Devin Porter, a walk-on entering his fourth season at Nevada, was arrested Sunday at 5:33 p.m. by the Sparks Police Department for failure to appear on a traffic citation. The charge is a misdemeanor. If a defendant skips a court date, a judge can issue a bench warrant for their arrest. If 30 days pass before a defendant surrenders himself, an additional charge for “failure to appear” can be issued. The maximum sentence for such issue includes four years in prison and/or $5,000 in fines, although both are rare.
Porter was issued a $415 bail, which he posted and was released.
A Nevada spokesperson said the department is aware of the situation and still gathering more information at this time.
The Hug High graduate, a 6-2, 200-pound defensive player who has rotated positions during his time at Nevada, will be a junior next season. He has yet to appear in a game for the Wolf Pack. His brother, Cliff, was a starter at left guard for Nevada as a sophomore last season before graduating early and giving up the rest of his eligibility.
Source: One Nevada football walk-on put on scholarship while another arrested
Mississippi State linebacker Leo Lewis has been arrested.
Oktibbeha County jail records show Lewis, 21, was arrested around 1 a.m. Friday on a charge of disorderly conduct. A news release from the Oktibbeha County Sheriff’s Department says deputies were called to Aspen Heights Apartments because a large crowd of people and cars were blocking streets. Deputies attempting to clear the streets directed traffic to exit. The release says Lewis attempted to push through traffic in the wrong direction and was arrested after several attempts to get him to turn around.
He was taken into custody and later released on $483.00 bond.
Mississippi State released this statement regarding Lewis’ arrest: “We are aware of the situation involving Leo Lewis earlier this morning. We are still collecting information and will have no further comment at this time.”
Lewis is from Brookhaven and is part of the NCAA investigation into gifts given by boosters to prospective athletes at Ole Miss.
The NCAA says Lewis received merchandise from an Oxford business and $21,000 in cash from both Ole Miss and Mississippi State.
Source: MSU linebacker Leo Lewis arrested
Senior outside linebacker Fotu Leiato was arrested by University of Oregon police on Wednesday night for misdemeanor trespassing and theft charges, first reported by the Register-Guard.
Leiato, 21, was booked at 7:29 p.m. on Wednesday night at Lane County Jail. According to Tyson Alger of the Oregonian, a UOPD statement says Leiato “was booked into Lane County Jail on charges of second-degree theft, second-degree criminal mischief and an unrelated warrant out of Eugene Municipal Court for failure to appear on a charge of second-degree criminal trespass. The theft and mischief charges are for the alleged damaging and removal of a parking boot from a vehicle driven by Leiato.”
Last season, Leiato played in all 13 games for the Ducks and is set to return to the team for his senior season this fall. He played in Oregon’s spring game last weekend.
Source: Oregon football’s Fotu Leiato arrested on misdemeanor charges – Emerald Media
In news related to utter absurdity, here’s a photo of the pot discovered in Georgia LB Natrez Patrick’s seat, which led to his arrest on Dec. 3.
Washington head coach Chris Petersen suspended linebacker Azeem Victor indefinitely after Victor was arrested for driving under the influence.
Source: UW’s Azeem Victor suspended indefinitely after DUI arrest
Tennessee coach Butch Jones announced running back John Kelly and linebacker Will Ignont have been suspended for Saturday’s game against Kentucky after a traffic stop that resulted in their being charged with marijuana possession.
Knoxville Police public information officer Darrell DeBusk told ESPN’s Mark Schlabach officers stopped Kelly’s car at 10:46 p.m. ET Tuesday. They searched the car and found a substance believed to be marijuana and a pipe.
Source: Tennessee Suspends John Kelly, Will Ignont Following Marijuana Arrest | Bleacher Report
JONESBORO, Ark. — Juco-transfer linebacker Ferrod Gardner, arrested late last week, has been dismissed from the UL football team for “violation of team rules,” a Ragin’ Cajuns spokesman said Thursday morning.
Gardner was slated to start at the Will inside linebacker position, but he never played a game for the Cajuns after undergoing season-ending surgery to repair a foot injured early in preseason camp.
Gardner was arrested last Friday for felony identity theft, a Lafayette Police Department spokesman confirmed Thursday afternoon.
Source: UL football: Cajuns linebacker Gardner dismissed after felony arrest
As expected, Georgia inside linebacker Natrez Patrick is being held out of Saturday’s game at Vanderbilt following his arrest for marijuana possession late Thursday night.
UGA’s student-athlete handbook calls for an immediate suspension for a marijuana arrest. This was Patrick’s second marijuana arrest, following one his freshman year in 2015, and a second violation calls for a four-game suspension.
Source: UGA linebacker won’t play vs. Vandy after arrest on marijuana charge
Kansas Jayhawks linebacker Maciah A. Long was dismissed from the football team after he allegedly threatened a woman with a handgun and was arrested Sunday. Long, 19, was charged Monday with aggravated assault with use of a deadly weapon, a felony, and two misdemeanors, criminal damage to property and marijuana possession. According to Douglas County District Court documents, Long is also alleged to have damaged or destroyed the woman’s television.
Source: KU football team dismisses Maciah Long following arrest | The Kansas City Star