Scooby 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.
Khyon Gillespie and Oneil Robinson, Hartford residents who were on the UConn football roster this past season, were arrested by UConn police after surrendering to active warrants over the past few days.
Gillespie and Robinson were both charged with third-degree burglary, sixth degree larceny and providing a false statement. The active warrant was issued on Feb. 3; Gillespie surrendered on Monday, Robinson on Wednesday. No further information was released on the arrests. Sixth-degree larceny generally involves entering a residence without permission, while third-degree burglary involves taking no more than $250 worth of valuables.
According to a statement released by UConn, Robinson is no longer a member of the team and Gillespie has been suspended indefinitely.
“We are aware of the situation … We have been in communication with the appropriate parties and will continue to cooperate with the authorities throughout the process,” the statement said.
Gillespie, a redshirt freshman running back, played at Capital Prep Magnet School and was declared ineligible this season due to academics. Robinson, a sophomore defensive back who also played at Capital Prep, has entered the transfer portal and is no longer listed on UConn’s roster. He played in nine games last season, registering 19 tackles and an interception.
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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.”
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.
Cincinnati Bearcats’ football player Noah Hamlin was arrested Saturday on his birthday in Pittsburgh, according to a police criminal complaint document obtained by The Enquirer.
The redshirt sophomore defensive back was charged with felony fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer, misdemeanor driving under the influence and summary offenses including underage drinking, carrying a false identification card and failure to obey traffic control devices.
“We are aware of the alleged incident involving Noah Hamlin and are gathering the appropriate facts,” said a UC spokesperson in a statement. “The student-athlete involved has been suspended indefinitely from all team activities per UC Department of Athletics policy.”
According to the police document, Hamlin, 20, agreed to give officers two alcohol concentration breath samples. The lower of the two samples was .148. In Pennsylvania, anyone under the age of 21 can be found guilty of driving under the influence if their blood alcohol content tests at .02 percent.
Police said they initiated a traffic stop after they observed a vehicle driven by Hamlin stopped in the middle of the road and later run a red light. When police activated emergency equipment, Hamlin stopped at an intersection but drove away when officers stepped out of their vehicle. When Hamlin stopped again, police approached on foot and ordered him out of the vehicle. Police say Hamlin did not comply and reached his hand under the driver seat.
“At this time, I opened the driver’s side door and grabbed the male by his arm pulling him out of the vehicle and detaining him with handcuffs,” the arresting officer wrote.
A female passenger in the car was “extremely intoxicated,” began vomiting and was later transferred by medics to a hospital, according to the report.
Texas A&M defensive back Derrick Tucker was arrested Thursday on assault charges stemming from an incident in March. The police report says Tucker (a junior from Manvel, Texas), got into a physical altercation with another man on Northgate in the early morning hours of Sunday, March 24th. The fight began after the two started arguing over tacos. The victim claims he and Tucker got into a mutual physical altercation, which was broken up. The victim then says Tucker fled the scene only to return a few minutes later and strike him in the back of the head. Tucker played a large role in the Aggie secondary in 2018, collecting 27 total tackles in 10 games. He has been released from jail on $5,000 bond. WTAW has reached out to the Texas A&M Athletics Department for comment on Tucker’s status with the program.
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.
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.”
BOISE — Boise State defensive back Robert Lewis was arrested early Friday morning and charged with driving under the influence.
According to arrest records on the Ada County Sheriff’s website, Lewis was arrested by Boise Police and booked into the Ada County Jail at 3:25 a.m.
Lewis, 22, is a backup cornerback that saw action in 10 games and had two tackles last season as a redshirt sophomore. Boise State released a short statement Friday morning that said, “Boise State is aware of the situation and will handle according to department policy.”
An incident report from Boise Police said officers stopped Lewis after he ran a red light at the intersection of Capital and Bannock at 2:10 a.m. Friday morning. It was at that point they ‘observed an odor of alcohol and other signs of possible impairment.’
According to the report, a breath alcohol test resulted in a .104/.100. The legal limit in Idaho is .08, so Lewis was taken to the Ada County Jail and booked for driving under the influence, a misdemeanor charge.
Boise State is in the middle of spring practices and had practice Friday evening. Lewis, a Los Angeles native, was seen watching practice from outside the fence.
Coach Bryan Harsin is scheduled to meet with the media Saturday evening for a previously scheduled session following a closed scrimmage.
According to the jail booking recap report, Stevenson was booked at 2:42 a.m. He was released at 3:26 a.m. on a $1,000 bond.