Bowling Green State University football player Matthew Wilcox was charged with operating a vehicle impaired early Sunday morning.
Wilcox, a sophomore receiver, already had been suspended indefinitely from the BG football team and has not taken part in spring practices this season.
Wilcox was arrested by Bowling Green city police in the early morning hours Sunday after his vehicle struck a tree. He was charged with operating a vehicle impaired, operating a vehicle without reasonable control, failure to wear a seat belt, and obstructing official business.
Keenan Williams, an Eastern Washington football player faces hit-and-run charges after crashing his truck into a Cheney apartment building, causing significant damage, then fleeing the scene.
Keenan Williams, 20, is under indefinite suspension from the team following the incident on the night of March 9 at the Eagle Point Apartments on Betz Road.
According to witnesses cited in a Cheney police report, Williams drove his Ford F-250 pickup truck into Building 17 at Eagle Point.
Because no one was injured, Williams faces misdemeanor charges of hit-and-run to unattended property.
At 8 a.m. the next day, Williams, accompanied by his father, turned himself in to police.
Officials at Greystar Property Management of Spokane, which owns Eagle Point, did not respond to messages regarding the extent of the damage, or whether the company plans to sue Williams for the cost of repairs.
At the scene, Cheney fire and police officials estimated that repairs to the building would cost at least $100,000.
Williams, who is from Cheney, is scheduled for a court appearance next week.
Eastern coach Aaron Best has suspended Williams, a 6-foot-3, 255-pound defensive end who’s going into his senior year. Williams started all 11 games last year for the Eagles and led all linemen with 55 tackles.
“We are aware of the incident and will cooperate fully with the investigation,” Best said in a statement released Tuesday.
“But until that is complete and the case is reviewed in accordance with EWU’s student conduct policies, Keenan has been suspended indefinitely from all team activities,” Best said.
A disturbance in front of a Lubbock nightclub left four Texas Tech football players jailed Sunday morning, including quarterback Jett Duffey from Mansfield Lake Ridge High School, Lubbock police said Sunday.
Six other people were taken into custody in the incident, which occurred shortly before 2 a.m. Sunday at Bash Riprock’s.
Tech receiver Desmon Smith, 20, was bitten by a K-9 during the disturbance, Lubbock police said, and he was taken to a local hospital where he was treated, released and arrested.
Lubbock police responded to a report of a disturbance where a suspect could be armed, Lubbock police spokeswoman Kasie Whitley said in an email later Sunday.
Kevin Purvis, 37, who is listed as associate equipment manager on the Georgia Athletic Association’s website, was booked into Athens-Clarke County Jail at 8:48 p.m. Friday and charged with four felonies and a misdemeanor. Three of the felonies are for illegal eavesdropping or surveillance. The other felony was for possession of a Schedule II controlled substance and the misdemeanor was for possession of marijuana.
Purvis’ arrest came nearly a month after an unidentified person found a camera hidden in a shower area of Butts-Mehre Heritage Hall. UGA officials called police Feb. 27 and an investigation began. Arrest warrants for Purvis were executed Friday by the Athens-Clarke County sheriff’s office, and Purvis turned himself into the jail later that night. He remains incarcerated on $16,000 in bonds.
University of Louisville football signee and former Waggener High standout Jairus Brents was arrested Wednesday due to an outstanding warrant from a January shoplifting citation.
Brents was cited Wednesday morning and charged with driving 86 mph in a 55 mph zone on I-264 westbound as well as reckless driving and driving without a license, according to police.
He was arrested because of a warrant stemming from an alleged incident on Jan. 26. According to police, Brents and an “unknown (co-defendant)” took five tank-top shirts and four boxer briefs from the JCPenney store at St. Matthews Mall. Brents’ court date was set for March 5, but court records show that he was not present.
Kansas Jayhawks football receiver Chase Harrell was arrested early Sunday morning by Lawrence police on suspicion of driving under the influence, according to logs from the Douglas County Sheriff’s Department.
Harrell, who was fifth with 221 receiving yards and second with three receiving touchdowns for the Jayhawks last season, was released on bond, the log stated. He is scheduled to appear in Lawrence Municipal Court on March 28, according to the court, and had a previous municipal court warrant for failure to appear on a no insurance/no valid driver’s license charge issued Oct. 29.
When contacted by The Star, the KU football program said it was “aware of the situation. We are currently still collecting all the details. When that process is completed, we will have further comment.”
Connolly, 40, of Ann Arbor was arrested about 11:50 a.m. at First and Mosley streets in Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor police Detective Lt. Matthew Lige confirmed in an email.
Connolly has not been formally charged.
Police said Jamarkese Williams, 22, was seen on video punching a customer in the face up to 7 times on Saurday night at the 50/50 Bar. It’s unclear what led up to the alleged fight.
According to the affidavit, another customer tried to intervene and “attempted to reason” with Williams.
Williams punched that man up to three times, police said.
Police identified Williams using the video, but UIW Athletic Director Brian Wickstorm also called police and told them Williams told him he was involved in the fight, according to the affidavit.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Jared Gentry, a defensive lineman for the University of Memphis football team has been dismissed from the team and placed on interim suspension from campus after he was charged with drug possession Thursday.
Jared Gentry faces a charge of possession with intent to sell. Memphis Police say they searched his room in student housing at the university and found two wrapped bags of marijuana weighing nearly 30 grams, in addition to clear baggies and scales.
He was dismissed from the football team for violating team rules and suspended for violating U of M student code. The matter is being reviewed by the Office of Student Accountability, Outreach and Support.
BLOOMINGTON – Two members of last season’s IU football team, walk-on defensive backs Johnny Albomonte and Thomas Henderson, were both arrested on felony drug charges Friday.
According to a statement to IndyStar from Capt. Steve Kellams of the Bloomington Police Department, BPD’s special investigations unit executed an arrest warrant Friday at a Bloomington apartment.
“Detectives within the special investigations unit received and began an investigation regarding this residence,” Kellams said in an email. “Detectives purchased drugs on multiple occasions over the last month.”
Kellams said both Henderson and Albomonte were charged with dealing marijuana, a level 6 felony, and maintaining a common nuisance, also a level 6 felony.