Jaylin Williams, a junior cornerback from Memphis, Tenn., and one of the key pieces in Indiana’s defense, was arrested early Saturday on alcohol-related charges.
Indiana cornerback Jaylin Williams was arrested on preliminary charges of operating while intoxicated and OWI endangerment early Saturday morning.
According to the police report, the arrest took place at 17th Street and Dunn Street in Bloomington at 1:33 a.m. ET. He had a blood alcohol content greater than .08 and less than .15. Williams is 20 years old.
Indiana athletics provided a statement to Sports Illustrated Indiana: “Indiana University Athletics and the IU football program are aware of the arrest of Jaylin Williams. IU Athletics will continue to gather facts, cooperate with and monitor the legal process, and take further action as the evolving situation warrants.”
Williams, a junior from Memphis, Tenn., is an important piece to Indiana’s secondary. In 2020, he finished the season 30 tackles, four interceptions, one pass breakup and two quarterback hurries.
He began the season with interceptions in three straight games. Williams was named to the second-team All-Big Ten team by both the coaches and the media. Along with fellow cornerbacks Tiawan Mullen and Reece Taylor, the Hoosiers had one of the best secondaries in the country.
Indiana’s 2020 season ended on Jan. 2, 2021 with an Outback Bowl loss to Ole Miss in Tampa, Fla. Throughout the season and the practices leading up to it, the players were being tested for COVID-19 every day and weren’t allowed to venture out beyond their apartments and football facilities.
In a late September story, he said that he was totally focused on football during the height of the pandemic.
“I got all I need right now,” Williams said. “Just focused on the season, so just the stadium and back, that’s all I’m worried about.”
Spring practice doesn’t begin until March. This story will be updated as events develop.
Marquis Wilson, one of Penn State‘s football players, has been charged with misdemeanor drug possession related to a February traffic stop on campus, according to a criminal complaint.
Authorities say Marquis Wilson, a sophomore cornerback, faces charges for possessing a small amount of marijuana and for use of drug paraphernalia, according to court documents.
On Feb. 29th, around 10 p.m., University police conducted a traffic stop of Wilson’s vehicle, after officers detected an odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle, the complaint states.
Police add that Wilson was observed with red, glassy eyes and the odor of marijuana on his breath.
Police then conducted a search of Wilson’s vehicle, the complaint adds, and officers found a “pink tinted plastic pill bottle containing marijuana.”
According to court documents, Wilson’s preliminary hearing is scheduled for August 26th.
UConn football has seen an off-field situation spread to a third 2019 Husky, with corner Ryan Carroll charged in connection to a dorm room robbery.
Kyron McKinnie-Harper is suspended indefinitely for a “violation of team rules.” Head Coach Jim McElwain would not elaborate on the suspension. It’s unclear if McKinnie-Harper, 19, has been suspended from Central Michigan University.
On Feb. 13 an arrest warrant was issued for McKinnie-Harper. He faces several criminal charges including one count of using a computer to commit a crime, one count of unauthorized computer access, one count of computer fraud and three counts of larceny by conversion, according to Isabella County Court records.
Central Michigan University Police Det. Scott Bailey said he could not comment on the case. He said the investigation into McKinnie-Harper is ongoing.
It is unclear if McKinnie-Harper remains enrolled at CMU.
Ohio State senior cornerback Amir Riep and redshirt senior linebacker/safety Jahsen Wint were charged with rape and kidnapping by Columbus Police on Tuesday.
Both men were arrested and booked into the Franklin County Jail early Wednesday morning. The charges are first-degree felonies, and their arraignments are scheduled for Thursday morning.
Ohio State has suspended the two players indefinitely from all football team activities.
“We are aware that two of our students have been arrested and criminally charged,” an Ohio State spokesperson said in a statement. “They have been suspended from all activities involving the football program. We will share more information when available.”
Kansas football cornerback Corione Harris faces two felony charges following an arrest in Howell County, Missouri.
KU coach Les Miles said Thursday that he has indefinitely suspended Harris from the team.
According to court records, Harris was arrested Sunday and later charged with unlawful use of a weapon and delivery of a controlled substance. Harris spent one day in jail, according to the court docket, with bond issued for $7,500 under the conditions that Harris could not drive if unlicensed and also could not possess a firearm.
Two Penn State football players, Tariq Castro-Fields and Henry Fessler, were cited for disorderly conduct after State College police said they fought with others at Delta Chi fraternity in January.
Deshon Wilson has been suspended indefinitely from the Oregon State football program while the situation is under investigation, according to a university spokesperson.