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

James Durr, EWU football, removed from team, charged in connection with thefts

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James Durr, an Eastern Washington University football player, has been removed from the team after being charged with multiple counts of theft.

Durr, 18, was charged with theft, identity theft and making false statements after police say he stole a fellow college student’s wallet last month. Durr is a freshman from Vancouver, Washington, according to the EWU football roster.

Fellow football player Jordan White has also been interviewed by police in relation to the crimes, as the Easterner first reported.

A student reported her wallet had been stolen from her room in Snyamncut Hall on Feb. 25. When EWU police arrived, they found Durr and White talking to the victim, court records say.

The players told police they saw a woman enter the victim’s room and flee, both giving a detailed description of the suspect. The players said they went door to door looking for the suspect, court records say.

After reviewing surveillance footage of the area, police didn’t see a suspect matching the players’ description. Another student went to police the next day and said White and Durr committed the theft, court records say.

James Durr admitted to police during an interview that he lied to police and stole the wallet, court records indicate. Multiple witnesses told police Durr discussed planning the robbery with White. The victim told police Durr and White did have permission to be in her room before her wallet was stolen.

Another football player told police Durr made an unauthorized Paypal transfer from his account on March 2. Durr admitted to finding the teammate’s wallet in the locker room and taking pictures of his debit card to make unauthorized transfers, court records show.

Durr was arrested on March 4 but has since been released.

White was also interviewed by police but denied any involvement in the crimes, according to court documents.

White is a freshman defensive back from Lynwood, California, majoring in criminal justice, according to the team’s roster.

White has not been charged with a crime. Both players were removed from the EWU football team and will go through the student conduct process.

An Eastern Washington University football player has been removed from the team after being charged with multiple counts of theft.

Source: Two EWU football players removed from team, one charged in connection with thefts

Three Kansas State football players arrested this weekend in Manhattan

Kansas State The Fulmer CupA trio of Kansas State football players: Jacardia Wright, DeMarrquese Hayes, and Nick Allen were arrested overnight in Manhattan.

Jacardia Wright, a redshirt freshman running back who rushed for 122 yards and a touchdown last season, was arrested by K-State police for failure to appear at 3:49 a.m. on Sunday at the 1500 block of Midcampus Drive.

He was confined with a bond of $500, according to the Riley County media arrest report.

DeMarrquese Hayes was another K-State football player that appeared on the arrest report this weekend.

A 6-foot-2 freshman linebacker from Waco, Texas, Hayes was arrested by Riley County police at 9:55 p.m. Saturday for suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs/alcohol. The arrest report noted that this was his first time being suspected for such a violation, but he was incapable of driving safely.

Hayes was not confined after the arrest. No bond was listed. The arrest was made on the corner of Denison Avenue and Platt Street.

Nick Allen was the third K-State football player that appeared on the arrest report.

Allen, a redshirt sophomore linebacker, was arrested at 9:08 p.m. on Saturday for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. The arrest report indicated there was competent evidence of blood/breath over the legal driving limit.

The arrest was made by the Kansas Highway Patrol at the intersection of Manhattan Avenue and Kimball. He was not confined after paying a bond of $1,500.

Source: Three Kansas State football players arrested this weekend in Manhattan

Tyler Flink, Montana Grizzlies linebacker, hid from cops in dumpster

Tyler Flink The Fulmer CupTyler Mathew Flink, a 20-year-old University of Montana Grizzlies linebacker from Missoula, pleaded guilty to misdemeanor obstruction of a peace officer and being a minor in possession of alcohol in Missoula Municipal Court on Monday morning.

According to court documents, Missoula police responded to the Top Hat, where police “believed a group of males was engaging in disorderly conduct.”

When police attempted to make contact with them, Flink fled. Records indicate Flink hid in a dumpster and made “numerous attempts to elude law enforcement officers on foot,” until police located him on the 200 block of East Pine Street and arrested him at 12:40 a.m. Saturday.

Flink was booked in Missoula County Jail at 1:30 a.m. Saturday, but was released about an hour later after posting his own bond, according to the Missoula County Jail Roster. He pleaded guilty at an initial court appearance Monday morning.

Missoula County’s daily public report shows 10 Missoula police cars and one Montana Highway Patrol car responded to the 100 block of West Front Street, the location of the Top Hat, at 12:27 a.m. Saturday.

“We are aware of an incident over the weekend involving a student-athlete and law enforcement,” Haslam wrote. “As we do whenever we have this type of issue, we will follow the process described in the student-athlete code of conduct.”

Haslam said he couldn’t speculate what the ACT would decide on for the penalty, but confirmed that both the obstruction and MIP charges are Category III offenses, the lowest of three categories.

In the student-athlete code of conduct, a mandatory minimum penalty rubric determines some possible outcomes, depending on the seriousness of the offense and how many offenses there were. If the two charges are treated as two separate Category III offenses, Flink would receive a “minimum suspension of 10% of scheduled contests.

If treated as a single offense, it would incur any number of penalties, including a behavior contract, alcohol counseling, or game and practice suspension.

In the court system, a minor in possession charge carries a maximum penalty of a $300 fine on first offense. Obstructing a peace officer carries a maximum penalty of six months in jail and a $500 fine.

Source: Charges: Griz linebacker hid from cops in dumpster; pleads guilty

Darel Middleton, Tennessee DL Arrested on Saturday Morning

Darel Middleton The Fulmer CupAccording to multiple reports, Tennessee rising senior defensive lineman Darel Middleton was arrested early Saturday morning on two charges. Trey Wallace of The Read Optional was the first to report the news, and David Ubben of The Athletic confirmed it, adding that Middleton was arrested on charges of domestic assault and public intoxication. UT is aware of the arrest and issued a statement, saying, “We are aware of the incident and are gathering information.”

Middleton is getting a pre-trial release later this afternoon, per Wallace.

Per Brent Hubbs of VolQuest, the incident report claims that police responded to a simple assault behind Walgreen’s on Cumberland Avenue. A witness informed the officers that Middleton was in the lobby of the nearby Standard Apartments. There, the officers found Middleton unsteady on his feet with slurred speech, and they could smell alcohol.

A witness and the alleged victim informed officers that Middleton was angry at the victim, who was his girlfriend, over one of her male friends.

Both the witness and victim said that Middleton got into a fight with one of his own friends. Middleton’s girlfriend allegedly tried to stop the fight, and Middleton pushed her to the ground. She told officers that Middleton helped her up, apologized, and hugged her.

The witness then said she attempted to make Middleton let go of his girlfriend, then he pushed his girlfriend down a second time.

Per the report, Middleton was taken into custody without incident. The male victim that Middleton allegedly got into a fight with was not located by the authorities.

The 6-foot-7, 311-pound lineman joined the Vols as a junior college signee in the 2019 class and was one of Tennessee’s top contributors along the defensive line last season. Middleton played in all 13 games for the Vols and started six contests, totaling 28 tackles, two tackles for loss, a sack, a forced fumble, and a blocked kick.

Prior to coming to Tennessee, Middleton played at East Mississippi Community College. Before that, Middleton played tight end at Oak Ridge High School in 2015 before enrolling in the JUCO ranks. Before transferring to Oak Ridge, Middleton played at Powell High School.

Source: Report: Vol DL Arrested on Saturday Morning | Rocky Top Insider