Eli Ricks, Alabama newcomer and former All-American cornerback, was booked on charges of speeding, driving without insurance and possession of marijuana Sunday evening in Mississippi.
Eli Ricks, who transferred to Alabama from LSU this offseason, was arrested by Mississippi Highway Patrol and booked at 5:15 p.m.
According to an online database, it was Ricks’ first marijuana possession charge and his bond was set at $0.
A 6-foot-2 cornerback from California, Eli Ricks started his career at LSU where he earned Freshman All-SEC and AP All-America honors during his first season.
He entered the transfer portal in November, roughly a month after the firing of head coach Ed Orgeron.
Ricks is expected to compete for a starting role at Alabama, which lost starting cornerback Josh Jobe to the NFL.
Texas A&M wide receiver Ainias Smith was arrested early on Wednesday ahead of his scheduled appearance at SEC Media Days, according to multiple reports.
Ainias Smith was arrested on charges of driving while intoxicated, unlawful carrying of a weapon, and marijuana possession (less than two ounces).
The 21-year-old wide receiver was booked in the Brazos County Jail after his arrest by Texas A&M university police.
Smith led the Aggies with 47 receptions and six touchdown catches a season ago for the 8-4 Aggies as a team captain.
He also placed second on the team with 509 receiving yards.
Ainias Smith has started 21 games for Texas A&M the past three seasons and has 112 career receptions for 1,321 and 15 total touchdowns. He added 373 rushing yards and four touchdowns on the ground.
The senior is expected to play a major role in the Texas A&M offense this coming season as the team looks to integrate a new starter at the quarterback position.
Smith’s experience and skill set will be key to developing the Aggies’ downfield passing game to complement what looks like a solid rushing attack behind center.
A&M is projected to finish second in the SEC West this season behind Alabama, but is scheduled to visit the Crimson Tide in a crucial matchup on Oct. 8.
The winner of that game should have a major advantage in the SEC standings and the College Football Playoff race.
Smith is the second Texas A&M player to be arrested this offseason after wide receiver Demond Demas, who was arrested on an assault/family violence charge and removed from the team before entering the transfer portal.
Stacy Brown, a Missouri football player, has been suspended following a recent arrest, the school confirmed on Tuesday.
Brown, a rising senior safety from Dallas, was arrested in the early hours of Monday morning for suspicion of possession and delivery of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of a firearm, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Though listed without a name attached, there was a report of an arrest meeting that description at 1:09 a.m. on the University of Missouri police’s online crime log.
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Three Tennessee football players were named in a UT report about an incident in Stokely Hall that occurred Tuesday evening on the Knoxville campus
Tennessee football players Martavius French, Isaac Washington and Aaron Willis were suspended indefinitely Friday after they were arrested this week on preliminary charges related to misdemeanor drug possession.
A fourth player also was suspended indefinitely, a source with direct knowledge of the situation told Knox News.
A UT police log released Friday listed five individuals, including French, Washington and Willis, arrested in connection with an incident that occurred Tuesday evening at the Stokely Hall dorm on the Knoxville campus. The log does not provide the date of the arrests.
Also arrested were an unnamed juvenile and Clinton Warren, who is listed in UT’s online directory as a student but is not a member of the football team. Some signees who enrolled in January are not yet 18. Knox News could not confirm the identity of the unnamed juvenile.
“We are aware of an incident that occurred at Stokely Hall involving football student-athletes,” Tennessee Athletics said in a statement. “The individuals involved in the incident have been suspended indefinitely from football activities pending further review of the matter by the university.”
A witness reported to UT police that their roommate answered the door and was assaulted by one male, while three or four other males entered the apartment, went into another room and took items belonging to the individual who had answered the door, according to a UT public safety notice.
The person who had answered the door and the witness said they did not know the people who entered the residence, according to the safety notice issued earlier this week after UT Housing staff notified UTPD on Tuesday about an incident at Stokely Hall.
Willis, from Life Christian Academy in Virginia, is the top-rated member of Tennessee’s 2021 recruiting class. The four-star linebacker enrolled in January.
Washington is a three-star defensive tackle from East Surry High School in North Carolina who also enrolled in January.
French signed in the previous recruiting class as a four-star linebacker recruit from Whitehaven High in Memphis. He did not play during the 2020 season.
Willis was ranked as the No. 8 inside linebacker prospect nationally in the 247Sports Composite in the 2021 recruiting class. He’s expected to help boost a position that lost starters Henry To’o To’o and Quavaris Crouch to the transfer portal.
Willis, Washington and French signed with Tennessee while Jeremy Pruitt was coach. Tennessee hired Josh Heupel as coach on Jan. 27 after firing Pruitt on Jan. 18, ending his tenure after three seasons.
Carlos Davis, South Alabama running back, has been suspended indefinitely following an arrest on drug-related charges, the school announced Friday.
Jaguars head coach Kane Wommack released the following statement:
“We have been made aware of a situation involving Carlos and are continuing to gather information. At this time we have decided to suspend Carlos from all team activities until further notice.”
According to the Mobile County Sheriff’s Office online arrest log, the 22-year-old Davis was arrested on two charges: “Trafficking-Marijuana” and “Use/Possession Drug Paraphernalia.” According to jail records, Davis was booked into Mobile County Metro Jail at 3:35 a.m. Friday, where he remained as of Friday afternoon.
Mobile Police Department spokesman Cpl. Ryan Blakely released the following statement to AL.com:
“On Thursday, February 18, 2021 officers were in the area of University Boulevard near Campus Quarters when they heard shots fired. They responded to Campus Quarters, 112 University Boulevard and were directed to an apartment and made contact with the suspect. A search of the suspect revealed marijuana. A search outside of the apartment revealed a backpack that contained the suspect’s identification and marijuana. Carlos Davis, 22 was arrested.”
Davis, a former Muscle Shoals High School standout, rushed for a team-best 674 yards and three touchdowns in 2020. He was expected to be the Jaguars’ starting running back again in 2021.
South Alabama begins spring practice March 20.
Three Penn State football players were charged Monday after university police officers said they found marijuana and LSD in the trio’s on-campus apartment.
Officers responded about 3:40 p.m. Aug. 2 to sophomore running back Devyn Ford and redshirt freshman offensive linemen Sal Wormley and Caedan Wallace’s apartment for a fire alarm, Penn State police wrote in an affidavit of probable cause filed Monday.
Police found marijuana “all over the floor” and detected a “very potent” smell of burned weed coming from the apartment, an officer wrote.
Marijuana, a grinder and two tabs of LSD were found in Ford’s room; weed was found in Wormley’s room; and a glass pipe with marijuana residue was found in Wallace’s room, police wrote.
A defense lawyer was not listed for either Ford, Wormley or Wallace.
The university’s athletics department is aware of the charges, a spokesperson wrote in a statement.
“These alleged actions do not reflect the values and standards of our program and will be addressed,” the athletics department said. “We will not comment any further as this is an ongoing legal matter.”
Ford, 19, was charged with one misdemeanor count each of possession of a small amount of marijuana, drug paraphernalia and unlawful possession of a controlled substance.
Wormley, 19, was charged with one misdemeanor count each of possession of a small amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Wallace, 20, was charged with one misdemeanor count of possession of drug paraphernalia.
Each has a preliminary hearing scheduled for Sept. 30.
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.
Herrin, 22, was charged with possession with intent to sell or distribute (felony) and possession of marijuana paraphernalia (misdemeanor). He was booked on a $5,000 secured bond.
The Saluda, S.C., native has been suspended indefinitely as a result of the charges.
Shai Werts and Quan Griffin, two Georgia Southern University football players, have been suspended from all football operations after being arrested earlier this week.
Lunsford said that Wertz was arrested Wednesday in Saluda, S.C. He was charged with speeding and misdemeanor possession of cocaine. A white powder substance on the hood vehicle tested positive for cocaine at the scene.
Werts is a redshirt junior from Clinton, S.C. He has started at quarterback the last two seasons.
Griffin was arrested Thursday in Florida in connection with a domestic incident. Griffin faces four felony charges including battery and burglary. In total, there are eight charges against Griffin.
Griffin is a junior from Glen Saint Mary, Fla. He played in all 13 games in the 2018 season.
University Police said officers found Nebraska freshman safety Myles Farmer with a small amount of marijuana at the University Suites dorms around 11:30 p.m. Monday.