Alex Bookser, a University of Pittsburgh football player is facing charges in connection with a police chase and crash this past weekend, court documents show.Bookser was taken into custody early Sunday.Police said the Panther was driving erratically through Oakland. According to a criminal complaint, he hit a parked car on Demple Street, then hit a moving car on Fresco Way. Next, he ran a stop sign and when officers tried to pull him over, his SUV kept going, police said.
TAMPA — For the second time in 10 days, USF football player LaDarrius Jackson has been charged with forcing a woman to have sex.
Illinois football players Darta Lee, Zarrian Holcombe and Howard “HoJo” Watkins Jr. were arrested and booked in the Champaign County Jail on Wednesday morning on charges of home invasion and armed robbery.
Lee, 18, was booked at 6:27 a.m. Wednesday, and Holcombe, 19, was booked at 10:22 a.m. Both players are from Texas: Lee from Fresno, Texas, and Holcombe from Houston. Watkins, a true freshman, was booked at 10:58 a.m.
All are scheduled for an arraignment hearing 1:30 p.m. Thursday.
The trials of Alcorn State University football players involved in a campus fight resumed Friday.
The rape case against UNC Charlotte quarterback Kevin Olsen will go before the grand jury on Monday.
The younger brother of Carolina Panther Greg Olsen, was charged in February for the suspected attack on a female in an off-campus apartment. The grand jury handed up indictments on three counts of second-degree rape, two counts of assault on a female and one count of second-degree sexual offense.
Prosecutors said the quarterback texted a woman and threatened to kill her. They said he raped her, punched her in the face and also threatened to kill himself, wrapping a phone charger around his neck.
The accuser called the police and was treated for injuries at a hospital. The report said she had bruises and scratches.
He has has been suspended from UNC-Charlotte athletics.
Smith, 23, was charged with domestic assault. Police said Smith got into a fight with his roommate, Kennedy Foster, early Saturday morning.
Two Bowling Green State University football players have been arrested on forgery charges. The cases of Malik Brown and Brian Jennings II, both 22 and with Bowling Green addresses, are pending through Bowling Green Municipal Court.
Northwestern defensive end Xavier Washington has been suspended indefinitely from the football team after being arrested Sunday, a University spokesman said in a statement.
Washington was arrested in connection with possession of a controlled substance early Sunday morning near the intersection of Brown Avenue and Simpson Street, Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan said.