Iowa State defensive back De’Monte Ruth has been suspended for the Cyclones’ first game following an arrest two days before the team’s season opener.
In a news release announcing the suspension, Iowa State said that Ruth was stopped for a traffic violation Thursday and then arrested for driving with a suspended license. Ruth was being held Friday morning in the Story County Jail.
“We have a higher standard of excellence in our program and we ask our players to put the team before their actions,” Iowa State coach Matt Campbell said in the statement.
Campbell added the suspension would last one game.
Ryder Lucas, a University of Arkansas football player was arrested Sunday for driving while intoxicated.
Ryder Matthew Lucas, 22, faces charges of driving while intoxicated and careless/prohibited driving.
On Sunday morning, an officer said he was driving northbound on North College Avenue when he saw a black GMC Sierra “cross left of center.”
The officer said he followed the vehicle and witnessed the driver almost hit the concrete structure of a bridge. The officer then pulled the driver over and identified him as Lucas.
“Lucas had a flushed face, bloodshot and watery eyes, and a strong odor of intoxicants coming off of his breath and person,” the preliminary report states.
The officer asked Lucas if he had consumed any alcohol, and he told the officer he had consumed whiskey. He then showed the bottle of alcohol to the officer.
Lucas told the officer he understood his rights and agreed to provide a breath sample. His breath alcohol concentration was 0.09 percent.
Lucas was arrested and taken to the Washington County Detention Center.
He was released on a $935.00 bond.
Here is a statement from UA Head Football Coach Chad Morris:
“We are aware of the incident involving Ryder Lucas. Right now, we are gathering information from the proper authorities. Once we have reviewed all of the information, we will make a determination on his status.”
Preston Carey started five games for Coastal Carolina in 2017 and was expected to be a starting corner in 2018.
It’s often been said that no news in the offseason is good news when it comes to college football programs. Most head coaches would agree as typically when they get a phone call late at night or early in the morning about a player, chances are high it’s going to involve law enforcement.
Such is the case at Coastal Carolina, where the Myrtle Beach Sun News reports that starting cornerback Preston Carey was arrested for driving under the influence and booked into a local jail around 4:15 a.m. Friday. Online records confirmed the news.
BLOOMINGTON – Two members of last season’s IU football team, walk-on defensive backs Johnny Albomonte and Thomas Henderson, were both arrested on felony drug charges Friday.
According to a statement to IndyStar from Capt. Steve Kellams of the Bloomington Police Department, BPD’s special investigations unit executed an arrest warrant Friday at a Bloomington apartment.
“Detectives within the special investigations unit received and began an investigation regarding this residence,” Kellams said in an email. “Detectives purchased drugs on multiple occasions over the last month.”
Kellams said both Henderson and Albomonte were charged with dealing marijuana, a level 6 felony, and maintaining a common nuisance, also a level 6 felony.
Two Florida State football players are due in court next week after being cited for marijuana-related complaints late last month. Defensive back Kyle Meyers and running back Zaquandre White were spotted by the Tallahassee Police Department parking multiple times in a gravel lot after 11:30 p.m. on Jan. 31. Police approached their car and saw White smoking a marijuana cigarette, according to an incident report.
The theft charge against former Washington State defensive back Zaire Webb has been dismissed due to insufficient evidence, according to Whitman County court records.
Webb and former WSU receiver Anthony White were arrested and accused of shoplifting at the Walmart in Pullman on Oct. 4.
Details on what led to the felony forgery arrest of Georgia freshman defensive back Latavious Brini, stemming from a counterfeit bill being passed.
Arizona Freshman safety Scottie Young Jr. was arrested by campus police on suspicion of one count of domestic violence assault shortly after midnight Wednesday after a student in the Likins Residence Hall reported that she’d seen another student get “pushed into a wall, spit on and threatened by (Young)”, according a campus police incident report.