Sammy Wheeler, Kansas State tight end, was arrested Sunday morning on multiple charges.
The Kansas State University Police Department arrested Wheeler at 12:43 a.m. Sunday in the 1100 block of Thurston Street on charges of unlawful use of a driver’s license, purchase/possession/consumption of liquor by a minor (first offense) and interference with a law enforcement officer (intending to obstruct by falsely reporting information). Authorities added a fourth charge Monday morning: urinating in public.
He’s free after posting a $500 bond. His arrest came just one day before turned 21 — Wheeler’s birthday is May 18.
The football program had no official statement on Wheeler’s arrest; a spokesperson told The Mercury on Sunday that “the matter will be handled internally.”
A rising third-year sophomore, Wheeler appeared in seven games last fall before suffering a season-ending ACL injury in K-State’s 38-10 win at Kansas on Nov. 2.
Wheeler began his career as a quarterback before shifting to tight end last spring. He redshirted during his freshman season in 2018.
Hopes are high for what Wheeler still might be able to accomplish at tight end as he continues to learn about his new position.
“The biggest thing would be, obviously he’s a big enough guy, even though he’s not huge, to get in the backside as a tight end,” offensive coordinator Courtney Messingham said Nov. 14. “Maybe not be at the point of attack in the run game standpoint, but yet then still be able to stress people in the passing game. He’s obviously a much more fluid athlete than the other tight ends.”
Head coach Chris Klieman praised the “great leaps” he saw from Wheeler starting with preseason camp in August and into the middle of October.
“I think everybody saw some glimpses in the spring that we were excited about,” Klieman said. “I think probably, even as coaches, we maybe had some unrealistic expectations early for a kid that made (the switch) three or four practices in on how far along he would be. … I’ve been really impressed with Sammy. Once again, a young player that’s going to have an exceptional career at that position.”
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.
Bry’Kiethon Mouton, Nicholls State University football player and former transfer from LSU, was arrested early Saturday morning by the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office on a contempt of court charge after driving with a suspended license according to a police report. Nicholls declined comment through a team spokesman. Mouton, 22, participated in the team scrimmage Saturday night after the arrest took place. He caught one pass for five yards.
The 6-foot-1, 250-pound tight end was competing for playing time in the offense prior to the start of his second season with the Colonels. He transferred from LSU at the end of the 2017 season.
Mouton is a former 4-star prospect out of Acadiana High School in Lafayette according to ESPN. He was the No. 6 player at his position and No. 18 overall recruit in the state for the Class of 2015.
He helped lead Acadiana to back-to-back state titles, including being named the game’s Most Outstanding Player his senior season. He was a LFCA and LSWA Class 5A All-State selection as a senior.
Mouton was then a two-time lettermen at LSU, playing in 15 games with five starts. He carried the ball five times for 15 yards and had three receptions for 25 yards with the Tigers. He also scored a touched against Jacksonville State as a sophomore.
Once at Nicholls, Mouton sat out all of 2018. He is listed as a senior and is not eligible for a redshirt.
Jovani Haskins, A WVU football player, allegedly ran from the cops before parking and disappearing.
Jovani Lee Haskins, 21, of Bergenfield, N.J., is charged with reckless driving, fleeing from an officer and driving on the left side of the road — all misdemeanors — by the WVU Police Department.
A WVU police officer spotted a white Audi A4 speeding on University Avenue about 3:15 a.m. July 28, according to a criminal complaint. The officer saw the car almost strike another vehicle in the turning lane of University and Campus avenues.
The officer activated his emergency lights but the vehicle continued on at a high rate of speed and crossed the center line “multiple times.” A second officer saw the same car speed down University Avenue before it passed another car using the turning lane and moved into the oncoming traffic lane.
After getting stuck in traffic, the Audi turned down Ensign Avenue and parked in the Metro Towers parking area, the criminal complaint said. The driver got out and ran away.
The car’s registration was cross referenced with WVU parking records, which showed citations to Haskins. Haskins matched the description of the suspect who fled and his student ID card was found inside the vehicle.
Haskins was arraigned in Monongalia County Magistrate Court on Aug. 2 by Senior Status Magistrate Darris Summers. Bond was set at $2,500 and has been posted.
“We are aware of the situation, and it will be handled appropriately and in accordance with West Virginia University’s policies and procedures surrounding student conduct,” coach Neal Brown said in an official team release.
Appearing on the Mackey Award watchlist, Haskins is expected to be the top tight end for the Mountaineers after the loss of Trevon Wesco, who was drafted by the New York Jets in April. Haskins caught 16 passes for 148 yards and a touchdown in 2018.
Haskins has been practicing with the team during training camp, although he has been limited to non-contact drills.
Alabama tight end Major Tennison was arrested Wednesday and charged with second-degree possession of marijuana — a Class A misdemeanor — according to the Tuscaloosa Sheriff’s Office.
Tennison is no longer in jail, however, and was released on a $300 bond.
According to a report from the University of Alabama Police Department, the incident occurred Sunday, Jan. 28, between 10:20 and 10:25 p.m. in the 500 block of Devotie Drive. The incident report did not reveal any other specifics.
The freshman tight end appeared in five games for the Crimson Tide this past season and caught two passes for 30 yards. He arrived at Alabama as a 4-star recruit in the 2017 recruiting cycle, per the 247Sports Composite.