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.
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.
University of Texas, El Paso has suspended quarterback Kai Locksley after he was arrested for a number of offenses, including gun charges and making terroristic threats.
Locksley was arrested Saturday after being pulled over for driving under the influence, possession of marijuana (less than 2 ounces), unlawful carrying of a weapon and making terroristic threats, according to jail records.He was released on a total of $2,900 bond for the four offenses.
The senior quarterback, who started eight games for the Miners last season, was immediately suspended by the team.
“We are aware of the charges against Kai Locksley,” UTEP coach Dana Dimel said in a statement. “While the severity of these charges is concerning, it would not be appropriate to determine a course of action until we have all the facts. In the meantime, he has been suspended from the UTEP football team.”
It was unclear what prompted the charge for terroristic threats. ABC News has reached out to the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office for further details.
Locksley is also the son of Maryland head coach Mike Locksley, who was just named to lead the program this offseason after serving as offensive coordinator at Alabama.
The 6-foot-4, 215 pound quarterback was expected to be in the discussion at starter for UTEP in 2019. He had three passing touchdowns and six rushing touchdowns last season. He also missing three games due to injury.
Locksley was a star recruit out of high school, eventually committing to Texas. But he admitted to the Des Moines Register in 2017 that off-the-field issues led to his departure from the program.
“Life hits you fast when you’re on your own and things didn’t go my way on the field,” he told the Register. “I didn’t respond in the best manner. I kind of had to fall apart a little to make strides and to grow.”
His older brother, Meiko, was killed in a shooting in 2017 in Maryland.
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.
STARKVILLE, MS – Jace Christmann, Mississippi State kicker, was arrested on Saturday according to the Oktibbeha County Sheriff’s Office. Christmann was charged with driving under the influence and failing to dim headlights. He has since bonded out. No further details were immediately available.
MSU athletics released the following statement on Sunday regarding Christmann’s arrest:
“We are aware of the matter involving Jace Christmann, and we are continuing to collect information,” the statement read.
Christmann has been a reliable presence for MSU’s special teams in each of the last two football seasons. The Houston, Texas, native took over starting placekicking duties for the Bulldogs early in his freshman season in 2017 and went on to serve as the primary kicker for the final 11 games of the year. Christmann then reprised his role this past season.
Over the course of his career, the junior-to-be has made 24 of his 30 field goal attempts. He has a career-long kick of 47 yards.
On extra point attempts, Christmann has never missed any of his 83 career tries.
Christmann’s arrest comes just over a week before the Bulldogs are slated to begin spring football. Mississippi State opens up spring practice on March 5.
Kansas Jayhawks football offensive lineman Malik Clark was arrested early Sunday morning by Lawrence police on suspicion of driving under the influence/drugs (first conviction), according to sheriff’s logs.
Rodrick Fisher, a Washington State University football player, was arrested early Friday morning on what’s commonly called a “baby DUI.” 19 year old wide receiver was arrested by a Whitman County Sheriff’s Deputy shortly after Midnight in Pullman on College Hill. Fisher was arrested for minor operating a motor vehicle after consuming alcohol. The sheriff’s office says that the freshman’s blood alcohol level was just below .08. Fisher was arrested and released on the misdemeanor. The Cougar football program doesn’t comment publicly to criminal allegations against it’s players and deems the incident a team matter.
University of Louisville football assistant coach Chris Klenakis has been placed on leave after being arrested Sunday morning on DUI charges.
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.”
Iowa sophomore offensive lineman Tristan Wirfs was arrested early Sunday morning and charged with operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated.