LSU suspended linebacker Tyler Taylor after learning he was arrested in May for reportedly serving as the getaway driver in the burglary of a Georgia pawn shop, according to arrest documents obtained Wednesday by The Advocate.
LSU athletic officials confirmed they learned of Taylor’s case Wednesday and that he is suspended indefinitely for violation of team rules.
An incident report by the Cumming Police Department said that in the early morning of Jan. 8, three men and a juvenile broke into a pawn shop in Cumming, Georgia, stole several firearms and fled the scene in a vehicle driven by Taylor.
The report said a Cumming police officer obtained arrest warrants May 27 for Taylor, 19, for conspiracy to commit a crime, party to a crime and theft by receiving stolen property.
On May 31, Taylor was booked into a local jail, and nearly five hours later he posted bond for the total sum of $33,550, according to the booking report from the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office.
The three crimes for which Taylor was arrested are all classified as felonies. LSU athletes who are charged with felonies “will be immediately suspended from participation in intercollegiate athletics,” the LSU student-athlete handbook says.
University of Texas linebacker Demarco Boyd has been charged with misdemeanor assault stemming from an altercation following a July 4 car crash in West Austin, Assistant Police Chief Troy Gay confirmed to the American-Statesman.
Boyd turned himself into Travis County officials and was released Thursday. Austin police said the official charge is assault with injury, a class A misdemeanor.
An arrest affidavit in the case is expected to be made public Friday. Austin police have been investigating the incident since July 4, interviewing numerous witnesses. Boyd is accused of assaulting a 20-year-old out-of-town visitor at the scene of the crash near Enfield and Mopac (Loop 1), badly damaging a car he was in.
Boyd, a sophomore from Gilmer, has played in four career games at Texas. He redshirted in 2016 and then was used sparingly last season. He was a two-way player at Gilmer and a two-time all-state selection.
In a statement, Texas coach Tom Herman said, “We are aware of the situation with Demarco Boyd and have suspended him from all team activities at this time. We will continue to monitor the legal process and pending its completion, determine any further action.”
University of Alabama sophomore linebacker VanDarius Cowan has been dismissed from the football team for a violation of team rules, according to an announcement Monday from the UA athletics department.“VanDarius has been dismissed from the team and is no longer a part of our football program due to a violation of team rules,” Coach Nick Saban said in the statement Monday morning. “Each of us has a responsibility to represent The University of Alabama in a first-class way, and failure to
Wyoming starting linebacker Cassh Maluia was arrested early Saturday and charged with suspicion of driving under the influence, underage consumption of alcohol and driving without a valid driver’s license, according to the Albany County Detention Center.
Maluia, 19, was arrested by the Laramie Police Department and has since left the detention center on bond. The arrest was first reported by the Laramie Boomerang.
UW spokesman Tim Harkins confirmed that Wyoming athletics is aware of the arrest but has no comment at this time.
Maluia, who will be a junior in the fall, started every game at weak-side linebacker last year for the Cowboys. He recorded 74 tackles in 2017, fourth most on the team. His interception sealed Wyoming’s overtime win Sept. 23 over Hawaii. As a true freshman in 2016, he played in 13 games, starting one. Rising sophomore Ryan Gatoloai-Faupula is listed as Maluia’s backup.
The Compton, California, native was signed by Wyoming as a two-star safety out of Paramount High School.
LOGAN — A 19-year-old Utah State University football player has been arrested and charged with raping a girl at a party. Jamaal Evans was booked Wednesday night into the Cache County Jail.
According to a criminal complaint, he attacked a man inside his ex-girlfriend’s home back in May and then hit his ex-girlfriend in the face. Boyce then left the house and fired shots at her vehicle.
Police interviewed Boyce who admitted to being at the home but says he never went inside. He claims he fought the man outside of his ex-girlfriend’s apartment.
Police were able to locate a firearm at Boyce’s residence.
Boyce has been charged with aggravated battery, battery of a household member, criminal damage to private property and negligent use of a deadly weapon.
Boyce is a linebacker with the UNM football team who was preparing for his junior season.
Linebacker Jahlani Tavai and running back Kaiwi Chung were arrested for third degree assault after they were involved in an altercation with a man who allegedly pushed a woman to the ground, according to law enforcement sources.
It happened at The District nightclub on Kona Street.
Tavai and Chung are believed to have been in the vicinity of the initial incident and subsequently went after the man. They were later arrested for the misdemeanor crime.
Tavai, a potential NFL Draft prospect, was named to the all-Mountain West second team last season after leading the Warriors with 124 tackles (66 solo, 58 assisted), ranking 10th in the nation.
As a junior, Tavai also led the ‘Bows in sacks (5.5) and tackles-for-loss (11.0).
Chung, who played 11 games for the Warriors last season, was expected to contribute on special teams and on offense this upcoming fall.
Neither player had been charged as of early Sunday afternoon.
Devin Porter, a walk-on entering his fourth season at Nevada, was arrested Sunday at 5:33 p.m. by the Sparks Police Department for failure to appear on a traffic citation. The charge is a misdemeanor. If a defendant skips a court date, a judge can issue a bench warrant for their arrest. If 30 days pass before a defendant surrenders himself, an additional charge for “failure to appear” can be issued. The maximum sentence for such issue includes four years in prison and/or $5,000 in fines, although both are rare.
Porter was issued a $415 bail, which he posted and was released.
A Nevada spokesperson said the department is aware of the situation and still gathering more information at this time.
The Hug High graduate, a 6-2, 200-pound defensive player who has rotated positions during his time at Nevada, will be a junior next season. He has yet to appear in a game for the Wolf Pack. His brother, Cliff, was a starter at left guard for Nevada as a sophomore last season before graduating early and giving up the rest of his eligibility.
Mississippi State linebacker Leo Lewis has been arrested.Oktibbeha County jail records show Lewis, 21, was arrested around 1 a.m. Friday on a charge of disorderly conduct. A news release from the Oktibbeha County Sheriff’s Department says deputies were called to Aspen Heights Apartments because a large crowd of people and cars were blocking streets. Deputies attempting to clear the streets directed traffic to exit. The release says Lewis attempted to push through traffic in the wrong direction and was arrested after several attempts to get him to turn around.
He was taken into custody and later released on $483.00 bond.
Mississippi State released this statement regarding Lewis’ arrest: “We are aware of the situation involving Leo Lewis earlier this morning. We are still collecting information and will have no further comment at this time.”
Lewis is from Brookhaven and is part of the NCAA investigation into gifts given by boosters to prospective athletes at Ole Miss.
The NCAA says Lewis received merchandise from an Oxford business and $21,000 in cash from both Ole Miss and Mississippi State.
Senior outside linebacker Fotu Leiato was arrested by University of Oregon police on Wednesday night for misdemeanor trespassing and theft charges, first reported by the Register-Guard.
Leiato, 21, was booked at 7:29 p.m. on Wednesday night at Lane County Jail. According to Tyson Alger of the Oregonian, a UOPD statement says Leiato “was booked into Lane County Jail on charges of second-degree theft, second-degree criminal mischief and an unrelated warrant out of Eugene Municipal Court for failure to appear on a charge of second-degree criminal trespass. The theft and mischief charges are for the alleged damaging and removal of a parking boot from a vehicle driven by Leiato.”
Last season, Leiato played in all 13 games for the Ducks and is set to return to the team for his senior season this fall. He played in Oregon’s spring game last weekend.