Josh Chapman, Alabama football coach arrested for DUI

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Josh Chapman, an Alabama football staffer landed in jail Saturday morning after his second DUI in two and a half years.

Josh Chapman was booked into Tuscaloosa County Jail after being arrested by Tuscaloosa police. A defensive lineman from Hoover who played with the Crimson Tide from 2007-11, Chapman has been an assistant strength and conditioning coach with the program since 2016.

Chapman was held in jail on a $1,000 bond after Saturday’s arrest. Further details weren’t immediately available.

The fifth-round draft pick of the Indianapolis Colts in 2012 was also arrested for DUI in Tuscaloosa on Jan. 29, 2017.

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Otis Yelverton, Gators staffer arrested after threatening to blow up his ex’s car

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

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Zach Smith Arrested For Criminal Trespassing, Appears in Court

The Fulmer Cup Zach SmithOhio State wide receivers coach Zach Smith appeared in court Wednesday afternoon after being charged with criminal trespassing, stemming from an incident in mid-May, according to a Delaware Municipal Court record.

According to an arrest record obtained by Eleven Warriors, police were dispatched to the home of Courtney Carano Smith, Zach Smith’s ex-wife, around 8 p.m. on May 12. The report indicates that there was no forced entry and no suspected use of alcohol or drugs. Smith was charged with criminal trespassing, and has since pleaded not guilty.

According to the criminal complaint also obtained by Eleven Warriors, “Mr. Smith took his son to his ex-wife’s residence (redacted) to drop him off after being instructed by Ms. Smith not to come to her residence and disregarding a previous criminal trespass warning that had been given to him by Detective Pentz on Dec. 19, 2017 at 2 p.m. The incident was witnessed by Ms. Smith and their son along with photographs of Mr. Smith’s vehicle being present in her driveway. Mr. Smith also admitted to Sgt. Roach that he was present on Ms. Smith’s property and acknowledged receipt of the trespass warning given to him by Detective Pentz.”

Per the criminal complaint, criminal trespassing is a fourth-degree misdemeanor punishable by up to 30 days in jail and/or a $250 fine.

Ohio State has not commented on the situation.

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UGA coach, Kevin Purvis, arrested for using hidden camera in locker room


Kevin Purvis The Fulmer CupKevin Purvis, 37, who is listed as associate equipment manager on the Georgia Athletic Association’s website, was booked into Athens-Clarke County Jail at 8:48 p.m. Friday and charged with four felonies and a misdemeanor. Three of the felonies are for illegal eavesdropping or surveillance. The other felony was for possession of a Schedule II controlled substance and the misdemeanor was for possession of marijuana.

Purvis’ arrest came nearly a month after an unidentified person found a camera hidden in a shower area of Butts-Mehre Heritage Hall. UGA officials called police Feb. 27 and an investigation began. Arrest warrants for Purvis were executed Friday by the Athens-Clarke County sheriff’s office, and Purvis turned himself into the jail later that night. He remains incarcerated on $16,000 in bonds.

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Fergus Connolly, Michigan football staffer suspected of drunken driving

Fergus Connolly The Fulmer CupANN ARBOR, MI – Fergus Connolly, the director of performance for the University of Michigan’s football team was arrested Monday, March 5 on suspicion of drunken driving.

Connolly, 40, of Ann Arbor was arrested about 11:50 a.m. at First and Mosley streets in Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor police Detective Lt. Matthew Lige confirmed in an email.

Connolly has not been formally charged.

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John Stiegelmeier, South Dakota State coach, arrested for DUI

John Stiegelmeier The Fulmer CupBROOKINGS – South Dakota State University football coach John Stiegelmeier was arrested for DUI last month, the coach said Wednesday. Court documents say he was arrested Jan. 27.

The coach said he admits to driving under the influence and was stopped while driving from home about 11:30 p.m., going out to get food.

Stiegelmeier said he hadn’t eaten all day, was at home doing taxes and had some wine before he went out without thinking about how much he had to drink.

The arrest has not affected his employment status, and both his players and employers are aware of the arrest, he said.

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Tennessee will reportedly name ex-Vols coach Phil Fulmer its new athletic director

The Fulmer Cup Phillip FulmerThe latest episode of “The Vols of our Lives” has former Tennessee coach Phillip Fulmer being named the school’s athletic director. Fulmer would replace John Currie, who Tennessee fired on Friday after Currie’s decision to fire Butch Jones resulted in the world’s worst coaching search.

After a fan revolt following the near-hire of Ohio State defensive coordinator Greg Schiano, Tennessee went through candidate after candidate for its vacancy, doing little more than helping coaches at other schools secure raises by using the Vols as leverage.

The hope now is that Fulmer will bring some much-needed stability to the program as it attempts to get through these rough waters. Of course, it should be pointed out that Sports Illustrated’s Bruce Feldman reported Friday that Fulmer was trying to “undermine” Currie’s efforts in hopes of securing the AD position for himself.

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Wolf Pack assistant Jeff Nady suspended after crashing into the Nugget (The Fulmer Cup Offseason)

Jeff Nady The Fulmer CupNevada Wolf Pack football graduate assistant Jeff Nady was arrested early Saturday morning after crashing his car into the Nugget Casino Resort, per Sparks police, and has been suspended from the team.

Nady, who is in his second season on the Nevada coaching staff, was charged with five misdemeanors and released from the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office facility by Saturday night.

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