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.
Myles White, a Coastal Carolina football player has been suspended indefinitely from the team after police charged him with third degree criminal sexual conduct, university officials say.
White, 20, was arrested by police about 1:30 p.m. Tuesday and is still incarcerated at J. Reuben Long Detention Center as of Wednesday morning, records show. A $5,000 bond was set.
Associate athletic director for media relations Mike Cawood said White has been suspended from the football team indefinitely, and added the football coaching staff would not have a comment on a pending legal matter.
Iowa State defensive lineman Kamilo Tongamoa has been suspended from the team following an arrest Sunday morning.
Story County Jail and Iowa State Police officials said Tongamoa was arrested at 2:26 a.m. Sunday by ISU Police for OWI – first offense, striking an unattended vehicle, failure to have a valid license and for not having insurance.
He was transported to the Story County Jail.
Western Kentucky defensive tackle Jaylon George was booked into the Warren County Regional Jail at 3:43 a.m. Saturday after being arrested on charges of careless driving and operating a vehicle while under the influence.
Texas A&M freshman defensive lineman Ondario Robinson was arrested on Monday on a misdemeanor theft charge.
Robinson, a reserve from Hutto, was booked by university police on Monday for alleged theft of a “bait bike” worth $350, according to Brazos County records. Robinson was released Monday after he posted a $2,000 bond.
The Memphis police department announced Saturday that Tigers football player Ernest Suttles has been charged with rape.
The Gainesville Police Department concluded its investigation into Jordan Smith on Wednesday and has recommended two fraud complaints and two for larceny grand theft, all third-degree felonies, for attempted to use another person’s credit card without consent.
According to a police report, Smith used the credit card number of a Virginia man on July 31 to pay a $1,007.82 debt he had with The Woodlands, a Gainesville apartment complex. The man said he did not give Smith permission to use his credit card information nor did he know Smith or how Smith obtained his credit card information.
Those are in addition to the 18 third-degree felony charges the University of Florida Police Department recommended in relation to on-campus credit card fraud. According to the UFPD sworn complaint, Smith took $5,020 and bought two 13-inch MacBook Pro laptops at the bookstore along with various headphones. He also paid $1,450 to UF Parking and Transportation.
Smith was one of nine players involved in the monthlong UFPD investigation, which was completed Monday. A total of 62 third-degree felony charges were recommended for the nine players in the investigation, with Smith having 18 of those potential charges and freshman offensive lineman Kadeem Telfort facing up to 30 charges.
Smith, along with the other eight players, have been suspended since before the season opener against Michigan and have not been part of team activities during the duration of the suspension. All nine players remain suspended while State Attorney’s Office reviews the case.
Head coach Aaron Best said arrests of players are handled on a case-by-case basis and he thought it was best for the school to “part ways” with nose tackle Dylan Donohue. “We take all arrests seriously,” said Best.