Wan’Dale Robinson, Husker freshman wide receiver/running back, was cited on suspicion of possession of less than an ounce of marijuana Sunday night, a University of Nebraska-Lincoln spokeswoman said Monday.
UNL police were called to a room in the University Suites near 18th and R Streets after a community service officer smelled the odor of marijuana coming from the room, spokeswoman Leslie Reed said.
Three people were in the room, Reed said, but Robinson was the only one cited. The marijuana was found in Robinson’s vehicle during a search, she said.
Reed said that because it was a first offense, the citation is considered an infraction, not a misdemeanor.
Robinson’s court appearance is scheduled for July 9, Reed said.
A statement from the UNL Athletic Department said, “We are aware of the situation and are addressing it.”
University of Texas, El Paso has suspended quarterback Kai Locksley after he was arrested for a number of offenses, including gun charges and making terroristic threats.
Locksley was arrested Saturday after being pulled over for driving under the influence, possession of marijuana (less than 2 ounces), unlawful carrying of a weapon and making terroristic threats, according to jail records.He was released on a total of $2,900 bond for the four offenses.
The senior quarterback, who started eight games for the Miners last season, was immediately suspended by the team.
“We are aware of the charges against Kai Locksley,” UTEP coach Dana Dimel said in a statement. “While the severity of these charges is concerning, it would not be appropriate to determine a course of action until we have all the facts. In the meantime, he has been suspended from the UTEP football team.”
It was unclear what prompted the charge for terroristic threats. ABC News has reached out to the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office for further details.
Locksley is also the son of Maryland head coach Mike Locksley, who was just named to lead the program this offseason after serving as offensive coordinator at Alabama.
The 6-foot-4, 215 pound quarterback was expected to be in the discussion at starter for UTEP in 2019. He had three passing touchdowns and six rushing touchdowns last season. He also missing three games due to injury.
Locksley was a star recruit out of high school, eventually committing to Texas. But he admitted to the Des Moines Register in 2017 that off-the-field issues led to his departure from the program.
“Life hits you fast when you’re on your own and things didn’t go my way on the field,” he told the Register. “I didn’t respond in the best manner. I kind of had to fall apart a little to make strides and to grow.”
His older brother, Meiko, was killed in a shooting in 2017 in Maryland.
Texas A&M defensive back Derrick Tucker was arrested Thursday on assault charges stemming from an incident in March. The police report says Tucker (a junior from Manvel, Texas), got into a physical altercation with another man on Northgate in the early morning hours of Sunday, March 24th. The fight began after the two started arguing over tacos. The victim claims he and Tucker got into a mutual physical altercation, which was broken up. The victim then says Tucker fled the scene only to return a few minutes later and strike him in the back of the head. Tucker played a large role in the Aggie secondary in 2018, collecting 27 total tackles in 10 games. He has been released from jail on $5,000 bond. WTAW has reached out to the Texas A&M Athletics Department for comment on Tucker’s status with the program.
Husker running back Maurice Washington was cited by University of Nebraska police on Tuesday morning for possession of drug paraphernalia.
UNLPD said they were called to the University Suites, located at 1780 R Street, early Tuesday morning on a strong smell of marijuana.
The address where the citation took place is also the same address listed for Washington on court documents in another case.
UNLPD said it was Washington’s dorm room officers were called to.
Washington, 19, was cited with possession or use of drug paraphernalia after an officer found a pipe with marijuana residue, but no marijuana was found, police said.
The University of Nebraska Athletic Department released the following statement:
“We are aware of the situation and are addressing it.”
Washington is also currently facing charges out of California under the state’s revenge porn law, as well as possession of child pornography.
Washington is slated to be back in court in California on June 12.
TCU running back Sewo Olonilua was arrested on felony drug charges Tuesday in Huntsville, a Walker County Jail worker confirmed Wednesday night.
TCU acknowledged Olonilua’s arrest, saying in a statement: “We are aware of the matter and we are looking into it.”
Olonilua faces third-degree felony charges for possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance weighing more than 1 gram and less than 4 grams. He has been released from jail, posting a $4,000 bond.
No court date has been set. If convicted, the charges can carry between two and 10 years in prison under Texas laws.
Florida Gators junior defensive back Brian Edwards was arrested on a battery charge Monday night in Gainesville.
According to a Gainesville Police Department arrest report Edwards and his girlfriend of “approximately two years” got into an argument and the woman attempted to leave. In an effort to keep her from leaving Edwards allegedly grabbed her by the neck. The victim had marks on her neck and a scratch on her shoulder according to the report. There was one witness to the incident who intervened in an effort to stop the argument and then called 911. Edwards was arrested and booked for simple battery, a misdemeanor charge in the state of Florida.
Edwards is the second Gator to make bad headlines off the field in a week’s time. Florida quarterback Jalon Jones was accused of, but not formally charged, with two counts of sexual assault back in April, but the complaint was released April 29.
Edwards is a junior from Miramar, Florida. He appeared in 10 games as a freshman in 2017. Edwards played in eight games as a sophomore in 2018 mainly on special teams and as a reserve defensive back.
Edwards is currently in custody.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark.—Cooper Lucas, a Razorback linebacker was arrested Saturday (May 4) with alcohol-related charges. Cooper Lucas, 19, was charged with minor in possession of alcohol, public intoxication and fleeing police. Lucas had a $900 bond and was released from custody seven hours after being booked He is due in court Monday (May 6).
PULLMAN, Wash. — Three Washington State University student athletes, including two football players, were arrested on felony vandalism charges.
A spokesperson for the Pullman Police Department said officers received a report on Saturday morning that people were jumping on cars at the Cougar Ridge Apartments on College Hill. A witness said they followed the suspects, who drove away from the scene.
A Whitman County Sheriff’s deputy pulled the suspects over before Pullman police arrested 21-year-old Christian Haangana, 19-year-old Fa’avae Fa’avae and 20-year-old Makamae Gormera-Stevens for felony second-degree malicious mischief. This charge means the damage they allegedly caused exceeded $750.
The athletes allegedly dented the hoods and busted windows of a Mercedes sports utility vehicle and sedan.
Haangana is a redshirt junior offensive lineman who played in all games for the Cougars last season.
Fa’avae is a redshirt sophomore linebacker who appeared in ten games last season, recording six tackles with 2.5 sacks.
Gomera-Stevens is a sophomore forward on the women’s soccer team. She made her first collegiate start against No. 19 Minnesota, playing 79 minutes.
Pullman police said the investigation is ongoing. The Whitman County Prosecutor’s Office will decide whether to file charges against the student-athletes.
ReJean Wright, a Nicholls State University football player and a passenger in his car are in trouble with the law.
Mandeville police stopped 20-year-old ReJean Wright and 19-year-old Kierra Murphy because of an expired inspection sticker on Highway 22 on April 21.
Investigators said the officer smelled marijuana and therefore inspected the vehicle.
Sticker said officers also found around 100 rounds of ammunition, ski masks, gloves, marijuana and a crowbar.
While Sticker said he could not connect the duo to any crimes, he believes they were up to no good.
“With everything we saw, these individuals weren’t going to choir practice,” Sticker said “There is some wrongdoing at some level.”
Wright and Murphy were booked on drug possession charges. Wright was also booked on possession of burglary tools charges.
Nicholls State University issued the following statement Thursday:
“We have recently been made aware of the alleged incident. Mr. Wright has been immediately and indefinitely suspended from the football program while the legal and student judicial affairs processes are ongoing.”