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.”
Otis Yelverton, a Florida football support staff member was arrested Monday morning and is facing a third-degree felony. Alachua County Court records shows that Otis Yelverton is facing an aggravated stalking charge. The Florida football assistant director of player personnel was arrested by police after he was thought to be a threat.Yelverton has been placed on leave by Florida following the charges.According to the ACSO police report, Yelverton has “repeatedly and maliciously” harassed the victim
Hunter Rison, the son of former NFL receiver Andre Rison, was arrested Friday for domestic battery and suspended by Kansas State on Saturday.
Rison faces a charge of domestic battery to a family/person in a dating relationship. He is free on $1,000 bond.
The 20-year-old was indefinitely suspended from the team for a violation of team and departmental policy on Saturday. The school did not provide further explanation for the suspension.
Rison, a redshirt sophomore, transferred from Michigan State and sat out last season.
In his freshman year, Rison played in 12 games for the Spartans with 19 receptions for 224 yards.
Rison is the son of former Michigan State and NFL receiver, Andre Rison.
SMITHFIELD — Police here have arrested four more Bryant University students in connection with Sunday’s on-campus assault.
Jarret Martin, 19, of 81 Wachusett St., Franklin, Massachusetts, is charged with breaking and entering, and disorderly conduct.
John Amaya, 20, of 45 Beck Ave., Rye, New York, and Jack McNeil, 19, of 435 Holly Rd., Marshfield, Massachusetts, are charged with breaking and entering, simple assault, disorderly conduct and conspiracy.
Sarah McBrien, 20, of 1 Christopher Lane, Scituate, Massachusetts, is charged with breaking and entering and disorderly conduct.
The arrests stem from the incident at Bryant University on Sunday morning when students allegedly broke into a townhouse.
Martin was taken into custody without incident on Tuesday and later appeared before Bail Commissioner George Lazieh. He was released on $1,000 surety bail.
Amaya was taken into custody Wednesday, and appeared before Magistrate Joseph P. Ippolito. Bail was set at $25,000 personal recognizance.
McNeil and McBrien were taken into custody Wednesday, and appeared before Bail Commissioner Peter Hopkins. Each was released on $1,000 surety bail.
While Bryant University has announced a review to determine whether the altercation was precipitated by a bias incident, the Police Department said its investigation, so far, has not found any credible evidence that one had occurred.
“What this investigation has clearly revealed is that a day of excessive alcohol consumption and several smaller confrontations during the previous day, culminated in the early morning assaults on April 7, 2019,” the police said in a statement.
The investigation is ongoing and will be sent to the attorney general’s office to determine if it is appropriate for additional persons to be charged.
Lamar Anthony Dawson, 23, whose last known residence was in Logan, was charged Tuesday in 1st District Court with the first-degree felony.
The charge comes less than a week after former Utah State University football star Torrey Green was sentenced to 26 years to life at the Utah State Prison for raping five women and sexually assaulting a sixth.
On Feb. 14, Dawson exchanged several text messages with a woman who stated multiple times that she was very drunk, according to an arrest warrant affidavit filed in 1st District Court. Dawson then asks the woman if he can come over to her residence, the charges state. The woman eventually agreed but told Dawson, “don’t expect sex because I’m not in the right mindset to make that decision,” the charges state.
Dawson, however, later told police that he did have sex with the woman that night, even though he told her the next morning that they did not, according to the charges.
“When asked why he lied to (her) about having sex, he stated he was afraid she was trying to ‘pin’ something on him,” the charges state. “Mr. Dawson denied that (she) was so drunk that she didn’t know what she was doing.”
Investigators noted that when the woman was examined at a local hospital 10 hours after the alleged assault, the woman still had a blood-alcohol content of .04 percent, according to charging documents.
Police further stated in their arrest warrant that after speaking with Dawson, they “learned Mr. Dawson has been suspended from all activities involving his team at Utah State University. If that is the case, it is possible Mr. Dawson is in the process of returning home to Chicago, Illinois. Mr. Dawson has no other known ties to the Logan area.”
Dawson enrolled at Utah State last June and was a redshirt sophomore, according to the team roster. He is not listed on the 2019 Utah State University football roster.