Oklahoma football player Isaiah Thomas was arrested early Sunday morning for failing to appear on a previous petty larceny charge and was booked overnight into the Cleveland County Detention Center.
The Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office didn’t include any details about the petty larceny, but reported that Thomas was arrested at 2:08 a.m. and was booked at 2:59 a.m.
Thomas is a senior defensive lineman at OU who emerged as one of the team’s best players during the 2020 season.
Thomas led the Sooners with 13 tackles for loss and 8.5 quarterback sacks in his first season as a starter.
The 6-foot-5, 270-pound senior from Tulsa finished the year with 32 total tackles and had eight quarterback hurries as he swung back and forth between defensive end and defensive tackle.
He redshirted in 2017, played in nine games as a backup in 2018, and appeared in 11 games as a backup in 2019.
Thomas earned second-team All-Big 12 Conference honors last season and was also landed a spot on the Academic All-Big 12 team.
Keithron Lee, Texas Football Signee, Arrested On Assault Charges
Horns247 has confirmed Texas 2021 wide receiver signee Keithron Lee was arrested in Bryan, Texas over the weekend.
According to Brazos County jail records, the wide receiver was arrested on assault of a family member charges on Sunday, June 20. His bond was set at $5,000 following the arrest on assault charges.
As of 10:30 p.m. CT on Monday, June 21, there was no release date listed on the Brazos County jail records website and further details of Lee’s arrest were not currently available.
Source: REPORT: Texas Football Recruit Keithron Lee Arrested On Assault Charges
Jovon Bouknight, Kentucky assistant coach, arrested on DUI charge
Jovon Bouknight, Kentucky wide receivers coach, was arrested Saturday morning in northern Kentucky and charged with driving under the influence.
According to multiple reports, Bouknight was arrested at 3:56 a.m. by the Erlanger Police Department.
The Courier-Journal of Louisville reported that Bouknight was also charged with possession of an open alcoholic beverage and for driving 26 mph or more over the speed limit, citing Kenton County public records.
Bouknight has a court appearance scheduled for Friday.
The 37-year-old Bouknight is entering his second season at Kentucky after previous coaching stops at Utah State, Texas Tech and Oregon.
Bouknight was a college star at Wyoming and caught 250 passes for 3,626 yards and 29 touchdowns in 47 games from 2002-05. The catches rank second in school history and the yardage and touchdown catches are third.
He topped 1,000 receiving yards twice and had his best campaign as a senior when he had 77 receptions for 1,116 yards and 12 scores.
Source: Kentucky assistant Jovon Bouknight arrested on DUI charge – National Football Post
Isi Etute, Virginia Tech Linebacker, Charged With Murder
Isi Etute, a freshman linebacker on the Virginia Tech football team, has been charged with murder … and the school says it’s now suspended him from the program immediately.
The Blacksburg Police Department said Wednesday that Etute was involved in the killing of a 40-year-old man on Tuesday. Details surrounding the alleged incident are unclear … but cops say they found a man dead after they responded to a call in Blacksburg, Va. at around 10:30 PM Tuesday.
Cops say they zeroed in on Etute, who they say was an “acquaintance” of the victim, after conducting their investigation.
Etute has since been charged with 2nd-degree murder, court records show … and cops say he’s currently being held without bond in jail. Cops added the investigation is both “complex” and “ongoing.”
Etute — a 6-foot-2, 200-pound outside LB — signed with Va. Tech after committing to the school in July 2020 … and had participated in the team’s 2021 spring practices.
Tech officials say in addition to him being suspended immediately from the football team, he’s also been placed on suspension from the university. Etute was majoring in human development, school officials say.
Source: Virginia Tech Linebacker Isi Etute Charged W/ Murder, Suspended From Team
Oklahoma WR Bridges, RB McGowan suspended pending robbery investigation
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.
Tennessee football suspends players after arrests at Stokely Hall
Three Tennessee football players were named in a UT report about an incident in Stokely Hall that occurred Tuesday evening on the Knoxville campus
Tennessee football players Martavius French, Isaac Washington and Aaron Willis were suspended indefinitely Friday after they were arrested this week on preliminary charges related to misdemeanor drug possession.
A fourth player also was suspended indefinitely, a source with direct knowledge of the situation told Knox News.
A UT police log released Friday listed five individuals, including French, Washington and Willis, arrested in connection with an incident that occurred Tuesday evening at the Stokely Hall dorm on the Knoxville campus. The log does not provide the date of the arrests.
Also arrested were an unnamed juvenile and Clinton Warren, who is listed in UT’s online directory as a student but is not a member of the football team. Some signees who enrolled in January are not yet 18. Knox News could not confirm the identity of the unnamed juvenile.
“We are aware of an incident that occurred at Stokely Hall involving football student-athletes,” Tennessee Athletics said in a statement. “The individuals involved in the incident have been suspended indefinitely from football activities pending further review of the matter by the university.”
A witness reported to UT police that their roommate answered the door and was assaulted by one male, while three or four other males entered the apartment, went into another room and took items belonging to the individual who had answered the door, according to a UT public safety notice.
The person who had answered the door and the witness said they did not know the people who entered the residence, according to the safety notice issued earlier this week after UT Housing staff notified UTPD on Tuesday about an incident at Stokely Hall.
Willis, from Life Christian Academy in Virginia, is the top-rated member of Tennessee’s 2021 recruiting class. The four-star linebacker enrolled in January.
Washington is a three-star defensive tackle from East Surry High School in North Carolina who also enrolled in January.
French signed in the previous recruiting class as a four-star linebacker recruit from Whitehaven High in Memphis. He did not play during the 2020 season.
Willis was ranked as the No. 8 inside linebacker prospect nationally in the 247Sports Composite in the 2021 recruiting class. He’s expected to help boost a position that lost starters Henry To’o To’o and Quavaris Crouch to the transfer portal.
Willis, Washington and French signed with Tennessee while Jeremy Pruitt was coach. Tennessee hired Josh Heupel as coach on Jan. 27 after firing Pruitt on Jan. 18, ending his tenure after three seasons.
Source: Tennessee football suspends players after arrests at Stokely Hall
Carlos Davis, South Alabama RB, suspended following arrest
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
Demetris Robertson, Georgia WR, dealing with serious charge related to parking incident
Warrants for Georgia senior receiver Demetris Robertson were issued earlier this week on the felony charge of interference with government property and the misdemeanor charge of theft by taking, according to the University of Georgia Police Department log.
Robertson is in trouble after an investigation into the theft of a parking boot in the East Campus Deck between 11:30 p.m. on Feb. 5 and 8 a.m. last Monday, of which he is the alleged perpetrator, as reported by the UGA Parking Services.
The former 5-star receiver from Savannah Christian has struggled to get on track at Georgia after transferring back to his home state following his FWAA Freshman All-American season at Cal in 2016.
Source: Georgia WR Demetris Robertson dealing with serious charge related to parking incident
Jayden de Laura, Washington State QB, suspended after DUI arrest
Jayden de Laura, Washington State starting quarterback, has been suspended from the team after his arrest in Pullman on suspicion of driving under the influence.
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.
Source: Washington State QB Jayden de Laura suspended after DUI arrest
Chidozie Nwankwo, UH football player, arrested on assault charges
Chidozie Nwankwo, Houston Defensive lineman, has been suspended from the UH football program after he was arrested and charged with assault last week.
Nwankwo, 18, was arrested last week after allegedly choking his girlfriend and is charged with assault of a family member and impeding breathing, court documents show.
The incident occurred at the Cullen Oaks Apartments complex on Jan. 28, according to the document. Nwankwo and his girlfriend allegedly got into a verbal argument because the she asked for help with her hair.
The altercation grew heated after Nwankwo yelled at his girlfriend and she began packing her belongings.
Nwankwo then allegedly grabbed the complainant by the neck and slammed her into a wall, according to the document. Nwankwo continued to hold her by the throat and squeeze her, which caused her to gasp for air and be in physical pain.
Afterward, once the two exited the bathroom, Nwankwo allegedly grabbed his girlfriend by the neck and pushed her face into a mattress in his bedroom.
Nwankwo was taken into custody over the weekend and was released after posting $5,000 bond on Sunday.
Nwankwo must remain 200 feet away from his girlfriend and not communicate after a protective order was issued.
An order to interview and collect information on Nwankwo to determine whether he has a mental illness or a mental disability was also issued on Saturday.
“We are aware of the serious allegations regarding Chidozie Nwankwo,” a UH statement said. “He has been suspended from the Houston football program, pending further information.”
Source: UH football’s Chidozie Nwankwo suspended after arrest on assault charges