Jaden Hunter faces misdemeanor charges that include driving with a suspended license and standing/stopping/parking in a prohibited area. Specifics of the arrest were not immediately available. The University of Georgia Police Department is reporting the arrest of a Georgia Bulldog football player.
Hunter, the son of former Bulldog player Brice Hunter, is a rising junior on this year’s team. He played at Westlake High School in Atlanta. The arrest comes as Hunter and his Bulldog teammates are beginning spring football practices.
Tommy Champion, Mississippi State red-shirt senior offensive lineman, was arrested by the university’s police department on Wednesday for multiple traffic violations. Joel Coleman of the Starkville Daily News first reported Champion’s booking.
According to Oktibbeha County records, the car Champion was driving had an expired tag, and he also had an expired license and no insurance. Driving without a valid license is a misdemeanor in Mississippi; Champion could face a fine and/or be sentenced to extended jail time of up to six months.
Driving without proper tags is usually penalized by a basic traffic ticket, but driving without insurance can result in a $1,000 fine and a suspended license for up to one year. Champion, obviously, is already without a valid license.
On the football field, Champion hasn’t been able to work his way into a starting job during his time at Mississippi State. He red-shirted in 2017 and played sparingly as a back-up in 2018. Entering his final season in maroon and white, Champion is still stuck behind entrenched starters on the depth chart.
Jaylen Veasley, 22, was taken into custody Monday afternoon by Monroe Police on a misdemeanor charge simple battery and felony charge of unauthorized entry of an inhabited dwelling.
Per the arrest report, Veasley entered the residence of his ex girlfriend, Montana Miller, after she advised him not to multiple times and encountered cornerback Floyd Connell. Veasley allegedly Connell and swung his fist at him, which prompted Connell to respond in self-defense.
Miller and Veasley have a child together.
Latavious Brini, Georgia reserve defensive back, was arrested this week in Athens on a misdemeanor charge of simple battery.
Brini, a redshirt sophomore from Miami Gardens, Florida, was booked Thursday night into the Clarke County Jail, where he remained for about two hours before being released on a $1,850 bond, according to the jail’s online booking information.
“This type of behavior is extremely disappointing and not representative of the standards for our football student-athletes,” Bulldogs coach Kirby Smart said through a release. “His discipline will be handled internally, and hopefully good lessons will be learned that will lead to better choices moving forward.”
The 6-foot-2, 196-pound Brini was a three-star member of Georgia’s 2017 signing class and redshirted his first year. He competed in five games this past season and made his lone career tackle during the opening 45-0 rout of Austin Peay.
In 2017, Brini faced a felony forgery charge after allegedly passing a counterfeit $100 bill at an Athens pet store, but that charge was dismissed due to a lack of evidence.
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STARKVILLE, MS – Jace Christmann, Mississippi State kicker, was arrested on Saturday according to the Oktibbeha County Sheriff’s Office. Christmann was charged with driving under the influence and failing to dim headlights. He has since bonded out. No further details were immediately available.
MSU athletics released the following statement on Sunday regarding Christmann’s arrest:
“We are aware of the matter involving Jace Christmann, and we are continuing to collect information,” the statement read.
Christmann has been a reliable presence for MSU’s special teams in each of the last two football seasons. The Houston, Texas, native took over starting placekicking duties for the Bulldogs early in his freshman season in 2017 and went on to serve as the primary kicker for the final 11 games of the year. Christmann then reprised his role this past season.
Over the course of his career, the junior-to-be has made 24 of his 30 field goal attempts. He has a career-long kick of 47 yards.
On extra point attempts, Christmann has never missed any of his 83 career tries.
Christmann’s arrest comes just over a week before the Bulldogs are slated to begin spring football. Mississippi State opens up spring practice on March 5.
DURHAM — University of Connecticut football player Ian Swenson was arrested Friday in connection with an alleged assault that took place Jan. 26 at a University of New Hampshire fraternity. According to Deputy Chief Rene Kelley, the arrest was the result of a lengthy investigation regarding an incident at the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity Jan. 26 between midnight and 1 a.m. Swenson’s arrest on a Class B felony charge of riot brings the total of those charged as a result of the charges to six.
Three Georgia Southern football players were arrested by Statesboro Police and booked into the Bulloch County Jail on disorderly conduct charges early Sunday morning in Statesboro.Ivan Corbin Jr., J.D. King and Logan Wright were arrested between 3:47 a.m. and 4 a.m. on Sunday for the misdemeanor charges. They were later released.“We are aware of the situation and it will be dealt with internally,” head coach Chad Lunsford said Wednesday evening through an emailed statement.
DURHAM — Police have charged, Zachary Banks, a fourth University of New Hampshire football player with felony riot in the wake of a large brawl in January at the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity house.
Linebacker Zachary Banks, 20, of Westminster, Mass., was arrested Friday afternoon, police said. He was released on personal recognizance bail and is scheduled to be arraigned in Strafford County Superior Court on Feb. 28.
After police broke up the Jan. 26 fight, which had spilled from the house and caught the attention of patrol officer Emily Festa, police reviewed video surveillance of the incident. SAE has a number of cameras on the property.
The video shows about 15 people approached the back door in hooded sweatshirts, police said. When SAE President Dillon Murphy opened the door, the men pushed him onto the ground and entered the house, according to police.
Three people were seen striking Murphy, according to an affidavit.
Malik Demby, a former New Mexico State football player is accused of aggravated assault, according to inmate booking records.
Malik Demby, who was a defensive back in the 2018 season, was arrested on Saturday night in east Las Cruces.
A spokesman for NMSU’s athletic department confirmed Demby exhausted his eligibility to play after his fourth year with the team. That means he was no longer an NMSU football player during the time of his arrest.
In October 2017, Demby addressed the media before NMSU beat Texas State. It was a historic season when NMSU won the Arizona Bowl, breaking the longest bowl game drought in the country at the time.
Demby was charged with aggravated assault against a household member with a deadly weapon and false imprisonment. The circumstances surrounding his arrest are not yet known.