Oklahoma WR Bridges, RB McGowan suspended pending robbery investigation

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Oklahoma wide receiver Trejan Bridges and running back Seth McGowan are considered suspects in a robbery currently under investigation by the Norman Police Department, as reported by multiple outlets Saturday.

Several NPD officers apprehended Bridges at approximately 10:45 p.m. Thursday night less than a mile from campus, and police on the scene disclosed that the redshirt sophomore wide receiver had been detained in connection with an alleged robbery involving firearms at the Crimson Park apartment complex. Bridges was unaccompanied at the time of his detainment.

The Norman Police Department told OUInsider that officers had responded to reports of said robbery shortly after 10:00 p.m., and said that one person had been injured but was not hospitalized. NPD emphasized that no arrests have been made yet, and Bridges was released from police custody upon questioning.

This isn’t Bridges’ first scrape, as he missed all but two games of the 2020 season as he served a suspension related to a positive drug test. The former blue-chip recruit, who hails from the DFW metroplex, signed with the Sooners alongside fellow elite wideouts Jadon Haselwood and Theo Wease with the class of 2019. Many expected the trio to comprise one of the most dangerous receiving corps in the nation, but that vision hasn’t yet come to fruition due to Bridges’ suspension and Haselwood’s struggles with injuries.

Over his first two seasons as a Sooner, Bridges reeled in nine total passes for 101 yards and two touchdowns. He’d earned rave reviews throughout the spring of 2021, as quarterback Spencer Rattler called Bridges a “mismatch” and touted their chemistry throughout spring practices. Bridges himself expressed that he was in the best physical shape of his life.

Meanwhile, McGowan burst onto the scene as a true freshman in 2020, scoring two touchdowns in his first game as a Sooner and closing the year with 143 total yards on four touches in Oklahoma’s 55-20 victory over Florida in the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic. He signed with the Sooners in the class of 2020 as a four-star recruit.

McGowan and Bridges have been suspended by the Oklahoma football program pending investigation. A Norman Police Department representative told OUInsider that detectives are gathering the facts of the case and should have updates in the coming days.

Carlos Davis, South Alabama RB,  suspended following arrest

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Carlos Davis, South Alabama running back, has been suspended indefinitely following an arrest on drug-related charges, the school announced Friday.

Jaguars head coach Kane Wommack released the following statement:

“We have been made aware of a situation involving Carlos and are continuing to gather information. At this time we have decided to suspend Carlos from all team activities until further notice.”

According to the Mobile County Sheriff’s Office online arrest log, the 22-year-old Davis was arrested on two charges: “Trafficking-Marijuana” and “Use/Possession Drug Paraphernalia.” According to jail records, Davis was booked into Mobile County Metro Jail at 3:35 a.m. Friday, where he remained as of Friday afternoon.

Mobile Police Department spokesman Cpl. Ryan Blakely released the following statement to AL.com:

“On Thursday, February 18, 2021 officers were in the area of University Boulevard near Campus Quarters when they heard shots fired. They responded to Campus Quarters, 112 University Boulevard and were directed to an apartment and made contact with the suspect. A search of the suspect revealed marijuana. A search outside of the apartment revealed a backpack that contained the suspect’s identification and marijuana. Carlos Davis, 22 was arrested.”

Davis, a former Muscle Shoals High School standout, rushed for a team-best 674 yards and three touchdowns in 2020. He was expected to be the Jaguars’ starting running back again in 2021.

South Alabama begins spring practice March 20.

Source: South Alabama’s Carlos Davis suspended following arrest

SaRodorick Thompson, Texas Tech starting running back, arrested Monday

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LUBBOCK, Texas — SaRodorick Thompson, Texas Tech University’s starting running back, was arrested Monday on a charge of Racing on a Highway.

Thompson was booked in the Lubbock County Detention Center at 1:45 p.m. Monday. His bond was set at $2,500.

Texas Tech released a statement regarding Thompson’s arrest Monday afternoon, which said that he is expected to play in the Red Raiders’ game against Texas Saturday. Read it below:

“SaRodorick Thompson was notified late last week that there had been a misdemeanor warrant issued in his name. Thompson and his lawyer are currently cooperating with the Lubbock Police Department and have done so since the incident in late June. Texas Tech Athletics will handle the matter consistent with its student-athlete discipline policy and any discipline will be handled internally. Thompson is expected to play in Saturday’s Big 12 opener versus Texas.”

A warrant was issued for Thompson’s arrest on September 10 for street racing. In June, another Texas Tech football player, Caden Leggett was arrested for street racing.

Thompson is in his third season for Texas Tech out of Ranchview High School in Irving, Texas.

He redshirted his first year in 2018 and rushed for 765 yards and 12 touchdowns as a freshman in 2019. In Texas Tech’s 2020 opener against Houston Baptist, Thompson started the game and rushed for 118 yards.

Source: Texas Tech starting running back SaRodorick Thompson arrested Monday

Robert Mahone, Boise State RB, suspended after domestic battery arrest

Robert Mahone, a Boise State running back, has been suspended indefinitely after he was arrested Monday and charged with domestic battery or assault in the presence of a child.

Mahone, a redshirt senior, is facing a misdemeanor charge, according to the Ada County Sheriff’s Office. A team spokesperson confirmed Monday evening that the football player has been suspended from all team activities.At around 5:15 p.m. Monday, officers were dispatched to a home near North Allumbaugh Street and West Fairview Avenue

Robert Mahone, a redshirt senior, is facing a misdemeanor charge, according to the Ada County Sheriff’s Office. A team spokesperson confirmed Monday evening that the football player has been suspended from all team activities.

At around 5:15 p.m. Monday, officers were dispatched to a home near North Allumbaugh Street and West Fairview Avenue after being notified of a possible domestic disturbance and that a child was present, according to a Boise Police Department spokesperson.

Officers arrived and located a suspect, identified by authorities as Mahone. After an investigation, police arrested Mahone on a misdemeanor domestic battery charge. He was booked into the Ada County Jail at around 6:30 p.m.

Mahone appeared in front of Magistrate Judge Adam Kimball on Tuesday afternoon via video call from the Ada County Jail. Mahone allegedly was a part of a verbal altercation that turned physical, according to Janice Beller, deputy city attorney for the Boise City Prosecutor’s Office.

Beller alleged during the Tuesday hearing that Mahone pushed the victim into a closet before forcefully pushing the same person to the ground and damaging an item in the home. Beller also alleged that there is a “history of unreported violence” between Mahone and the victim, and it was reported in a 911 call made to police that Mahone allegedly has a handgun.

Kimball allowed Mahone to be released on his own recognizance, but ordered a no-contact order be put in place between Mahone and the vicitm in the case. It was not immediately clear when he will be released from jail custody, but Mahone’s next court date is scheduled for a pre-trial conference on Sept. 9.

Last season, Mahone turned himself into police over an unpaid speeding ticket but faced no discipline from the team.

His daughter, Jorja, was born in July 2019. Mahone is originally from Atlanta.

Mahone, who played his high school ball in Prosper, Texas, appeared in 13 games and made seven starts last fall for Boise State. He has appeared in 39 games since 2017.

Source: Boise State RB Mahone suspended indefinitely after arrest | Idaho Statesman

Three Kansas State football players arrested this weekend in Manhattan

Kansas State The Fulmer CupA 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

Khyon Gillespie and Oneil Robinson, UConn football players, arrested

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Khyon Gillespie and Oneil Robinson, Hartford residents who were on the UConn football roster this past season, were arrested by UConn police after surrendering to active warrants over the past few days.

Gillespie and Robinson were both charged with third-degree burglary, sixth degree larceny and providing a false statement. The active warrant was issued on Feb. 3; Gillespie surrendered on Monday, Robinson on Wednesday. No further information was released on the arrests. Sixth-degree larceny generally involves entering a residence without permission, while third-degree burglary involves taking no more than $250 worth of valuables.

According to a statement released by UConn, Robinson is no longer a member of the team and Gillespie has been suspended indefinitely.

“We are aware of the situation … We have been in communication with the appropriate parties and will continue to cooperate with the authorities throughout the process,” the statement said.

Gillespie, a redshirt freshman running back, played at Capital Prep Magnet School and was declared ineligible this season due to academics. Robinson, a sophomore defensive back who also played at Capital Prep, has entered the transfer portal and is no longer listed on UConn’s roster. He played in nine games last season, registering 19 tackles and an interception.

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Maurice Washington, Husker running back, cited for possession of drug paraphernalia

Maurice Washington The Fulmer CupHusker running back Maurice Washington was cited by University of Nebraska police on Tuesday morning for possession of drug paraphernalia.

UNLPD said they were called to the University Suites, located at 1780 R Street, early Tuesday morning on a strong smell of marijuana.

The address where the citation took place is also the same address listed for Washington on court documents in another case.

UNLPD said it was Washington’s dorm room officers were called to.

Washington, 19, was cited with possession or use of drug paraphernalia after an officer found a pipe with marijuana residue, but no marijuana was found, police said.

The University of Nebraska Athletic Department released the following statement:

“We are aware of the situation and are addressing it.”

Washington is also currently facing charges out of California under the state’s revenge porn law, as well as possession of child pornography.

Washington is slated to be back in court in California on June 12.

Source: Husker running back Maurice Washington cited for possession of drug paraphernalia

Sewo Olonilua, TCU Football RB, arrested on drug charges

TCU running back Sewo Olonilua was arrested on felony drug charges Tuesday in Huntsville, a Walker County Jail worker confirmed Wednesday night.

TCU acknowledged Olonilua’s arrest, saying in a statement: “We are aware of the matter and we are looking into it.”

Olonilua faces third-degree felony charges for possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance weighing more than 1 gram and less than 4 grams. He has been released from jail, posting a $4,000 bond.

No court date has been set. If convicted, the charges can carry between two and 10 years in prison under Texas laws.

Source: Star TCU football player arrested on felony drug charges in Huntsville

Tae Provens, LSU running back, arrested on third degree rape charges

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LSU running back Alphonso “Tae” Provens has been released on bond after being arrested on third degree rape charges, according to East Baton Rouge Parish Prison.

Provens was placed in custody at 1:22 p.m. on Wednesday and booked into EBR Parish Prison before being released on a $15,000 listed bond.

The incident is alleged to have occurred on March 24 between 3-4:40 a.m. in Provens’ apartment at Nicholson Gateway on LSU’s campus.

The victim and another female went back to Provens apartment in Riverbend Hall after spending part of their night in Tigerland, according to the arrest report obtained by NOLA.com | The Times Picayune.

The victim said when she asked to use the restroom, Provens offered her to use the bathroom in his bedroom but then followed her into the room. The victims’ memory became hazy at that point and she “blacks out.”

The victim told police the next thing she remembers was Provens removing her shirt and the victim clutching her underwear as it was being removed. She then states Provens began to sexually assault her but stopped momentarily as the victim said, “No, no, no.”

The report states Provens continued the assault, but the victim was able to get up from under him and get dressed before leaving the room.

Source: LSU running back Tae Provens arrested on third degree rape charges

Maurice Washington Faces ‘Revenge Porn’, Child Porn Charges

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Maurice Washington, a running back for the University of Nebraska, faces criminal charges under California’s relatively new “revenge porn” law in connection to a video of a 15-year-old Bay Area teen allegedly being sexually assaulted, according to court records obtained by NBC Bay Area’s Investigative Unit.

San Jose native Maurice Washington III did not record the video and is not part of the alleged assault involving his ex-girlfriend, who is now 18, and two former classmates. But Washington is accused of keeping the video on his phone and sending it to the victim last March, along with the message, “Remember this hoe [sic].”

Washington, who dated the victim during his freshman year at The King’s Academy High School in Sunnyvale, is being charged under the “Revenge Porn” law because he’s accused of sending the video to inflict emotional damage on the victim. Because the victim was 15 when the video was recorded, he’s also being charged with posession of child pornography, a felony.

“I tried so hard to forget it, and then to have someone just throw it back in my face like that and taunt me with it was just so evil,” Taylor, the victim, told NBC Bay Area on the condition we not use her last name. “Maybe that’s the wrong word to use, but I felt like it was evil, like why would you ever want somebody to feel that pain that I felt that day?”

Source: Star Bay Area Football Player Faces ‘Revenge Porn’ Charges