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.
Shai Werts and Quan Griffin, two Georgia Southern University football players, have been suspended from all football operations after being arrested earlier this week.
Lunsford said that Wertz was arrested Wednesday in Saluda, S.C. He was charged with speeding and misdemeanor possession of cocaine. A white powder substance on the hood vehicle tested positive for cocaine at the scene.
Werts is a redshirt junior from Clinton, S.C. He has started at quarterback the last two seasons.
Griffin was arrested Thursday in Florida in connection with a domestic incident. Griffin faces four felony charges including battery and burglary. In total, there are eight charges against Griffin.
Griffin is a junior from Glen Saint Mary, Fla. He played in all 13 games in the 2018 season.
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.
South Alabama quarterback Cole Garvin has been suspended following an arrest on a public intoxication charge early Friday.
Garvin, who started the Jaguars’ opener this season and seven games in 2017, was booked into Mobile County Metro Jail at 4:19 a.m. Friday. According to jail records, the 22-year-old was released on bond at 8:57 a.m. and has a court date scheduled for Oct. 10.
According to a statement from the South Alabama athletic department late Friday, Garvin has been suspended until further notice for violation of team rules. The Jaguars (0-2) face Texas State (1-1) in their Sun Belt Conference opener Saturday night at Ladd-Peebles Stadium.
Western Kentucky quarterback Steven Duncan was arrested Sunday on charges that included operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol, according to the Warren County Regional Jail website.
“We are aware of the situation and currently gathering more information. We take this matter very seriously as a football program,” WKU said in a statement.
Duncan, 19, was booked at 2:43 a.m. He was also charged with a failure to produce insurance and a failure to illuminate head lamps.
According to a police report obtained Monday by WBKO, officer Rodney McMillin observed Duncan’s vehicle at 2:09 a.m. Sunday with head lights off on campus on College Heights Boulevard at Avenue of Champions. Upon stopping the vehicle McMillin noted Duncan “smelled strong of beverage” and standardized field sobriety test and horizontal gaze nystagmus test, “showed lack of smooth pursuit in both eyes, nystagmus onset prior to 45 degrees and was distinct and sustained at maximum deviation in both eyes.”
Duncan refused to perform balance tests, his implied consent was read at jail and Duncan did not want to speak with an attorney while refusing breath test. Duncan also failed to produce a valid insurance card.
Florida State quarterback Deondre Francois again finds himself in off-field trouble. The rising junior was cited by Tallahassee police on Thursday for possession of marijuana after officers served a search warrant at his residence. Public information officer Damon Miller said the Special Investigations Section had received information that drug activity was occurring at the residence and got a search warrant.
According to the police report, officers found 17 grams of marijuana as well as other drug paraphernalia. Francois told officers the marijuana was not his and that he had not smoked since December. He was not arrested and has been given a diversion program since it was less than 20 grams.
FSU spokesman Derek Satterfield said the school is aware of the incident and it is handling it internally.
A disturbance in front of a Lubbock nightclub left four Texas Tech football players jailed Sunday morning, including quarterback Jett Duffey from Mansfield Lake Ridge High School, Lubbock police said Sunday.
Six other people were taken into custody in the incident, which occurred shortly before 2 a.m. Sunday at Bash Riprock’s.
Tech receiver Desmon Smith, 20, was bitten by a K-9 during the disturbance, Lubbock police said, and he was taken to a local hospital where he was treated, released and arrested.
Lubbock police responded to a report of a disturbance where a suspect could be armed, Lubbock police spokeswoman Kasie Whitley said in an email later Sunday.
Alabama third-string quarterback Mac Jones was arrested Friday morning and charged with driving under the influence, according to the Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s Office.
The freshman was also charged with improper ID by a minor.
The rape case against UNC Charlotte quarterback Kevin Olsen will go before the grand jury on Monday.
The younger brother of Carolina Panther Greg Olsen, was charged in February for the suspected attack on a female in an off-campus apartment. The grand jury handed up indictments on three counts of second-degree rape, two counts of assault on a female and one count of second-degree sexual offense.
Prosecutors said the quarterback texted a woman and threatened to kill her. They said he raped her, punched her in the face and also threatened to kill himself, wrapping a phone charger around his neck.
The accuser called the police and was treated for injuries at a hospital. The report said she had bruises and scratches.
He has has been suspended from UNC-Charlotte athletics.