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.
Chance Purvis, East Carolina University senior defensive lineman, was arrested and booked on multiple felony charges on Tuesday. Pitt County records show Purvis was booked with second degree kidnapping and breaking or entering with intent to terrorize or injure. His bail was set at $10,000.
“We are aware of the situation concerning Chance Purvis and consider these charges as very serious and completely unacceptable,” ECU head coach Mike Houston said via Stephen Igoe of 247sports.com. “Chance has been suspended from all football-related activities until further notice.”
Purvis joins senior offensive lineman Cortez Herrin as the second ECU upperclassman to be booked on felony charges this off-season.
Purvis, who was in-line to be a key contributor for the Pirates in 2020, played in all 12 games last season and racked up 27 solo tackles and 51 tackles total. Additionally, he recorded four sacks and 12 tackles for loss.
“We will continue to monitor the situation, but since this is a legal matter, any additional comment on our part would be inappropriate at this time,” Houston said via Igoe.
UConn football has seen an off-field situation spread to a third 2019 Husky, with corner Ryan Carroll charged in connection to a dorm room robbery.
Northwestern State University head football coach Brad Laird has been placed on administrative leave without pay after being arrested for allegedly driving while intoxicated Saturday night.
Northwestern State Director of Athletics Greg Burke said:
“Brad Laird informed me on February 16 that he had been charged with a DWI the previous evening. The university takes misconduct by any employee seriously and especially one with the level of responsibility of a head coach. The university immediately investigated and confirmed this incident. I met with Coach Laird on the morning of February 17 and informed him that he would be suspended for one week without pay. He was also issued a letter of reprimand informing him of consequences that could result from any future misconduct that would violate the conditions of his contract with the university. The letter also outlined additional measures to address this incident. Having known Coach Laird for many years, I respect and was not surprised that he expressed regret about his lack of judgment in this incident and stated that it is his desire to learn from this matter and move forward as a better leader for the young men in the NSU football program.”
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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Kyron McKinnie-Harper is suspended indefinitely for a “violation of team rules.” Head Coach Jim McElwain would not elaborate on the suspension. It’s unclear if McKinnie-Harper, 19, has been suspended from Central Michigan University.
On Feb. 13 an arrest warrant was issued for McKinnie-Harper. He faces several criminal charges including one count of using a computer to commit a crime, one count of unauthorized computer access, one count of computer fraud and three counts of larceny by conversion, according to Isabella County Court records.
Central Michigan University Police Det. Scott Bailey said he could not comment on the case. He said the investigation into McKinnie-Harper is ongoing.
It is unclear if McKinnie-Harper remains enrolled at CMU.
Michael Harris, an Eastern Kentucky football player, is facing a felony charge of assault and misdemeanor charges of resisting arrest, obstructing official business, and disorderly conduct while intoxicated.
Sources told 10TV that police were called to a business because of a disturbance with an aggressive man who did not work there and wouldn’t leave.
After officers responded to the business on North Meadows Drive, officers believed Harris was intoxicated and did not know where he was or know anyone in the area, according to court records.
In the video recorded by a camera on a Grove City police cruiser, Harris can be seen fighting back as officers tried to talk to him, lunging at officers. He then can be seen lifting one of the officers up and bringing him to the ground.
Chaz Ah You, a talented BYU junior linebacker was arrested on Sunday under suspicion of driving under the influence.
Ah You was arrested on Sunday, February 9th in Eagle Mountain along Red Hawk Road and Pony Express Parkway, according to documents filed in Utah County Court. Documents show that Ah You was going 75 miles per hour in a 35 mile per hour zone and was following close to other vehicles while driving.
Records from the police also indicate that during the inventory search of the vehicle two containers of alcohol were found. One container contained a consumable amount and the other one was empty. Due to weather, a field sobriety test was performed at Utah County Jail.
According to court documents, a THC vape pen was also found in Ah You’s vehicle.
Ah You was charged on suspicion of a DUI, reckless driving, unsafe lane travel, speeding, and an open container.
A junior outside linebacker, Ah You is viewed as one of BYU’s top players in a young linebacker unit that made significant strides a season ago.
Ohio State senior cornerback Amir Riep and redshirt senior linebacker/safety Jahsen Wint were charged with rape and kidnapping by Columbus Police on Tuesday.
Both men were arrested and booked into the Franklin County Jail early Wednesday morning. The charges are first-degree felonies, and their arraignments are scheduled for Thursday morning.
Ohio State has suspended the two players indefinitely from all football team activities.
“We are aware that two of our students have been arrested and criminally charged,” an Ohio State spokesperson said in a statement. “They have been suspended from all activities involving the football program. We will share more information when available.”
Donte Starks, LSU freshman linebacker has been suspended indefinitely for violating team rules.
Head coach Ed Orgeron made the announcement in a statement issued on Feb. 1. LSU officials later confirmed the suspension was handed down a day after Starks was arrested in Marerro by the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office.
Deputies reported Starks was booked on illegally possessing a concealed handgun and attempting to run from deputies.
Starks’ suspension is the first major disciplinary action of the offseason following LSU’s College Football Playoff National Championship win on Jan. 13.
“I know everybody saw or heard the news but I want y’all to know that I’m truly sorry for the disappointments,” Sparks stated in the post.