Sam Williams, a member of the Ole Miss football team was arrested on Friday and is facing a felony charge. Senior linebacker Sam Williams was booked into the Lafayette County Detention Center on Friday at 9:34 a.m. and released at 2:42 p.m. later that day. There is only one charge listed, sexual battery, and Williams was issued a $25,000 bond.
No other information regarding the charge was provided by the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department.
On Monday, the Oxford Police Department sent out a statement regarding Williams’ arrest stating, “Due to the nature of the case, we will not be releasing any further information.”
A statement provided by an Ole Miss spokesman updated Williams’ status with the team, stating the Montgomery, Ala. native had been suspended indefinitely.
“We have suspended Sam Williams indefinitely from all team activities,” the statement read. “We take these charges very seriously and will allow the legal system to run its course before making further determinations on his status in our program.”
Williams spent two seasons at Northeast Mississippi Community College in Booneville before coming to Ole Miss in 2019. In his one season with the Rebels, Williams played in all 12 games and recorded 37 total tackles and had six sacks and one interception.
Emmitt Gooden, arguably the Tennessee Volunteers best returning defensive lineman has been dismissed from the team after he was arrested on Thursday for felony domestic assault.
Emmitt Gooden is accused of hitting his girlfriend in the head with a glass jar candle during an argument, according to online police records. His girlfriend sustained lacerations on her left eyebrow and the corner of her left eye that required sutures at the University of Tennessee medical center.
The senior from Brownsville transferred to Tennessee from Independence community college where he was featured on the Netflix documentary series “Last Chance U.” Gooden playing in all 12 games last season ranking third on the team with 7 tackles for loss.
Cristian Williams, University of Tulsa, safety was arrested early Saturday on a complaint of driving under the influence, according to jail records.
Williams, 23, was booked into the Tulsa jail at about 4 a.m. Saturday. He bonded out of jail at about noon.
A sixth-year senior from Dallas, Williams has started 16 games for the Hurricane including all 12 last season after his career seemingly ended in 2018 because of a medical issue. He spent the rest of the season on the sidelines in a coach-type role.
Williams, who was able to get the 2018 season back with a waiver from the NCAA, has been suspended from all team activities as a result of his arrest, a team spokesman said Monday.
La’Vontae Shenault, a Colorado football player and brother of star Laviska Shenault Jr., was arrested Sunday in Fort Collins on suspicion of DUI.
La’Vonte Shenault, 19, was arrested by Fort Collins police during a traffic stop at 12:41 a.m. in the Campus West neighborhood, just west of Colorado State University. He was booked into the Larimer County Jail and released later Sunday on a personal recognizance bond after posting $1,250, according to jail and court records.
Fort Collins police initiated the traffic stop after observing a vehicle driving without headlights on, spokeswoman Kate Kimble said Tuesday. Upon contact with the driver, the officer observed signs of impairment and ultimately arrested the driver, La’Vontae Shenault,
He was booked on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, driving without headlamps at night and a drivers license violation, Kimble said. the DUI charge is a misdemeanor offense, while the other two charges are traffic offenses. A detailed report on the traffic stop and arrest were not yet available, according to a clerk in the Fort Collins Police Services records department.
His next court appearance was scheduled for Nov. 6.
Marquis Wilson, one of Penn State‘s football players, has been charged with misdemeanor drug possession related to a February traffic stop on campus, according to a criminal complaint.
Authorities say Marquis Wilson, a sophomore cornerback, faces charges for possessing a small amount of marijuana and for use of drug paraphernalia, according to court documents.
On Feb. 29th, around 10 p.m., University police conducted a traffic stop of Wilson’s vehicle, after officers detected an odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle, the complaint states.
Police add that Wilson was observed with red, glassy eyes and the odor of marijuana on his breath.
Police then conducted a search of Wilson’s vehicle, the complaint adds, and officers found a “pink tinted plastic pill bottle containing marijuana.”
According to court documents, Wilson’s preliminary hearing is scheduled for August 26th.
Jashawn Sheffield, an Auburn football player, has been suspended indefinitely following a pair of arrests in Georgia, a team spokesman confirmed to the Montgomery Advertiser.
Sheffield, a native of Brunswick, Georgia, was arrested for disorderly conduct on May 9 then again for a “DUI Less Safe” on May 16 in Bulloch County. He spent two days in jail after each arrest, getting released on a $1,576 bond after the second.
In the state of Georgia, a “DUI Less Safe” can be charged if a law enforcement officer believes a driver is less safe behind the wheel because of alcohol consumption, even if that person is under a specific blood-alcohol content.
The former four-star athlete played wide receiver as a true freshman at Auburn, appearing in only game (Nov. 23 against Samford) and carrying twice for 30 yards. He was expected to get a look at a defensive back whenever the Tigers resumed practice for the 2020 season.
It is still unclear when Auburn will get to return to the practice field and, now, when Sheffield will be allowed to rejoin the team.
Sheffield caught 92 passes for 1,393 yards, rushed 254 times for 2,040 yards and totaled 41 touchdowns on offense and recorded 50 tackles, two sacks and three interceptions on defense during his high school career at Frederica Academy in Saint Simons Island, Georgia.
Solo Vaipulu, a University of Hawaii offensive lineman, was arrested Monday for violating the state’s mandatory 14-day traveler quarantine.
The 21-year-old football player, whose legal name is Venasio Vaipulu, was reported as a quarantine violator by a witness, a state spokesperson said. The witness reportedly told investigators from the Department of the Attorney General that Vaipulu left his designated quarantine location ‘nearly daily.’
Investigators said they went to the address Vaipulu had given them upon his arrival on May 18 to discover that he had also moved residences without informing authorities.
Vaipulu was arrested on charges of violating the quarantine and lying to authorities. He was booked and charged, with bail in the case set at $4,000.
“While everyone is anticipating the reopening of interisland travel on June 16, the quarantine rules for all visitors and returning residents from the mainland will remain in effect until further notice,” said Clare Connors, the state Attorney General. “We encourage all travelers to respect the mandatory quarantine, as it has been an important component in helping Hawai‘i have the best metrics in the country, in terms of infection and coronavirus death rates.”
A second person, a female visitor from California unrelated to Vaipulu, was also arrested on the same charges on Monday. Authorities say Makayla Janay Thomas told investigators she’d be staying with relatives for a month but began making social media posts showing her at various beaches, shopping centers and restaurants.
C.J. Saunders, an Ohio State wide receiver, was arrested for a violation of curfew following a protest in Columbus near Ohio State’s campus on Monday night.
Saunders posted bond and was released from the Franklin County Jail on Tuesday morning. He is scheduled to be arraigned on a misdemeanor charge of violating curfew on Thursday morning.
According to the arrest report obtained by Eleven Warriors, Saunders was walking from North High Street on West Northwood Avenue at approximately 10:45 p.m. when he was detained by a Columbus Police officer enforcing the city-wide curfew. A 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew has been in place in Columbus since Saturday in response to daily protests that have taken place in the city since last week’s killing of George Floyd.
“Officers had just dispersed a crowd in violation of the curfew,” per the arrest report.
According to The Lantern, Columbus Police broke up a peaceful protest “less than 25 minutes into the citywide curfew when police used pepper spray to clear protestors out of the intersection at Lane Avenue and North High Street” on Monday night.
The arrest report did not specify whether Saunders was participating in the protest, but just one day later, Saunders spoke at another demonstration on campus after student-athletes kneeled for nine minutes in honor of Floyd.
LUBBOCK, Texas — Caden Leggett, 20, a Texas Tech football player, was arrested on Saturday for racing. He has since posted bond to get out of jail while the criminal case is pending. Leggett was listed Thursday morning on the Texas Tech Athletics website as a wide receiver for the Red Raiders football team.
A police officer wrote in a report, “While sitting in the parking … [at] 98th and Indiana, I observed three vehicles traveling at a high rate of speed northbound in the approximate 10000 block of Indiana Avenue.”
“I observed all three vehicles pass through the intersection 98th and Indiana, continuing northbound, at a high rate of speed and through a green light,” the police report said. “Due [to] the rate of speed of all three vehicles, and the lack of other traffic on the highway, I was easily able to determine the vehicles were competing…”
Leggett was pulled over in a Mustang. A second vehicle was described as a Dodge Challenger.
“[Leggett] admitted that he was racing the driver of the Dodge Challenger,” the police report said.
“I observed [Leggett’s] cell phone to be in the center console cup holder of the vehicle. I observed the screen to have a map on it, with what appeared to have a designated route to be traveling. It appeared the map on [Leggett’s] cell phone was a predetermined course … to race on.”
The police report indicated the other two drivers did not stop and would also be charged with racing when they are located.
The case against Leggett was charged as a class B misdemeanor.
Tyler Judson, current Tulane Green Wave Safety, Tyler Judson, has been suspended from the Tulane football program.
He was arrested for 2nd Degree Battery (acc to East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office) on Monday.
UPDATE: The victim of the alleged incident is out of the Intensive Care Unit.
According to a source, the young woman sustained multiple fractures to her face and is now hoping for swelling go down to be able to enter into surgery.
Tulane University has suspended former Zachary High Bronco Tyler Judson “indefinitely”, a university spokesman told Geaux Nation Sports on Tuesday.
The suspension follows an arrest by the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office on Monday for Second Degree Battery, according to the EBRSO website.
The website also states Judson was released the same day as he was booked.
Details surrounding his arrest were not immediately available.