A police officer threw water on the party when telling the national champions they could not smoke the cigars that burned for easily 15 minutes after beating Clemson.
In fact, the officer announced to the players any smoking cigars in the locker room would be subject to arrest. Several players holding stogies laughed at the warning like it was a joke but the cop wasn’t smiling.
Tommy Champion’s arrest was confirmed by the MSU Police Department in a report by Ben Portnoy of the Columbus Dispatch. Tyler Horka of the Clarion Ledger also reported the news.
This is Champion’s second arrest in the past six months after he was previously charged for driving with a suspended license, not having insurance and an expired tag on March 20.
An MSU Athletics spokesperson told The Dispatch, “We’re aware of the matter and are continuing to collect more information.”
Champion, listed at 6-foot-5 and 320 pounds, has appeared in six games for the Bulldogs, and was expected to be a backup right tackle. He also saw limited action last year at right guard.
Dai’Jean Dixon, Nicholls State University football player, 20, was arrested by the Thibodaux Police Department for an alleged possession with intent to distribute marijuana charge on Saturday after 84 grams of the suspected substance were discovered in his car, according to a police report. The arrest stemmed from a traffic stop for speeding in the 600 block of East 1st Street when officers detected the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle’s interior.
Dixon admitted to smoking marijuana and drinking alcohol prior to the stop, but denied being in possession of any marijuana at first. Dixon then submitted to and passed all Standardized Field Sobriety Testing.
After denying requests to search the vehicle, a K-9 later alerted officers to the odor of narcotics.
Bry’Kiethon Mouton, Nicholls State University football player and former transfer from LSU, was arrested early Saturday morning by the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office on a contempt of court charge after driving with a suspended license according to a police report. Nicholls declined comment through a team spokesman. Mouton, 22, participated in the team scrimmage Saturday night after the arrest took place. He caught one pass for five yards.
The 6-foot-1, 250-pound tight end was competing for playing time in the offense prior to the start of his second season with the Colonels. He transferred from LSU at the end of the 2017 season.
Mouton is a former 4-star prospect out of Acadiana High School in Lafayette according to ESPN. He was the No. 6 player at his position and No. 18 overall recruit in the state for the Class of 2015.
He helped lead Acadiana to back-to-back state titles, including being named the game’s Most Outstanding Player his senior season. He was a LFCA and LSWA Class 5A All-State selection as a senior.
Mouton was then a two-time lettermen at LSU, playing in 15 games with five starts. He carried the ball five times for 15 yards and had three receptions for 25 yards with the Tigers. He also scored a touched against Jacksonville State as a sophomore.
Once at Nicholls, Mouton sat out all of 2018. He is listed as a senior and is not eligible for a redshirt.
Jovani Haskins, A WVU football player, allegedly ran from the cops before parking and disappearing.
Jovani Lee Haskins, 21, of Bergenfield, N.J., is charged with reckless driving, fleeing from an officer and driving on the left side of the road — all misdemeanors — by the WVU Police Department.
A WVU police officer spotted a white Audi A4 speeding on University Avenue about 3:15 a.m. July 28, according to a criminal complaint. The officer saw the car almost strike another vehicle in the turning lane of University and Campus avenues.
The officer activated his emergency lights but the vehicle continued on at a high rate of speed and crossed the center line “multiple times.” A second officer saw the same car speed down University Avenue before it passed another car using the turning lane and moved into the oncoming traffic lane.
After getting stuck in traffic, the Audi turned down Ensign Avenue and parked in the Metro Towers parking area, the criminal complaint said. The driver got out and ran away.
The car’s registration was cross referenced with WVU parking records, which showed citations to Haskins. Haskins matched the description of the suspect who fled and his student ID card was found inside the vehicle.
Haskins was arraigned in Monongalia County Magistrate Court on Aug. 2 by Senior Status Magistrate Darris Summers. Bond was set at $2,500 and has been posted.
“We are aware of the situation, and it will be handled appropriately and in accordance with West Virginia University’s policies and procedures surrounding student conduct,” coach Neal Brown said in an official team release.
Appearing on the Mackey Award watchlist, Haskins is expected to be the top tight end for the Mountaineers after the loss of Trevon Wesco, who was drafted by the New York Jets in April. Haskins caught 16 passes for 148 yards and a touchdown in 2018.
Haskins has been practicing with the team during training camp, although he has been limited to non-contact drills.
An arrest warrant has been issued for the apprehension of Christian Haangana, a Washington State University football player, who’s failed to appear at multiple court hearings for a vandalism charge.
The Whitman County District Court warrant was activated Wednesday for 21-year-old Christian Haangana. The misdemeanor warrant includes the standard thousand dollars bond. The warrant is only valid in the State of Washington.
Haangana has failed to appear at both of his court appearances in Pullman after being charged with misdemeanor vandalism. He missed his first appearance on July 23rd and his subsequent show cause hearing on Tuesday.
Haangana is accused of vandalizing vehicles parked at a College Hill apartment complex in Pullman during the early morning hours of April 27th. He was initially arrested for felony vandalism by Pullman Police.
Haangana is listed as a redshirt junior offensive lineman on the Cougar’s current 2019 football roster. He appeared in every game for the Cougars last season.
The WSU football team is currently holding fall camp practices in Lewiston Idaho.
Shai Werts and Quan Griffin, two Georgia Southern University football players, have been suspended from all football operations after being arrested earlier this week.
Lunsford said that Wertz was arrested Wednesday in Saluda, S.C. He was charged with speeding and misdemeanor possession of cocaine. A white powder substance on the hood vehicle tested positive for cocaine at the scene.
Werts is a redshirt junior from Clinton, S.C. He has started at quarterback the last two seasons.
Griffin was arrested Thursday in Florida in connection with a domestic incident. Griffin faces four felony charges including battery and burglary. In total, there are eight charges against Griffin.
Griffin is a junior from Glen Saint Mary, Fla. He played in all 13 games in the 2018 season.
University Police said officers found Nebraska freshman safety Myles Farmer with a small amount of marijuana at the University Suites dorms around 11:30 p.m. Monday.
Malcolm Lee, Kansas defensive lineman, was arrested early Saturday morning by Lawrence police on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, according to logs from the Douglas County Sheriff’s Department.
Lee, a sophomore transfer from Iowa Western Community College, was released on bond, the log stated.
“We are aware of the situation and are currently in the process of gathering information,” KU director of football communications Katy Lonergan said Monday afternoon. “We will handle the situation according to our internal policies.”
Lee, a member of the 2019 recruiting class, was ranked a three-star recruit by both Rivals and 247Sports. He played in 12 games for Iowa Western last season, recording 43 total tackles, five sacks and 10 tackles-for-loss.
Lee is expected to compete for snaps right away with KU losing most of its defensive line production from last season. An Omaha, Nebraska native, he chose KU over offers from Iowa, Louisville, Central Florida, FAU and Houston.
Two Nebraska football players were ticketed last week after a traffic stop in Lincoln.
About 8 p.m. Friday, police stopped a car driven by Marquel Dismuke, 21, because the vehicle didn’t have a front license plate, said Officer Angela Sands, a Lincoln police spokeswoman. Officers determined that Dismuke was driving on a suspended license and had a previous conviction for driving under suspension, Sands said.
Dismuke was cited on suspicion of driving under suspension and released, and the car was towed, Sands said.
A passenger in the car, fellow Husker Jeramiah Stovall, also 21, was found to be in possession of a small amount of marijuana, Sands said. Stovall was cited on suspicion of possessing less than an ounce of marijuana and released, Sands said.
The two were cooperative with officers, she said.
Dismuke, a junior from California, has 44 career tackles in 20 games. He’s perhaps a favorite to start at safety this season. Stovall, a graduate of Omaha Creighton Prep, is a walk-on defensive back who has primarily played special teams during his Husker career.
“We are aware of the incident and are addressing it,” a Nebraska athletics spokesperson said.
This is the third incident a Nebraska football player has had with law enforcement this offseason.