Jashawn Sheffield, Auburn player, suspended indefinitely following arrests

Jashawn Sheffield Fulmer CupJashawn Sheffield, an Auburn football player, has been suspended indefinitely following a pair of arrests in Georgia, a team spokesman confirmed to the Montgomery Advertiser.

Sheffield, a native of Brunswick, Georgia, was arrested for disorderly conduct on May 9 then again for a “DUI Less Safe” on May 16 in Bulloch County. He spent two days in jail after each arrest, getting released on a $1,576 bond after the second.

In the state of Georgia, a “DUI Less Safe” can be charged if a law enforcement officer believes a driver is less safe behind the wheel because of alcohol consumption, even if that person is under a specific blood-alcohol content.

The former four-star athlete played wide receiver as a true freshman at Auburn, appearing in only game (Nov. 23 against Samford) and carrying twice for 30 yards. He was expected to get a look at a defensive back whenever the Tigers resumed practice for the 2020 season.

It is still unclear when Auburn will get to return to the practice field and, now, when Sheffield will be allowed to rejoin the team.

Sheffield caught 92 passes for 1,393 yards, rushed 254 times for 2,040 yards and totaled 41 touchdowns on offense and recorded 50 tackles, two sacks and three interceptions on defense during his high school career at Frederica Academy in Saint Simons Island, Georgia.

Source: Auburn WR/DB Jashawn Sheffield suspended indefinitely following arrests

Solo Vaipulu, Hawaii offensive lineman, arrested for mandatory quarantine violations

Solo Vaipulu Fulmer CupSolo Vaipulu, a University of Hawaii offensive lineman, was arrested Monday for violating the state’s mandatory 14-day traveler quarantine.

The 21-year-old football player, whose legal name is Venasio Vaipulu, was reported as a quarantine violator by a witness, a state spokesperson said. The witness reportedly told investigators from the Department of the Attorney General that Vaipulu left his designated quarantine location ‘nearly daily.’

Investigators said they went to the address Vaipulu had given them upon his arrival on May 18 to discover that he had also moved residences without informing authorities.

Vaipulu was arrested on charges of violating the quarantine and lying to authorities. He was booked and charged, with bail in the case set at $4,000.

“While everyone is anticipating the reopening of interisland travel on June 16, the quarantine rules for all visitors and returning residents from the mainland will remain in effect until further notice,” said Clare Connors, the state Attorney General. “We encourage all travelers to respect the mandatory quarantine, as it has been an important component in helping Hawai‘i have the best metrics in the country, in terms of infection and coronavirus death rates.”

A second person, a female visitor from California unrelated to Vaipulu, was also arrested on the same charges on Monday. Authorities say Makayla Janay Thomas told investigators she’d be staying with relatives for a month but began making social media posts showing her at various beaches, shopping centers and restaurants.

Source: ‘Bows offensive lineman arrested for mandatory quarantine violations

C.J. Saunders, Ohio State WR, Arrested for Curfew Violation After Protest

C.J. Saunders Fulmer CupC.J. Saunders, an Ohio State wide receiver, was arrested for a violation of curfew following a protest in Columbus near Ohio State’s campus on Monday night.

Saunders posted bond and was released from the Franklin County Jail on Tuesday morning. He is scheduled to be arraigned on a misdemeanor charge of violating curfew on Thursday morning.

According to the arrest report obtained by Eleven Warriors, Saunders was walking from North High Street on West Northwood Avenue at approximately 10:45 p.m. when he was detained by a Columbus Police officer enforcing the city-wide curfew. A 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew has been in place in Columbus since Saturday in response to daily protests that have taken place in the city since last week’s killing of George Floyd.

“Officers had just dispersed a crowd in violation of the curfew,” per the arrest report.

According to The Lantern, Columbus Police broke up a peaceful protest “less than 25 minutes into the citywide curfew when police used pepper spray to clear protestors out of the intersection at Lane Avenue and North High Street” on Monday night.

The arrest report did not specify whether Saunders was participating in the protest, but just one day later, Saunders spoke at another demonstration on campus after student-athletes kneeled for nine minutes in honor of Floyd.

Source: Ohio State Wide Receiver C.J. Saunders Arrested for Curfew Violation After Columbus Protest

Caden Leggett, Texas Tech football player arrested, charged with racing

Caden Leggett Fulmer CupLUBBOCK, Texas — Caden Leggett, 20, a Texas Tech football player, was arrested on Saturday for racing. He has since posted bond to get out of jail while the criminal case is pending. Leggett was listed Thursday morning on the Texas Tech Athletics website as a wide receiver for the Red Raiders football team.

A police officer wrote in a report, “While sitting in the parking … [at] 98th and Indiana, I observed three vehicles traveling at a high rate of speed northbound in the approximate 10000 block of Indiana Avenue.”

“I observed all three vehicles pass through the intersection 98th and Indiana, continuing northbound, at a high rate of speed and through a green light,” the police report said. “Due [to] the rate of speed of all three vehicles, and the lack of other traffic on the highway, I was easily able to determine the vehicles were competing…”

Leggett was pulled over in a Mustang. A second vehicle was described as a Dodge Challenger.

“[Leggett] admitted that he was racing the driver of the Dodge Challenger,” the police report said.

“I observed [Leggett’s] cell phone to be in the center console cup holder of the vehicle. I observed the screen to have a map on it, with what appeared to have a designated route to be traveling. It appeared the map on [Leggett’s] cell phone was a predetermined course … to race on.”

The police report indicated the other two drivers did not stop and would also be charged with racing when they are located.

The case against Leggett was charged as a class B misdemeanor.

Source: Texas Tech football player arrested, charged with racing

Tyler Judson, former Tulane standout, arrested for 2nd degree battery

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Tyler Judson, current Tulane Green Wave Safety, Tyler Judson, has been suspended from the Tulane football program.

He was arrested for 2nd Degree Battery (acc to East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office) on Monday.

UPDATE: The victim of the alleged incident is out of the Intensive Care Unit.

According to a source, the young woman sustained multiple fractures to her face and is now hoping for swelling go down to be able to enter into surgery.

Tulane University has suspended former Zachary High Bronco Tyler Judson “indefinitely”, a university spokesman told Geaux Nation Sports on Tuesday.

The suspension follows an arrest by the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office on Monday for Second Degree Battery, according to the EBRSO website.

The website also states Judson was released the same day as he was booked.

Details surrounding his arrest were not immediately available.

Source: Tulane, former Zachary High standout arrested for 2nd degree battery

Sammy Wheeler, Kansas State tight end, arrested on multiple charges

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Sammy Wheeler, Kansas State tight end, was arrested Sunday morning on multiple charges.

The Kansas State University Police Department arrested Wheeler at 12:43 a.m. Sunday in the 1100 block of Thurston Street on charges of unlawful use of a driver’s license, purchase/possession/consumption of liquor by a minor (first offense) and interference with a law enforcement officer (intending to obstruct by falsely reporting information). Authorities added a fourth charge Monday morning: urinating in public.

He’s free after posting a $500 bond. His arrest came just one day before turned 21 — Wheeler’s birthday is May 18.

The football program had no official statement on Wheeler’s arrest; a spokesperson told The Mercury on Sunday that “the matter will be handled internally.”

A rising third-year sophomore, Wheeler appeared in seven games last fall before suffering a season-ending ACL injury in K-State’s 38-10 win at Kansas on Nov. 2.

He finished with four catches for 78 yards in 2019.

Wheeler began his career as a quarterback before shifting to tight end last spring. He redshirted during his freshman season in 2018.

Hopes are high for what Wheeler still might be able to accomplish at tight end as he continues to learn about his new position.

“The biggest thing would be, obviously he’s a big enough guy, even though he’s not huge, to get in the backside as a tight end,” offensive coordinator Courtney Messingham said Nov. 14. “Maybe not be at the point of attack in the run game standpoint, but yet then still be able to stress people in the passing game. He’s obviously a much more fluid athlete than the other tight ends.”

Head coach Chris Klieman praised the “great leaps” he saw from Wheeler starting with preseason camp in August and into the middle of October.

“I think everybody saw some glimpses in the spring that we were excited about,” Klieman said. “I think probably, even as coaches, we maybe had some unrealistic expectations early for a kid that made (the switch) three or four practices in on how far along he would be. … I’ve been really impressed with Sammy. Once again, a young player that’s going to have an exceptional career at that position.”

Source: Kansas State tight end Sammy Wheeler arrested

Luke Hill, Ex-Oregon football recruit arrested, charged with attempted murder

Luke Hill The Fulmer CupLuke Hill, a former University of Oregon football recruit is facing serious charges in Maryland. Hill faces attempted murder, assault, and weapons charges in Prince George’s County, Maryland. Court records show he was charged Tuesday, but it’s still unclear what exactly happened. While Hill had been recruited by the Ducks, Head Coach Mario Cristobal said Hill was informed earlier this year that he would not be part of the program.

Source: Former Duck football recruit Luke Hill arrested, charged with attempted murder

Raymond Cutts, UCF DL, arrested by Orlando Police Department

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Raymond Cutts, UCF redshirt freshman, was arrested Monday by the Orlando Police Department and charged with carrying a concealed firearm and grand theft in the third degree, according to Orange County Clerk of Courts.

UPDATE: Knights247 has received the following statement from UCF football spokesperson John Heisler:

“UCF Athletics officials are aware of the matter involving Raymond Cutts and have no further comment as we learn additional details about the situation.”

As a true freshman, Cutts spent the year with the Knights’ scout team ultimately taking a redshirt after not appearing in any games for UCF.

Cutts was a member of the 2019 signing class after deciding to stay in Orlando. The local defensive end from Jones High School picked UCF over Clemson, Auburn, Baylor, UNC, and Maryland amongst others.

Coming out of Jones High School, Cutts was ranked as the No. 55 overall defensive end in the country and the No. 118 overall prospect in the state of Florida, according to the industry-generated 247Sports Composite rankings. In high school, the 6-foot-2 260-pound defensive end helped lead his team to a 10-2 record in 2018 winning a District Championship and advancing to a regional semifinal.

After Cutts learned he would take a redshirt in 2019, he explained to the Orlando Sentinel he imagined his first season at UCF going differently.

“It’s not strange because I already knew what I was getting myself into,” Cutts told the Orlando Sentinel in October. “It’s just that … I felt like I was going to come in and make an impact early. Things work in different ways,” Cutts said. “I know it’s just a chance for me to get bigger and better than what I am now, so I’m gonna take advantage of it.”

While he felt that he could have an impact early on, Cutts told the Sentinel he still felt like he was “contributing to the team.”

“Every week, I go out there and give them a good look in practice. I love my team and I’m just gonna wait my turn until my name’s called,” Cutts told the Sentinel.

UCF head coach Josh Heupel has yet to comment on this matter.

Antar Thompson, Mizzou football player, suspended after arrest

Antar Thompson The Fulmer CupAntar Thompson, Mizzou defensive lineman, is suspended indefinitely from the football team following his arrest over the weekend.

“We’re aware of the situation, and Antar has been suspended indefinitely, per department policy,” MU football spokesman Chad Moller said.

MUPD arrested Thompson on suspicion of operating a motor vehicle in a careless and imprudent manner and resisting arrest/detention/stop by fleeing, per MUPD spokeswoman Sara Diedrich.

Thompson was arrested around 4 p.m. on Sunday. This stemmed from the initial incident that occurred around 9 p.m. on Friday, according to Diedrich.

Police said Thompson did not stop when an officer attempted to pull him over for a traffic violation. Thompson had just been stopped ten minutes earlier by another officer on suspicion of speeding.

“Due to officers knowing the identity of the driver, the brief pursuit was abandoned,” Diedrich said. “Thompson was taken into custody without incident on Sunday afternoon.”

Diedrich added Thompson was booked into the Boone County Jail with a bond set at $2,000. He is not listed as a current detainee at the Boone County Jail.

The St. Louis native played in four games last year. Thompson finished the season with four tackles. He’ll be a redshirt senior this fall for the Tigers.

Source: Mizzou football player suspended after arrest

Scooby Carter, Former Alabama football DB, arrested in domestic dispute

Scooby Carter The Fulmer CupScooby Carter, former Alabama football player, and his girlfriend were arrested following an argument between the two at a Tuscaloosa apartment complex that turned physical.  Both Carter and the girlfriend, Terren Merritt, were accused of pushing and shoving each other, although other details are currently scant.

As a result, both Carter and Merritt were arrested on one count each of third-degree domestic abuse.  The two individuals involved have since been released on separate $500 bonds.

In late February, it was confirmed that Carter’s name is once again listed in the NCAA transfer database.  This is at least the third time the last three months that the rising redshirt freshman has reportedly entered the portal.

The move back into the portal continues what has been a roller coaster ride for both Carter and the Alabama football program since November.

On his radio show in mid-November, Nick Saban revealed that he had to suspend a player for the Mississippi State game in Starkville because he missed a class, although the head coach didn’t reveal the player’s identity at the time; on the day of the game, it was confirmed that the player in question was Carter (pictured, No. 11).  Not long after, the true freshman cornerback announced that he was entering his name into the NCAA transfer database.

A month later, Carter’s father revealed that his son had opted to remain at ‘Bama and rejoined the Crimson Tide team. The purported return was preceded by at least one conversation with Saban.

In a late-December update, however, Saban indicated that Carter was still away from the team.  In fact, Carter hadn’t practiced with the team since that initial suspension and, at the time, he was still listed in the portal.  The coach did, though, state that the door remained open for a return.

In mid-January, it was reported that Carter had again pulled his name from the portal, signaling a decision to stay with the Alabama football team.

Carter was a four-star member of the Crimson Tide’ 2019 recruiting class, rated as the No. 9 cornerback in the country and the No. 15 player at any position in the state of Texas.  He was the highest-rated corner signed by the Tide this past cycle.

In three games this season, Carter was credited with one tackle.  Because he only played in those three games, he can take a redshirt for the 2019 season.

Source: Former Alabama football DB Scooby Carter arrested in domestic dispute