

Stark was released from the Boone County Jail on $22,500 bond at 2:19 p.m. Tuesday.
2013-05-10Missouri Small-TimeProperty DamageLink4He doesn’t seem to be able to hit the ball so why not people?

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Mizzou baseball senior Gavin Stark was arrested on charges of second-degree assault, first-degree burglary, two counts of first-degree property damage and resisting arrest late Monday night.

Stark is suspected of vandalizing the Reynolds Alumni Center. MU police spokesman Brian Weimer says office found Stark around 11:30 p.m. "We made contact with Stark, and he assumed a fighting position with our officers then attempted to run away," Weimer said. "His fists were up and he was yelling profanity at the officers."

He was arrested a short distance away after a brief pursuit. Weimer says police believe he was intoxicated at the time and that Stark assaulted a male who was seated nearby and using a laptop computer. According to Weimer, Stark then threatened the victim by picking up a large rock.

Stark is suspended indefinitely from the team. The 6’4 infielder from Lee’s Summit North High School is in his second season with the Tigers baseball team and is batting .091 with one hit and two runs.

Stark was released from the Boone County Jail on $22,500 bond at 2:19 p.m. Tuesday.
2013-05-10Missouri Small-TimeResisting ArrestLink8He doesn’t seem to be able to hit the ball so why not people?

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Mizzou baseball senior Gavin Stark was arrested on charges of second-degree assault, first-degree burglary, two counts of first-degree property damage and resisting arrest late Monday night.

Stark is suspected of vandalizing the Reynolds Alumni Center. MU police spokesman Brian Weimer says office found Stark around 11:30 p.m. "We made contact with Stark, and he assumed a fighting position with our officers then attempted to run away," Weimer said. "His fists were up and he was yelling profanity at the officers."

He was arrested a short distance away after a brief pursuit. Weimer says police believe he was intoxicated at the time and that Stark assaulted a male who was seated nearby and using a laptop computer. According to Weimer, Stark then threatened the victim by picking up a large rock.

Stark is suspended indefinitely from the team. The 6’4 infielder from Lee’s Summit North High School is in his second season with the Tigers baseball team and is batting .091 with one hit and two runs.

Stark was released from the Boone County Jail on $22,500 bond at 2:19 p.m. Tuesday.
2013-05-10Missouri Big-TimeAggravated AssaultLink35He doesn’t seem to be able to hit the ball so why not people?

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Mizzou baseball senior Gavin Stark was arrested on charges of second-degree assault, first-degree burglary, two counts of first-degree property damage and resisting arrest late Monday night.

Stark is suspected of vandalizing the Reynolds Alumni Center. MU police spokesman Brian Weimer says office found Stark around 11:30 p.m. "We made contact with Stark, and he assumed a fighting position with our officers then attempted to run away," Weimer said. "His fists were up and he was yelling profanity at the officers."

He was arrested a short distance away after a brief pursuit. Weimer says police believe he was intoxicated at the time and that Stark assaulted a male who was seated nearby and using a laptop computer. According to Weimer, Stark then threatened the victim by picking up a large rock.

Stark is suspended indefinitely from the team. The 6’4 infielder from Lee’s Summit North High School is in his second season with the Tigers baseball team and is batting .091 with one hit and two runs.

Stark was released from the Boone County Jail on $22,500 bond at 2:19 p.m. Tuesday.
2013-05-10Missouri Big-TimeTheftLink20He doesn’t seem to be able to hit the ball so why not people?

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Mizzou baseball senior Gavin Stark was arrested on charges of second-degree assault, first-degree burglary, two counts of first-degree property damage and resisting arrest late Monday night.

Stark is suspected of vandalizing the Reynolds Alumni Center. MU police spokesman Brian Weimer says office found Stark around 11:30 p.m. "We made contact with Stark, and he assumed a fighting position with our officers then attempted to run away," Weimer said. "His fists were up and he was yelling profanity at the officers."

He was arrested a short distance away after a brief pursuit. Weimer says police believe he was intoxicated at the time and that Stark assaulted a male who was seated nearby and using a laptop computer. According to Weimer, Stark then threatened the victim by picking up a large rock.

Stark is suspended indefinitely from the team. The 6’4 infielder from Lee’s Summit North High School is in his second season with the Tigers baseball team and is batting .091 with one hit and two runs.

Stark was released from the Boone County Jail on $22,500 bond at 2:19 p.m. Tuesday.
2013-05-08LionsSmall-TimeDrinking and DrivingLink12Authorities say former Detroit Lions wide receiver Titus Young was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence and then arrested again the same day for trying to take his car from a tow yard.

Young, 23, was arrested early Sunday after police saw him drive his Ford Mustang toward oncoming traffic and make an illegal left turn, Riverside County sheriff's representative Lisa McConnell said Tuesday.

About 14 hours later, police responded to a report of a man jumping the fence of a tow company and arrested Young. He was booked on suspicion of burglary.

"He was trying to retrieve his vehicle," McConnell said. "So, … Mr. Young was arrested for burglary."

2013-05-08LionsBig-TimeTheftLink20Authorities say former Detroit Lions wide receiver Titus Young was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence and then arrested again the same day for trying to take his car from a tow yard.

Young, 23, was arrested early Sunday after police saw him drive his Ford Mustang toward oncoming traffic and make an illegal left turn, Riverside County sheriff’s representative Lisa McConnell said Tuesday.

About 14 hours later, police responded to a report of a man jumping the fence of a tow company and arrested Young. He was booked on suspicion of burglary.

"He was trying to retrieve his vehicle," McConnell said. "So, … Mr. Young was arrested for burglary."

2013-05-07North Texas NuisanceSuspensionsLink2Richard Abbe, a senior who came out of spring practice as one of North Texas’ starting defensive tackles, has been suspended indefinitely by head coach Dan McCarney after being arrested on a charge of driving while intoxicated.

Abbe, 21, was arrested at 3:13 a.m. Thursday. He posted $1,000 bail and was released from the Denton city jail at 4:31 p.m. Thursday.
A UNT spokesman said early Thursday evening that McCarney met with Abbe after he was released from jail and suspended him.

The spokesman said McCarney would not comment further on the incident.
2013-05-07North Texas Small-TimeDrinking and DrivingLink12Richard Abbe, a senior who came out of spring practice as one of North Texas’ starting defensive tackles, has been suspended indefinitely by head coach Dan McCarney after being arrested on a charge of driving while intoxicated.

Abbe, 21, was arrested at 3:13 a.m. Thursday. He posted $1,000 bail and was released from the Denton city jail at 4:31 p.m. Thursday.
A UNT spokesman said early Thursday evening that McCarney met with Abbe after he was released from jail and suspended him.

The spokesman said McCarney would not comment further on the incident.
2013-05-0749ersBig-TimeSexual AssaultLink30Idiot kicker and a cop abusing power...

Former San Francisco 49ers kicker Jose Cortez has been forced to resign as a member of the Oregon State Police and he has been sentenced to seven days in jail after pleading guilty to official misconduct on the job.

The Oregonian reports that Cortez, 37, is out of a job following an investigation into a March 1 traffic stop in which a woman, under suspicion of driving under the influence, accused Cortez of fondling her during questioning.

Cortez, who had been on the job for six years, will be on probation for a year and he has surrendered his state law enforcement credentials. Under a plea agreement, he was not charged with a sex crime.

Cortez, who played at Oregon State, bounced around the NFL from 1999 to 2005, kicking for seven different teams in the regular season. He made 23 of 32 field goal attempts in 2002 with the San Francisco 49ers and Washington Redskins.
2013-05-02Morehouse Big-TimeSexual AssaultLink150This is the worse bust in a while. Just terrible.

A total of four Morehouse College athletes have been arrested and charged in connection with two separate sexual assaults.
Report of the incidents – and the possibility that one involved the illicit party drug, "Molly" – cast a cloud over a prestigious college set to host President Barack Obama as its graduation speaker later this month.

Three of the students were charged in an alleged on-campus incident prior to spring break. The fourth was charged in a different case off campus that was reported in March.

According to Fulton County Jail records, Chukwudi Ndudikwa, Malcolm Jamal Frank, Tevin Mgbo and Lucien Kidd were arrested last month.
Ndudikwa, Frank and Mgbo, all members of the school’s basketball team, were each arrested on April 11 for the incident that happened on Morehouse’s campus, according to incident reports.
According to Morehouse College Police arrest warrants and incident reports, the three allegedly had non-consenting sex with an 18-year-old Spelman student who was "under the influence of an unknown substance."

Lawyers for the accused men tell a story of a drug- and alcohol-fueled evening in which a young woman had consenting sex with the three Morehouse Maroon Tigers basketball players.
Frank, a junior, met the Spelman freshman at a nightclub, where they danced and then went to a party in a Morehouse dorm room, said Keith Adams, one of Frank’s lawyers.
According to police reports, the party of both male and female students was at the Otis Moss Suites residence hall in the 800 block of Parsons Street.

Mgbo was charged with sodomy, kidnapping and reckless conduct in the alleged April 8 attack, according to police reports.
Frank and Ndudikwa were each charged with sodomy and multiple counts of rape, police said.
The lawyer for Ndudikwa, Jackie Patterson, said he never touched the woman during the "gathering" at a dorm room.

A Morehouse College Police affidavit obtained by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution from the Fulton County Superior Court clerk gave witness accounts of what happened that night. One witness said the woman didn’t seem to recognize people, even calling the witness by the wrong name repeatedly during the night, according to the police affidavit.
Another witness who knew the woman said, "(The woman’s) state of mind seemed like she was drunk but she knew what she was doing. … The public sex was the only thing different in this behavior."

And while the woman and other witnesses acknowledged that she’d been drinking before the incident, one witness told police that the woman had consumed a white powdery drug the witness called "Marley."

The Drug Enforcement Administration describes a similarly named drug called "Molly" that is a high-purity, powdered form of the illegal amphetamine MDMA or Ecstasy, and can induce euphoria, a sense of intimacy with others, and diminished anxiety.
According to police, the girl woke up the morning after the incident in a strange room in Otis Moss Suites and went to find friends in the dorm who called her mother and then took her to Grady Memorial Hospital.

The girl’s mother reported the incident to Morehouse police.
Frank, Mgbo and Ndudikwa appeared before a student conduct hearing on campus after the arrest warrants were issued the morning of April 11, according to police. They were later booked into the Fulton County jail.

Kidd, a football player and former Georgia State student, according to Channel 2, was arrested on April 18 for a separate incident.
A woman accused him of forcing himself sexually on her at a location in the Mechanicsville area near campus, despite her efforts to physically stop him.

Kidd was charged with one count of rape, jail records show, and had been arrested in January for battery and destruction of property.
Each of the four men was released from jail on $10,000 bond, according to jail records.
2013-05-02Morehouse Big-TimeReckless EndangermentLink100This is the worse bust in a while. Just terrible.

A total of four Morehouse College athletes have been arrested and charged in connection with two separate sexual assaults.
Report of the incidents – and the possibility that one involved the illicit party drug, "Molly" – cast a cloud over a prestigious college set to host President Barack Obama as its graduation speaker later this month.

Three of the students were charged in an alleged on-campus incident prior to spring break. The fourth was charged in a different case off campus that was reported in March.

According to Fulton County Jail records, Chukwudi Ndudikwa, Malcolm Jamal Frank, Tevin Mgbo and Lucien Kidd were arrested last month.
Ndudikwa, Frank and Mgbo, all members of the school’s basketball team, were each arrested on April 11 for the incident that happened on Morehouse’s campus, according to incident reports.
According to Morehouse College Police arrest warrants and incident reports, the three allegedly had non-consenting sex with an 18-year-old Spelman student who was "under the influence of an unknown substance."

Lawyers for the accused men tell a story of a drug- and alcohol-fueled evening in which a young woman had consenting sex with the three Morehouse Maroon Tigers basketball players.
Frank, a junior, met the Spelman freshman at a nightclub, where they danced and then went to a party in a Morehouse dorm room, said Keith Adams, one of Frank’s lawyers.
According to police reports, the party of both male and female students was at the Otis Moss Suites residence hall in the 800 block of Parsons Street.

Mgbo was charged with sodomy, kidnapping and reckless conduct in the alleged April 8 attack, according to police reports.
Frank and Ndudikwa were each charged with sodomy and multiple counts of rape, police said.
The lawyer for Ndudikwa, Jackie Patterson, said he never touched the woman during the "gathering" at a dorm room.

A Morehouse College Police affidavit obtained by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution from the Fulton County Superior Court clerk gave witness accounts of what happened that night. One witness said the woman didn’t seem to recognize people, even calling the witness by the wrong name repeatedly during the night, according to the police affidavit.
Another witness who knew the woman said, "(The woman’s) state of mind seemed like she was drunk but she knew what she was doing. … The public sex was the only thing different in this behavior."

And while the woman and other witnesses acknowledged that she’d been drinking before the incident, one witness told police that the woman had consumed a white powdery drug the witness called "Marley."

The Drug Enforcement Administration describes a similarly named drug called "Molly" that is a high-purity, powdered form of the illegal amphetamine MDMA or Ecstasy, and can induce euphoria, a sense of intimacy with others, and diminished anxiety.
According to police, the girl woke up the morning after the incident in a strange room in Otis Moss Suites and went to find friends in the dorm who called her mother and then took her to Grady Memorial Hospital.

The girl’s mother reported the incident to Morehouse police.
Frank, Mgbo and Ndudikwa appeared before a student conduct hearing on campus after the arrest warrants were issued the morning of April 11, according to police. They were later booked into the Fulton County jail.

Kidd, a football player and former Georgia State student, according to Channel 2, was arrested on April 18 for a separate incident.
A woman accused him of forcing himself sexually on her at a location in the Mechanicsville area near campus, despite her efforts to physically stop him.

Kidd was charged with one count of rape, jail records show, and had been arrested in January for battery and destruction of property.
Each of the four men was released from jail on $10,000 bond, according to jail records.
2013-05-02Morehouse Serious-CriminalRapeLink375This is the worse bust in a while. Just terrible.

A total of four Morehouse College athletes have been arrested and charged in connection with two separate sexual assaults.
Report of the incidents – and the possibility that one involved the illicit party drug, "Molly" – cast a cloud over a prestigious college set to host President Barack Obama as its graduation speaker later this month.

Three of the students were charged in an alleged on-campus incident prior to spring break. The fourth was charged in a different case off campus that was reported in March.

According to Fulton County Jail records, Chukwudi Ndudikwa, Malcolm Jamal Frank, Tevin Mgbo and Lucien Kidd were arrested last month.
Ndudikwa, Frank and Mgbo, all members of the school’s basketball team, were each arrested on April 11 for the incident that happened on Morehouse’s campus, according to incident reports.
According to Morehouse College Police arrest warrants and incident reports, the three allegedly had non-consenting sex with an 18-year-old Spelman student who was "under the influence of an unknown substance."

Lawyers for the accused men tell a story of a drug- and alcohol-fueled evening in which a young woman had consenting sex with the three Morehouse Maroon Tigers basketball players.
Frank, a junior, met the Spelman freshman at a nightclub, where they danced and then went to a party in a Morehouse dorm room, said Keith Adams, one of Frank’s lawyers.
According to police reports, the party of both male and female students was at the Otis Moss Suites residence hall in the 800 block of Parsons Street.

Mgbo was charged with sodomy, kidnapping and reckless conduct in the alleged April 8 attack, according to police reports.
Frank and Ndudikwa were each charged with sodomy and multiple counts of rape, police said.
The lawyer for Ndudikwa, Jackie Patterson, said he never touched the woman during the "gathering" at a dorm room.

A Morehouse College Police affidavit obtained by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution from the Fulton County Superior Court clerk gave witness accounts of what happened that night. One witness said the woman didn’t seem to recognize people, even calling the witness by the wrong name repeatedly during the night, according to the police affidavit.
Another witness who knew the woman said, "(The woman’s) state of mind seemed like she was drunk but she knew what she was doing. … The public sex was the only thing different in this behavior."

And while the woman and other witnesses acknowledged that she’d been drinking before the incident, one witness told police that the woman had consumed a white powdery drug the witness called "Marley."

The Drug Enforcement Administration describes a similarly named drug called "Molly" that is a high-purity, powdered form of the illegal amphetamine MDMA or Ecstasy, and can induce euphoria, a sense of intimacy with others, and diminished anxiety.
According to police, the girl woke up the morning after the incident in a strange room in Otis Moss Suites and went to find friends in the dorm who called her mother and then took her to Grady Memorial Hospital.

The girl’s mother reported the incident to Morehouse police.
Frank, Mgbo and Ndudikwa appeared before a student conduct hearing on campus after the arrest warrants were issued the morning of April 11, according to police. They were later booked into the Fulton County jail.

Kidd, a football player and former Georgia State student, according to Channel 2, was arrested on April 18 for a separate incident.
A woman accused him of forcing himself sexually on her at a location in the Mechanicsville area near campus, despite her efforts to physically stop him.

Kidd was charged with one count of rape, jail records show, and had been arrested in January for battery and destruction of property.
Each of the four men was released from jail on $10,000 bond, according to jail records.
2013-05-02Morehouse Serious-CriminalKidnappingLink300This is the worse bust in a while. Just terrible.

A total of four Morehouse College athletes have been arrested and charged in connection with two separate sexual assaults.
Report of the incidents – and the possibility that one involved the illicit party drug, "Molly" – cast a cloud over a prestigious college set to host President Barack Obama as its graduation speaker later this month.

Three of the students were charged in an alleged on-campus incident prior to spring break. The fourth was charged in a different case off campus that was reported in March.

According to Fulton County Jail records, Chukwudi Ndudikwa, Malcolm Jamal Frank, Tevin Mgbo and Lucien Kidd were arrested last month.
Ndudikwa, Frank and Mgbo, all members of the school’s basketball team, were each arrested on April 11 for the incident that happened on Morehouse’s campus, according to incident reports.
According to Morehouse College Police arrest warrants and incident reports, the three allegedly had non-consenting sex with an 18-year-old Spelman student who was "under the influence of an unknown substance."

Lawyers for the accused men tell a story of a drug- and alcohol-fueled evening in which a young woman had consenting sex with the three Morehouse Maroon Tigers basketball players.
Frank, a junior, met the Spelman freshman at a nightclub, where they danced and then went to a party in a Morehouse dorm room, said Keith Adams, one of Frank’s lawyers.
According to police reports, the party of both male and female students was at the Otis Moss Suites residence hall in the 800 block of Parsons Street.

Mgbo was charged with sodomy, kidnapping and reckless conduct in the alleged April 8 attack, according to police reports.
Frank and Ndudikwa were each charged with sodomy and multiple counts of rape, police said.
The lawyer for Ndudikwa, Jackie Patterson, said he never touched the woman during the "gathering" at a dorm room.

A Morehouse College Police affidavit obtained by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution from the Fulton County Superior Court clerk gave witness accounts of what happened that night. One witness said the woman didn’t seem to recognize people, even calling the witness by the wrong name repeatedly during the night, according to the police affidavit.
Another witness who knew the woman said, "(The woman’s) state of mind seemed like she was drunk but she knew what she was doing. … The public sex was the only thing different in this behavior."

And while the woman and other witnesses acknowledged that she’d been drinking before the incident, one witness told police that the woman had consumed a white powdery drug the witness called "Marley."

The Drug Enforcement Administration describes a similarly named drug called "Molly" that is a high-purity, powdered form of the illegal amphetamine MDMA or Ecstasy, and can induce euphoria, a sense of intimacy with others, and diminished anxiety.
According to police, the girl woke up the morning after the incident in a strange room in Otis Moss Suites and went to find friends in the dorm who called her mother and then took her to Grady Memorial Hospital.

The girl’s mother reported the incident to Morehouse police.
Frank, Mgbo and Ndudikwa appeared before a student conduct hearing on campus after the arrest warrants were issued the morning of April 11, according to police. They were later booked into the Fulton County jail.

Kidd, a football player and former Georgia State student, according to Channel 2, was arrested on April 18 for a separate incident.
A woman accused him of forcing himself sexually on her at a location in the Mechanicsville area near campus, despite her efforts to physically stop him.

Kidd was charged with one count of rape, jail records show, and had been arrested in January for battery and destruction of property.
Each of the four men was released from jail on $10,000 bond, according to jail records.
2013-05-02LSU NuisanceSuspensionsLink2It seems this is is a trend. Knocking a guy out cold and celebrating. What is going on? ...


On Saturday morning, LSU running back Jeremy Hill was arrested for simple battery after he and another man struck a 20-year-old victim multiple times – knocking the man unconscious – at a bar just off the Baton Rouge campus.

On Monday, Tiger head football coach Les Miles suspended his team’s leading returning rusher indefinitely.

Yesterday, the Baton Rouge Police Department’s report on the arrest went public. The report states that a cell phone video shows Hill punch the victim from behind. The video then shows the other assailant knock the victim unconscious with yet another blow from behind. At that point, Hill and the other man high-fived in celebration of their knockout.

Today, if video truly exists showing Hill beating another man and celebrating, the player should be removed from the LSU football team. Permanently.

Readers of this site know that we believe in second chances and due process (in a court of law). When it comes to typical college mistakes – such as alcohol- and marijuana-related incidents – we also feel a coach and a school have every right to weigh their options and offer paths to redemption if they feel they’re warranted.

But violence?

Uh-uh. Different beast.
2013-05-02LSU Big-TimeAggravated AssaultLink35It seems this is is a trend. Knocking a guy out cold and celebrating. What is going on? ...


On Saturday morning, LSU running back Jeremy Hill was arrested for simple battery after he and another man struck a 20-year-old victim multiple times – knocking the man unconscious – at a bar just off the Baton Rouge campus.

On Monday, Tiger head football coach Les Miles suspended his team’s leading returning rusher indefinitely.

Yesterday, the Baton Rouge Police Department’s report on the arrest went public. The report states that a cell phone video shows Hill punch the victim from behind. The video then shows the other assailant knock the victim unconscious with yet another blow from behind. At that point, Hill and the other man high-fived in celebration of their knockout.

Today, if video truly exists showing Hill beating another man and celebrating, the player should be removed from the LSU football team. Permanently.

Readers of this site know that we believe in second chances and due process (in a court of law). When it comes to typical college mistakes – such as alcohol- and marijuana-related incidents – we also feel a coach and a school have every right to weigh their options and offer paths to redemption if they feel they’re warranted.

But violence?

Uh-uh. Different beast.
2013-05-02GiantsSerious-CriminalChild EndangermentLink60The Giants back on Feb. 5 made the mildly-surprising but hardly shocking move of releasing linebacker Michael Boley. Three days later, he was arrested for child abuse, according to TMZ.

The decision to cut Boley was solely a football decision, according to a source, and the Giants were not aware of any pending legal issues with Boley before releasing him.

The case was scheduled to go to a grand jury in February but Boley, 30, struck a plea deal with prosecutors, TMZ reported. Court officials in Etowah County, Ala. told TMZ Boley pled guilty to child abuse. Sources told TMZ the abuse was physical and not sexual in nature

2013-05-01JaguarsNuisanceSuspensions - 2 to 4 GamesLink2Less than 72 hours after the Jaguars wrapped up an impressive 2013 NFL Draft, they received some bad news with their top 2012 NFL Draft pick Justin Blackmon who was suspended by the league for four games.

The NFL announced the suspension on Tuesday afternoon noting that Blackmon was "suspended without pay for the first four games of the 2013 NFL season for violating the NFL Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse."

"I've made a mistake and I have no excuse. I am truly sorry and disappointed in myself for putting the Jaguars in this situation," Blackmon said in a statement. "I look forward to putting this behind me and maturing and growing as a person."

2013-05-01JaguarsNuisanceApologizing to TeamLink2Less than 72 hours after the Jaguars wrapped up an impressive 2013 NFL Draft, they received some bad news with their top 2012 NFL Draft pick Justin Blackmon who was suspended by the league for four games.

The NFL announced the suspension on Tuesday afternoon noting that Blackmon was "suspended without pay for the first four games of the 2013 NFL season for violating the NFL Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse."

"I’ve made a mistake and I have no excuse. I am truly sorry and disappointed in myself for putting the Jaguars in this situation," Blackmon said in a statement. "I look forward to putting this behind me and maturing and growing as a person."

2013-05-01JaguarsBig-TimeUsing Hard DrugsLink20Less than 72 hours after the Jaguars wrapped up an impressive 2013 NFL Draft, they received some bad news with their top 2012 NFL Draft pick Justin Blackmon who was suspended by the league for four games.

The NFL announced the suspension on Tuesday afternoon noting that Blackmon was "suspended without pay for the first four games of the 2013 NFL season for violating the NFL Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse."

"I’ve made a mistake and I have no excuse. I am truly sorry and disappointed in myself for putting the Jaguars in this situation," Blackmon said in a statement. "I look forward to putting this behind me and maturing and growing as a person."

2013-05-01CanadiensBig-TimeAssault and BatteryLink30the rare NHL bust ...

LONDON, Ont. – Canadiens prospect Nathan Beaulieu and his father, Ontario Hockey League coach Jacques Beaulieu, are facing assault charges.

Strathroy-Caradoc police say the father and son have each been charged with two counts of assault.

Police say the charges stem from an altercation Saturday at a house party that followed a charity golf tournament.

Two people suffered minor injuries, police say.

A June 11 court date has been set.

"We've been made aware of the situation," Donald Beauchamp, the Canadiens' senior vice-president, communications and community relations, told The Gazette. "The organization spoke with Nathan Beaulieu. Since it's a legal situation for that reason we can't comment any further."

Nathan Beaulieu was selected 17th overall by the Canadiens in the 2011 NHL draft.

The 20-year-old defenceman had seven goals and 24 assists with the AHL's Hamilton Bulldogs this season. He also appeared in six games with the Canadiens, registering two assists.

The Canadiens had recently called up Beaulieu for their playoff run, starting at home against Ottawa on Thursday.
2013-04-30Virginia Tech Big-TimeAssault and BatteryLink30New information surfaced on the Holmes arrest. Turns out his current and ex girlfriends were fighting and her was in the middle. Guess who ended up in jail?

BLACKSBURG – A fight in a downtown Blacksburg parking lot early Sunday morning involving five people has led to three arrests, including that of Virginia Tech running back Michael Holmes.

Holmes, 19, who was arrested Sunday morning and charged with one count of malicious wounding and two counts of simple assault, had his arraignment in court continued Monday. He remains in jail with a bond hearing scheduled Tuesday morning at 9:30.

Ciara Monet Simms, a 20-year-old sprinter on the Virginia Tech track team, and Kierra Shacuree Barnes, 20, from Radford, were also arrested and charged with assault and battery, a misdemeanor, according to the Blacksburg Police Department. Simms was arrested Sunday night and Barnes on Monday afternoon.

Blacksburg Police Lt. Nathan O’Dell said the incident originated as a verbal dispute between two women that turned physical in the Armory parking lot near the 200 block of College Ave. in the early hours of Sunday morning. A third female then joined, followed by two males, one being Holmes.

Holmes’ attorney, Jimmy Turk, said the original altercation was between Holmes’ current girlfriend and a former girlfriend.
2013-04-29Pittsburgh Big-TimeSelling Hard DrugsLink96When police searched the home early Friday, they found drug packaging material and paraphernalia. Also inside were Pitt players Eric Williams, 20, and Andrew Carswell, 21. Police found a digital scale with white residue in Carswell's bedroom.

Police charged the three football players by summons with prohibited acts.

Reed-Young admitted selling the heroin to a detective, police said, and all three Pitt players live in the home. He was taken to the Allegheny County Jail and faces several drug-related charges, including possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance.

Pitt football coach Paul Chryst announced immediate suspensions for the players, all juniors. They were indefinitely removed from all team activities on Friday morning.
I think that will about do it for these three Pitt Panthers.

"We have strict and clear standards regarding these types of behaviors," Chryst said. "What has occurred with these three young men does not represent the standards of our program or university."



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2013-04-29Montana Small-TimeResisting ArrestLink8Two University of Montana basketball players, Will Cherry and Keron DeShields, were arrested along with a third man early Saturday morning after a disturbance downtown, according to the University of Montana and Missoula police.

The incident was reported at 2:04 a.m. at 125 W. Front St., according to Sgt. Rick Stevenson. Police didn’t identify the business, but that’s the address for Stockman’s Bar.

Cherry, 22, faces misdemeanor charges of disorderly conduct and resisting arrest, while DeShields, 20, is charged with disorderly conduct. A 34-year-old man, Jason Shawn Snyder, is charged with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, as well as disorderly conduct.

All three are to appear Monday in Missoula Municipal Court.

Stevenson said police responded to a report of a physical fight and separated the men.
2013-04-29Montana Small-TimeDrunk and DisorderlyLink18Two University of Montana basketball players, Will Cherry and Keron DeShields, were arrested along with a third man early Saturday morning after a disturbance downtown, according to the University of Montana and Missoula police.

The incident was reported at 2:04 a.m. at 125 W. Front St., according to Sgt. Rick Stevenson. Police didn’t identify the business, but that’s the address for Stockman’s Bar.

Cherry, 22, faces misdemeanor charges of disorderly conduct and resisting arrest, while DeShields, 20, is charged with disorderly conduct. A 34-year-old man, Jason Shawn Snyder, is charged with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, as well as disorderly conduct.

All three are to appear Monday in Missoula Municipal Court.

Stevenson said police responded to a report of a physical fight and separated the men.
2013-04-29Montana Small-TimeFightingLink16Two University of Montana basketball players, Will Cherry and Keron DeShields, were arrested along with a third man early Saturday morning after a disturbance downtown, according to the University of Montana and Missoula police.

The incident was reported at 2:04 a.m. at 125 W. Front St., according to Sgt. Rick Stevenson. Police didn’t identify the business, but that’s the address for Stockman’s Bar.

Cherry, 22, faces misdemeanor charges of disorderly conduct and resisting arrest, while DeShields, 20, is charged with disorderly conduct. A 34-year-old man, Jason Shawn Snyder, is charged with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, as well as disorderly conduct.

All three are to appear Monday in Missoula Municipal Court.

Stevenson said police responded to a report of a physical fight and separated the men.
2013-04-29Connecticut Serious-CriminalChild EndangermentLink60Sick.

Gregory J. McKee, a 20-year-old redshirt freshman at the time of his arrest last year, pleaded guilty to third-degree child pornography possession. Under terms of the deal, McKee will serve a year in prison, followed by four years of post-release supervision and must register as a sex offender.

Prosecutors said McKee uploaded multiple videos to a social networking site that appeared to show children ages 8 to 15 engaged in sex acts. Investigators who got a tip about the videos traced them to an Internet service provider and email McKee controlled, the Hartford (Conn.) Courant said Friday.

After obtaining a search warrant, police searched McKee's computer and found 96 still images and 26 videos constituting child porn.

McKee, an offensive tackle, never played a game for the Huskies. He has since left the school and returned to his native Chicago while he awaits sentencing, the Courant said.
2013-04-26Arkansas Big-TimeAssault Wife/GirlfriendLink40FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Arkansas baseball coach Dave Van Horn has suspended pitcher Thomas Altimont following the reliever’s arrest on kidnapping and assault allegations.

Van Horn said Friday that Altimont is on an indefinite suspension, effective immediately.

Fayetteville police say Altimont was arrested Friday morning after officers responding to a call found him allegedly holding a woman against her will.
2013-04-26Arkansas Serious-CriminalKidnappingLink60FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Arkansas baseball coach Dave Van Horn has suspended pitcher Thomas Altimont following the reliever’s arrest on kidnapping and assault allegations.

Van Horn said Friday that Altimont is on an indefinite suspension, effective immediately.

Fayetteville police say Altimont was arrested Friday morning after officers responding to a call found him allegedly holding a woman against her will.
2013-04-26Miami Small-TimeResisting ArrestLink8He was arrested April 19 when police found him unconscious on the steps of a university dorm, and charged with felony possession of marijuana and resisting an officer without violence.
2013-04-26Miami Big-TimeSelling Hard DrugsLink32He was arrested April 19 when police found him unconscious on the steps of a university dorm, and charged with felony possession of marijuana and resisting an officer without violence.
2013-04-25LionsSmall-TimeDrunk and DisorderlyLink9It’s the offseason and it’s been almost a month, so it’s about time for a Detroit Lion to get arrested again.

This time it’s Lions defensive end Ronnell Lewis, who was arrested on three misdemeanor complaints after an incident at a bar in Norman, Oklahoma, where Lewis played his college football for the Sooners.

According to ESPN.com, police booked Lewis at 1:30 a.m. Saturday on charges of disturbing the peace, public intoxication and interfering with official procedure. Few details have been released about the incident.
2013-04-25LionsSmall-TimeObstructing JusticeLink8It’s the offseason and it’s been almost a month, so it’s about time for a Detroit Lion to get arrested again.

This time it’s Lions defensive end Ronnell Lewis, who was arrested on three misdemeanor complaints after an incident at a bar in Norman, Oklahoma, where Lewis played his college football for the Sooners.

According to ESPN.com, police booked Lewis at 1:30 a.m. Saturday on charges of disturbing the peace, public intoxication and interfering with official procedure. Few details have been released about the incident.
2013-04-25LionsSmall-TimeTaser UsageLink8It’s the offseason and it’s been almost a month, so it’s about time for a Detroit Lion to get arrested again.

This time it’s Lions defensive end Ronnell Lewis, who was arrested on three misdemeanor complaints after an incident at a bar in Norman, Oklahoma, where Lewis played his college football for the Sooners.

According to ESPN.com, police booked Lewis at 1:30 a.m. Saturday on charges of disturbing the peace, public intoxication and interfering with official procedure. Few details have been released about the incident.
2013-04-25BrownsNuisanceApologizing to FamilyLink3The trifecta and buying sex all rolled into one...

BEDFORD, Ohio -- Cleveland Browns linebacker Quentin Groves has apologized following his citation on a soliciting charge stemming from what police called a prostitution sting.

Groves said in a statement Wednesday that he let a lot of people down, starting with his family, and he told fans, the Browns and the city of Cleveland he was sorry for putting himself in this situation.

"I am committed to learning from this and moving forward," he said.

Groves entered a no contest plea to disorderly conduct in Bedford Municipal Court in suburban Cleveland on Tuesday following his citation by police in neighboring Orange last Wednesday.

Court records show Groves also paid $365 as part of the case. The Browns declined to comment.
2013-04-25BrownsNuisanceApologizing to FansLink4The trifecta and buying sex all rolled into one...

BEDFORD, Ohio -- Cleveland Browns linebacker Quentin Groves has apologized following his citation on a soliciting charge stemming from what police called a prostitution sting.

Groves said in a statement Wednesday that he let a lot of people down, starting with his family, and he told fans, the Browns and the city of Cleveland he was sorry for putting himself in this situation.

"I am committed to learning from this and moving forward," he said.

Groves entered a no contest plea to disorderly conduct in Bedford Municipal Court in suburban Cleveland on Tuesday following his citation by police in neighboring Orange last Wednesday.

Court records show Groves also paid $365 as part of the case. The Browns declined to comment.
2013-04-25BrownsNuisanceApologizing to TeamLink2The trifecta and buying sex all rolled into one...

BEDFORD, Ohio -- Cleveland Browns linebacker Quentin Groves has apologized following his citation on a soliciting charge stemming from what police called a prostitution sting.

Groves said in a statement Wednesday that he let a lot of people down, starting with his family, and he told fans, the Browns and the city of Cleveland he was sorry for putting himself in this situation.

"I am committed to learning from this and moving forward," he said.

Groves entered a no contest plea to disorderly conduct in Bedford Municipal Court in suburban Cleveland on Tuesday following his citation by police in neighboring Orange last Wednesday.

Court records show Groves also paid $365 as part of the case. The Browns declined to comment.
2013-04-25BrownsSmall-TimeBuying Sex and Married with ChildrenLink9The trifecta and buying sex all rolled into one...

BEDFORD, Ohio -- Cleveland Browns linebacker Quentin Groves has apologized following his citation on a soliciting charge stemming from what police called a prostitution sting.

Groves said in a statement Wednesday that he let a lot of people down, starting with his family, and he told fans, the Browns and the city of Cleveland he was sorry for putting himself in this situation.

"I am committed to learning from this and moving forward," he said.

Groves entered a no contest plea to disorderly conduct in Bedford Municipal Court in suburban Cleveland on Tuesday following his citation by police in neighboring Orange last Wednesday.

Court records show Groves also paid $365 as part of the case. The Browns declined to comment.
2013-04-24SoccerNuisanceFinesLink2This is the straw that bit the camels back. I'll be updating the site in coming weeks to include individual premier league teams. In addition I added the crime of Biting since we now have at least three incidents that come to mind, and yes Mike Tyson is one of them.

Luis Suarez found himself in the familiar position of being an outcast on Monday, charged by the Football Association, fined by Liverpool, and rebuked by the government for biting an opponent a day earlier.

In a Premier League match broadcast globally on Sunday, Suarez bit Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic's arm. Although he escaped punishment during the game, Suarez now faces a lengthy ban.

''The incident was not seen by the match officials and has therefore been retrospectively reviewed,'' the FA said in a statement. ''It is alleged that the conduct of Suarez constitutes violent conduct, and it is the FA's contention that the standard punishment of three matches that would otherwise apply is clearly insufficient in these circumstances.''

Suarez has until Tuesday at 6 p.m. local time to respond to the charge, with a disciplinary hearing lined up for Wednesday.

Liverpool also moved swiftly to condemn Suarez after the club faced widespread outrage for defending the striker when he racially abused an opponent in 2011.

Suarez, who was also suspended for seven matches in 2010 while playing for Ajax after biting a player, said he has been fined by Liverpool for his ''unacceptable behavior.''
2013-04-24SoccerNuisanceSuspensionsLink2This is the straw that bit the camels back. I’ll be updating the site in coming weeks to include individual premier league teams. In addition I added the crime of Biting since we now have at least three incidents that come to mind, and yes Mike Tyson is one of them.

Luis Suarez found himself in the familiar position of being an outcast on Monday, charged by the Football Association, fined by Liverpool, and rebuked by the government for biting an opponent a day earlier.

In a Premier League match broadcast globally on Sunday, Suarez bit Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic’s arm. Although he escaped punishment during the game, Suarez now faces a lengthy ban.

’’The incident was not seen by the match officials and has therefore been retrospectively reviewed,’’ the FA said in a statement. ’’It is alleged that the conduct of Suarez constitutes violent conduct, and it is the FA’s contention that the standard punishment of three matches that would otherwise apply is clearly insufficient in these circumstances.’’

Suarez has until Tuesday at 6 p.m. local time to respond to the charge, with a disciplinary hearing lined up for Wednesday.

Liverpool also moved swiftly to condemn Suarez after the club faced widespread outrage for defending the striker when he racially abused an opponent in 2011.

Suarez, who was also suspended for seven matches in 2010 while playing for Ajax after biting a player, said he has been fined by Liverpool for his ’’unacceptable behavior.’’
2013-04-24SoccerBig-TimeBitingLink30This is the straw that bit the camels back. I’ll be updating the site in coming weeks to include individual premier league teams. In addition I added the crime of Biting since we now have at least three incidents that come to mind, and yes Mike Tyson is one of them.

Luis Suarez found himself in the familiar position of being an outcast on Monday, charged by the Football Association, fined by Liverpool, and rebuked by the government for biting an opponent a day earlier.

In a Premier League match broadcast globally on Sunday, Suarez bit Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic’s arm. Although he escaped punishment during the game, Suarez now faces a lengthy ban.

’’The incident was not seen by the match officials and has therefore been retrospectively reviewed,’’ the FA said in a statement. ’’It is alleged that the conduct of Suarez constitutes violent conduct, and it is the FA’s contention that the standard punishment of three matches that would otherwise apply is clearly insufficient in these circumstances.’’

Suarez has until Tuesday at 6 p.m. local time to respond to the charge, with a disciplinary hearing lined up for Wednesday.

Liverpool also moved swiftly to condemn Suarez after the club faced widespread outrage for defending the striker when he racially abused an opponent in 2011.

Suarez, who was also suspended for seven matches in 2010 while playing for Ajax after biting a player, said he has been fined by Liverpool for his ’’unacceptable behavior.’’
2013-04-22Marshall Small-TimeUnder Age DrinkingLink10HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A Marshall football player is under arrest accused of underage drinking and lying to police.

Sophomore running back Kevin Grooms, 20, was arrested early Sunday morning.

Police say Grooms was stopped in the 1200 block of 4th Avenue and admitted he had been drinking.

Officers describe Grooms having a strong odor of alcohol on him and glassy, red, bloodshot eyes and slurred speech.

Police say he lied about his name and called himself "Mike Jennings." He was later identified as Kevin Grooms, Jr. The sophomore does not turn the legal age of 21 until May 20th.

Grooms was charged with obstructing and underage consumption. Both of those charges are misdemeanors.
2013-04-22Marshall Small-TimeResisting ArrestLink8HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A Marshall football player is under arrest accused of underage drinking and lying to police.

Sophomore running back Kevin Grooms, 20, was arrested early Sunday morning.

Police say Grooms was stopped in the 1200 block of 4th Avenue and admitted he had been drinking.

Officers describe Grooms having a strong odor of alcohol on him and glassy, red, bloodshot eyes and slurred speech.

Police say he lied about his name and called himself "Mike Jennings." He was later identified as Kevin Grooms, Jr. The sophomore does not turn the legal age of 21 until May 20th.

Grooms was charged with obstructing and underage consumption. Both of those charges are misdemeanors.
2013-04-22Virginia Tech Big-TimeAssault with a Deadly WeaponLink25Virginia Tech running back Michael Holmes is being held without bail at Montgomery County Jail on two counts of simple assault and one count of malicious wounding, a spokesman at the jail confirmed Sunday.

No further information was immediately available.

Malicious wounding is a Class 3 felony in Virginia, described as attempting to "maliciously shoot, stab, cut, or wound any person or by any means cause him bodily injury, with the intent to maim, disfigure, disable, or kill."

Holmes is suspended indefinitely from the football team, per athletic department guidelines, until the charge is resolved or dropped. If found guilty of a felony, he would be kicked off the team.
2013-04-22Virginia Tech Big-TimeAssault and BatteryLink30Virginia Tech running back Michael Holmes is being held without bail at Montgomery County Jail on two counts of simple assault and one count of malicious wounding, a spokesman at the jail confirmed Sunday.

No further information was immediately available.

Malicious wounding is a Class 3 felony in Virginia, described as attempting to "maliciously shoot, stab, cut, or wound any person or by any means cause him bodily injury, with the intent to maim, disfigure, disable, or kill."

Holmes is suspended indefinitely from the football team, per athletic department guidelines, until the charge is resolved or dropped. If found guilty of a felony, he would be kicked off the team.
2013-04-22Miami Small-TimeUsing Soft DrugsLink8 Miami linebacker Gabe Terry was suspended indefinitely by the Hurricanes on Friday, after he was arrested and charged with possessing slightly less than one ounce of marijuana.

Miami-Dade County officials said Terry was being held on $5,000 bond on the possession charge, as well as on $1,000 bond for a charge of resisting arrest without violence. In Florida, possessing more than 20 grams of marijuana can be classified as a felon. Terry was allegedly found with 26.8 grams.

Terry appeared in seven games for the Hurricanes last year, both as a linebacker and a special-teams player. He made five tackles and blocked a punt.

Terry was expected to make a court appearance Saturday.
2013-04-22Miami Small-TimeResisting ArrestLink8 Miami linebacker Gabe Terry was suspended indefinitely by the Hurricanes on Friday, after he was arrested and charged with possessing slightly less than one ounce of marijuana.

Miami-Dade County officials said Terry was being held on $5,000 bond on the possession charge, as well as on $1,000 bond for a charge of resisting arrest without violence. In Florida, possessing more than 20 grams of marijuana can be classified as a felon. Terry was allegedly found with 26.8 grams.

Terry appeared in seven games for the Hurricanes last year, both as a linebacker and a special-teams player. He made five tackles and blocked a punt.

Terry was expected to make a court appearance Saturday.
2013-04-22FalconsBig-TimeAssault and BatteryLink15 Atlanta Falcons safety William Moore was arrested and charged with simple battery on Thursday.

According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Moore was booked into Fulton County Jail following an incident. No other details were immediately available about the arrest.

"We are aware of the situation involving William Moore and are in the process of gathering more information," a Falcons spokesperson said in a statement released to the newspaper. "Because this is now a legal matter, the club will have no further comment at this time."
2013-04-19Arkansas NuisanceSuspensionsLink2FAYETTEVILLE – Thomas Altimont, a pitcher for the University of Arkansas baseball team, was arrested Friday morning and charged with kidnapping and third degree domestic battery.

Altimont, 21, was booked in the Washington County Jail at 8:30 a.m. Friday and was released at 2:25 p.m. on a $10,000 bond. He has a hearing scheduled for Monday.

According to the arrest report, Fayetteville Police responded to a domestic disturbance at 1:25 a.m. Friday after being advised two people were locked in a bedroom, including a female being held against her will. According to the report, officers entered the apartment and forced their way into the locked bedroom, where they found Altimont leaning over a female who was crying...

Earlier in the night, according to the reporting officer, the female victim was picked up by a friend from her dorm room, and they later picked up Altimont from a bar on Dickson Street. The female got into a verbal dispute with Altimont in the car because he went through her phone, according to the report.

Once arriving at Altimont's residence, he forcibly removed the female from the car and carried her up the stairs while she was "kicking and screaming and attempting to get away." At the top of the stairs, the female escaped from Altimont before he captured her again and forced her into his apartment, according to the report.
2013-04-19Arkansas Big-TimeAssault Wife/GirlfriendLink40FAYETTEVILLE – Thomas Altimont, a pitcher for the University of Arkansas baseball team, was arrested Friday morning and charged with kidnapping and third degree domestic battery.

Altimont, 21, was booked in the Washington County Jail at 8:30 a.m. Friday and was released at 2:25 p.m. on a $10,000 bond. He has a hearing scheduled for Monday.

According to the arrest report, Fayetteville Police responded to a domestic disturbance at 1:25 a.m. Friday after being advised two people were locked in a bedroom, including a female being held against her will. According to the report, officers entered the apartment and forced their way into the locked bedroom, where they found Altimont leaning over a female who was crying...

Earlier in the night, according to the reporting officer, the female victim was picked up by a friend from her dorm room, and they later picked up Altimont from a bar on Dickson Street. The female got into a verbal dispute with Altimont in the car because he went through her phone, according to the report.

Once arriving at Altimont’s residence, he forcibly removed the female from the car and carried her up the stairs while she was "kicking and screaming and attempting to get away." At the top of the stairs, the female escaped from Altimont before he captured her again and forced her into his apartment, according to the report.
2013-04-19Arkansas Serious-CriminalKidnappingLink60FAYETTEVILLE – Thomas Altimont, a pitcher for the University of Arkansas baseball team, was arrested Friday morning and charged with kidnapping and third degree domestic battery.

Altimont, 21, was booked in the Washington County Jail at 8:30 a.m. Friday and was released at 2:25 p.m. on a $10,000 bond. He has a hearing scheduled for Monday.

According to the arrest report, Fayetteville Police responded to a domestic disturbance at 1:25 a.m. Friday after being advised two people were locked in a bedroom, including a female being held against her will. According to the report, officers entered the apartment and forced their way into the locked bedroom, where they found Altimont leaning over a female who was crying...

Earlier in the night, according to the reporting officer, the female victim was picked up by a friend from her dorm room, and they later picked up Altimont from a bar on Dickson Street. The female got into a verbal dispute with Altimont in the car because he went through her phone, according to the report.

Once arriving at Altimont’s residence, he forcibly removed the female from the car and carried her up the stairs while she was "kicking and screaming and attempting to get away." At the top of the stairs, the female escaped from Altimont before he captured her again and forced her into his apartment, according to the report.
2013-04-12Marshall Small-TimeFraudLink26HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) – A Marshall football recruit has been accused of using a stolen credit card to buy two items at a convenience store.
Media outlets report wide receiver Angelo Jean-Louis was arrested Tuesday on two felony counts of fraudulent use of an access device. The amount of separate purchases totaled about $26.

Jean-Louis was arraigned by a Cabell County magistrate and released on $20,000 bond from the Western Regional Jail. Jail records didn't indicate whether he has an attorney.

Jean-Louis signed a letter-of-intent with the Thundering Herd out of Virginia's Fork Union Military Academy and enrolled in January. Marshall's athletic department says it's aware of the arrest.
2013-04-12Virginia Tech Small-TimeParole ViolationLink8This guy is just dumber than Miss South Carolina!

Former Virginia Tech football player Marcus Vick failed to appear for another court hearing in Montgomery County this week, and a judge has issued a capias for his arrest, according to a lawyer involved in the case.

Vick, 29, was found in contempt of court in January and ordered to spend five days in a local jail for not providing financial documents. Vick signed a promissory note for $40,000 in September 2008 pertaining to a civil matter but has not paid the judgment, causing the plaintiff to periodically seek his financial statements, according to Kris Olin, lawyer for plaintiff Barbara Ferguson.

He did not show up in February for a hearing over debtor concerns. At that time, Judge Brett Geisler, a Carroll County Circuit Court judge presiding over the civil case, issued a show cause notice for Vick during a telephone conference.
2013-04-12Iowa State NuisanceSuspensionsLink2ISU defensive end Willie Scott has been suspended indefinitely after being arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance last week, the athletic department confirmed April 11, 2013.
Scott was arrested and charged after being pulled over for not having his headlamps on at 8:38 p.m. on April 3.
According to the affidavit released to the Daily, the arresting police officer "was able to smell the strong odor of marijuana emanating from the vehicle" as he approached it. When the officer arrived at the window, Scott had a "green leafy substance located on his lap, consistent with the appearance of marijuana."
A search of Scott's vehicle revealed a glass mason jar containing a green leafy substance consistent with that of marijuana in the pocket attached to the rear of the passenger seat. The suspected marijuana weighed 0.1 grams according to the affidavit, and Scott tested positive for THC following a field test.
Scott, who started in all 13 games last season for the ISU football team, was placed under arrest for the possession of a controlled substance. The ISU athletic department said on April 11 that the defensive end has been suspended indefinitely.
2013-04-12Iowa State Small-TimeUsing Soft DrugsLink8ISU defensive end Willie Scott has been suspended indefinitely after being arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance last week, the athletic department confirmed April 11, 2013.
Scott was arrested and charged after being pulled over for not having his headlamps on at 8:38 p.m. on April 3.
According to the affidavit released to the Daily, the arresting police officer "was able to smell the strong odor of marijuana emanating from the vehicle" as he approached it. When the officer arrived at the window, Scott had a "green leafy substance located on his lap, consistent with the appearance of marijuana."
A search of Scott’s vehicle revealed a glass mason jar containing a green leafy substance consistent with that of marijuana in the pocket attached to the rear of the passenger seat. The suspected marijuana weighed 0.1 grams according to the affidavit, and Scott tested positive for THC following a field test.
Scott, who started in all 13 games last season for the ISU football team, was placed under arrest for the possession of a controlled substance. The ISU athletic department said on April 11 that the defensive end has been suspended indefinitely.
2013-04-09Texas Small-TimeDrinking and DrivingLink12Yet another young Texas Longhorns player has found himself on the wrong side of the law, bringing the total up to three arrests in less than three months for Texas.
This time it was another young wide receiver ending up behind bars. Kendall Sanders was arrested in College Station of all places by the Texas A&M Aggies university police department. The sophomore arrived at the Brazos County Detention Center around 5:10 a.m. Saturday and was charged with driving while intoxicated. He was released on a $3,000 bond at 7:43 a.m. the same day. The fact that Sanders is only 18 years of age will likely further complicate the matter for the young man.

Read more at http://www.rantsports.com/ncaa-football/2013/04/07/yet-another-texas-longhorns-wr-arrested/?v6LaVgXyQ21vHtyP.99
2013-04-09Texas Small-TimeUnder Age DrinkingLink10Yet another young Texas Longhorns player has found himself on the wrong side of the law, bringing the total up to three arrests in less than three months for Texas.
This time it was another young wide receiver ending up behind bars. Kendall Sanders was arrested in College Station of all places by the Texas A&M Aggies university police department. The sophomore arrived at the Brazos County Detention Center around 5:10 a.m. Saturday and was charged with driving while intoxicated. He was released on a $3,000 bond at 7:43 a.m. the same day. The fact that Sanders is only 18 years of age will likely further complicate the matter for the young man.

Read more at http://www.rantsports.com/ncaa-football/2013/04/07/yet-another-texas-longhorns-wr-arrested/?v6LaVgXyQ21vHtyP.99
2013-04-05Pennsylvania State Small-TimeDrunk and DisorderlyLink9This is another is the long list of bat shit crazy. I'm going to allow that the fire extinguisher was indeed a deadly weapon.

4/3/2013 7:00 PM ET
Police in Atlantic City, N.J., have arrested a former Penn State football player after he allegedly attacked officers with a fire extinguisher, Philly.com is reporting.

Tom McHugh, 29, was arrested twice Monday for disorderly conduct, the site reported.

He was arrested at 6:15 p.m. for allegedly scaring and chasing children on the street and then again later at 9 p.m. for allegedly stealing items from a convenience store, Philly.com is reporting.

After he was released for the second arrest, McHugh went to the fourth floor of the Atlantic City Police Department to the administration offices. He then allegedly grabbed a fire extinguisher off the wall and began spraying officers who had confronted him, the website reports.

According to police, a total of nine people were injured including six officers and three civilian employees. Police say he sprayed three officers in the face with the fire extinguisher, CBS Philly reports.

McHugh was kicked off the Penn State football team in 2003 for public intoxication, Philly.com reported.

According to CBS Philly, he was taken to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center for a psychiatric evaluation.

by RTT Staff Writer
2013-04-05Pennsylvania State Small-TimeObstructing JusticeLink8This is another is the long list of bat shit crazy. I’m going to allow that the fire extinguisher was indeed a deadly weapon.

4/3/2013 7:00 PM ET
Police in Atlantic City, N.J., have arrested a former Penn State football player after he allegedly attacked officers with a fire extinguisher, Philly.com is reporting.

Tom McHugh, 29, was arrested twice Monday for disorderly conduct, the site reported.

He was arrested at 6:15 p.m. for allegedly scaring and chasing children on the street and then again later at 9 p.m. for allegedly stealing items from a convenience store, Philly.com is reporting.

After he was released for the second arrest, McHugh went to the fourth floor of the Atlantic City Police Department to the administration offices. He then allegedly grabbed a fire extinguisher off the wall and began spraying officers who had confronted him, the website reports.

According to police, a total of nine people were injured including six officers and three civilian employees. Police say he sprayed three officers in the face with the fire extinguisher, CBS Philly reports.

McHugh was kicked off the Penn State football team in 2003 for public intoxication, Philly.com reported.

According to CBS Philly, he was taken to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center for a psychiatric evaluation.

by RTT Staff Writer
2013-04-05Pennsylvania State Big-TimeAssault with a Deadly WeaponLink25This is another is the long list of bat shit crazy. I’m going to allow that the fire extinguisher was indeed a deadly weapon.

4/3/2013 7:00 PM ET
Police in Atlantic City, N.J., have arrested a former Penn State football player after he allegedly attacked officers with a fire extinguisher, Philly.com is reporting.

Tom McHugh, 29, was arrested twice Monday for disorderly conduct, the site reported.

He was arrested at 6:15 p.m. for allegedly scaring and chasing children on the street and then again later at 9 p.m. for allegedly stealing items from a convenience store, Philly.com is reporting.

After he was released for the second arrest, McHugh went to the fourth floor of the Atlantic City Police Department to the administration offices. He then allegedly grabbed a fire extinguisher off the wall and began spraying officers who had confronted him, the website reports.

According to police, a total of nine people were injured including six officers and three civilian employees. Police say he sprayed three officers in the face with the fire extinguisher, CBS Philly reports.

McHugh was kicked off the Penn State football team in 2003 for public intoxication, Philly.com reported.

According to CBS Philly, he was taken to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center for a psychiatric evaluation.

by RTT Staff Writer
2013-04-03Rutgers NuisanceResign In ShameLink7PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Rutgers fired basketball coach Mike Rice on Wednesday after a videotape aired showing him shoving, grabbing and throwing balls at players and using gay slurs during practice.

The videotape, broadcast Tuesday on ESPN's "Outside The Lines," prompted sharp criticism from New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, and the head of the New Jersey Assembly called for Rice to be fired...

"It's troubling, but I will at some time, maybe I'll try to explain it, but right now, there's no explanation for what's on those films," he said. "Because there is no excuse for it. I was wrong. I want to tell everybody who's believed in me that I'm deeply sorry for the pain and hardship that I've caused."
2013-04-03Rutgers NuisanceApologizing to FamilyLink3PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Rutgers fired basketball coach Mike Rice on Wednesday after a videotape aired showing him shoving, grabbing and throwing balls at players and using gay slurs during practice.

The videotape, broadcast Tuesday on ESPN’s "Outside The Lines," prompted sharp criticism from New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, and the head of the New Jersey Assembly called for Rice to be fired...

"It’s troubling, but I will at some time, maybe I’ll try to explain it, but right now, there’s no explanation for what’s on those films," he said. "Because there is no excuse for it. I was wrong. I want to tell everybody who’s believed in me that I’m deeply sorry for the pain and hardship that I’ve caused."
2013-04-03Rutgers NuisanceApologizing to FansLink4PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Rutgers fired basketball coach Mike Rice on Wednesday after a videotape aired showing him shoving, grabbing and throwing balls at players and using gay slurs during practice.

The videotape, broadcast Tuesday on ESPN’s "Outside The Lines," prompted sharp criticism from New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, and the head of the New Jersey Assembly called for Rice to be fired...

"It’s troubling, but I will at some time, maybe I’ll try to explain it, but right now, there’s no explanation for what’s on those films," he said. "Because there is no excuse for it. I was wrong. I want to tell everybody who’s believed in me that I’m deeply sorry for the pain and hardship that I’ve caused."
2013-04-03Rutgers NuisanceApologizing to TeamLink2PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Rutgers fired basketball coach Mike Rice on Wednesday after a videotape aired showing him shoving, grabbing and throwing balls at players and using gay slurs during practice.

The videotape, broadcast Tuesday on ESPN’s "Outside The Lines," prompted sharp criticism from New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, and the head of the New Jersey Assembly called for Rice to be fired...

"It’s troubling, but I will at some time, maybe I’ll try to explain it, but right now, there’s no explanation for what’s on those films," he said. "Because there is no excuse for it. I was wrong. I want to tell everybody who’s believed in me that I’m deeply sorry for the pain and hardship that I’ve caused."
2013-03-23Connecticut Small-TimeTrespassingLink4I love the last sentence...

University of Connecticut Men's Basketball player Tyler Olander is facing trespassing charges, following an early-morning arrest Thursday in Panama City Beach, FL, according to a report by The Hartford Courant.

The junior forward from Mansfield is being held in a Bay County, FL, jail as of late Thursday afternoon, according to the Courant.

The university is currently on spring break.
2013-03-22BearsSmall-TimeResisting ArrestLink8When it comes to player arrests, the 2013 offseason has been fairly quiet. But not silent.

Bears tight end Evan Rodriquez was arrested in Miami for resisting arrest without violence, according to CBS Miami.

The "Special Incident Notification Form" obtained by one of our NBC colleagues indicates that the incident occurred at 11:35 p.m. ET on Wednesday. According to the form, Rodriguez was arrested "[a]fter impeding a DUI arrest and refusing to comply with police directives."
2013-03-22BearsSmall-TimeDrinking and DrivingLink12When it comes to player arrests, the 2013 offseason has been fairly quiet. But not silent.

Bears tight end Evan Rodriquez was arrested in Miami for resisting arrest without violence, according to CBS Miami.

The "Special Incident Notification Form" obtained by one of our NBC colleagues indicates that the incident occurred at 11:35 p.m. ET on Wednesday. According to the form, Rodriguez was arrested "[a]fter impeding a DUI arrest and refusing to comply with police directives."
2013-03-18Jennifer CapriatiBig-TimeAssault Wife/GirlfriendLink40Jennifer Capriati, the former wild child of women's tennis, has reportedly landed herself in hot water yet again. Police are reportedly seeking an arrest warrant for the former tennis star after she allegedly hit an ex-boyfriend at a gym in Florida.

Citing a police report, Gossip Extra reported on Friday that Capriati allegedly struck her ex-boyfriend, Ivan Brannan, outside the men's locker room at the Oxygen Health and Fitness Gym. According to the report, the North Palm Beach Police were seeking an arrest warrant for 36-year-old former tennis star.
2013-03-18BroncosSmall-TimeIllegal Gambling ActivityLink10LAS VEGAS (AP) – Denver Broncos safety Quinton Carter is facing felony charges in Nevada alleging that he cheated at a craps game last weekend at a Las Vegas-area casino, authorities said Thursday.

Carter, 24, was arrested late Saturday at the Texas Station casino in North Las Vegas after security officials reported he was videotaped adding a $5 chip to three bets after the dice already rolled, according to a police report. Carter denied wrongdoing when police arrived.

Carter faces three counts of committing a fraudulent act in a gaming establishment, a felony in Nevada that carries a possible sentence of one to six years in prison and a $10,000 fine. He provided a North Las Vegas address when he was booked at the Clark County jail in Las Vegas and released with a Monday court date.
2013-03-18James Madison NuisanceSuspensionsLink2HARRISONBURG -- Rayshawn Goins, a star basketball player for James Madison University, was arrested during the weekend. Goins is charged with two misdemeanors.

A statement from JMU Athletics Director Jeff Bourne released on the JMU Sports website discussed if Goins would play in Wednesday's first NCAA tournament game.

It read: "In accordance with JMU athletic policy, Coach Matt Brady is suspending Rayshawn Goins for the first half of the NCAA Tournament game on Wednesday night in Dayton. After having thoroughly reviewed the details in this case, the athletic administration supports Coach Brady's decision. Matters involving student athletes are reviewed independently on a case by case basis. Appropriate action is taken based on the details of each case. At this time, there are no additional details to provide until this specific case processes through the legal system."

It all happened on Sunday when police say a party went out of control. Harrisonburg police said this arrest is not something that uncommon, but it may be in the spotlight because Goins is an athlete heading to a big game.

Goins faces charges for disorderly conduct and attempting to intimidate law enforcement.
It all happened Sunday on the 800 block of Port Republic Road at a party with more than 200 people. Harrisonburg police said Goins yelled obscenities at officers and enticed the large crowd.

JMU Head Men's Basketball Coach Matt Brady wanted to celebrate another victory. This time in the first round of the NCAA tournamen
2013-03-18James Madison Small-TimeDrunk and DisorderlyLink9HARRISONBURG -- Rayshawn Goins, a star basketball player for James Madison University, was arrested during the weekend. Goins is charged with two misdemeanors.

A statement from JMU Athletics Director Jeff Bourne released on the JMU Sports website discussed if Goins would play in Wednesday’s first NCAA tournament game.

It read: "In accordance with JMU athletic policy, Coach Matt Brady is suspending Rayshawn Goins for the first half of the NCAA Tournament game on Wednesday night in Dayton. After having thoroughly reviewed the details in this case, the athletic administration supports Coach Brady’s decision. Matters involving student athletes are reviewed independently on a case by case basis. Appropriate action is taken based on the details of each case. At this time, there are no additional details to provide until this specific case processes through the legal system."

It all happened on Sunday when police say a party went out of control. Harrisonburg police said this arrest is not something that uncommon, but it may be in the spotlight because Goins is an athlete heading to a big game.

Goins faces charges for disorderly conduct and attempting to intimidate law enforcement.
It all happened Sunday on the 800 block of Port Republic Road at a party with more than 200 people. Harrisonburg police said Goins yelled obscenities at officers and enticed the large crowd.

JMU Head Men’s Basketball Coach Matt Brady wanted to celebrate another victory. This time in the first round of the NCAA tournamen
2013-03-18James Madison Small-TimeResisting ArrestLink8HARRISONBURG -- Rayshawn Goins, a star basketball player for James Madison University, was arrested during the weekend. Goins is charged with two misdemeanors.

A statement from JMU Athletics Director Jeff Bourne released on the JMU Sports website discussed if Goins would play in Wednesday’s first NCAA tournament game.

It read: "In accordance with JMU athletic policy, Coach Matt Brady is suspending Rayshawn Goins for the first half of the NCAA Tournament game on Wednesday night in Dayton. After having thoroughly reviewed the details in this case, the athletic administration supports Coach Brady’s decision. Matters involving student athletes are reviewed independently on a case by case basis. Appropriate action is taken based on the details of each case. At this time, there are no additional details to provide until this specific case processes through the legal system."

It all happened on Sunday when police say a party went out of control. Harrisonburg police said this arrest is not something that uncommon, but it may be in the spotlight because Goins is an athlete heading to a big game.

Goins faces charges for disorderly conduct and attempting to intimidate law enforcement.
It all happened Sunday on the 800 block of Port Republic Road at a party with more than 200 people. Harrisonburg police said Goins yelled obscenities at officers and enticed the large crowd.

JMU Head Men’s Basketball Coach Matt Brady wanted to celebrate another victory. This time in the first round of the NCAA tournamen
2013-03-08Akron NuisanceSuspensionsLink2Zips a big Z

AKRON, Ohio -- Akron point guard Alex Abreu was suspended Thursday after he was arrested and charged with possession and trafficking of marijuana.

A team spokesman said the indefinite suspension is pending the outcome of a police investigation. In an emailed statement, the spokesman said the university is gathering information and questions about the investigation should be directed to the Akron Police Department.

With Abreu directing the offense, the Zips (24-5, 14-1) put together a 19-game winning streak on its way to its second consecutive Mid-American Conference title. The 5-foot-10 junior is averaging 10.3 points and six assists per game, second in the league behind Ohio's D.J. Cooper.

Abreu had one of his best performances in one of Akron's biggest games of the season, finishing with 21 points and nine assists in an 86-72 victory over Ohio on Feb. 2. The Zips host Kent State on Friday night in their final regular-season game.

The 21-year-old Abreu was being held at the Summit County Jail. Each of the two charges he faces is a third-degree felony.
2013-03-08Akron Small-TimeUsing Soft DrugsLink8Zips a big Z

AKRON, Ohio -- Akron point guard Alex Abreu was suspended Thursday after he was arrested and charged with possession and trafficking of marijuana.

A team spokesman said the indefinite suspension is pending the outcome of a police investigation. In an emailed statement, the spokesman said the university is gathering information and questions about the investigation should be directed to the Akron Police Department.

With Abreu directing the offense, the Zips (24-5, 14-1) put together a 19-game winning streak on its way to its second consecutive Mid-American Conference title. The 5-foot-10 junior is averaging 10.3 points and six assists per game, second in the league behind Ohio’s D.J. Cooper.

Abreu had one of his best performances in one of Akron’s biggest games of the season, finishing with 21 points and nine assists in an 86-72 victory over Ohio on Feb. 2. The Zips host Kent State on Friday night in their final regular-season game.

The 21-year-old Abreu was being held at the Summit County Jail. Each of the two charges he faces is a third-degree felony.
2013-03-08Akron Big-TimeSelling Soft DrugsLink13Zips a big Z

AKRON, Ohio -- Akron point guard Alex Abreu was suspended Thursday after he was arrested and charged with possession and trafficking of marijuana.

A team spokesman said the indefinite suspension is pending the outcome of a police investigation. In an emailed statement, the spokesman said the university is gathering information and questions about the investigation should be directed to the Akron Police Department.

With Abreu directing the offense, the Zips (24-5, 14-1) put together a 19-game winning streak on its way to its second consecutive Mid-American Conference title. The 5-foot-10 junior is averaging 10.3 points and six assists per game, second in the league behind Ohio’s D.J. Cooper.

Abreu had one of his best performances in one of Akron’s biggest games of the season, finishing with 21 points and nine assists in an 86-72 victory over Ohio on Feb. 2. The Zips host Kent State on Friday night in their final regular-season game.

The 21-year-old Abreu was being held at the Summit County Jail. Each of the two charges he faces is a third-degree felony.
2013-03-08Red SoxSmall-TimeDrinking and DrivingLink12FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) – Jail records says Red Sox left-hander Drake Britton was arrested in Fort Myers, Fla., for driving under the influence.

The 23-year-old was arrested early Saturday morning. He was also charged with reckless driving and DUI with property damage. He posted bond later that day.

His arrest report says Britton was speeding when a deputy tried to stop him for "numerous traffic violations." The report says Britton drove his car over a curb and knocked down a fence. He then drove over it before making a complete stop. The report says Britton admitted to the deputy he had been drinking.
2013-03-08Red SoxSmall-TimeMoving ViolationsLink5FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) – Jail records says Red Sox left-hander Drake Britton was arrested in Fort Myers, Fla., for driving under the influence.

The 23-year-old was arrested early Saturday morning. He was also charged with reckless driving and DUI with property damage. He posted bond later that day.

His arrest report says Britton was speeding when a deputy tried to stop him for "numerous traffic violations." The report says Britton drove his car over a curb and knocked down a fence. He then drove over it before making a complete stop. The report says Britton admitted to the deputy he had been drinking.
2013-03-08UTSA Small-TimeFightingLink8The Rockett has landed ... in jail.

Daniel Rockett's status on the UTSA baseball team remained uncertain Tuesday, a day after the team's batting standout was arrested and accused of breaking into the apartment of a track athlete and beating him.

Rockett didn't travel for UTSA's game at Texas State on Tuesday night. But a spokesman attributed his absence to a Western Athletic Conference-mandated one-game suspension. The suspension came after he was ejected from a game at Wolff Stadium last weekend.

A more serious issue came up early Monday when Rockett and three other men identified as UTSA baseball players broke into an apartment dwelling occupied by members of the UTSA track team, according to an arrest warrant affidavit.

Rockett is alleged to have punched one of the residents.
Afterward, the men identified by apartment residents as UTSA baseball players fled the scene, according to the affidavit.
The victim told officers he believes that Rockett was upset because he is dating the baseball player's ex-girlfriend.

Rockett was arrested Monday night and charged with burglary of a habitation and intent to commit an assault, a second-degree felony.
2013-03-08UTSA Small-TimeMisdemeanor Domestic AbuseLink8The Rockett has landed ... in jail.

Daniel Rockett’s status on the UTSA baseball team remained uncertain Tuesday, a day after the team’s batting standout was arrested and accused of breaking into the apartment of a track athlete and beating him.

Rockett didn’t travel for UTSA’s game at Texas State on Tuesday night. But a spokesman attributed his absence to a Western Athletic Conference-mandated one-game suspension. The suspension came after he was ejected from a game at Wolff Stadium last weekend.

A more serious issue came up early Monday when Rockett and three other men identified as UTSA baseball players broke into an apartment dwelling occupied by members of the UTSA track team, according to an arrest warrant affidavit.

Rockett is alleged to have punched one of the residents.
Afterward, the men identified by apartment residents as UTSA baseball players fled the scene, according to the affidavit.
The victim told officers he believes that Rockett was upset because he is dating the baseball player’s ex-girlfriend.

Rockett was arrested Monday night and charged with burglary of a habitation and intent to commit an assault, a second-degree felony.
2013-03-08UTSA Small-TimeViolence Against AthleteLink5The Rockett has landed ... in jail.

Daniel Rockett’s status on the UTSA baseball team remained uncertain Tuesday, a day after the team’s batting standout was arrested and accused of breaking into the apartment of a track athlete and beating him.

Rockett didn’t travel for UTSA’s game at Texas State on Tuesday night. But a spokesman attributed his absence to a Western Athletic Conference-mandated one-game suspension. The suspension came after he was ejected from a game at Wolff Stadium last weekend.

A more serious issue came up early Monday when Rockett and three other men identified as UTSA baseball players broke into an apartment dwelling occupied by members of the UTSA track team, according to an arrest warrant affidavit.

Rockett is alleged to have punched one of the residents.
Afterward, the men identified by apartment residents as UTSA baseball players fled the scene, according to the affidavit.
The victim told officers he believes that Rockett was upset because he is dating the baseball player’s ex-girlfriend.

Rockett was arrested Monday night and charged with burglary of a habitation and intent to commit an assault, a second-degree felony.
2013-03-08UTSA Big-TimeBreaking and EnteringLink20The Rockett has landed ... in jail.

Daniel Rockett’s status on the UTSA baseball team remained uncertain Tuesday, a day after the team’s batting standout was arrested and accused of breaking into the apartment of a track athlete and beating him.

Rockett didn’t travel for UTSA’s game at Texas State on Tuesday night. But a spokesman attributed his absence to a Western Athletic Conference-mandated one-game suspension. The suspension came after he was ejected from a game at Wolff Stadium last weekend.

A more serious issue came up early Monday when Rockett and three other men identified as UTSA baseball players broke into an apartment dwelling occupied by members of the UTSA track team, according to an arrest warrant affidavit.

Rockett is alleged to have punched one of the residents.
Afterward, the men identified by apartment residents as UTSA baseball players fled the scene, according to the affidavit.
The victim told officers he believes that Rockett was upset because he is dating the baseball player’s ex-girlfriend.

Rockett was arrested Monday night and charged with burglary of a habitation and intent to commit an assault, a second-degree felony.
2013-03-04BearsSmall-TimeUsing Soft DrugsLink8Though J'Marcus Webb reportedly won't face drug charges, he created questions about himself for a new Bears coaching staff when he was arrested in downstate Pulaski County and initially charged with marijuana possession.

The starting left tackle for the last two seasons has been up and down on the field and served as a lightning rod for criticism of the offensive line. Now, he must resolve issues involving possession of cannabis, possession of drug paraphernalia and speeding.

Webb, 24, was arrested Sunday night after police pulled him over for speeding on I-57. His 2007 Ford was clocked at 11 miles above the 65 mph speed limit about six hours south of Chicago, according to Paula Pilgram, executive secretary for the Pulaski County sheriff's office. After being pulled over, police found less that 2.5 grams of marijuana, Pilgram said, reading from a police report.

However, Pulaski County State's Attorney Grayson Gile told the Southern Illinoisan that since the arrest, he has dismissed the charges.

Gile said the matter would be settled: "I think it lends itself to a resolution that will be fair and equitable to all parties involved."
2013-02-21North Carolina State Small-TimeDrinking and DrivingLink12Not a good week for NC State!

RALEIGH N.C. State football player Logan Winkles was arrested on Saturday in Raleigh, and charged with driving while impaired and for being under the legal drinking age and driving after consuming alcohol.

Winkles, 20, has a court date in Wake County set for March 25, according to court documents. Winkles is the second N.C. State athlete in seven weeks to be charged with drinking and driving in Raleigh. Staats Battle, a former reserve on the basketball team, was charged on Jan. 1.

Winkles was pulled over at the intersection of Western Boulevard and Dan Allen Drive at 2:27 p.m. on Saturday afternoon and his blood-alcohol content was 0.12, according to the arrest report.

Winkles, a fullback, completed his junior season in 2012. He caught 10 passes for 90 yards, including his first two career touchdowns.

earlier ....
http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2013/02/18/3863266/former-nc-state-basketball-coach.html#storylink=cpy


RALEIGH Former N.C. State basketball coach Sidney Lowe was arrested Monday in Wake County and charged with failure to file and pay state income tax in the years 2009, 2010 and 2011.

An unsecured bond was set at $10,000 and Lowe was released without payment on a written promise to appear in court. He has a court date in Wake County scheduled for March 19.

The charge is a misdemeanor.

This is not the first time Lowe, 53, has run into tax trouble. In March 2003, a federal tax lien for $5,546 was filed against him in Tennessee, according to the Shelby County Register of Deeds.
2013-02-21North Carolina State Small-TimeFraudLink13Not a good week for NC State!

RALEIGH N.C. State football player Logan Winkles was arrested on Saturday in Raleigh, and charged with driving while impaired and for being under the legal drinking age and driving after consuming alcohol.

Winkles, 20, has a court date in Wake County set for March 25, according to court documents. Winkles is the second N.C. State athlete in seven weeks to be charged with drinking and driving in Raleigh. Staats Battle, a former reserve on the basketball team, was charged on Jan. 1.

Winkles was pulled over at the intersection of Western Boulevard and Dan Allen Drive at 2:27 p.m. on Saturday afternoon and his blood-alcohol content was 0.12, according to the arrest report.

Winkles, a fullback, completed his junior season in 2012. He caught 10 passes for 90 yards, including his first two career touchdowns.

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RALEIGH Former N.C. State basketball coach Sidney Lowe was arrested Monday in Wake County and charged with failure to file and pay state income tax in the years 2009, 2010 and 2011.

An unsecured bond was set at $10,000 and Lowe was released without payment on a written promise to appear in court. He has a court date in Wake County scheduled for March 19.

The charge is a misdemeanor.

This is not the first time Lowe, 53, has run into tax trouble. In March 2003, a federal tax lien for $5,546 was filed against him in Tennessee, according to the Shelby County Register of Deeds.
2013-02-21BucsSmall-TimeConcealed or Illegal WeaponsLink22Da’Quan Bowers finds himself in quite a jam today after he was arrested Monday at LaGuardia Airport in New York carrying a loaded .40-caliber handgun in his bag.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive end is in the same predicament as Plaxico Burress was in back in 2008 – minus the hole in his leg where Burress shot himself.

According to Mike Garafolo of USA Today, Bowers faces the same charges – two counts of criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree. That was the same rap against Burress, who wound up interrupting his NFL career for a prison stay. The charges have a maximum sentence of 3 years. Burress did 20 months behind bars after he took a plea deal.

Per the report, Bowers did not try to carry the gun through security. He informed airline personnel upon check-in that he had a gun in his bag. That beats shooting himself in the leg carrying the gun in a waist band at a night club, a la Burress, but it carry the same charges.
2013-02-21Southern Utah NuisanceSuspensionsLink2CEDAR CITY – Days after the arrest of Southern Utah guard Wade Collie, the Thunderbird men's basketball team is still feeling the ripple effects of losing its third-leading scorer.

Collie, a junior from Las Vegas, was arrested on suspicion of possession of marijuana with the intent to sell, a second degree felony, early Sunday morning, while his teammates where returning home from a road trip in the Pacific Northwest.

The guard missed the trip with a bruised knee, which had hindered his playing time since Jan. 31.

Collie was also charged with possessing drug paraphernalia, a class B misdemeanor. SUU Head Coach Nick Robinson kept mum about the arrest, but noted Collie will remain suspended indefinitely while the investigation continues and more information is known.
2013-02-21Southern Utah Big-TimeSelling Soft DrugsLink13CEDAR CITY – Days after the arrest of Southern Utah guard Wade Collie, the Thunderbird men’s basketball team is still feeling the ripple effects of losing its third-leading scorer.

Collie, a junior from Las Vegas, was arrested on suspicion of possession of marijuana with the intent to sell, a second degree felony, early Sunday morning, while his teammates where returning home from a road trip in the Pacific Northwest.

The guard missed the trip with a bruised knee, which had hindered his playing time since Jan. 31.

Collie was also charged with possessing drug paraphernalia, a class B misdemeanor. SUU Head Coach Nick Robinson kept mum about the arrest, but noted Collie will remain suspended indefinitely while the investigation continues and more information is known.
2013-02-21Middle Tennessee State Small-TimeResisting ArrestLink40Middle Tennessee football players Jared Singletary, Marcus Henry and Adam Stickel are facing charges after being arrest following a nightclub fight.

Middle Tennessee coach Rick Stockstill said in a statement "this is not the reflection of our football program we want at Middle Tennessee and we will react accordingly after gathering all the information."
Singletary, a cornerback, and former Blue Raiders wide receiver Anthony Amos were charged with disorderly conduct, according to The (Murfreesboro) Daily News Journal. Henry, a receiver, was charged with disorderly conduct and evading and resisting arrest. Stickel, an offensive lineman, faces charges of underage consumption, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and public intoxication. Former defensive lineman Jerrold Frazier was charged with assaulting an officer, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct.
2013-02-21Middle Tennessee State Small-TimeDrunk and DisorderlyLink45Middle Tennessee football players Jared Singletary, Marcus Henry and Adam Stickel are facing charges after being arrest following a nightclub fight.

Middle Tennessee coach Rick Stockstill said in a statement "this is not the reflection of our football program we want at Middle Tennessee and we will react accordingly after gathering all the information."
Singletary, a cornerback, and former Blue Raiders wide receiver Anthony Amos were charged with disorderly conduct, according to The (Murfreesboro) Daily News Journal. Henry, a receiver, was charged with disorderly conduct and evading and resisting arrest. Stickel, an offensive lineman, faces charges of underage consumption, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and public intoxication. Former defensive lineman Jerrold Frazier was charged with assaulting an officer, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct.
2013-02-21Middle Tennessee State Small-TimeFightingLink40Middle Tennessee football players Jared Singletary, Marcus Henry and Adam Stickel are facing charges after being arrest following a nightclub fight.

Middle Tennessee coach Rick Stockstill said in a statement "this is not the reflection of our football program we want at Middle Tennessee and we will react accordingly after gathering all the information."
Singletary, a cornerback, and former Blue Raiders wide receiver Anthony Amos were charged with disorderly conduct, according to The (Murfreesboro) Daily News Journal. Henry, a receiver, was charged with disorderly conduct and evading and resisting arrest. Stickel, an offensive lineman, faces charges of underage consumption, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and public intoxication. Former defensive lineman Jerrold Frazier was charged with assaulting an officer, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct.
2013-02-17Georgia Small-TimeDrinking and DrivingLink12More to come on this guy I bet.

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Former Georgia linebacker Alec Ogletree, a likely first-round draft pick, was recently arrest for a driving under the influence in Arizona, according to Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio.

"Last weekend, my client Alec Ogletree was pulled over for speeding and a lane violation in Arizona," Ogletree's agent Pat Dye Jr. said to Pro Football Talk. "After the officers smelled alcohol, they conducted tests and also cited him for DUI. Although Alec regrets this incident terribly, he is thankful that there was no accident and that no one was hurt. Because this matter is still pending, we cannot comment further publicly at this time."

This incident adds to a history of off-the-field concerns for Ogletree, namely his four-game suspension he served for a suspected failed drug test.
Ogletree, who declared for the NFL after his junior season, is scheduled to participate in the NFL Scouting Combine that takes place from Feb. 23-26. Linebackers are set to workout on Mon, Feb. 25.
2013-02-15Arkansas Small-TimeDrinking and DrivingLink12Another day another SEC bust.

Arkansas senior defensive end Austin Flynn was arrested early Wednesday and charged with driving while intoxicated, careless driving and no proof of insurance, according to the Washington County Detention Center website.

Flynn, 22, was pulled over shortly after 1 a.m. by Fayetteville police near Huntsville and Happy Hollow roads after he was observed driving 40 mph in a 25 mph zone, according to reports. Police said Flynn’s blood alcohol content was .14, nearly twice the .08 legal limit. He was released from the Washington County Detention Center at 9:15 a.m. after posting a $1,075 bond.

Flynn is the ninth Arkansas football player arrested since last March, but is the first since the December hiring of new head football coach Bret Bielema.

"I am aware of the situation involving Austin Flynn, and I am disappointed in his actions," Bielema said in a statement. "I will review the matter and it will be handled swiftly and decisively.
2013-02-15Arkansas Small-TimeMoving ViolationsLink5Another day another SEC bust.

Arkansas senior defensive end Austin Flynn was arrested early Wednesday and charged with driving while intoxicated, careless driving and no proof of insurance, according to the Washington County Detention Center website.

Flynn, 22, was pulled over shortly after 1 a.m. by Fayetteville police near Huntsville and Happy Hollow roads after he was observed driving 40 mph in a 25 mph zone, according to reports. Police said Flynn’s blood alcohol content was .14, nearly twice the .08 legal limit. He was released from the Washington County Detention Center at 9:15 a.m. after posting a $1,075 bond.

Flynn is the ninth Arkansas football player arrested since last March, but is the first since the December hiring of new head football coach Bret Bielema.

"I am aware of the situation involving Austin Flynn, and I am disappointed in his actions," Bielema said in a statement. "I will review the matter and it will be handled swiftly and decisively.
2013-02-15SeahawksBig-TimeAssault Wife/GirlfriendLink40This guy is on FCL legend watch.

Seattle Seahawks linebacker Leroy Hill was arrested Tuesday for a domestic violence incident in the Seattle suburb of Issaquah, Wash.

The arrest was first reported by Mike Ferreri of KOMO-TV in Seattle. Per Ferreri, Hill has not yet been formally charged.

The arrest was for two domestic violence infractions. Hill was arrested for fourth-degree assault and unlawful imprisonment. The assault would be a gross misdemeanor while the unlawful imprisonment would be a Class C felony charge in Washington state. The latter would carry a sentence of up to five years in jail and a fine of up to $10,000 if Hill is charged and convicted.

It’s the latest in a series of off-field incidents for Hill. It’s the second time Hill has been arrested for domestic violence in the past four years. Hill was arrested in April 2010 on investigation of domestic violence after an incident with his girlfriend. The charge was ultimately dismissed after Hill agreed to enroll in a domestic violence treatment program.

Hill has also been arrested twice on marijuana-related offenses. Hill fell asleep at the wheel of his car in Atlanta while at a stop light. He was suspended one game by the league. Hill was arrested again in Atlanta last February on a marijuana charge that was later dropped.
2013-02-15SeahawksBig-TimeReckless EndangermentLink20This guy is on FCL legend watch.

Seattle Seahawks linebacker Leroy Hill was arrested Tuesday for a domestic violence incident in the Seattle suburb of Issaquah, Wash.

The arrest was first reported by Mike Ferreri of KOMO-TV in Seattle. Per Ferreri, Hill has not yet been formally charged.

The arrest was for two domestic violence infractions. Hill was arrested for fourth-degree assault and unlawful imprisonment. The assault would be a gross misdemeanor while the unlawful imprisonment would be a Class C felony charge in Washington state. The latter would carry a sentence of up to five years in jail and a fine of up to $10,000 if Hill is charged and convicted.

It’s the latest in a series of off-field incidents for Hill. It’s the second time Hill has been arrested for domestic violence in the past four years. Hill was arrested in April 2010 on investigation of domestic violence after an incident with his girlfriend. The charge was ultimately dismissed after Hill agreed to enroll in a domestic violence treatment program.

Hill has also been arrested twice on marijuana-related offenses. Hill fell asleep at the wheel of his car in Atlanta while at a stop light. He was suspended one game by the league. Hill was arrested again in Atlanta last February on a marijuana charge that was later dropped.
2013-02-14TrackSerious-CriminalMurderLink100Paralympic champion Oscar Pistorius, the double-amputee athlete who became famous as the 'Blade Runner' when he competed in the 2012 Olympic Games, has been charged with the murder of his girlfriend after model Reeva Steenkamp was shot inside his South African home.

Steenkamp, a model who spoke out on Twitter against rape and abuse of women, was shot four times in the predawn hours in the home, in a gated community in the capital, Pretoria, police said.

2013-02-13Connecticut NuisanceSuspensionsLink2Connecticut center Enosch Wolf has been suspended from the team following his arrest Monday in what police describe as a domestic dispute.


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The 7-foot-1 junior was arrested just before 6 a.m. after police were called to an on-campus apartment to quell a disturbance.

Wolf had refused to leave the apartment in the LaFlesche building and got into a physical altercation with the woman who lives there, according to the arrest report.

He ''grabbed the hair of the victim and pushed her head,'' according to the report. ''Wolf also knocked the glasses off of the victim's face with his hand. Wolf continued to remain in the apartment and was subsequently arrested by police.''

He was charged with 3rd-degree burglary, criminal trespass and disorderly conduct. He was freed on $500 bond and is due in Rockville Superior Court on Wednesday. It was not immediately clear if he had hired an attorney.

Coach Kevin Ollie said Wolf, 22, will be under suspension indefinitely, ''until the legal and university process is finalized.''
2013-02-13Connecticut Small-TimeTrespassingLink4Connecticut center Enosch Wolf has been suspended from the team following his arrest Monday in what police describe as a domestic dispute.


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The 7-foot-1 junior was arrested just before 6 a.m. after police were called to an on-campus apartment to quell a disturbance.

Wolf had refused to leave the apartment in the LaFlesche building and got into a physical altercation with the woman who lives there, according to the arrest report.

He ’’grabbed the hair of the victim and pushed her head,’’ according to the report. ’’Wolf also knocked the glasses off of the victim’s face with his hand. Wolf continued to remain in the apartment and was subsequently arrested by police.’’

He was charged with 3rd-degree burglary, criminal trespass and disorderly conduct. He was freed on $500 bond and is due in Rockville Superior Court on Wednesday. It was not immediately clear if he had hired an attorney.

Coach Kevin Ollie said Wolf, 22, will be under suspension indefinitely, ’’until the legal and university process is finalized.’’
2013-02-13Connecticut Small-TimeDrunk and DisorderlyLink9Connecticut center Enosch Wolf has been suspended from the team following his arrest Monday in what police describe as a domestic dispute.


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The 7-foot-1 junior was arrested just before 6 a.m. after police were called to an on-campus apartment to quell a disturbance.

Wolf had refused to leave the apartment in the LaFlesche building and got into a physical altercation with the woman who lives there, according to the arrest report.

He ’’grabbed the hair of the victim and pushed her head,’’ according to the report. ’’Wolf also knocked the glasses off of the victim’s face with his hand. Wolf continued to remain in the apartment and was subsequently arrested by police.’’

He was charged with 3rd-degree burglary, criminal trespass and disorderly conduct. He was freed on $500 bond and is due in Rockville Superior Court on Wednesday. It was not immediately clear if he had hired an attorney.

Coach Kevin Ollie said Wolf, 22, will be under suspension indefinitely, ’’until the legal and university process is finalized.’’
2013-02-13Connecticut Big-TimeTheftLink20Connecticut center Enosch Wolf has been suspended from the team following his arrest Monday in what police describe as a domestic dispute.


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The 7-foot-1 junior was arrested just before 6 a.m. after police were called to an on-campus apartment to quell a disturbance.

Wolf had refused to leave the apartment in the LaFlesche building and got into a physical altercation with the woman who lives there, according to the arrest report.

He ’’grabbed the hair of the victim and pushed her head,’’ according to the report. ’’Wolf also knocked the glasses off of the victim’s face with his hand. Wolf continued to remain in the apartment and was subsequently arrested by police.’’

He was charged with 3rd-degree burglary, criminal trespass and disorderly conduct. He was freed on $500 bond and is due in Rockville Superior Court on Wednesday. It was not immediately clear if he had hired an attorney.

Coach Kevin Ollie said Wolf, 22, will be under suspension indefinitely, ’’until the legal and university process is finalized.’’
2013-02-13Connecticut Big-TimeAssault Wife/GirlfriendLink40Connecticut center Enosch Wolf has been suspended from the team following his arrest Monday in what police describe as a domestic dispute.


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The 7-foot-1 junior was arrested just before 6 a.m. after police were called to an on-campus apartment to quell a disturbance.

Wolf had refused to leave the apartment in the LaFlesche building and got into a physical altercation with the woman who lives there, according to the arrest report.

He ’’grabbed the hair of the victim and pushed her head,’’ according to the report. ’’Wolf also knocked the glasses off of the victim’s face with his hand. Wolf continued to remain in the apartment and was subsequently arrested by police.’’

He was charged with 3rd-degree burglary, criminal trespass and disorderly conduct. He was freed on $500 bond and is due in Rockville Superior Court on Wednesday. It was not immediately clear if he had hired an attorney.

Coach Kevin Ollie said Wolf, 22, will be under suspension indefinitely, ’’until the legal and university process is finalized.’’
2013-02-13Marshall Small-TimeUnder Age DrinkingLink10HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Marshall University long snapper Matt Cincotta was arrested on Sunday on a misdemeanor charge of underage consumption, according to the Western Regional Jail.

Cincotta, 19, was brought in to Western Regional at 4:40 a.m. Sunday by the Huntington Police Department and released at 4:30 p.m. Sunday. Bond amount was not known. Cincotta played all 12 games for the Thundering Herd in 2012, recording three tackles.
2013-02-13Alabama Small-TimeFraudLink52So these guys robbed a student who was, "punched in the head and face and kicked in the ribs and back" to buy snacks from the vending machine dorm? Pretty sad state of affairs.

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Three University of Alabama football players have been charged with knocking students unconscious and stealing their wallets, while a fourth player has been charged with using a stolen debit card, officials said Tuesday.

Linebacker Tyler Hayes, 18, and safety Eddie Williams, 20, confessed to robbing a student who was punched in the head and face and kicked in the ribs and back early Monday morning, according to court documents. Williams said D.J. Pettway, 20, a defensive lineman, and Hayes waited in a nearby vehicle about an hour later while he knocked out and robbed another student. Williams and Hayes both admitted to their involvement, according to the documents.

Williams and running back Brent Calloway, 20, both admitted to using a stolen credit card to buy snacks from vending machines inside a dormitory, the documents said.

All four students were indefinitely suspended by coach Nick Saban.

Pettway and Hayes were charged with second-degree robbery. Williams was charged with fraudulent use of a credit card and second-degree robbery. Calloway was charged with fraudulent use of a credit card. Williams was released on $65,000 bond, while Hayes and Pettway were released on $60,000 bond each. Calloway was released on $5,000 bond.

"This behavior is unacceptable for any student-athlete at the University of Alabama and not representative of our football program," Saban said in a news release.

All four players were backups last season for Alabama, which has won two straight national titles and three of the past four. Williams didn’t play in 2012. But he was one of the nation’s top prospects the previous year and moved from receiver to safety.

The first student reported having his Apple Macbook Pro stolen from his backpack. Both sustained mild concussions, cuts on the face and heavy swelling, and had their wallets taken, according to documents.

University police posted an advisory Monday saying two students reported being approached by two men who asked for a light for a cigarette.

Police also said Williams had been arrested on a charge of carrying a pistol without a permit a day before his arrest on the robbery charges. Tuscaloosa police Sgt. Brent Blankley said in a news release that a clerk at a gas station called police early Sunday, telling officers that Williams threatened that he had something in his trunk after a fight about paying for gas.

Officers who pulled over Williams found a pistol in his pants pocket, the release said. In that case, he was released on $500 bond.
2013-02-13Alabama Big-TimeAssault and BatteryLink60So these guys robbed a student who was, "punched in the head and face and kicked in the ribs and back" to buy snacks from the vending machine dorm? Pretty sad state of affairs.

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Three University of Alabama football players have been charged with knocking students unconscious and stealing their wallets, while a fourth player has been charged with using a stolen debit card, officials said Tuesday.

Linebacker Tyler Hayes, 18, and safety Eddie Williams, 20, confessed to robbing a student who was punched in the head and face and kicked in the ribs and back early Monday morning, according to court documents. Williams said D.J. Pettway, 20, a defensive lineman, and Hayes waited in a nearby vehicle about an hour later while he knocked out and robbed another student. Williams and Hayes both admitted to their involvement, according to the documents.

Williams and running back Brent Calloway, 20, both admitted to using a stolen credit card to buy snacks from vending machines inside a dormitory, the documents said.

All four students were indefinitely suspended by coach Nick Saban.

Pettway and Hayes were charged with second-degree robbery. Williams was charged with fraudulent use of a credit card and second-degree robbery. Calloway was charged with fraudulent use of a credit card. Williams was released on $65,000 bond, while Hayes and Pettway were released on $60,000 bond each. Calloway was released on $5,000 bond.

"This behavior is unacceptable for any student-athlete at the University of Alabama and not representative of our football program," Saban said in a news release.

All four players were backups last season for Alabama, which has won two straight national titles and three of the past four. Williams didn’t play in 2012. But he was one of the nation’s top prospects the previous year and moved from receiver to safety.

The first student reported having his Apple Macbook Pro stolen from his backpack. Both sustained mild concussions, cuts on the face and heavy swelling, and had their wallets taken, according to documents.

University police posted an advisory Monday saying two students reported being approached by two men who asked for a light for a cigarette.

Police also said Williams had been arrested on a charge of carrying a pistol without a permit a day before his arrest on the robbery charges. Tuscaloosa police Sgt. Brent Blankley said in a news release that a clerk at a gas station called police early Sunday, telling officers that Williams threatened that he had something in his trunk after a fight about paying for gas.

Officers who pulled over Williams found a pistol in his pants pocket, the release said. In that case, he was released on $500 bond.
2013-02-13Alabama Serious-CriminalRobberyLink160So these guys robbed a student who was, "punched in the head and face and kicked in the ribs and back" to buy snacks from the vending machine dorm? Pretty sad state of affairs.

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Three University of Alabama football players have been charged with knocking students unconscious and stealing their wallets, while a fourth player has been charged with using a stolen debit card, officials said Tuesday.

Linebacker Tyler Hayes, 18, and safety Eddie Williams, 20, confessed to robbing a student who was punched in the head and face and kicked in the ribs and back early Monday morning, according to court documents. Williams said D.J. Pettway, 20, a defensive lineman, and Hayes waited in a nearby vehicle about an hour later while he knocked out and robbed another student. Williams and Hayes both admitted to their involvement, according to the documents.

Williams and running back Brent Calloway, 20, both admitted to using a stolen credit card to buy snacks from vending machines inside a dormitory, the documents said.

All four students were indefinitely suspended by coach Nick Saban.

Pettway and Hayes were charged with second-degree robbery. Williams was charged with fraudulent use of a credit card and second-degree robbery. Calloway was charged with fraudulent use of a credit card. Williams was released on $65,000 bond, while Hayes and Pettway were released on $60,000 bond each. Calloway was released on $5,000 bond.

"This behavior is unacceptable for any student-athlete at the University of Alabama and not representative of our football program," Saban said in a news release.

All four players were backups last season for Alabama, which has won two straight national titles and three of the past four. Williams didn’t play in 2012. But he was one of the nation’s top prospects the previous year and moved from receiver to safety.

The first student reported having his Apple Macbook Pro stolen from his backpack. Both sustained mild concussions, cuts on the face and heavy swelling, and had their wallets taken, according to documents.

University police posted an advisory Monday saying two students reported being approached by two men who asked for a light for a cigarette.

Police also said Williams had been arrested on a charge of carrying a pistol without a permit a day before his arrest on the robbery charges. Tuscaloosa police Sgt. Brent Blankley said in a news release that a clerk at a gas station called police early Sunday, telling officers that Williams threatened that he had something in his trunk after a fight about paying for gas.

Officers who pulled over Williams found a pistol in his pants pocket, the release said. In that case, he was released on $500 bond.
2013-02-13Alabama Serious-CriminalArmed RobberyLink50So these guys robbed a student who was, "punched in the head and face and kicked in the ribs and back" to buy snacks from the vending machine dorm? Pretty sad state of affairs.

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Three University of Alabama football players have been charged with knocking students unconscious and stealing their wallets, while a fourth player has been charged with using a stolen debit card, officials said Tuesday.

Linebacker Tyler Hayes, 18, and safety Eddie Williams, 20, confessed to robbing a student who was punched in the head and face and kicked in the ribs and back early Monday morning, according to court documents. Williams said D.J. Pettway, 20, a defensive lineman, and Hayes waited in a nearby vehicle about an hour later while he knocked out and robbed another student. Williams and Hayes both admitted to their involvement, according to the documents.

Williams and running back Brent Calloway, 20, both admitted to using a stolen credit card to buy snacks from vending machines inside a dormitory, the documents said.

All four students were indefinitely suspended by coach Nick Saban.

Pettway and Hayes were charged with second-degree robbery. Williams was charged with fraudulent use of a credit card and second-degree robbery. Calloway was charged with fraudulent use of a credit card. Williams was released on $65,000 bond, while Hayes and Pettway were released on $60,000 bond each. Calloway was released on $5,000 bond.

"This behavior is unacceptable for any student-athlete at the University of Alabama and not representative of our football program," Saban said in a news release.

All four players were backups last season for Alabama, which has won two straight national titles and three of the past four. Williams didn’t play in 2012. But he was one of the nation’s top prospects the previous year and moved from receiver to safety.

The first student reported having his Apple Macbook Pro stolen from his backpack. Both sustained mild concussions, cuts on the face and heavy swelling, and had their wallets taken, according to documents.

University police posted an advisory Monday saying two students reported being approached by two men who asked for a light for a cigarette.

Police also said Williams had been arrested on a charge of carrying a pistol without a permit a day before his arrest on the robbery charges. Tuscaloosa police Sgt. Brent Blankley said in a news release that a clerk at a gas station called police early Sunday, telling officers that Williams threatened that he had something in his trunk after a fight about paying for gas.

Officers who pulled over Williams found a pistol in his pants pocket, the release said. In that case, he was released on $500 bond.
2013-02-11Florida Small-TimeUsing Soft DrugsLink8Florida has got to do something strong to send a message to Loucheiz Purifoy and the rest of the program after the cornerback was arrested for possession of 2.5 grams of marijuana last Sunday morning.
Purifoy is the seventh member of the football team to be arrested for marijuana since Will Muschamp took the job as head coach in Gainesville. One of the first moves he made as coach was dismissing star cornerback Janoris Jenkins following his second arrest related to marijuana, and Muschamp should consider removing his scholarship and making him earn it back before the start of the season.

Read more at http://www.rantsports.com/ncaa-football/2013/02/10/florida-gators-problem-with-marijuana-continues-with-latest-arrest/?cfQojRHUyLoorhlH.99
2013-02-08RockiesNuisanceApologizing to FamilyLink3The trifecta!

Rockies first baseman Todd Helton was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol early Wednesday morning in Thornton, Colo.

Helton, who is set to enter the final year of his contract and his 17th season with the Rockies, endured an injury-plagued and largely ineffective season in 2012. And from the looks of his mugshot, he doesn't appear likely to show up at Spring Training next week in the best shape of his life. Via CBS Denver:

Yikes.

There's absolutely nothing funny about DUI, of course. It's a criminal and potentially deadly lapse in judgment, and the Rockies have already expressed their disappointment.

Though clearly Helton wasn't in the right state of consciousness to make reasonable decisions – or, apparently, to open his eyes for his mugshot – he's lucky to have escaped with only an arrest and a humiliating photo on his record.

The Rockies released the following statement in response to Helton's arrest:

We were extremely disappointed to learn that Todd was arrested this morning. This type of behavior is taken very seriously by our organization. We know that he clearly understands the seriousness of his poor decision, the harm that could have been inflicted on others and the embarrassment his mistake has caused to himself, his family, the Colorado Rockies organization and to Major League Baseball.

Todd is taking full accountability for his actions with his family, his fans and the organization. The man we have grown to know has strong values that are grounded in his family and hard work. Todd clearly understands the severity of the situation.

Helton added this statement:

Last evening I exercised poor judgment and was charged with drinking and driving after driving to a gas station near my house. I am very sorry and embarrassed by my actions. I hold myself to a high standard and take my responsibility as a public figure very seriously. My entire career I have worked to set a positive example for my family and in our community and I fell far short of this standard.

I sincerely ask my family, the Colorado Rockies Organization, Major League Baseball and the community to accept my apology. I make no excuses and accept full responsibility for my actions. I humbly ask your forgiveness

2013-02-08RockiesNuisanceApologizing to FansLink4The trifecta!

Rockies first baseman Todd Helton was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol early Wednesday morning in Thornton, Colo.

Helton, who is set to enter the final year of his contract and his 17th season with the Rockies, endured an injury-plagued and largely ineffective season in 2012. And from the looks of his mugshot, he doesn’t appear likely to show up at Spring Training next week in the best shape of his life. Via CBS Denver:

Yikes.

There’s absolutely nothing funny about DUI, of course. It’s a criminal and potentially deadly lapse in judgment, and the Rockies have already expressed their disappointment.

Though clearly Helton wasn’t in the right state of consciousness to make reasonable decisions – or, apparently, to open his eyes for his mugshot – he’s lucky to have escaped with only an arrest and a humiliating photo on his record.

The Rockies released the following statement in response to Helton’s arrest:

We were extremely disappointed to learn that Todd was arrested this morning. This type of behavior is taken very seriously by our organization. We know that he clearly understands the seriousness of his poor decision, the harm that could have been inflicted on others and the embarrassment his mistake has caused to himself, his family, the Colorado Rockies organization and to Major League Baseball.

Todd is taking full accountability for his actions with his family, his fans and the organization. The man we have grown to know has strong values that are grounded in his family and hard work. Todd clearly understands the severity of the situation.

Helton added this statement:

Last evening I exercised poor judgment and was charged with drinking and driving after driving to a gas station near my house. I am very sorry and embarrassed by my actions. I hold myself to a high standard and take my responsibility as a public figure very seriously. My entire career I have worked to set a positive example for my family and in our community and I fell far short of this standard.

I sincerely ask my family, the Colorado Rockies Organization, Major League Baseball and the community to accept my apology. I make no excuses and accept full responsibility for my actions. I humbly ask your forgiveness

2013-02-08RockiesNuisanceApologizing to TeamLink2The trifecta!

Rockies first baseman Todd Helton was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol early Wednesday morning in Thornton, Colo.

Helton, who is set to enter the final year of his contract and his 17th season with the Rockies, endured an injury-plagued and largely ineffective season in 2012. And from the looks of his mugshot, he doesn’t appear likely to show up at Spring Training next week in the best shape of his life. Via CBS Denver:

Yikes.

There’s absolutely nothing funny about DUI, of course. It’s a criminal and potentially deadly lapse in judgment, and the Rockies have already expressed their disappointment.

Though clearly Helton wasn’t in the right state of consciousness to make reasonable decisions – or, apparently, to open his eyes for his mugshot – he’s lucky to have escaped with only an arrest and a humiliating photo on his record.

The Rockies released the following statement in response to Helton’s arrest:

We were extremely disappointed to learn that Todd was arrested this morning. This type of behavior is taken very seriously by our organization. We know that he clearly understands the seriousness of his poor decision, the harm that could have been inflicted on others and the embarrassment his mistake has caused to himself, his family, the Colorado Rockies organization and to Major League Baseball.

Todd is taking full accountability for his actions with his family, his fans and the organization. The man we have grown to know has strong values that are grounded in his family and hard work. Todd clearly understands the severity of the situation.

Helton added this statement:

Last evening I exercised poor judgment and was charged with drinking and driving after driving to a gas station near my house. I am very sorry and embarrassed by my actions. I hold myself to a high standard and take my responsibility as a public figure very seriously. My entire career I have worked to set a positive example for my family and in our community and I fell far short of this standard.

I sincerely ask my family, the Colorado Rockies Organization, Major League Baseball and the community to accept my apology. I make no excuses and accept full responsibility for my actions. I humbly ask your forgiveness

2013-02-08RockiesSmall-TimeDrinking and DrivingLink12The trifecta!

Rockies first baseman Todd Helton was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol early Wednesday morning in Thornton, Colo.

Helton, who is set to enter the final year of his contract and his 17th season with the Rockies, endured an injury-plagued and largely ineffective season in 2012. And from the looks of his mugshot, he doesn’t appear likely to show up at Spring Training next week in the best shape of his life. Via CBS Denver:

Yikes.

There’s absolutely nothing funny about DUI, of course. It’s a criminal and potentially deadly lapse in judgment, and the Rockies have already expressed their disappointment.

Though clearly Helton wasn’t in the right state of consciousness to make reasonable decisions – or, apparently, to open his eyes for his mugshot – he’s lucky to have escaped with only an arrest and a humiliating photo on his record.

The Rockies released the following statement in response to Helton’s arrest:

We were extremely disappointed to learn that Todd was arrested this morning. This type of behavior is taken very seriously by our organization. We know that he clearly understands the seriousness of his poor decision, the harm that could have been inflicted on others and the embarrassment his mistake has caused to himself, his family, the Colorado Rockies organization and to Major League Baseball.

Todd is taking full accountability for his actions with his family, his fans and the organization. The man we have grown to know has strong values that are grounded in his family and hard work. Todd clearly understands the severity of the situation.

Helton added this statement:

Last evening I exercised poor judgment and was charged with drinking and driving after driving to a gas station near my house. I am very sorry and embarrassed by my actions. I hold myself to a high standard and take my responsibility as a public figure very seriously. My entire career I have worked to set a positive example for my family and in our community and I fell far short of this standard.

I sincerely ask my family, the Colorado Rockies Organization, Major League Baseball and the community to accept my apology. I make no excuses and accept full responsibility for my actions. I humbly ask your forgiveness

2013-02-08Southern California NuisanceSuspensionsLink2An incident report, posted on the website for USC’s Department of Public Safety, noted the incident involving Pomee. According to report, shortly after 2 a.m. on Jan. 29, officers ''responded to an intoxicated student who passed out in an alley’’ behind a USC fraternity house.

The report further reads that, ''The student became combative when contacted by the officers and had to be physically subdued. The officers found the student in possession of a tablet computer and other property that did not belong to him and they subsequently determined that the items had been stolen. The student was then arrested and transported to (LAPD Southwest) station for booking.’’

Pomee didn’t catch a pass last season but regularly played on special teams.
2013-02-08Southern California Small-TimeDrunk and DisorderlyLink9An incident report, posted on the website for USC’s Department of Public Safety, noted the incident involving Pomee. According to report, shortly after 2 a.m. on Jan. 29, officers ’’responded to an intoxicated student who passed out in an alley’’ behind a USC fraternity house.

The report further reads that, ’’The student became combative when contacted by the officers and had to be physically subdued. The officers found the student in possession of a tablet computer and other property that did not belong to him and they subsequently determined that the items had been stolen. The student was then arrested and transported to (LAPD Southwest) station for booking.’’

Pomee didn’t catch a pass last season but regularly played on special teams.
2013-02-08Southern California Small-TimeResisting ArrestLink8An incident report, posted on the website for USC’s Department of Public Safety, noted the incident involving Pomee. According to report, shortly after 2 a.m. on Jan. 29, officers ’’responded to an intoxicated student who passed out in an alley’’ behind a USC fraternity house.

The report further reads that, ’’The student became combative when contacted by the officers and had to be physically subdued. The officers found the student in possession of a tablet computer and other property that did not belong to him and they subsequently determined that the items had been stolen. The student was then arrested and transported to (LAPD Southwest) station for booking.’’

Pomee didn’t catch a pass last season but regularly played on special teams.
2013-02-08Southern California Big-TimeTheftLink20An incident report, posted on the website for USC’s Department of Public Safety, noted the incident involving Pomee. According to report, shortly after 2 a.m. on Jan. 29, officers ’’responded to an intoxicated student who passed out in an alley’’ behind a USC fraternity house.

The report further reads that, ’’The student became combative when contacted by the officers and had to be physically subdued. The officers found the student in possession of a tablet computer and other property that did not belong to him and they subsequently determined that the items had been stolen. The student was then arrested and transported to (LAPD Southwest) station for booking.’’

Pomee didn’t catch a pass last season but regularly played on special teams.
2013-02-07Notre Dame NuisanceSuspensionsLink2The rare college Hockey bust, and the guys last name is Beers!

A Notre Dame hockey player is under arrest after an incident at a bar in South Bend.

Junior Jared Beers reportedly was involved in an incident with an employee at Brothers Bar and Grill on Eddy Street. Police say Beers refused to leave when asked and attacked a woman that works at the restaurant.

In reports filed with St. Joseph County Courts, Beers is also accused of resisting arrest.

Notre Dame Spokesman Dennis Brown released a statement on the student's arrest. "The University is aware of this incident and is confident that it will be handled in a prompt and professional manner through the criminal justice system," said Brown.

The university says Beers has been "suspended indefinitely" following the arrest.
2013-02-07Notre Dame Small-TimeDrunk and DisorderlyLink9The rare college Hockey bust, and the guys last name is Beers!

A Notre Dame hockey player is under arrest after an incident at a bar in South Bend.

Junior Jared Beers reportedly was involved in an incident with an employee at Brothers Bar and Grill on Eddy Street. Police say Beers refused to leave when asked and attacked a woman that works at the restaurant.

In reports filed with St. Joseph County Courts, Beers is also accused of resisting arrest.

Notre Dame Spokesman Dennis Brown released a statement on the student’s arrest. "The University is aware of this incident and is confident that it will be handled in a prompt and professional manner through the criminal justice system," said Brown.

The university says Beers has been "suspended indefinitely" following the arrest.
2013-02-07Notre Dame Small-TimeResisting ArrestLink8The rare college Hockey bust, and the guys last name is Beers!

A Notre Dame hockey player is under arrest after an incident at a bar in South Bend.

Junior Jared Beers reportedly was involved in an incident with an employee at Brothers Bar and Grill on Eddy Street. Police say Beers refused to leave when asked and attacked a woman that works at the restaurant.

In reports filed with St. Joseph County Courts, Beers is also accused of resisting arrest.

Notre Dame Spokesman Dennis Brown released a statement on the student’s arrest. "The University is aware of this incident and is confident that it will be handled in a prompt and professional manner through the criminal justice system," said Brown.

The university says Beers has been "suspended indefinitely" following the arrest.
2013-02-05Texas AM NuisanceSuspensionsLink2COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- Texas A&M defensive lineman Kirby Ennis has been suspended from the team after being arrested on a gun charge.

According to Brazos County jail records, Ennis was arrested on Friday night by the College Station Police Department and charged with disorderly conduct, discharge or display of a firearm.

He was released on a $2,000 bond early Saturday morning. There were no further details available on his arrest.

Texas A&M released a statement saying, "Texas A&M officials have been made aware of the arrest of football player Kirby Ennis and according to athletics department policy he is immediately suspended from all team activities pending further investigation."

Ennis appeared in 13 games with 11 starts as a junior last season. He had 24 tackles including two tackles for losses and a sack.
2013-02-05Texas AM Small-TimeConcealed or Illegal WeaponsLink11COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- Texas A&M defensive lineman Kirby Ennis has been suspended from the team after being arrested on a gun charge.

According to Brazos County jail records, Ennis was arrested on Friday night by the College Station Police Department and charged with disorderly conduct, discharge or display of a firearm.

He was released on a $2,000 bond early Saturday morning. There were no further details available on his arrest.

Texas A&M released a statement saying, "Texas A&M officials have been made aware of the arrest of football player Kirby Ennis and according to athletics department policy he is immediately suspended from all team activities pending further investigation."

Ennis appeared in 13 games with 11 starts as a junior last season. He had 24 tackles including two tackles for losses and a sack.
2013-02-05Texas Small-TimeDrunk and DisorderlyLink9Bad week in Texas!

AUSTIN, TEXAS (AP)
A freshman backup quarterback at the University of Texas was arrested Saturday in Austin on charges of public intoxication and carrying a fake driver's license.

Connor Brewer, 19, was taken into custody in the early morning hours by university police, said Travis County Sheriff's Department spokesman Roger Wade. Court documents indicate Brewer was booked into the county jail, appeared before a justice of the peace court and released about 11 hours later, Wade said.

The charges are misdemeanors, university spokeswoman Rhonda Weldon said. If convicted, Brewer could be fined up to $500 on each charge.

Brewer, from Scottsdale, Ariz., has been expected to contend for playing time next season. He did not play in 2012.
2013-02-05Texas Small-TimeUnder Age DrinkingLink10Bad week in Texas!

AUSTIN, TEXAS (AP)
A freshman backup quarterback at the University of Texas was arrested Saturday in Austin on charges of public intoxication and carrying a fake driver’s license.

Connor Brewer, 19, was taken into custody in the early morning hours by university police, said Travis County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Roger Wade. Court documents indicate Brewer was booked into the county jail, appeared before a justice of the peace court and released about 11 hours later, Wade said.

The charges are misdemeanors, university spokeswoman Rhonda Weldon said. If convicted, Brewer could be fined up to $500 on each charge.

Brewer, from Scottsdale, Ariz., has been expected to contend for playing time next season. He did not play in 2012.
2013-01-31DolphinsSmall-TimeAdulteryLink9Dan Marino is famous for his touchdowns – but the Hall of Famer’s scoring off the field is downright shocking.

The married gridiron great – a pregame analyst for CBS since 2003 who will be doing this Sunday’s Super Bowl broadcast – sired a love child with a network underling and then paid her millions to keep quiet, sources have exclusively told The Post.

The ex-Miami Dolphin QB – who has long had an image as one of pro sports’ most squeaky-clean guys – knocked up Donna Savattere, a then-35-year-old production assistant at CBS Sports’ Manhattan studio.
2013-01-31DolphinsSmall-TimeChild SupportLink10Dan Marino is famous for his touchdowns – but the Hall of Famer’s scoring off the field is downright shocking.

The married gridiron great – a pregame analyst for CBS since 2003 who will be doing this Sunday’s Super Bowl broadcast – sired a love child with a network underling and then paid her millions to keep quiet, sources have exclusively told The Post.

The ex-Miami Dolphin QB – who has long had an image as one of pro sports’ most squeaky-clean guys – knocked up Donna Savattere, a then-35-year-old production assistant at CBS Sports’ Manhattan studio.
2013-01-30RaidersBig-TimeAssault Wife/GirlfriendLink40Another first for the FCL!

The NFL has no current players and startlingly few ex-players who are known to be gay, but it appears ex-49ers and Raiders offensive tackle Kwame Harris, a former first-round pick, has involuntarily been added to the list as a result of the legal fallout from a fight at a restaurant.

According to the San Mateo Daily Journal, a dispute over soy sauce at Su Hong restaurant in Menlo Park, Calif. last Aug. 21, has landed the former NFL player in court after he assaulted his ex-boyfriend.
[Also: Jim Harbaugh changed female reporter's life]
Chief deputy district attorney Karen Guidotti told the paper that Harris and the alleged victim had been in a romantic relationship but were not involved at the time of the incident. Harris’ attorney Alin Cintean confirmed to the paper the two "were previously involved" but were just friends when the incident occurred.

Harris pleaded not guilty to felony charges of domestic violence causing great bodily injury and assault with force likely to produce great bodily injury, the Daily Journal said. The dispute started when Harris got upset at his friend, Dimitri Geier, for pouring soy sauce on a plate of rice.

According to the paper, which was citing a suit filed in San Mateo County Superior Court, the two argued for seven minutes after the soy sauce was poured, and Harris said he wasn't going to take Geier to the airport as he had said he would. When the two went to get Geier's belongings from Harris' car, Harris accused Geier of stealing his underwear and tried pulling the man's pants down.
2013-01-25Arkansas Serious-CriminalRobbery Liquor StoreLink50Two sandwiches and two cases of beer. Dinner!

FAYETTEVILLE – A pair of Arkansas baseball players were arrested Sunday and charged with shoplifting.

Colin Poche and Adam Meyer were booked in the Washington County jail at 7:26 Sunday night after being arrested by Fayetteville police. Both were later released on a $565 bond.

According to the arrest report, Meyer and Poche attempted to steal sandwiches and two cases of beer from the Walmart Supercenter located on Martin Luther King Blvd. in Fayetteville. Brandon Meredith, identified as one of the store's loss prevention officers, told police he witnessed Poche place two cases of beer in a tote bag before both removed price labels from sandwiches they had picked up from the deli and disposed of them in a trash can.
2013-01-23CowboysSmall-TimeDrinking and DrivingLink12Josh Bent anybody?

GRAPEVINE, Texas -- Dallas Cowboys defensive lineman Jay Ratliff is free on bond after his arrest Tuesday on suspicion of driving while intoxicated.

The 31-year-old nose tackle was arrested shortly after midnight after his pickup truck sideswiped a semitrailer truck on Texas 114 in eastern Grapevine, 20 miles northwest of Dallas.

No one was injured, but Ratliff failed a field sobriety test and was taken to city jail, said Grapevine police Officer Sam Shemwell. Ratliff declined a breath test, but police obtained a blood sample for testing, Shemwell said.
2013-01-22Virginia Small-TimeUnder Age DrinkingLink10This may be yet another UVa bust both on and off the field! ...

Star running back Taquan Mizzell was arrested for underage possession of alcohol early Sunday morning, according to a Charlottesville news source. Mizzell, who was on his official recruiting visit to UVA, was seen attempting to kick a passing car on 14th Street near the UVA campus. He cooperated with the arresting officer.

There has been no official word out of the University on what impact Mizzell's arrest will have on his status with the Cavaliers, though no change is expected. Mizzell is widely-considered to be the jewel of Virginia's 2013 recruiting class. He's rated a five-star running back by Rivals.com, and is Virginia's first five-star recruit since Eugene Monroe in 2005. Per NCAA rules, Virginia coach Mike London cannot comment on incoming recruits until they sign letters-of-intent. National signing day is February 6th.
2013-01-21BengalsSmall-TimeConcealed or Illegal WeaponsLink11Not to bright this one ...

Cincinnati Bengals tackle Andre Smith was free on bond Friday after his arrest on a charge of carrying a loaded gun at Atlanta's airport.
Smith, 25, of Birmingham, Ala., was arrested around 4:50 p.m. Thursday at a security checkpoint at Hartsfield Jackson International Airport. A .38-caliber handgun was found in his carry-on bag, said Atlanta police Sgt. Greg Lyon.

Smith was charged with carrying a weapon in an unauthorized location and was taken to the Clayton County Jail in Jonesboro _ about 20 miles south of Atlanta. He posted $3,000 bond Friday, according to court records.

Smith made his initial court appearance Friday and is scheduled for a preliminary hearing on Feb. 4, according to court documents.
Bengals spokesman Jack Brennan said franchise officials will not comment on ongoing legal matters, and a call to Smith's attorney was not immediately returned. Smith was a first-round draft pick in 2009 out of Alabama.
2013-01-21ChargersSmall-TimeResisting ArrestLink8Leaf is quickly moving into FCL legend status ...

HELENA, Mont. -- Former NFL quarterback Ryan Leaf has been moved from a drug treatment center to the Montana State Prison for threatening a staff member and violating his treatment plan, a corrections official said Thursday.

The former San Diego Chargers and Washington State Cougars quarterback was charged last spring with breaking into two houses and stealing prescription painkillers near his hometown of Great Falls. He pleaded guilty in May to burglary and criminal possession of dangerous drugs, and his five-year sentence called for spending nine months in a locked drug treatment facility as an alternative to prison.

Leaf said then that he was looking forward to the treatment at Nexus Treatment Center in Lewistown. But on Thursday, the Montana Department of Corrections released a statement by Great Falls regional probation and parole administrator Dawn Handa that said Leaf will now serve his sentence in the Deer Lodge prison.

"The Montana Department of Corrections terminated Leaf from the treatment program and placed him in prison after he was found guilty of behavior that violated conditions of his drug treatment program. The violations included threatening a program staff member," Handa said in the statement.

Leaf attorney Kenneth Olson did not return calls for comment.

Adult Community Corrections Division director Pam Bunke wrote that Leaf was too great a security risk to leave in a community setting, and that staff had exhausted all resources in keeping him there.

Leaf told his roommate at the treatment center that he wanted to drag a program staffer by his hair, according to the Department of Corrections document approving Leaf's transfer to prison.

Leaf also wrote in three "Thinking Error Reports" that he wanted to throw the staffer against the wall and smash his glass into the man's head.

Thinking Error Reports are part of the treatment program meant to help participants monitor their potential problems and help them recognize and cope with the source of their addiction, according to an agency description.

Leaf was moved out of the Lewistown center on Dec. 29. He was held in the Fergus County Jail until he was transported to the Deer Lodge prison Wednesday, said Corrections spokesman Bob Anez.

A disciplinary hearing was held Jan. 9 in which a hearings officer found Leaf guilty of threatening another person or his possessions, according to a summary by the Department of Corrections.

He also was found guilty of wearing clothes he was told not to wear and volunteering his services when directed not to, according to the summary.
2013-01-21ChargersSmall-TimeParole ViolationLink8Leaf is quickly moving into FCL legend status ...

HELENA, Mont. -- Former NFL quarterback Ryan Leaf has been moved from a drug treatment center to the Montana State Prison for threatening a staff member and violating his treatment plan, a corrections official said Thursday.

The former San Diego Chargers and Washington State Cougars quarterback was charged last spring with breaking into two houses and stealing prescription painkillers near his hometown of Great Falls. He pleaded guilty in May to burglary and criminal possession of dangerous drugs, and his five-year sentence called for spending nine months in a locked drug treatment facility as an alternative to prison.

Leaf said then that he was looking forward to the treatment at Nexus Treatment Center in Lewistown. But on Thursday, the Montana Department of Corrections released a statement by Great Falls regional probation and parole administrator Dawn Handa that said Leaf will now serve his sentence in the Deer Lodge prison.

"The Montana Department of Corrections terminated Leaf from the treatment program and placed him in prison after he was found guilty of behavior that violated conditions of his drug treatment program. The violations included threatening a program staff member," Handa said in the statement.

Leaf attorney Kenneth Olson did not return calls for comment.

Adult Community Corrections Division director Pam Bunke wrote that Leaf was too great a security risk to leave in a community setting, and that staff had exhausted all resources in keeping him there.

Leaf told his roommate at the treatment center that he wanted to drag a program staffer by his hair, according to the Department of Corrections document approving Leaf’s transfer to prison.

Leaf also wrote in three "Thinking Error Reports" that he wanted to throw the staffer against the wall and smash his glass into the man’s head.

Thinking Error Reports are part of the treatment program meant to help participants monitor their potential problems and help them recognize and cope with the source of their addiction, according to an agency description.

Leaf was moved out of the Lewistown center on Dec. 29. He was held in the Fergus County Jail until he was transported to the Deer Lodge prison Wednesday, said Corrections spokesman Bob Anez.

A disciplinary hearing was held Jan. 9 in which a hearings officer found Leaf guilty of threatening another person or his possessions, according to a summary by the Department of Corrections.

He also was found guilty of wearing clothes he was told not to wear and volunteering his services when directed not to, according to the summary.
2013-01-21Florida Small-TimeMoving ViolationsLink5I think this is our second scooter related bust is the last few months. Too funny!

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Florida offensive lineman Jessamen Dunker has been released from the Alachua County Jail.

Judge Denise R. Ferrero released Dunker on his own recognizance Thursday, a day after the redshirt freshman was arrested and charged with stealing a scooter. Ferrero told Dunker to have no contact with the alleged victim.

Dunker is charged with vehicle theft, a third-degree felony, and driving with a suspended license, a misdemeanor.

He was pulled over for riding a scooter on campus without a license plate. After police checked, it was determined the scooter had been reported stolen.

But Dunker's attorney, Huntley Johnson, says his client paid $600 for the scooter and was unaware it had been stolen.

Dunker, from Boynton Beach, is expected to battle for a starting job this spring.
2013-01-21Florida Big-TimeTheftLink20I think this is our second scooter related bust is the last few months. Too funny!

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Florida offensive lineman Jessamen Dunker has been released from the Alachua County Jail.

Judge Denise R. Ferrero released Dunker on his own recognizance Thursday, a day after the redshirt freshman was arrested and charged with stealing a scooter. Ferrero told Dunker to have no contact with the alleged victim.

Dunker is charged with vehicle theft, a third-degree felony, and driving with a suspended license, a misdemeanor.

He was pulled over for riding a scooter on campus without a license plate. After police checked, it was determined the scooter had been reported stolen.

But Dunker’s attorney, Huntley Johnson, says his client paid $600 for the scooter and was unaware it had been stolen.

Dunker, from Boynton Beach, is expected to battle for a starting job this spring.
2013-01-16MarinersBig-TimeAssault Wife/GirlfriendLink200This guy is a horrible human.

Former major leaguer Milton Bradley, who spent parts of two tumultuous seasons with the Dodgers, faces prosecution on 13 misdemeanor counts of assault with a deadly weapon, vandalism and persuading a witness from making a report in a domestic abuse case involving his estranged wife in Los Angeles.

Bradley, who was traded in 2005 by the Dodgers to the Oakland A's after throwing a water bottle at fans and having an altercation with a reporter, could be jailed up to 13 years and forced to pay $13,000 in fines and restitution if convicted on all counts.

He denies the charges, which include Bradley threatening or attacking his estranged wife on five occasions in 2011 and 2012, according to prosecutors, who charged him Thursday and released the following statement:

"During one incident in November 2012, Bradley allegedly pushed his wife against a kitchen wall and choked her with both hands after she requested that he stop smoking marijuana in front of their children and requested that his friends leave her San Fernando Valley home."
2013-01-11SteelersBig-TimeAssault Wife/GirlfriendLink40PITTSBURGH (AP) – Rookie running back Chris Rainey has run out of chances with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

The Steelers cut the troubled 24-year-old following his arrest on a battery charge in Gainesville, Fla., on Thursday, the latest in a series of off-the-field incidents that have threatened his career.

Gainesville police officers charged Rainey with a single count of misdemeanor simple battery after an altercation with his girlfriend. Police said in a news release the two were arguing over Rainey’s cellphone. When his girlfriend got into a vehicle, the former Florida Gator tried to pull her out.

Witnesses told detectives that Rainey slapped his girlfriend across the face and then chased her when she ran away with his phone in her purse.
2013-01-11GiantsNuisanceApologizing to FansLink4Sergio Romo (above) is known for his hellion fun on the field, and was quick to show it off the field. According to reports, Romo has been cuffed due to an issue at the Vegas Airport. The incident was summoned after Romo failed to present a valid ID of himself (Who knows Romo in Vegas anyway?) and was brought to a Transportation Security Administration officer, where he apparently 'lost his temper'.

Romo was then detained and brought to the airports Police Station, and was given acclaim of violation of airport rules ... and then let go. Romo was denied flying privileges that day and was escorted off airport grounds.

Taking the high road, Romo has fully apologized for his behavior, according to Matt Synder on behalf of CBBSports.


I would like to sincerely apologize about the recent events at the Las Vegas airport which brought negative attention to the San Francisco Giants organization and its fans. I love and respect the Giants, my teammates and our fans and promise to conduct myself in the future in the San Francisco Giants Way.

Romo was reportedly under the influence at the time of the incident, but that assumptions remains unclear, and is credited to be some of the reason the event took place. (Although we all know how easy TSA officers are to deal with..)

The ironic part of this arrest was that it wasn't too long ago that Romo sported a shirt titling "I just look illegal". Well Romo, you got your wish.
2013-01-11GiantsNuisanceApologizing to TeamLink2Sergio Romo (above) is known for his hellion fun on the field, and was quick to show it off the field. According to reports, Romo has been cuffed due to an issue at the Vegas Airport. The incident was summoned after Romo failed to present a valid ID of himself (Who knows Romo in Vegas anyway?) and was brought to a Transportation Security Administration officer, where he apparently ’lost his temper’.

Romo was then detained and brought to the airports Police Station, and was given acclaim of violation of airport rules ... and then let go. Romo was denied flying privileges that day and was escorted off airport grounds.

Taking the high road, Romo has fully apologized for his behavior, according to Matt Synder on behalf of CBBSports.


I would like to sincerely apologize about the recent events at the Las Vegas airport which brought negative attention to the San Francisco Giants organization and its fans. I love and respect the Giants, my teammates and our fans and promise to conduct myself in the future in the San Francisco Giants Way.

Romo was reportedly under the influence at the time of the incident, but that assumptions remains unclear, and is credited to be some of the reason the event took place. (Although we all know how easy TSA officers are to deal with..)

The ironic part of this arrest was that it wasn’t too long ago that Romo sported a shirt titling "I just look illegal". Well Romo, you got your wish.
2013-01-11GiantsSmall-TimeDrunk and DisorderlyLink9Sergio Romo (above) is known for his hellion fun on the field, and was quick to show it off the field. According to reports, Romo has been cuffed due to an issue at the Vegas Airport. The incident was summoned after Romo failed to present a valid ID of himself (Who knows Romo in Vegas anyway?) and was brought to a Transportation Security Administration officer, where he apparently ’lost his temper’.

Romo was then detained and brought to the airports Police Station, and was given acclaim of violation of airport rules ... and then let go. Romo was denied flying privileges that day and was escorted off airport grounds.

Taking the high road, Romo has fully apologized for his behavior, according to Matt Synder on behalf of CBBSports.


I would like to sincerely apologize about the recent events at the Las Vegas airport which brought negative attention to the San Francisco Giants organization and its fans. I love and respect the Giants, my teammates and our fans and promise to conduct myself in the future in the San Francisco Giants Way.

Romo was reportedly under the influence at the time of the incident, but that assumptions remains unclear, and is credited to be some of the reason the event took place. (Although we all know how easy TSA officers are to deal with..)

The ironic part of this arrest was that it wasn’t too long ago that Romo sported a shirt titling "I just look illegal". Well Romo, you got your wish.
2013-01-10MavericksNuisanceTweeting Link5Mark Cuban has been fined many, many times since he bought the Dallas Mavericks in 2000. In all but a very few cases (and maybe none at all, now that I think about it), he has been punished for commenting on what he perceives to be poor officiating. He's often correct – at other times he's just trying to stand up for his team. Either way, the NBA hits him for it, because that's just one of their rules.
So, in isolation, it's not huge news that the NBA decided to fine Cuban $50,000 for tweeting his displeasure with the referees after a loss to the New Orleans Hornets on Saturday. What is notable is that he's being fined for tweeting.

Following a 99-96 loss to the New Orleans Hornets, the outspoken Cuban blasted off a tweet saying he had "failed miserably" in his attempts to "fix the officiating in this league." He'll be paying nearly $368 per character for the short missive.

Criticizing officials is a favorite pastime for Cuban, who has been fined several million dollars over the past 13 years for his remarks as a team owner.
2013-01-10MavericksNuisanceFinesLink2Mark Cuban has been fined many, many times since he bought the Dallas Mavericks in 2000. In all but a very few cases (and maybe none at all, now that I think about it), he has been punished for commenting on what he perceives to be poor officiating. He’s often correct – at other times he’s just trying to stand up for his team. Either way, the NBA hits him for it, because that’s just one of their rules.
So, in isolation, it’s not huge news that the NBA decided to fine Cuban $50,000 for tweeting his displeasure with the referees after a loss to the New Orleans Hornets on Saturday. What is notable is that he’s being fined for tweeting.

Following a 99-96 loss to the New Orleans Hornets, the outspoken Cuban blasted off a tweet saying he had "failed miserably" in his attempts to "fix the officiating in this league." He’ll be paying nearly $368 per character for the short missive.

Criticizing officials is a favorite pastime for Cuban, who has been fined several million dollars over the past 13 years for his remarks as a team owner.
2013-01-10KnicksNuisanceSuspensionsLink2I'd like to see the video tape! ...

NEW YORK (AP) -- Carmelo Anthony was suspended one game by the NBA on Wednesday for confronting Kevin Garnett after the New York Knicks' loss to Boston on Monday.

Anthony, who was angry about Garnett's choice of words during a fourth-quarter altercation, went toward the Celtics' locker room after the game and later waited for Garnett outside Boston's team bus.
Anthony didn't believe he would be suspended because he said he was just looking to talk to Garnett, not fight. But NBA executive vice president of operations Stu Jackson ruled otherwise.
''There are no circumstances in which it is acceptable for a player to confront an opponent after a game,'' Jackson said in a statement.

Carmelo Anthony attempted to engage with Kevin Garnett multiple times after Monday's game and therefore a suspension was warranted.

Anthony will miss the Knicks' nationally televised game at Indiana on Thursday and lose about $176,700 of his $19.4 million salary.
Jackson said Anthony confronted Garnett in the arena tunnel, near the players' locker rooms, and in the parking garage.

The incident by the bus, with New York police and Knicks coach Mike Woodson nearby, was captured on videotape.
2013-01-03TimberwolvesSmall-TimeDrunk and DisorderlyLink9The 13-year NBA veteran, who last suited up for the Minnesota Timberwolves in 2005, was arrested for disorderly conduct on Monday following "repeated complaints about loud music coming from a house on E. Pleasant St. on Milwaukee's east side," according to Raquel Rutledge of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel:

Police would not release details of the incident other than to report that police had received two complaints within one hour Monday afternoon and had received several complaints of loud music from the residence in recent months.

Sprewell, 42 and a graduate of Washington High School, was booked into the jail about 4:15 p.m. [...] Monday's incident has been referred to the Milwaukee County district attorney's office for investigation.
2012-12-29BravesBig-TimeAssault Wife/GirlfriendLink40DULUTH, Ga. (AP) – Former Atlanta Braves star center fielder Andruw Jones was free on bond after being arrested in suburban Atlanta early Tuesday on a battery charge, according to jail records.

Around 1:30 a.m. Tuesday, police responded to a call for a domestic dispute between Jones and his wife in Duluth.

Gwinnett County Detention Center records say Jones was booked into the jail around 3:45 a.m. and was released on $2,400 bond by 11 a.m.
2012-12-18Northern Alabama NuisanceTweeting Link5Hi I'm an idiot.

Bradley Patterson, a football player for the University of North Alabama, was kicked off the team after he tweeted a message containing a racial slur about President Barack Obama on Sunday, WAFF reported.

Patterson sent the tweet after NBC pre-empted Sunday Night Football to show Obama's speech at the Newtown memorial for victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, in which 20 children and six adults were murdered by a gunman who then took his own life.

"Take that n***** off the tv, we wanna watch football!" Patterson, whose Twitter account has since been removed, tweeted. Deadspin gathered similar Twitter reactions to the broadcast interruption, calling their authors "idiots."
2012-12-18Northern Alabama NuisanceKicked Out of LeagueLink7Hi I’m an idiot.

Bradley Patterson, a football player for the University of North Alabama, was kicked off the team after he tweeted a message containing a racial slur about President Barack Obama on Sunday, WAFF reported.

Patterson sent the tweet after NBC pre-empted Sunday Night Football to show Obama’s speech at the Newtown memorial for victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, in which 20 children and six adults were murdered by a gunman who then took his own life.

"Take that n***** off the tv, we wanna watch football!" Patterson, whose Twitter account has since been removed, tweeted. Deadspin gathered similar Twitter reactions to the broadcast interruption, calling their authors "idiots."
2012-12-09CowboysSmall-TimeDrinking and DrivingLink12IRVING, TEXAS Dallas Cowboys nose tackle Josh Brent has been arrested and charged with intoxication manslaughter stemming from a late night crash that resulted in the death of a teammate.

CBS Station KTVT reports that Jerry Brown Jr., a 25-year old currently on the Cowboys' practice roster, was killed in the accident.

Irving police spokesman John Argumaniz said the accident happened about 2:20 a.m. Saturday in the Dallas suburb, hours before Brent was to be on a team flight to Cincinnati for the Cowboys' game Sunday against the Bengals.

When police arrived, Brent was responsive and able to speak with officers. Brown was unresponsive and was transported to a local hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.
2012-12-09CowboysSerious-CriminalManslaughterLink75IRVING, TEXAS Dallas Cowboys nose tackle Josh Brent has been arrested and charged with intoxication manslaughter stemming from a late night crash that resulted in the death of a teammate.

CBS Station KTVT reports that Jerry Brown Jr., a 25-year old currently on the Cowboys’ practice roster, was killed in the accident.

Irving police spokesman John Argumaniz said the accident happened about 2:20 a.m. Saturday in the Dallas suburb, hours before Brent was to be on a team flight to Cincinnati for the Cowboys’ game Sunday against the Bengals.

When police arrived, Brent was responsive and able to speak with officers. Brown was unresponsive and was transported to a local hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.
2012-12-04Syracuse Small-TimeDrunk and DisorderlyLink18Syracuse (WSYR-TV) – Two Syracuse University football players are facing charges after an alleged drunken incident involving police early Sunday morning.

Junior running back Steve Rene and junior linebacker Marquis Spruill were taken into custody around 12:20 a.m. on Livingston Avenue.

Rene was charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. Spruill was charged with disorderly conduct and second degree harassment.

Police say both men were drunk during the incident.

According to the police reports filed Sunday morning, police officers reported that they saw Rene in the middle of the road, yelling at a group of people.

According to the police report, as officers were ushering Rene to the sidewalk, he was yelling obscenities. He did make it to the sidewalk, but went back into the road, where reports suggest the real confrontation with police began.

The report says "Rene appeared to be extremely angry and was throwing his arms around as if he was ready to fight or attempting to get in a fight with somebody."

The officer reports when he was "attempting to secure Rene, a second male now known as Marquis Spurill came up behind him and grabbed onto the front upper portion of his uniform with both hands"

Another officer reported seeing this and, "forcefully shoved Spurill to the ground."

Meanwhile, officers said Rene was refusing to put his arms behind his back to be handcuffed. So, reports state, another officer approached with a patrol dog, a 5 year old German Shepherd named "Beny." The dog "struck Rene twice in the middle of the back with his muzzle, at which time the officers were able to pull his arms free and he was handcuffed without further incident."

Reports say both men were put into the back of patrol cars. One account says "Spruill continued to kick the inside of [the car] in an aggressive manner. At one point, while attempting to gather pedigree information from Rene, Spruill kicked the rear door of [the car] causing it to swing open and almost hit [the officer] in the face."
2012-12-04Syracuse Small-TimeResisting ArrestLink16Syracuse (WSYR-TV) – Two Syracuse University football players are facing charges after an alleged drunken incident involving police early Sunday morning.

Junior running back Steve Rene and junior linebacker Marquis Spruill were taken into custody around 12:20 a.m. on Livingston Avenue.

Rene was charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. Spruill was charged with disorderly conduct and second degree harassment.

Police say both men were drunk during the incident.

According to the police reports filed Sunday morning, police officers reported that they saw Rene in the middle of the road, yelling at a group of people.

According to the police report, as officers were ushering Rene to the sidewalk, he was yelling obscenities. He did make it to the sidewalk, but went back into the road, where reports suggest the real confrontation with police began.

The report says "Rene appeared to be extremely angry and was throwing his arms around as if he was ready to fight or attempting to get in a fight with somebody."

The officer reports when he was "attempting to secure Rene, a second male now known as Marquis Spurill came up behind him and grabbed onto the front upper portion of his uniform with both hands"

Another officer reported seeing this and, "forcefully shoved Spurill to the ground."

Meanwhile, officers said Rene was refusing to put his arms behind his back to be handcuffed. So, reports state, another officer approached with a patrol dog, a 5 year old German Shepherd named "Beny." The dog "struck Rene twice in the middle of the back with his muzzle, at which time the officers were able to pull his arms free and he was handcuffed without further incident."

Reports say both men were put into the back of patrol cars. One account says "Spruill continued to kick the inside of [the car] in an aggressive manner. At one point, while attempting to gather pedigree information from Rene, Spruill kicked the rear door of [the car] causing it to swing open and almost hit [the officer] in the face."
2012-12-04Hofstra Big-TimeTheftLink100MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) – Four Hofstra University basketball players were arrested on burglary charges stemming from dormitory room break-ins, police said Friday.

Detectives said the players were charged in six burglaries that occurred between Oct. 4 and Nov. 5, but they suspect there have been numerous other thefts starting at the beginning of the semester ... Cote said some of the stolen items were sold on Craigslist and elsewhere, but he estimated that $10,000 worth of equipment had been recovered since the players’ arrest on Thursday. Many of the items vanished from common rooms in dormitory suites, where doors were often left unlocked, Cote said.
2012-12-04Oklahoma Small-TimeUsing Soft DrugsLink16NORMAN, Okla. - Two University of Oklahoma football players were arrested for possession of a controlled substance early Sunday, authorities said.
Sooner receiver Jalen Saunders, 20, and cornerback Cortez Johnson, 20, were arrested on a possession of marijuana complaint near Lindsey Street and Oakhurst Avenue in Norman, authorities said.
The two were released on bond shortly after their arrest, authorities said.
We will have more information as it becomes available.


Read more: http://www.kjrh.com/dpp/news/local_news/two-ou-football-players-arrested-for-possesion-of-controlled-substance#ixzz2E6fjk6ry
2012-12-01ChiefsSerious-CriminalMurderLink200Arrowhead Stadium, the home of the Kansas City Chiefs, was placed on lockdown early Saturday morning after police say a player shot and killed himself after fatally shooting his girlfriend at a house nearby.

Police confirmed both the player and the girlfriend have died.

The couple reportedly argued before the player shot her multiple times and then drove to the stadium located less than 10 miles away from the home, police tell Fox4KC.com.

Police have not released the identity of the player, but have confirmed that he is a 25-year-old team member.


2012-11-28CardinalsSmall-TimeUsing Soft DrugsLink8GEORGE COUNTY, MS (WLOX) -
John Nix, a former Dallas Cowboy football player, was arrested at his home in George County November 16 for felony drug possession. The arrest came after several traffic stops produced intel leading officers to seek and serve a search warrant on Nix's home on Highway 198 East.


Nix was arrested around 1am after officers searched and cleared the residence. Officers said they discovered approximately 37 grams of marijuana in a plastic drawer near a bedside. Two additional, smaller bags of marijuana were found, along with several hundred dollars. The drugs and the cash were both seized.

Nix was charged with felony possession of marijuana and taken to George County Regional Jail. He has since posted bond.

John Nix played college football at USM, and was a 7th round draft pick for the Dallas Cowboys. He played in 2001 & 2002 with Dallas. In 2003, Nix split time with Dallas, San Francisco and Cleveland. And in 2004, he played a couple of games with Arizona.

Over the next two years, Nix was in the Canadian Football League. According to Wikipedia, since 2007, Nix has played in the Arena Football League.
2012-11-28CardinalsBig-TimeSelling Soft DrugsLink13GEORGE COUNTY, MS (WLOX) -
John Nix, a former Dallas Cowboy football player, was arrested at his home in George County November 16 for felony drug possession. The arrest came after several traffic stops produced intel leading officers to seek and serve a search warrant on Nix’s home on Highway 198 East.


Nix was arrested around 1am after officers searched and cleared the residence. Officers said they discovered approximately 37 grams of marijuana in a plastic drawer near a bedside. Two additional, smaller bags of marijuana were found, along with several hundred dollars. The drugs and the cash were both seized.

Nix was charged with felony possession of marijuana and taken to George County Regional Jail. He has since posted bond.

John Nix played college football at USM, and was a 7th round draft pick for the Dallas Cowboys. He played in 2001 & 2002 with Dallas. In 2003, Nix split time with Dallas, San Francisco and Cleveland. And in 2004, he played a couple of games with Arizona.

Over the next two years, Nix was in the Canadian Football League. According to Wikipedia, since 2007, Nix has played in the Arena Football League.
2012-11-28Red WingsSmall-TimeDrunk and DisorderlyLink9We may not have NHL nut we have their farm teams! This is the best bust of 2012 or close to it! "At the jail, Sheahan asked to take off the Teletubbies costume and fell over while doing so."

GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) - Grand Rapids Police have released more details in the drunk driving arrest of a Grand Rapids Griffin hockey player after a Halloween Party.

20 year old Riley Sheahan was arrested at the intersection of Ottawa Avenue and Pearl Street on October 30th after driving the wrong way on Ottawa near Fulton Street. He continued to Fountain Street with a police car following, and drove around construction barrels before stopping.

Sheahan identified himself to police as Brendan Smith and was wearing a purple Teletubbies costume. According to the police report, Sheahan's eyes were glazed over and blood shot and the interior of the vehicle smelled of alcohol.

Sheahan told police that he had had a "few" drinks and probably shouldn't be driving. He failed the road sobriety tests and refused the PBT test. Police took Sheahan to the Kent County Jail where Sheahan took a breathalyzer test. He recorded two tests of .30 each time. The legal limit for drunk driving is .08 in Michigan and the Michigan Super Drunk Laws are .17.

At the jail, Sheahan asked to take off the Teletubbies costume and fell over while doing so.

Sheahan told police that he had the ID of Branden Smith because he was not over 21 and used it to get in bars.
2012-11-28Red WingsSmall-TimeUnder Age DrinkingLink10We may not have NHL nut we have their farm teams! This is the best bust of 2012 or close to it! "At the jail, Sheahan asked to take off the Teletubbies costume and fell over while doing so."

GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) - Grand Rapids Police have released more details in the drunk driving arrest of a Grand Rapids Griffin hockey player after a Halloween Party.

20 year old Riley Sheahan was arrested at the intersection of Ottawa Avenue and Pearl Street on October 30th after driving the wrong way on Ottawa near Fulton Street. He continued to Fountain Street with a police car following, and drove around construction barrels before stopping.

Sheahan identified himself to police as Brendan Smith and was wearing a purple Teletubbies costume. According to the police report, Sheahan’s eyes were glazed over and blood shot and the interior of the vehicle smelled of alcohol.

Sheahan told police that he had had a "few" drinks and probably shouldn’t be driving. He failed the road sobriety tests and refused the PBT test. Police took Sheahan to the Kent County Jail where Sheahan took a breathalyzer test. He recorded two tests of .30 each time. The legal limit for drunk driving is .08 in Michigan and the Michigan Super Drunk Laws are .17.

At the jail, Sheahan asked to take off the Teletubbies costume and fell over while doing so.

Sheahan told police that he had the ID of Branden Smith because he was not over 21 and used it to get in bars.
2012-11-28OriolesBig-TimeConspiracyLink150LOS ANGELES (AP) – Former Baltimore Orioles all-star Doug DeCinces and three others were indicted Wednesday on insider trading charges involving the use of information prior to the takeover of a medical device company in California, authorities said.

In 2008, DeCinces was told by a close friend and official at Advanced Medical Optics Inc. that Abbott Laboratories planned to pay $21 to $23 a share for the company's stock, prosecutors said. At the time, Advanced Medical Optics was trading for about $8 a share.

DeCinces began buying Advance Medical stock based on that information and passed along the takeover details to three friends because he wanted to make up for previous investment recommendations that had gone bad, prosecutors said.

When Abbott's offer was made public, DeCinces sold his newly purchased shares and profited about $1.3 million, court documents show. Abbott acquired Advanced Medical Optics in January 2009.

DeCinces' three friends each bought and sold Advanced Medical stock and made anywhere from $140,000 to nearly $350,000, authorities said.

Also indicted on insider trading charges were David Parker, 60, of Provo, Utah; Fred Scott Jackson, 65, of Newport Beach, and Roger Wittenbach, 69, of Lutherville-Timonium in Maryland.

DeCinces, 62, was charged with 42 counts of securities fraud and one count of money laundering. Each of the fraud counts carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison. DeCinces is scheduled to appear in court on Dec. 17.
2012-11-28OriolesBig-TimeTheftLink100LOS ANGELES (AP) – Former Baltimore Orioles all-star Doug DeCinces and three others were indicted Wednesday on insider trading charges involving the use of information prior to the takeover of a medical device company in California, authorities said.

In 2008, DeCinces was told by a close friend and official at Advanced Medical Optics Inc. that Abbott Laboratories planned to pay $21 to $23 a share for the company’s stock, prosecutors said. At the time, Advanced Medical Optics was trading for about $8 a share.

DeCinces began buying Advance Medical stock based on that information and passed along the takeover details to three friends because he wanted to make up for previous investment recommendations that had gone bad, prosecutors said.

When Abbott’s offer was made public, DeCinces sold his newly purchased shares and profited about $1.3 million, court documents show. Abbott acquired Advanced Medical Optics in January 2009.

DeCinces’ three friends each bought and sold Advanced Medical stock and made anywhere from $140,000 to nearly $350,000, authorities said.

Also indicted on insider trading charges were David Parker, 60, of Provo, Utah; Fred Scott Jackson, 65, of Newport Beach, and Roger Wittenbach, 69, of Lutherville-Timonium in Maryland.

DeCinces, 62, was charged with 42 counts of securities fraud and one count of money laundering. Each of the fraud counts carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison. DeCinces is scheduled to appear in court on Dec. 17.
2012-11-16Tennessee Small-TimeProperty DamageLink4Former WNBA star Chamique Holdsclaw is in custody after being accused of shooting into a woman's car after using a bat to break its windows.

Atlanta police said Thursday the incident happened Tuesday after the Olympic gold medalist followed 29-year-old Jennifer Lacy to her car. Lacy plays for the Tulsa Shock.

No one was injured. Lacy identified the 35-year-old Holdsclaw, one of the biggest stars in women's college basketball history during her career at Tennessee, as an ex-girlfriend. They were teammates with the Atlanta Dream in 2009.

Holdsclaw was in custody Thursday night in Fulton County Jail. Her bond was set at $10,000 on one charge each of aggravated assault, second-degree criminal damage and reckless conduct.



2012-11-16Tennessee Big-TimeAggravated AssaultLink35Former WNBA star Chamique Holdsclaw is in custody after being accused of shooting into a woman’s car after using a bat to break its windows.

Atlanta police said Thursday the incident happened Tuesday after the Olympic gold medalist followed 29-year-old Jennifer Lacy to her car. Lacy plays for the Tulsa Shock.

No one was injured. Lacy identified the 35-year-old Holdsclaw, one of the biggest stars in women’s college basketball history during her career at Tennessee, as an ex-girlfriend. They were teammates with the Atlanta Dream in 2009.

Holdsclaw was in custody Thursday night in Fulton County Jail. Her bond was set at $10,000 on one charge each of aggravated assault, second-degree criminal damage and reckless conduct.



2012-11-16Tennessee Big-TimeReckless EndangermentLink20Former WNBA star Chamique Holdsclaw is in custody after being accused of shooting into a woman’s car after using a bat to break its windows.

Atlanta police said Thursday the incident happened Tuesday after the Olympic gold medalist followed 29-year-old Jennifer Lacy to her car. Lacy plays for the Tulsa Shock.

No one was injured. Lacy identified the 35-year-old Holdsclaw, one of the biggest stars in women’s college basketball history during her career at Tennessee, as an ex-girlfriend. They were teammates with the Atlanta Dream in 2009.

Holdsclaw was in custody Thursday night in Fulton County Jail. Her bond was set at $10,000 on one charge each of aggravated assault, second-degree criminal damage and reckless conduct.



2012-11-15BucsBig-TimeAssault Wife/GirlfriendLink40I thought adults knew better than to hide under the bed. This is bizarre.

"SEATTLE (AP) – Former Seahawks tight end Jerramy Stevens was arrested on suspicion of assaulting U.S. women’s soccer team goalkeeper Hope Solo a day before their planned wedding day, according to police and court records.

A Kirkland Municipal Court judge released Stevens after a court appearance Tuesday, saying there was no evidence connecting Stevens to any assault, according to news reports. He was arrested early Monday for fourth-degree domestic violence assault but has not been charged.

The judge determined there was not enough to hold Stevens, but the case is still under investigation, Kirkland Police Lt. Mike Murray said Tuesday. Charges could be brought later if prosecutors and police find other evidence, he said.

Solo appeared in the courtroom Tuesday afternoon, but left without saying anything to reporters, according to KING-TV.

A call to a number listed for Stevens in court documents rang unanswered. A message left at a listed number for Solo was not immediately returned.

Stevens, 33, and Solo, 31, applied for a marriage license Thursday, according to King County records.

The two, who have been in a relationship for two months, were set to get married Tuesday and argued over whether to live in Washington or Florida after their marriage, according to court documents.

Police in the Seattle suburb of Kirkland responded to a disturbance at a home around 3:45 a.m. Monday involving a physical altercation between eight people during a party, said Lt. Murray.

He said officers contacted several people in the home who appeared intoxicated and didn’t cooperate with police, but determined based on information and observations that there was probable cause to arrest Stevens for investigation of fourth-degree assault. Murray didn’t identify the alleged victim, but court records show it was Solo, who received a cut to her elbow.

Court documents show that Solo’s 34-year-old brother, Marcus, called 911, and that he and Solo told officers there was a party and blamed the disturbance on two to three unknown men who were at the party. Marcus Solo told police he used a stun gun on one of the men, who left the party before police arrived, according to court records.

According to court documents, a police officer found Stevens, ';';who appeared to be hiding,’’ lying between the bed and the wall in an upstairs bedroom. Stevens told officers he was sleeping on the floor and didn’t hear the fight. The officer saw signs of a fight, and dried blood on Stevens’ shirt."
2012-11-09Georgia Southern Small-TimeDrunk and DisorderlyLink9Georgia Southern has suspended All-America nose tackle Brent Russell indefinitely after being arrested earlier this week.

He was arrested by campus police early Sunday and charged with disorderly conduct and obstruction of a law enforcement officer, the Savannah Morning News reported.

Russell's arrest occurred a few hours after the Eagles lost a home game to Southern Conference rival Appalachian State. He was arrested outside of Rude Rudy's restaurant after police arrived on the scene to break up a fight in the parking lot, asked him to leave several times and he did not comply.
2012-11-09Georgia Southern Small-TimeResisting ArrestLink8Georgia Southern has suspended All-America nose tackle Brent Russell indefinitely after being arrested earlier this week.

He was arrested by campus police early Sunday and charged with disorderly conduct and obstruction of a law enforcement officer, the Savannah Morning News reported.

Russell’s arrest occurred a few hours after the Eagles lost a home game to Southern Conference rival Appalachian State. He was arrested outside of Rude Rudy’s restaurant after police arrived on the scene to break up a fight in the parking lot, asked him to leave several times and he did not comply.
2012-11-02Pittsburgh Big-TimeConspiracyLink90Three University of Pittsburgh football players have been charged with simple assault and conspiracy in connection with an incident last month involving three other students, one of whom reported he was hit in the head during a brief confrontation on the street.

Online court records don't list attorneys for the players charged in the complaint filed by city police on Thursday: running back Ray Graham, receiver Devin Street and defensive back Lafayette Pitts. The players were not arrested but have been mailed summonses to appear in Pittsburgh Municipal Court for a preliminary hearing on the charges Jan. 9.

2012-11-02Pittsburgh Big-TimeAssault and BatteryLink45Three University of Pittsburgh football players have been charged with simple assault and conspiracy in connection with an incident last month involving three other students, one of whom reported he was hit in the head during a brief confrontation on the street.

Online court records don’t list attorneys for the players charged in the complaint filed by city police on Thursday: running back Ray Graham, receiver Devin Street and defensive back Lafayette Pitts. The players were not arrested but have been mailed summonses to appear in Pittsburgh Municipal Court for a preliminary hearing on the charges Jan. 9.

2012-10-30Oregon State Small-TimeUsing Soft DrugsLink8BURNS, Ore. -- A former Oregon State basketball player was lodged at the Harney County Jail on Sunday for a marijuana related arrest.

Daniel Deane was arrested for possession of a controlled substance and delivery of marijuana. Harney County jail said it anticipates that Deane will be released on November 7th.

This is the third arrest for Deane this year, two others happening within two months of each other. All three involved the transportation of marijuana.

Daniel Deane played basketball as an OSU Beaver from 2008 to 2011. Deane's career-high with OSU came against Nevada on November 22, 2008, with 19 points.
2012-10-30Oregon State Big-TimeSelling Soft DrugsLink13BURNS, Ore. -- A former Oregon State basketball player was lodged at the Harney County Jail on Sunday for a marijuana related arrest.

Daniel Deane was arrested for possession of a controlled substance and delivery of marijuana. Harney County jail said it anticipates that Deane will be released on November 7th.

This is the third arrest for Deane this year, two others happening within two months of each other. All three involved the transportation of marijuana.

Daniel Deane played basketball as an OSU Beaver from 2008 to 2011. Deane’s career-high with OSU came against Nevada on November 22, 2008, with 19 points.
2012-10-30R-: Mitt RomneySmall-TimeObstructing JusticeLink8This is more a test of the FCL system.
2012-10-29LSU Small-TimeUsing Soft DrugsLink8Tyrann Mathieu and three other former LSU football players were arrested and charged with heavy possession of marijuana charges yesterday, reports Jason Kirk of SB Nation.

After a confrontation with apartment roommate Jordan Jefferson – the former quarterback – security broke things up and did a quick search inside the home.

They found 10 bags of high-grade marijuana. Seven of those were in Mathieu's bookbag.

Any chance of the "Honey Badger" returning to an LSU playing field evaporated immediately, along with the very small chance of being selected in the 2013 or '14 NFL draft.
2012-10-29LSU Big-TimeSelling Soft DrugsLink13Tyrann Mathieu and three other former LSU football players were arrested and charged with heavy possession of marijuana charges yesterday, reports Jason Kirk of SB Nation.

After a confrontation with apartment roommate Jordan Jefferson – the former quarterback – security broke things up and did a quick search inside the home.

They found 10 bags of high-grade marijuana. Seven of those were in Mathieu’s bookbag.

Any chance of the "Honey Badger" returning to an LSU playing field evaporated immediately, along with the very small chance of being selected in the 2013 or ’14 NFL draft.
2012-10-22Minnesota NuisanceSuspensionsLink2October 21, 2012
University of Minnesota assistant men's basketball coach Saul Smith was placed on indefinite unpaid administrative leave Sunday after he was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol.

Smith, the son of head men's basketball coach Tubby Smith, was pulled over early Saturday morning after leaving a downtown Minneapolis restaurant.

"While we do not want to rush to judgment before the legal process proceeds, Coach Tubby Smith and I are taking this matter seriously," said Gophers Director of Athletics Norwood Teague. "University of Minnesota values dictate that our coaches and staff be positive role models for our student-athletes. As such, we are taking disciplinary measures while the legal system takes its course."
2012-10-22Minnesota Small-TimeDrinking and DrivingLink12October 21, 2012
University of Minnesota assistant men’s basketball coach Saul Smith was placed on indefinite unpaid administrative leave Sunday after he was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol.

Smith, the son of head men’s basketball coach Tubby Smith, was pulled over early Saturday morning after leaving a downtown Minneapolis restaurant.

"While we do not want to rush to judgment before the legal process proceeds, Coach Tubby Smith and I are taking this matter seriously," said Gophers Director of Athletics Norwood Teague. "University of Minnesota values dictate that our coaches and staff be positive role models for our student-athletes. As such, we are taking disciplinary measures while the legal system takes its course."
2012-10-19Texas Tech Small-TimeDrunk and DisorderlyLink9No. 17 Texas Tech Red Raider Football will have their starting center after a Sunday morning arrest. Deveric Gallington was arrested in the early morning hours outside a bar in Lubbock for public intoxication and disorderly conduct according to Lubbock Police.

The arrest came hours after Texas Tech’s 49-14 blowout win over then No. 5 West Virginia Saturday afternoon in Lubbock. Gallington was released on $500 bond Sunday and will play this Saturday in Fort Worth against No. 23 TCU.

This arrest comes after Texas Tech Linebacker Daniel Cobb was reinstated to the team after the Lubbock County District Attorney’s office dropped charges of burglary of a habitation stemming from an incident in August. Cobb will be available to play this week against the Horned Frogs. The Junior linebacker from Killeen had 70 tackles last season in only 7 games.
2012-10-19BengalsSmall-TimeSexual HarassmentLink13COVINGTON, Ky. -- A former Cincinnati Bengals cheerleader pleaded guilty Monday to having sex with her 17-year-old former student while she was a teacher at a northern Kentucky high school, a move that will allow her to avoid jail time.

In a tearful admission in Kenton County Circuit Court in Covington, Ky., 27-year-old Sarah Jones pleaded guilty to sexual misconduct and custodial interference in place of more serious charges as part of a plea agreement with prosecutors.

"I began a romantic relationship while he was a student and I was in a position of authority," Jones said, her voice cracking as her family members wiped their own tears.

Jones said the relationship began in February 2011 when the boy was 17, saying that the two had sex, that she sent him sexually explicit text messages and lied about the relationship to police.

The teen had been in Jones' freshman English class in 2008, and she was his peer tutor in 2010 and 2011 before he graduated at the age of 17 this year, according to Monday's plea agreement, signed by Jones.
2012-10-18Oregon NuisanceSuspensionsLink2Eugene, OR, United States (4E Sports) – Oregon has indefinitely suspended defensive lineman Isaac Remington pending clarification of Friday’s incident where the senior player was ticketed for allegedly driving under influence of intoxicants (DUII).
The school did not elaborate further about the length or conditions of Remington’s suspension.
According to the Eugene Police Department, the 23-year-old Remington was ticketed for DUII after a traffic stop around 12:30 a.m. near Oregon campus. He was taken into custody but was not jailed.
2012-10-18Oregon Small-TimeDrinking and DrivingLink12Eugene, OR, United States (4E Sports) – Oregon has indefinitely suspended defensive lineman Isaac Remington pending clarification of Friday’s incident where the senior player was ticketed for allegedly driving under influence of intoxicants (DUII).
The school did not elaborate further about the length or conditions of Remington’s suspension.
According to the Eugene Police Department, the 23-year-old Remington was ticketed for DUII after a traffic stop around 12:30 a.m. near Oregon campus. He was taken into custody but was not jailed.
2012-10-17Ohio Big-TimeAggravated AssaultLink35OU football player charged with felonious assault
Allegedly joined in five-man attack on student
An Ohio University football player has been charged with felonious assault, over an incident early Sunday morning in which he and four other men allegedly attacked a man near the university's Sargent residence hall, causing serious facial injuries. The charge is a second-degree felony.

Tom Symonds, OU's assistant athletic director of media relations, said Tuesday that the athletics department could not comment in any detail on the arrest of Keith M. "Mike" Lucas, a 19-year-old red-shirted freshman offensive lineman from Chicago.

"We're aware of the situation," Symonds said. "We're getting all the facts." As of Tuesday morning, no decisions had been made on discipline, Symonds reported.

An OU Police report shows that shortly before 4 a.m. Sunday, an officer responded to an assault call near room 141 of Sargent Hall, an OU dormitory on the West Green.

The officer spoke with a man and woman on scene, the report said, who reported that five men had attacked the man as he sat on a bench outside Sargent.

The man, who is listed as an OU student in the university's online directory, was taken to O'Bleness Memorial Hospital. According to a criminal complaint filed against Lucas in Athens County Municipal Court, Lucas is alleged to have hit the man in the face, "causing several facial bone fractures."
2012-10-15SteelersSmall-TimeDrinking and DrivingLink12PITTSBURGH (AP) – A Pittsburgh Steelers rookie defensive lineman was arrested early Sunday on charges of leading police on a chase while driving drunk and crashing into parked cars, injuring a woman, authorities said.

Alameda Ta'amu, 22, of Kent, Wash., was driving a sport utility vehicle the wrong way on Pittsburgh’s South Side at about 2:30 a.m., police said. The 6-foot-3, 348-pound Ta'amu fled officers and crashed into four parked cars, injuring a woman, then tried to flee on foot before he was restrained by four officers and arrested, police said.

Charges against him include felony fleeing police, aggravated assault and aggravated assault by vehicle, as well as misdemeanor accident causing damage, resisting arrest, escape and DUI charges, along with summary counts, according to court records.
2012-10-15SteelersSmall-TimeResisting ArrestLink8PITTSBURGH (AP) – A Pittsburgh Steelers rookie defensive lineman was arrested early Sunday on charges of leading police on a chase while driving drunk and crashing into parked cars, injuring a woman, authorities said.

Alameda Ta’amu, 22, of Kent, Wash., was driving a sport utility vehicle the wrong way on Pittsburgh’s South Side at about 2:30 a.m., police said. The 6-foot-3, 348-pound Ta’amu fled officers and crashed into four parked cars, injuring a woman, then tried to flee on foot before he was restrained by four officers and arrested, police said.

Charges against him include felony fleeing police, aggravated assault and aggravated assault by vehicle, as well as misdemeanor accident causing damage, resisting arrest, escape and DUI charges, along with summary counts, according to court records.
2012-10-15SteelersSmall-TimeProperty DamageLink4PITTSBURGH (AP) – A Pittsburgh Steelers rookie defensive lineman was arrested early Sunday on charges of leading police on a chase while driving drunk and crashing into parked cars, injuring a woman, authorities said.

Alameda Ta’amu, 22, of Kent, Wash., was driving a sport utility vehicle the wrong way on Pittsburgh’s South Side at about 2:30 a.m., police said. The 6-foot-3, 348-pound Ta’amu fled officers and crashed into four parked cars, injuring a woman, then tried to flee on foot before he was restrained by four officers and arrested, police said.

Charges against him include felony fleeing police, aggravated assault and aggravated assault by vehicle, as well as misdemeanor accident causing damage, resisting arrest, escape and DUI charges, along with summary counts, according to court records.
2012-10-15SteelersBig-TimeOther FeloniesLink40PITTSBURGH (AP) – A Pittsburgh Steelers rookie defensive lineman was arrested early Sunday on charges of leading police on a chase while driving drunk and crashing into parked cars, injuring a woman, authorities said.

Alameda Ta’amu, 22, of Kent, Wash., was driving a sport utility vehicle the wrong way on Pittsburgh’s South Side at about 2:30 a.m., police said. The 6-foot-3, 348-pound Ta’amu fled officers and crashed into four parked cars, injuring a woman, then tried to flee on foot before he was restrained by four officers and arrested, police said.

Charges against him include felony fleeing police, aggravated assault and aggravated assault by vehicle, as well as misdemeanor accident causing damage, resisting arrest, escape and DUI charges, along with summary counts, according to court records.
2012-10-15SteelersBig-TimeAggravated AssaultLink35PITTSBURGH (AP) – A Pittsburgh Steelers rookie defensive lineman was arrested early Sunday on charges of leading police on a chase while driving drunk and crashing into parked cars, injuring a woman, authorities said.

Alameda Ta’amu, 22, of Kent, Wash., was driving a sport utility vehicle the wrong way on Pittsburgh’s South Side at about 2:30 a.m., police said. The 6-foot-3, 348-pound Ta’amu fled officers and crashed into four parked cars, injuring a woman, then tried to flee on foot before he was restrained by four officers and arrested, police said.

Charges against him include felony fleeing police, aggravated assault and aggravated assault by vehicle, as well as misdemeanor accident causing damage, resisting arrest, escape and DUI charges, along with summary counts, according to court records.
2012-10-12Idaho Small-TimeDrinking and DrivingLink12The University of Idaho has had more than its share of challenges in the sports arena. Its latest blow came this week, when the Vandals' basketball squad lost its co-leader in scoring last season to indefinite suspension.

The Moscow-Pullman Daily News reports that 23-year-old Kyle Barone was arraigned Oct. 8 for driving under the influence, following his arrest in Pullman, Wash. The Daily News said Barone was suspended from team activities soon thereafter.

Barone, a senior, is a native of Orange County, Calif., and played in every U of I basketball game for the past three seasons.
2012-10-11Kentucky State Small-TimeSexual HarassmentLink13October 9, 2012 (CHICAGO) (WLS) -- In this Intelligence Report: We've learned of some additional legal problems for the Kentucky quarterback who was arrested in Chicago after allegedly groping a hotel maid.

Double trouble for Kentucky State University quarterback Martez James: Not only is he accused of criminal conduct involving a woman in Chicago; now he is charged with abusing a pit bull in Kentucky.

At the time James was arrested by Chicago police for groping a hotel maid, he was already facing charges of animal abuse near the KSU campus in Frankfort, Kentucky, where he is still a student athlete.

The 22-year-old Kentucky State quarterback is due in Cook County court next month to face charges that he grabbed a housekeeper at the Hyatt McCormick Place after following her into a sixth floor guest room.
Police say the attack happened just hours before James was to start at Soldier Field in the annual Chicago Classic fundraiser.

What Kentucky State officials didn't reveal at the time was that their starting quarterback had been charged a week earlier, according to court records from Frankfort, with cruelty to animals. He is accused of keeping a pit bull without proper food, water and shelter.

The dog was found at James's apartment near the KSU campus.

A pit bull named "Godiva," that authorities say was being mistreated by Kentucky State's star football player, is still in the custody of the Humane Society. Once the criminal trial is finished, they hope to place the dog in better conditions.
2012-10-11Kentucky State Big-TimeDog FightingLink40October 9, 2012 (CHICAGO) (WLS) -- In this Intelligence Report: We’ve learned of some additional legal problems for the Kentucky quarterback who was arrested in Chicago after allegedly groping a hotel maid.

Double trouble for Kentucky State University quarterback Martez James: Not only is he accused of criminal conduct involving a woman in Chicago; now he is charged with abusing a pit bull in Kentucky.

At the time James was arrested by Chicago police for groping a hotel maid, he was already facing charges of animal abuse near the KSU campus in Frankfort, Kentucky, where he is still a student athlete.

The 22-year-old Kentucky State quarterback is due in Cook County court next month to face charges that he grabbed a housekeeper at the Hyatt McCormick Place after following her into a sixth floor guest room.
Police say the attack happened just hours before James was to start at Soldier Field in the annual Chicago Classic fundraiser.

What Kentucky State officials didn’t reveal at the time was that their starting quarterback had been charged a week earlier, according to court records from Frankfort, with cruelty to animals. He is accused of keeping a pit bull without proper food, water and shelter.

The dog was found at James’s apartment near the KSU campus.

A pit bull named "Godiva," that authorities say was being mistreated by Kentucky State’s star football player, is still in the custody of the Humane Society. Once the criminal trial is finished, they hope to place the dog in better conditions.
2012-10-11BYU NuisanceSuspensionsLink4Basketball players suspended
Ralling, Reed charged with disorderly conduct


Megan Brockett
Two members of the Binghamton University men’s basketball have been suspended from the team following their arrests early Sunday morning outside Flashbacks on State Street. Senior Javon Ralling and freshman Jordan Reed were both charged with disorderly conduct, and Ralling was additionally charged with resisting arrest.


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Javon Ralling has been suspended indefinitely from the Binghamton University men’s basketball team after being arrested early Sunday morning on State Street. Ralling, a senior, was charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.
The athletic department released a statement Monday afternoon announcing the suspensions, which were enacted immediately in accordance to the department’s policy. The suspensions prohibit Ralling and Reed from participation in any team activity, aside from academic services provided through the Student-Athlete Success Center, until further notice.
2012-10-11BYU Small-TimeResisting ArrestLink8Basketball players suspended
Ralling, Reed charged with disorderly conduct


Megan Brockett
Two members of the Binghamton University men’s basketball have been suspended from the team following their arrests early Sunday morning outside Flashbacks on State Street. Senior Javon Ralling and freshman Jordan Reed were both charged with disorderly conduct, and Ralling was additionally charged with resisting arrest.


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Javon Ralling has been suspended indefinitely from the Binghamton University men’s basketball team after being arrested early Sunday morning on State Street. Ralling, a senior, was charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.
The athletic department released a statement Monday afternoon announcing the suspensions, which were enacted immediately in accordance to the department’s policy. The suspensions prohibit Ralling and Reed from participation in any team activity, aside from academic services provided through the Student-Athlete Success Center, until further notice.
2012-10-11BYU Small-TimeDrunk and DisorderlyLink18Basketball players suspended
Ralling, Reed charged with disorderly conduct


Megan Brockett
Two members of the Binghamton University men’s basketball have been suspended from the team following their arrests early Sunday morning outside Flashbacks on State Street. Senior Javon Ralling and freshman Jordan Reed were both charged with disorderly conduct, and Ralling was additionally charged with resisting arrest.


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Javon Ralling has been suspended indefinitely from the Binghamton University men’s basketball team after being arrested early Sunday morning on State Street. Ralling, a senior, was charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.
The athletic department released a statement Monday afternoon announcing the suspensions, which were enacted immediately in accordance to the department’s policy. The suspensions prohibit Ralling and Reed from participation in any team activity, aside from academic services provided through the Student-Athlete Success Center, until further notice.
2012-10-11Kentucky Small-TimeUsing Soft DrugsLink24LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Three University of Kentucky football players face legal trouble after UK police filed drug charges against them.
Junior running back Raymond Sanders, redshirt freshman wide receiver Bookie Cobbins and redshirt freshman cornerback Marcus Caffey are all charged with possession of marijuana.
According to the arrest reports, a UK police officer on patrol smelled marijuana coming from an address at the Cooperstown Apartments on Woodland Avenue. The arrest report says all three players admitted smoking marijuana. The three are scheduled to be in court on October 9.
Sanders and Cobbins were suspended for the Western game but UK Coach Joker Phillips says the have been reinstated to the team. Caffey is academically ineligible for the season.
2012-10-11ChiefsBig-TimeAssault Wife/GirlfriendLink80Johnson, 32, was arrested after a fight with Melissa Emerson, also 32, about 2 a.m. inside his hotel room, police said. Emerson told police that she and her girlfriends were having drinks with Johnson when she accompanied him to his room to talk, according to a police report.

While they talked, Johnson suddenly "became enraged and began to beat her and throw her around the room," the report said. Emerson told police that she fought back and remembered Johnson's hands squeezing her neck, according to the report.

"If you are going to kill me, squeeze harder and just do it," she told him before blacking out, according to the report.

She woke up in the hallway wearing only underwear. She knocked on several nearby doors before someone answered and let her call security.

Bellagio security guards detained Johnson until police arrived. During the wait, Johnson told a security guard that Emerson would not press charges "same as last time," the report said.

He also told security that he would "rip your (expletive) vocal chords out," according to the report.

Police noted Emerson had multiple injuries to her face and bruising on her neck. Johnson, who had small scratches on his face, told officers that he never laid "a finger on her," the report said.

Johnson was being held on $15,000 bail at the Clark County Detention Center on one count of domestic battery with strangulation.

Johnson has been arrested several times since 2003 on charges involving assaults on women.
2012-10-08Iowa Small-TimeUnder Age DrinkingLink10Three different Iowa football players have recently been arrested in different incidents.

The starting cornerback for Iowa was one of these three. 21-year-old Micah Hyde was arrested early Saturday morning at Old Capital Brew Works and faces charges of public intoxication and interference with official acts. He was in jail still as of 9:30 a.m. on Saturday morning.

Hyde is also one of the team's captains and a senior. He has no previous legal issues.

According to sfgate.com, a police report stated that hide was one of a group of about 15 people that refused to leave the bar at closing time after Friday night and fought with the staff. They ran when police arrived and told them to stop.

19-year-old back-up tight end Ray Hamilton for Iowa was arrested as well. He was arrested on suspicion of being underage at a bar after 10 p.m., as he is not yet 21.

Reserve offensive lineman Drew Clark was the third of the three players arrested. He was also arrested on suspicion of public intoxication.
2012-10-08Iowa Small-TimeDrunk and DisorderlyLink18Three different Iowa football players have recently been arrested in different incidents.

The starting cornerback for Iowa was one of these three. 21-year-old Micah Hyde was arrested early Saturday morning at Old Capital Brew Works and faces charges of public intoxication and interference with official acts. He was in jail still as of 9:30 a.m. on Saturday morning.

Hyde is also one of the team’s captains and a senior. He has no previous legal issues.

According to sfgate.com, a police report stated that hide was one of a group of about 15 people that refused to leave the bar at closing time after Friday night and fought with the staff. They ran when police arrived and told them to stop.

19-year-old back-up tight end Ray Hamilton for Iowa was arrested as well. He was arrested on suspicion of being underage at a bar after 10 p.m., as he is not yet 21.

Reserve offensive lineman Drew Clark was the third of the three players arrested. He was also arrested on suspicion of public intoxication.
2012-10-08Iowa Small-TimeResisting ArrestLink8Three different Iowa football players have recently been arrested in different incidents.

The starting cornerback for Iowa was one of these three. 21-year-old Micah Hyde was arrested early Saturday morning at Old Capital Brew Works and faces charges of public intoxication and interference with official acts. He was in jail still as of 9:30 a.m. on Saturday morning.

Hyde is also one of the team’s captains and a senior. He has no previous legal issues.

According to sfgate.com, a police report stated that hide was one of a group of about 15 people that refused to leave the bar at closing time after Friday night and fought with the staff. They ran when police arrived and told them to stop.

19-year-old back-up tight end Ray Hamilton for Iowa was arrested as well. He was arrested on suspicion of being underage at a bar after 10 p.m., as he is not yet 21.

Reserve offensive lineman Drew Clark was the third of the three players arrested. He was also arrested on suspicion of public intoxication.
2012-10-08Temple Big-TimeAssault Wife/GirlfriendLink40PHILADELPHIA -- Temple defensive tackle Kamal Johnson was arraigned Saturday on charges stemming from an alleged assault Sept. 27 on his girlfriend, also a student at the university.

Police spokeswoman Tanya Little said the 20-year-old junior was arraigned on charges including kidnapping, false imprisonment, simple assault, and endangering the welfare of another person. Bail was set at $25,000.
2012-10-08Temple Serious-CriminalKidnappingLink60PHILADELPHIA -- Temple defensive tackle Kamal Johnson was arraigned Saturday on charges stemming from an alleged assault Sept. 27 on his girlfriend, also a student at the university.

Police spokeswoman Tanya Little said the 20-year-old junior was arraigned on charges including kidnapping, false imprisonment, simple assault, and endangering the welfare of another person. Bail was set at $25,000.
2012-10-05Missouri NuisanceSuspensionsLink6The Tigers were blown out on their home field, 41-20, by Georgia in the first-ever SEC game played in Columbia, Mo., and then followed that up two weeks later with a 31-10 clunker at South Carolina.

When it rains, it pours.

Three Missouri players, including wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham, were arrested for possession of marijuana and suspended for this weekend's game versus Vanderbilt, according to the Columbia (Mo.) Daily Tribune.
2012-10-05Missouri Small-TimeUsing Soft DrugsLink24The Tigers were blown out on their home field, 41-20, by Georgia in the first-ever SEC game played in Columbia, Mo., and then followed that up two weeks later with a 31-10 clunker at South Carolina.

When it rains, it pours.

Three Missouri players, including wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham, were arrested for possession of marijuana and suspended for this weekend’s game versus Vanderbilt, according to the Columbia (Mo.) Daily Tribune.
2012-10-02BearsNuisanceApologizing to FamilyLink3Ruben Brown, a nine-time Pro Bowler who spent 13 NFL seasons with the Bills and the Bears, was arrested Friday night in Hamburg, New York for DWI, following too closely, and imprudent speed, according to WKBW.com.

Brown rear-ended another vehicle, causing minor injuries to the other driver.

Said Brown after the incident on Twitter: "I have to apologize to everyone. I will have to work hard to regain the respect you gave me. Thankful everyone is alive."
2012-10-02BearsSmall-TimeDrinking and DrivingLink12Ruben Brown, a nine-time Pro Bowler who spent 13 NFL seasons with the Bills and the Bears, was arrested Friday night in Hamburg, New York for DWI, following too closely, and imprudent speed, according to WKBW.com.

Brown rear-ended another vehicle, causing minor injuries to the other driver.

Said Brown after the incident on Twitter: "I have to apologize to everyone. I will have to work hard to regain the respect you gave me. Thankful everyone is alive."
2012-09-29Virginia Tech Small-TimeMoving ViolationsLink5Marcus Vick arrested for missing court date

Posted by Mike Florio on September 22, 2012, 11:05 PM EDT

Marcus Vick, the brother of Michael Vick who once was a promising football talent, has mimicked his sibling in a much different way.

Marcus failed to appear in court on a charge of driving on a suspended license. A judge ordered an arrest warrant.

According to the Hampton Roads Daily Press, attorney Lawrence Woodward told the judge that Vick couldn’t get to court from Atlanta, where he is unemployed. Woodward said Marcus "just wanted to do the 10 days" in jail on the charge.

Marcus Vick, 28, has had a variety of legal issues, but nothing like what his brother experienced. Yet.
2012-09-28FalconsSmall-TimeResisting ArrestLink8FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. – Atlanta Falcons defensive end John Abraham is calling his arrest on obstruction of justice charges a matter of "bad timing."

Abraham was arrested Monday night when Atlanta police and firefighters were trying to calm a woman who was threatening to jump from a midtown building window. He said Thursday that "sometimes you try to do the right thing and it doesn't end up being the right thing."

Atlanta police officer Christopher Blaise said this week that Abraham refused to leave an area that had been taped off by authorities. Blaise added that Abraham smelled of alcohol, was unsteady on his feet and had slurred speech and bloodshot eyes.

The four-time Pro Bowl player was charged with two misdemeanors. He was released from custody Tuesday at 1:24 a.m. on a $7,000 total bond, or $3,500 for each charge, according to Fulton County jail records.
2012-09-28FalconsSmall-TimeObstructing Justice