Otis Yelverton, a Florida football support staff member was arrested Monday morning and is facing a third-degree felony. Alachua County Court records shows that Otis Yelverton is facing an aggravated stalking charge. The Florida football assistant director of player personnel was arrested by police after he was thought to be a threat.Yelverton has been placed on leave by Florida following the charges.According to the ACSO police report, Yelverton has “repeatedly and maliciously” harassed the victim
Hunter Rison, the son of former NFL receiver Andre Rison, was arrested Friday for domestic battery and suspended by Kansas State on Saturday.
Rison faces a charge of domestic battery to a family/person in a dating relationship. He is free on $1,000 bond.
The 20-year-old was indefinitely suspended from the team for a violation of team and departmental policy on Saturday. The school did not provide further explanation for the suspension.
Rison, a redshirt sophomore, transferred from Michigan State and sat out last season.
In his freshman year, Rison played in 12 games for the Spartans with 19 receptions for 224 yards.
Rison is the son of former Michigan State and NFL receiver, Andre Rison.
SMITHFIELD — Police here have arrested four more Bryant University students in connection with Sunday’s on-campus assault.
Jarret Martin, 19, of 81 Wachusett St., Franklin, Massachusetts, is charged with breaking and entering, and disorderly conduct.
John Amaya, 20, of 45 Beck Ave., Rye, New York, and Jack McNeil, 19, of 435 Holly Rd., Marshfield, Massachusetts, are charged with breaking and entering, simple assault, disorderly conduct and conspiracy.
Sarah McBrien, 20, of 1 Christopher Lane, Scituate, Massachusetts, is charged with breaking and entering and disorderly conduct.
The arrests stem from the incident at Bryant University on Sunday morning when students allegedly broke into a townhouse.
Martin was taken into custody without incident on Tuesday and later appeared before Bail Commissioner George Lazieh. He was released on $1,000 surety bail.
Amaya was taken into custody Wednesday, and appeared before Magistrate Joseph P. Ippolito. Bail was set at $25,000 personal recognizance.
McNeil and McBrien were taken into custody Wednesday, and appeared before Bail Commissioner Peter Hopkins. Each was released on $1,000 surety bail.
While Bryant University has announced a review to determine whether the altercation was precipitated by a bias incident, the Police Department said its investigation, so far, has not found any credible evidence that one had occurred.
“What this investigation has clearly revealed is that a day of excessive alcohol consumption and several smaller confrontations during the previous day, culminated in the early morning assaults on April 7, 2019,” the police said in a statement.
The investigation is ongoing and will be sent to the attorney general’s office to determine if it is appropriate for additional persons to be charged.
Lamar Anthony Dawson, 23, whose last known residence was in Logan, was charged Tuesday in 1st District Court with the first-degree felony.
The charge comes less than a week after former Utah State University football star Torrey Green was sentenced to 26 years to life at the Utah State Prison for raping five women and sexually assaulting a sixth.
On Feb. 14, Dawson exchanged several text messages with a woman who stated multiple times that she was very drunk, according to an arrest warrant affidavit filed in 1st District Court. Dawson then asks the woman if he can come over to her residence, the charges state. The woman eventually agreed but told Dawson, “don’t expect sex because I’m not in the right mindset to make that decision,” the charges state.
Dawson, however, later told police that he did have sex with the woman that night, even though he told her the next morning that they did not, according to the charges.
“When asked why he lied to (her) about having sex, he stated he was afraid she was trying to ‘pin’ something on him,” the charges state. “Mr. Dawson denied that (she) was so drunk that she didn’t know what she was doing.”
Investigators noted that when the woman was examined at a local hospital 10 hours after the alleged assault, the woman still had a blood-alcohol content of .04 percent, according to charging documents.
Police further stated in their arrest warrant that after speaking with Dawson, they “learned Mr. Dawson has been suspended from all activities involving his team at Utah State University. If that is the case, it is possible Mr. Dawson is in the process of returning home to Chicago, Illinois. Mr. Dawson has no other known ties to the Logan area.”
Dawson enrolled at Utah State last June and was a redshirt sophomore, according to the team roster. He is not listed on the 2019 Utah State University football roster.
Three Bryant University student-athletes were arrested Monday following an assault at a townhouse on campus Sunday, according to the Smithfield police.
The three are Joseph Kasperzyk, 19, a basketball player from 155 Halper Avenue, New Haven, Connecticut; Zahir Williams, 20, a football player from 680 Beck Street, Bronx, New York; and Shelton McNeal, 20, also a football player, of 1741 Washington Avenue, Lakeland, Florida.
They have been charged with breaking and entering, simple assault, disorderly conduct and conspiracy.
Smithfield police investigated after receiving a call from Bryant Public Safety at 2 a.m. Sunday about an assault.
The townhouse residents told the police they were awakened by people who had entered the residence and began banging on bedroom doors, demanding that the occupants get out of their rooms. According to the police, Kasperzyk, Williams and McNeal then assaulted two of the residents, broke a TV and tore posters off the walls.
According to Bryant, the three students have been suspended from their teams. The dean of student life will initiate a conduct review to determine “their status as students going forward,” Elizabeth O’Neil, associate vice president for university relations, said in an emailed statement.
MOSCOW – Two Idaho football players have been charged with theft according to the University’s sport department.
Christian Elliss, son of Defensive Line Coach Luther Elliss and Dalton Cash attempted to steal over $100 in food from the Moscow Walmart last month.
“We make it very clear that the actions of our student-athletes reflect on more than just themselves and when those actions are not in line with our program’s expectations there will be consequences,” Petrino said in a statement from Idaho Athletics. “Christian and Dalton made a poor decision and they will both be suspended for the first game of the 2019 season.”
Both the linebackers will be in Latah County District Court for arraignment Wednesday morning.
ATHENS — Georgia linebackers Robert Beal and Brenton Cox were arrested on misdemeanor charges of possession of marijuana on Tuesday. The pair was arrested by the UGA Police Department at 3:13 p.m. with less than one ounce of marijuana, according to the Athens-Clarke County jail booking recap report. The arrest takes place less than one week after Coach Kirby Smart said disciplinary issues that had cropped up earlier this spring would be “handled the right way.”
BOISE — Boise State defensive back Robert Lewis was arrested early Friday morning and charged with driving under the influence.
According to arrest records on the Ada County Sheriff’s website, Lewis was arrested by Boise Police and booked into the Ada County Jail at 3:25 a.m.
Lewis, 22, is a backup cornerback that saw action in 10 games and had two tackles last season as a redshirt sophomore. Boise State released a short statement Friday morning that said, “Boise State is aware of the situation and will handle according to department policy.”
An incident report from Boise Police said officers stopped Lewis after he ran a red light at the intersection of Capital and Bannock at 2:10 a.m. Friday morning. It was at that point they ‘observed an odor of alcohol and other signs of possible impairment.’
According to the report, a breath alcohol test resulted in a .104/.100. The legal limit in Idaho is .08, so Lewis was taken to the Ada County Jail and booked for driving under the influence, a misdemeanor charge.
Boise State is in the middle of spring practices and had practice Friday evening. Lewis, a Los Angeles native, was seen watching practice from outside the fence.
Coach Bryan Harsin is scheduled to meet with the media Saturday evening for a previously scheduled session following a closed scrimmage.
LSU running back Alphonso “Tae” Provens has been released on bond after being arrested on third degree rape charges, according to East Baton Rouge Parish Prison.
Provens was placed in custody at 1:22 p.m. on Wednesday and booked into EBR Parish Prison before being released on a $15,000 listed bond.
The incident is alleged to have occurred on March 24 between 3-4:40 a.m. in Provens’ apartment at Nicholson Gateway on LSU’s campus.
The victim and another female went back to Provens apartment in Riverbend Hall after spending part of their night in Tigerland, according to the arrest report obtained by NOLA.com | The Times Picayune.
The victim said when she asked to use the restroom, Provens offered her to use the bathroom in his bedroom but then followed her into the room. The victims’ memory became hazy at that point and she “blacks out.”
The victim told police the next thing she remembers was Provens removing her shirt and the victim clutching her underwear as it was being removed. She then states Provens began to sexually assault her but stopped momentarily as the victim said, “No, no, no.”
The report states Provens continued the assault, but the victim was able to get up from under him and get dressed before leaving the room.