Jack Miller, Third-string Ohio State quarterback, was suspended from the football team Friday following his arrest after allegedly operating a vehicle while impaired.
Miller, a redshirt freshman, was arrested by Ohio State Highway Patrol officers Friday morning. According to the police report, Miller refused a Breathalyzer test and was also cited for driving in marked lanes. He was released from custody Friday and was issued a summons to appear in court for the offense.
Ohio State confirmed in a statement that Miller had been suspended but did not specify a length of time or parameters for the suspension.
Jack Miller has attempted 14 passes this season, completing seven for 101 yards. He was dressed for Ohio State’s game against Penn State on Oct. 30 and went through warm-ups with starter C.J. Stroud and backups Kyle McCord and Quinn Ewers.
Pete Golding, Alabama defensive coordinator, arrested for DUI
Alabama defensive coordinator Pete Golding was arrested early Thursday morning for DUI, according to Tuscaloosa County jail records. The report states Stephen Thomas Golding was arrested by the Northport Police Department around 1 a.m. and jailed overnight with a bond set at $500.
“I am deeply sorry for the actions that led to my arrest last night. I sincerely apologize to my family, everyone in our organization, including our players, Coach Saban, the staff, The University of Alabama, and our fans,” wrote Golding in an apology released by the university. “Regardless of the outcome of this pending investigation, I did not uphold the values I have for myself and the values of the Alabama football program. I am committed to learning and growing from this mistake and I will work to earn back the trust of those who I have disappointed.”
Golding, who is 37 and goes by Pete, was hired by Alabama in 2018 to be the team’s inside linebackers coach and co-defensive coordinator along with Tosh Lupoi, but he was elevated to the sole DC position following Lupoi’s departure in 2019. Alabama has finished in the top three in the SEC in total defense in three of Golding’s four seasons in Tuscaloosa. The 2021 Crimson Tide defense finished second in the SEC, allowing just 304.1 yards per game, and third in defensive yards per play at 4.77.
“Alabama Athletics is aware of the incident involving Pete Golding,” said a school statement. “We are mindful of the seriousness of the situation and will continue to gather more information to address this personnel matter.”
Jovon Bouknight, Kentucky assistant coach, arrested on DUI charge
Jovon Bouknight, Kentucky wide receivers coach, was arrested Saturday morning in northern Kentucky and charged with driving under the influence.
According to multiple reports, Bouknight was arrested at 3:56 a.m. by the Erlanger Police Department.
The Courier-Journal of Louisville reported that Bouknight was also charged with possession of an open alcoholic beverage and for driving 26 mph or more over the speed limit, citing Kenton County public records.
Bouknight has a court appearance scheduled for Friday.
The 37-year-old Bouknight is entering his second season at Kentucky after previous coaching stops at Utah State, Texas Tech and Oregon.
Bouknight was a college star at Wyoming and caught 250 passes for 3,626 yards and 29 touchdowns in 47 games from 2002-05. The catches rank second in school history and the yardage and touchdown catches are third.
He topped 1,000 receiving yards twice and had his best campaign as a senior when he had 77 receptions for 1,116 yards and 12 scores.
Source: Kentucky assistant Jovon Bouknight arrested on DUI charge – National Football Post
Jayden de Laura, Washington State QB, suspended after DUI arrest
Jayden de Laura, Washington State starting quarterback, has been suspended from the team after his arrest in Pullman on suspicion of driving under the influence.
The freshman started all four games for Washington State last fall.
The Spokesman-Review reports that the 19-year-old de Laura, who was named Star-Advertiser offensive player of the year as a Saint Louis senior in 2019, was arrested on a misdemeanor DUI charge early Saturday.
According to police, de Laura was pulled over at 2:13 a.m. after driving through a stop sign and subsequently driving the wrong way. De Laura failed a field sobriety test, but police weren’t able to register his blood-alcohol level after he refused to take a breathalyzer test.
De Laura was released from the police station shortly afterward.
Football players returned to Pullman last month for the start of the new semester and are currently going through their winter conditioning regimen.
De Laura, who is from Honolulu, won the starting quarterback job as a freshman last fall. He faces competition this year from holdover Cammon Cooper and Tennessee graduate transfer Jarrett Guarantano.
Source: Washington State QB Jayden de Laura suspended after DUI arrest
Malik Heath, Mississippi State wide receiver, arrested for speeding, DUI
Malik Heath, Mississippi State wide receiver, was arrested in Winston County on Wednesday on five different charges according to documents obtained by the Clarion Ledger.
Malik Heath was pulled over by Mississippi Highway Patrol for speeding 20 miles per hour over the limit. He was also driving without a license and without insurance, driving with improper equipment and driving under the influence (DUI).
Heath, 20, was booked at Winston-Choctaw Regional Correctional Facility at 4:29 p.m. and was released at 8:30 p.m on $3,000 bond. Mississippi State football coach Mike Leach issued the Clarion Ledger the following statement Wednesday night:
“We’re aware of the situation. We’re gathering more information from the proper authorities and don’t have further comment at this time.”
Heath is a first-time offender of DUI and was fined the maximum of $1,000. According to Mississippi drunk driving laws, first-time offenders are also required to attend and complete an alcohol safety education program. His license will be suspended for 30 to 90 days, and ignition interlock will be required for 90 days after the suspension period.
Source: Mississippi State wide receiver Malik Heath arrested for speeding, DUI
Jalen Redmond, OU football defensive lineman, arrested for DUI
Jalen Redmond, Oklahoma defensive lineman, was arrested early Wednesday morning on a complaint of driving under the influence.
According to a police report, an officer spotted a Jeep Wrangler make an improper turn onto Boyd Street from University Boulevard around 2 a.m. Wednesday. The vehicle executed a wide right turn and drifted into the inside lane of Boyd Street.
The officer made contact with the driver – identified as Redmond, a redshirt sophomore from Midwest City – who the report stated had watery, bloodshot eyes. According to the police report, the officer also detected an odor of alcohol on Redmond’s breath.
Redmond told the officer he was driving from Campus Corner and admitted that he had been drinking alcoholic beverages consisting of two Crown and Cokes, according to the report. Redmond agreed to take a field sobriety test, and the report stated the officer arrested him based on his performance during the test, his admission to drinking alcohol and physical signs of intoxication.
According to the police report, Redmond agreed to take a breath test at the Cleveland County Detention Center. Both Intoxilyzer results returned as a 0.10, the report states.
Redmond was booked into the jail around 3:30 a.m.
During the 2019 season, Redmond recorded 23 total tackles, 11 tackles for loss and 6.5 sacks in 13 games.
Source: OU football defensive lineman Jalen Redmond arrested on DUI complaint
Cristian Williams, TU safety, suspended after DUI arrest
Cristian Williams, University of Tulsa, safety was arrested early Saturday on a complaint of driving under the influence, according to jail records.
Williams, 23, was booked into the Tulsa jail at about 4 a.m. Saturday. He bonded out of jail at about noon.
A sixth-year senior from Dallas, Williams has started 16 games for the Hurricane including all 12 last season after his career seemingly ended in 2018 because of a medical issue. He spent the rest of the season on the sidelines in a coach-type role.
Williams, who was able to get the 2018 season back with a waiver from the NCAA, has been suspended from all team activities as a result of his arrest, a team spokesman said Monday.
Source: TU safety Cristian Williams suspended after arrest on DUI complaint
CU football player La’Vontae Shenault arrested on DUI charge in Fort Collins
La’Vontae Shenault, a Colorado football player and brother of star Laviska Shenault Jr., was arrested Sunday in Fort Collins on suspicion of DUI.
La’Vonte Shenault, 19, was arrested by Fort Collins police during a traffic stop at 12:41 a.m. in the Campus West neighborhood, just west of Colorado State University. He was booked into the Larimer County Jail and released later Sunday on a personal recognizance bond after posting $1,250, according to jail and court records.
Fort Collins police initiated the traffic stop after observing a vehicle driving without headlights on, spokeswoman Kate Kimble said Tuesday. Upon contact with the driver, the officer observed signs of impairment and ultimately arrested the driver, La’Vontae Shenault,
He was booked on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, driving without headlamps at night and a drivers license violation, Kimble said. the DUI charge is a misdemeanor offense, while the other two charges are traffic offenses. A detailed report on the traffic stop and arrest were not yet available, according to a clerk in the Fort Collins Police Services records department.
His next court appearance was scheduled for Nov. 6.
Source: CU football player La’Vontae Shenault arrested on DUI charge in Fort Collins
Jashawn Sheffield, Auburn player, suspended indefinitely following arrests
Jashawn Sheffield, an Auburn football player, has been suspended indefinitely following a pair of arrests in Georgia, a team spokesman confirmed to the Montgomery Advertiser.
Sheffield, a native of Brunswick, Georgia, was arrested for disorderly conduct on May 9 then again for a “DUI Less Safe” on May 16 in Bulloch County. He spent two days in jail after each arrest, getting released on a $1,576 bond after the second.
In the state of Georgia, a “DUI Less Safe” can be charged if a law enforcement officer believes a driver is less safe behind the wheel because of alcohol consumption, even if that person is under a specific blood-alcohol content.
The former four-star athlete played wide receiver as a true freshman at Auburn, appearing in only game (Nov. 23 against Samford) and carrying twice for 30 yards. He was expected to get a look at a defensive back whenever the Tigers resumed practice for the 2020 season.
It is still unclear when Auburn will get to return to the practice field and, now, when Sheffield will be allowed to rejoin the team.
Sheffield caught 92 passes for 1,393 yards, rushed 254 times for 2,040 yards and totaled 41 touchdowns on offense and recorded 50 tackles, two sacks and three interceptions on defense during his high school career at Frederica Academy in Saint Simons Island, Georgia.
Source: Auburn WR/DB Jashawn Sheffield suspended indefinitely following arrests
Three Kansas State football players arrested this weekend in Manhattan
A trio of Kansas State football players: Jacardia Wright, DeMarrquese Hayes, and Nick Allen were arrested overnight in Manhattan.
Jacardia Wright, a redshirt freshman running back who rushed for 122 yards and a touchdown last season, was arrested by K-State police for failure to appear at 3:49 a.m. on Sunday at the 1500 block of Midcampus Drive.
He was confined with a bond of $500, according to the Riley County media arrest report.
DeMarrquese Hayes was another K-State football player that appeared on the arrest report this weekend.
A 6-foot-2 freshman linebacker from Waco, Texas, Hayes was arrested by Riley County police at 9:55 p.m. Saturday for suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs/alcohol. The arrest report noted that this was his first time being suspected for such a violation, but he was incapable of driving safely.
Hayes was not confined after the arrest. No bond was listed. The arrest was made on the corner of Denison Avenue and Platt Street.
Nick Allen was the third K-State football player that appeared on the arrest report.
Allen, a redshirt sophomore linebacker, was arrested at 9:08 p.m. on Saturday for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. The arrest report indicated there was competent evidence of blood/breath over the legal driving limit.
The arrest was made by the Kansas Highway Patrol at the intersection of Manhattan Avenue and Kimball. He was not confined after paying a bond of $1,500.
Source: Three Kansas State football players arrested this weekend in Manhattan