Arizona Freshman safety Scottie Young Jr. was arrested by campus police on suspicion of one count of domestic violence assault shortly after midnight Wednesday after a student in the Likins Residence Hall reported that she’d seen another student get “pushed into a wall, spit on and threatened by (Young)”, according a campus police incident report.
As expected, Georgia inside linebacker Natrez Patrick is being held out of Saturday’s game at Vanderbilt following his arrest for marijuana possession late Thursday night.
UGA’s student-athlete handbook calls for an immediate suspension for a marijuana arrest. This was Patrick’s second marijuana arrest, following one his freshman year in 2015, and a second violation calls for a four-game suspension.
The Memphis police department announced Saturday that Tigers football player Ernest Suttles has been charged with rape.
Nate Johnson was arrested early on Saturday morning and charged with one count of domestic assault for what MLive called “an attack on a female student.” The alleged attack is believed to have occurred in the victim’s dorm room.
Michigan football announced Saturday that Johnson had been “suspended indefinitely from all team activities” in a team release. The sophomore switched from wide receiver to cornerback after his freshman season, and has not recorded any stats yet in 2017. Johnson had 1 reception for 4 yards as a freshman in 2016.
A USC football player is allegedly being investigated for assault after knocking a fan to the turf following Washington State’s 30-27 upset win over the No. 5 Trojans, Pullman Radio News reported Monday afternoon.
A video posted by Cougfan.com captured the scene of thousands of fans pouring onto the field just moments after Luke Falk took a knee in the victory formation to seal the win. In the video, an unidentifiable Southern California player appears to shove a WSU fan to the turf as the Trojans are exiting Martin Stadium.
Jordan Hargrove, a 22-year-old former wide receiver for the Purple Raiders, was arrested Friday afternoon and arraigned in Alliance Municipal Court, according to court records.
A schools spokesperson said Hargrove was a member of the football team from 2013-16. He was injured before completing his senior season.
Associate Dean of Students and Title IX Coordinator Michelle Gaffney released this statement on behalf of the university:
When notified of an allegation of sexual misconduct, the University of Mount Union enacts its Sexual Misconduct Protocol, a standard and extremely detailed process that is followed when an individual reports that he or she has been a victim of a sexual assault. This includes assisting the student in seeking medical attention, filing a police report and receiving support from a counselor. We also suggest that the student consider discussing the issue with family members or others who can provide support. The institution is very committed to the safety of its students and has developed this protocol in order to provide for the rights of all parties involved in a situation such as this while working cooperatively with local police officials.
Hargrove did not enter a plea and is currently being held in the Stark County Jail on $750,000 bond ($250,000 for each alleged incident). A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for Oct. 6 at 10:45 a.m.
Shaun Rupert, a Memphis Tiger starting football player is now off the team after being arrested on robbery, burglary, and weapons charges.
The defensive back was arrested Thursday. According to the affidavit, police say May 25th, the victim was walking to his apartment in the 500 block of Brister Street, and as he got to his door, the former Tiger and another man pushed their way in. The victim said the two were armed with black handguns, and demanded money. The victim says they then stole two watches, and Xbox, and an Apple Macbook.
Nine Florida Gators face at least 62 potential felony charges on accusations of credit card fraud.
Star receiver Antonio Callaway, starting running back Jordan Scarlett are the two biggest names facing potential felonies. The other seven: receiver Rick Wells, defensive lineman Jordan Smith, linebacker Ventrell Miller, linebacker James Houston, defensive lineman Richerd Desir-Jones, defensive lineman Keivonnis Davis and offensive lineman Kadeem Telfort.
The State Attorney’s Office will decide whether to file formal charges.
The players are accused of using credit cards they did not own to add to their bookstore debit accounts. They then used the extra money to buy electronics, which some players sold. Telfort faces 30 potential charges, and Smith faces 18. The others face two apiece.
Smith, for example, used credit cards to add $3,570 to his account and then made three bookstore purchases for $3,272.79, according to the sworn complaints. He also paid his $1,450 outstanding balance to UF’s transportation and parking.
Smith will also face a separate complaint from the Gainesville Police Department, which will allege that he used a stolen credit card to pay for rent at The Woodlands Apartment complex, according to the complaint.
Two other notable parts of the complaints: When the bookstore first found out about the discrepancies, it contacted the athletic department and the compliance office first.
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.