Jaylin Williams, a junior cornerback from Memphis, Tenn., and one of the key pieces in Indiana’s defense, was arrested early Saturday on alcohol-related charges.
Indiana cornerback Jaylin Williams was arrested on preliminary charges of operating while intoxicated and OWI endangerment early Saturday morning.
According to the police report, the arrest took place at 17th Street and Dunn Street in Bloomington at 1:33 a.m. ET. He had a blood alcohol content greater than .08 and less than .15. Williams is 20 years old.
Indiana athletics provided a statement to Sports Illustrated Indiana: “Indiana University Athletics and the IU football program are aware of the arrest of Jaylin Williams. IU Athletics will continue to gather facts, cooperate with and monitor the legal process, and take further action as the evolving situation warrants.”
Williams, a junior from Memphis, Tenn., is an important piece to Indiana’s secondary. In 2020, he finished the season 30 tackles, four interceptions, one pass breakup and two quarterback hurries.
He began the season with interceptions in three straight games. Williams was named to the second-team All-Big Ten team by both the coaches and the media. Along with fellow cornerbacks Tiawan Mullen and Reece Taylor, the Hoosiers had one of the best secondaries in the country.
Indiana’s 2020 season ended on Jan. 2, 2021 with an Outback Bowl loss to Ole Miss in Tampa, Fla. Throughout the season and the practices leading up to it, the players were being tested for COVID-19 every day and weren’t allowed to venture out beyond their apartments and football facilities.
In a late September story, he said that he was totally focused on football during the height of the pandemic.
“I got all I need right now,” Williams said. “Just focused on the season, so just the stadium and back, that’s all I’m worried about.”
Spring practice doesn’t begin until March. This story will be updated as events develop.
Bloomington police arrested Indiana University tight end Peyton Hendershot late Saturday night on multiple charges after an incident with a former girlfriend.
Hendershot, who is 20 and from Indianapolis, was booked into Monroe County Jail at 11:25 p.m. on preliminary charges of felony residential entry, as well as three misdemeanors: domestic battery, criminal mischief and criminal conversion.
His bond was set at $2,500. Because of the domestic battery charge, Hendershot will remain jailed 24 hours before being able to bond out.
A Bloomington Police Department news release says Hendershot went to a former girlfriend’s apartment in the 2300 block of South Brandon Court and entered the apartment without permission, accusing the woman of infidelity. He reportedly took her cell phone from her to look at calls and texts and when she tried to retrieve the phone, Hendershot — who is 6-foot-4 — “grabbed her by the neck and shoved her against the wall.”
She said Hendershot threw her phone into the kitchen as he left the apartment, breaking the screen. She called 911, and police then went to Hendershot’s residence and arrested him there.
The woman told police Hendershot had done her laundry earlier in the day and that he was angry when she did not answer the door when he returned it Saturday night. She called to apologize and said she was asleep and did not hear him knocking. She said he then returned and entered her apartment.
The university athletics department released the following statement:
“Indiana University Athletics is aware of the arrest of redshirt sophomore Peyton Hendershot,” a department spokesperson said. “IU Athletics will continue to gather facts, cooperate with and monitor the legal and administrative processes, and take further action as the evolving situation warrants.”
Hendershot is coming off of an All-Big Ten season where he set the program’s receiving records for a tight end. He caught 52 passes for 622 yards and four touchdowns.
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.