Kevin Purvis, 37, who is listed as associate equipment manager on the Georgia Athletic Association’s website, was booked into Athens-Clarke County Jail at 8:48 p.m. Friday and charged with four felonies and a misdemeanor. Three of the felonies are for illegal eavesdropping or surveillance. The other felony was for possession of a Schedule II controlled substance and the misdemeanor was for possession of marijuana.
Purvis’ arrest came nearly a month after an unidentified person found a camera hidden in a shower area of Butts-Mehre Heritage Hall. UGA officials called police Feb. 27 and an investigation began. Arrest warrants for Purvis were executed Friday by the Athens-Clarke County sheriff’s office, and Purvis turned himself into the jail later that night. He remains incarcerated on $16,000 in bonds.
Source: UGA employee arrested for using hidden camera in locker room
University of Louisville football signee and former Waggener High standout Jairus Brents was arrested Wednesday due to an outstanding warrant from a January shoplifting citation.
Brents was cited Wednesday morning and charged with driving 86 mph in a 55 mph zone on I-264 westbound as well as reckless driving and driving without a license, according to police.
He was arrested because of a warrant stemming from an alleged incident on Jan. 26. According to police, Brents and an “unknown (co-defendant)” took five tank-top shirts and four boxer briefs from the JCPenney store at St. Matthews Mall. Brents’ court date was set for March 5, but court records show that he was not present.
Source: Louisville football signee and Waggener High School standout Jairus Brents arrested
Kansas Jayhawks football receiver Chase Harrell was arrested early Sunday morning by Lawrence police on suspicion of driving under the influence, according to logs from the Douglas County Sheriff’s Department.
Harrell, who was fifth with 221 receiving yards and second with three receiving touchdowns for the Jayhawks last season, was released on bond, the log stated. He is scheduled to appear in Lawrence Municipal Court on March 28, according to the court, and had a previous municipal court warrant for failure to appear on a no insurance/no valid driver’s license charge issued Oct. 29.
When contacted by The Star, the KU football program said it was “aware of the situation. We are currently still collecting all the details. When that process is completed, we will have further comment.”
Source: KU receiver arrested on suspicion of DUI in Lawrence
ANN ARBOR, MI – Fergus Connolly, the director of performance for the University of Michigan’s football team was arrested Monday, March 5 on suspicion of drunken driving.
Connolly, 40, of Ann Arbor was arrested about 11:50 a.m. at First and Mosley streets in Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor police Detective Lt. Matthew Lige confirmed in an email.
Connolly has not been formally charged.
Source: Michigan football staffer suspected of drunken driving
Jamarkese Williams, a University of Incarnate Word football player was arrested Thursday by Alamo Heights police after a bar fight that was caught on camera, officials said.
Police said Jamarkese Williams, 22, was seen on video punching a customer in the face up to 7 times on Saurday night at the 50/50 Bar. It’s unclear what led up to the alleged fight.
According to the affidavit, another customer tried to intervene and “attempted to reason” with Williams.
Williams punched that man up to three times, police said.
Police identified Williams using the video, but UIW Athletic Director Brian Wickstorm also called police and told them Williams told him he was involved in the fight, according to the affidavit.
Source: Police: UIW football player arrested in connection to Alamo Heights bar fight that broke man’s jaw
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Jared Gentry, a defensive lineman for the University of Memphis football team has been dismissed from the team and placed on interim suspension from campus after he was charged with drug possession Thursday.
Jared Gentry faces a charge of possession with intent to sell. Memphis Police say they searched his room in student housing at the university and found two wrapped bags of marijuana weighing nearly 30 grams, in addition to clear baggies and scales.
He was dismissed from the football team for violating team rules and suspended for violating U of M student code. The matter is being reviewed by the Office of Student Accountability, Outreach and Support.
Source: Tiger football player dismissed, suspended after drug charge | WREG.com
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.
Source: IU football player, former player arrested on drug dealing charges
Myles White, a Coastal Carolina football player has been suspended indefinitely from the team after police charged him with third degree criminal sexual conduct, university officials say.
White, 20, was arrested by police about 1:30 p.m. Tuesday and is still incarcerated at J. Reuben Long Detention Center as of Wednesday morning, records show. A $5,000 bond was set.
Associate athletic director for media relations Mike Cawood said White has been suspended from the football team indefinitely, and added the football coaching staff would not have a comment on a pending legal matter.
Source: Coastal Carolina football player suspended after criminal sexual conduct charge
Iowa State redshirt sophomore offensive lineman Sean Foster was arrested Saturday on counts including “minors prohibited on certain premises,” according to online records.
Foster, 20, was taken to Story County Jail also carrying a count of “interference with official acts.” Both counts carried $300 bonds. As of Saturday evening, Foster was no longer listed on the online Story County Jail inmate roster.
An ISU spokesperson told the Ames Tribune that ISU coach Matt Campbell won’t be issuing a statement on the matter.
Foster, a 6-foot-8 and 304-pound four-star prospect who signed with ISU in Campbell’s 2016 class, played in 10 games last season and started six at right tackle.
Source: Football: Cyclones OL Sean Foster arrested, charged as minor on ‘certain premises’