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.
Source: College QB arrested for making terroristic threat, suspended from team
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.
Chief Gerald Sticker said the officer found a 9 mm pistol, an AK-style rifle, an AR-style, .22-caliber rifle and spent shell casings.
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.”
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Texas A&M starting defensive tackle Zaycoven Henderson was arrested on multiple felony charges early Sunday morning after police said he pointed a gun at residents of a College Station apartment.
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Nevada Wolf Pack football graduate assistant Jeff Nady was arrested early Saturday morning after crashing his car into the Nugget Casino Resort, per Sparks police, and has been suspended from the team.
Nady, who is in his second season on the Nevada coaching staff, was charged with five misdemeanors and released from the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office facility by Saturday night.
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