Two Florida State football players are due in court next week after being cited for marijuana-related complaints late last month. Defensive back Kyle Meyers and running back Zaquandre White were spotted by the Tallahassee Police Department parking multiple times in a gravel lot after 11:30 p.m. on Jan. 31. Police approached their car and saw White smoking a marijuana cigarette, according to an incident report.
Former five-star WR and freshman Joseph Lewis was arrested on a domestic violence charge Monday afternoon per an arrest record obtained by USCFootball.com.
A LAPD spokesperson stated that Lewis was booked on a 273.5 (a) PC charge, which is defined as “corporal injury on a spouse or cohabitant.” A corporal injury is defined as a domestic battery that leaves a “visible” injury on the victim. The charge is listed as a felony on the arrest record and carries up to four years in prison if convicted.
A USC spokesperson issued this statement after USCFootball.com reached out for a response to Lewis’ arrest:
“USC takes all reports of domestic abuse seriously and is cooperating fully with the law enforcement investigation. While this student code of conduct issue is being investigated, the student has been suspended from all football-related activities. Student disciplinary records and student conduct proceedings are confidential at USC and protected by law.”
Now, he’s accused of rape and is the only one the 15-year-old victim could identify, telling police the man who raped her had a football scholarship to college.
“I had no idea of any of it, neither did he. Not until December,” said Shileta Bailey.
Her son, 19-year-old Dacoven Bailey, is just one of the men accused of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl in July at a party in Pilot Point.
Alabama tight end Major Tennison was arrested Wednesday and charged with second-degree possession of marijuana — a Class A misdemeanor — according to the Tuscaloosa Sheriff’s Office.
Tennison is no longer in jail, however, and was released on a $300 bond.
According to a report from the University of Alabama Police Department, the incident occurred Sunday, Jan. 28, between 10:20 and 10:25 p.m. in the 500 block of Devotie Drive. The incident report did not reveal any other specifics.
The freshman tight end appeared in five games for the Crimson Tide this past season and caught two passes for 30 yards. He arrived at Alabama as a 4-star recruit in the 2017 recruiting cycle, per the 247Sports Composite.
Jante Boston, a member of the Idaho football team, was arrested for a DUI, possession of drug paraphernalia and open container around 3 a.m. Monday, according to the Idaho repository.
Boston, 20-year-old wide receiver, was taken into custody on suspicion of drunk driving, said Lieutenant Brannon Jordan of Latah County Sheriff Office.
Boston pleaded not guilty to three misdemeanor charges and is set to appear in court Feb. 6, according to the Idaho Repository.
“Jante’s behavior is inexcusable and disappointing,” Idaho head coach Paul Petrino said in a statement. “As a team, we discuss the dangers and ramifications of drinking and driving on a regular basis. Jante will face severe consequences both legally and internally and has cost himself the opportunity to play a full season.”
The Argonaut will continue to cover this story.
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.
The Gainesville Sun has learned that four of the Florida players suspended indefinitely for credit card fraud — Jordan Scarlett, Rick Wells, James Houston and Ventrell Miller — have rejoined team activities and will begin offseason workouts on Wednesday.
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The theft charge against former Washington State defensive back Zaire Webb has been dismissed due to insufficient evidence, according to Whitman County court records.
Webb and former WSU receiver Anthony White were arrested and accused of shoplifting at the Walmart in Pullman on Oct. 4.