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.
Terrell Maurice Perriman, 20, of Miami, was booked into the Salt Lake County Jail Thursday for investigation of kidnapping, rape, enticing a minor and dealing in harmful materials to a minor.
Salt Lake police say Perriman met a 17-year-old girl on Instagram and the two continued to communicate on Snapchat.
“The victim stated the suspect pressured her multiple times to send him nude photos. The victim also received multiple videos that were sexually graphic in nature and pictures that was also sexually graphic in nature,” according to a police affidavit.
The girl later met with Perriman at his apartment in downtown Salt Lake City. Once there, Perriman refused to let the girl leave until she engaged in sexual activity with him, the affidavit states.
“While in the bedroom the victim observed a blue Taser and she stated she was afraid he would use it on her. The victim repeatedly asked Perriman if she could leave but he refused,” the affidavit states. “The victim stated that she started crying because she wanted to leave and she was scared. The victim attempted to leave the room, the suspect caught her attempting to leave and physically forced her back into the room.”
Perriman then raped the girl while putting his hand over her mouth to prevent her from screaming, according to the police affidavit.
Salt Lake police detective Greg Wilking did not know how long the girl was held captive or how she was able to escape. After police became aware of the situation, they were able to track down Perriman and arrest him early Thursday without incident.Now police fear there could be additional victims.
An investigation is underway after a Riley Patton, a former Tennessee Tech football player, was arrested on charges of driving under the influence in a deadly hit-and-run in South Carolina Saturday.
23-year-old Riley Patton is charged with felony DUI resulting in death and leaving the scene of an accident involving death after officials say he struck a truck and pedestrian around 1:00 a.m off Hwy 544 and Cabots Creek Drive near Myrtle Beach.
According to Max Preps, Patton played long snapper, center, and defensive tackle at Halls High School. He graduated in 2015.
SCHP says Patton was driving his 2002 GMC truck eastbound on 544 when he ran into the center median, hitting a 2001 Ford truck in that lane and a pedestrian near the Ford truck.
The Horry County Coroner’s Office says 55-year-old Timothy “Timmy” Shulkcum of Myrtle Beach was hit by the GMC truck and pronounced dead at the scene.
Corporal Sonny Collins with the South Carolina Highway Patrol says Patton continued driving after the incident before being apprehended at a nearby grocery store.
A spokesperson with Coastal Carolina University confirms Patton is currently enrolled as a student. Patton was listed as a long snapper on the 2019 Coastal Carolina Football roster, but the walk-on graduate transfer played no snaps as a Chanticleer. CCU says Patton no longer has eligibility.
Kansas football cornerback Corione Harris faces two felony charges following an arrest in Howell County, Missouri.
KU coach Les Miles said Thursday that he has indefinitely suspended Harris from the team.
According to court records, Harris was arrested Sunday and later charged with unlawful use of a weapon and delivery of a controlled substance. Harris spent one day in jail, according to the court docket, with bond issued for $7,500 under the conditions that Harris could not drive if unlicensed and also could not possess a firearm.