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Kansas WR Chris Omigie busted for DUI

Posted on: February 8, 2011 1:39 pm
Posted by Tom Fornelli

It had been a few days since we had our last college football player break the law, an offseason tradition, but Kansas wide receiver Chris Omigie has restored order to the world. Omigie was picked up for a DUI early on Saturday morning. He was stopped by a Kansas public safety answer, and the 19-year old receiver posted $500 bond later in the day and given a February 16 court date.

The school knows of the arrest, but if there is going to be any punishment for Omigie's arrest, the school hasn't said what it will be yet.

“He is still a member of our team. Coach (Turner) Gill will handle the discipline internally,” associate AD Jim Marchiony told the Lawrence Journal-World.

Omigie played in 10 games as a redshirt freshman for the Jayhawks in 2010, catching 7 passes for 73 yards.

Since: Sep 22, 2006
Posted on: February 8, 2011 7:25 pm

Kansas WR Chris Omigie busted for DUI

Actually, I would bet college football players break the law every day by speeding, jay walking, drinking under age, etc. It's the getting caught part that hasn't been promoted in the news lately until now. Picking up a DUI is hardly what I would consider anything worthy of discipline. It's an unfortunate crime and Omigie may have to pay the consequences of his actions, but I haven't heard that he had violated team policy or committed an NCAA infraction. This is not an ethics infraction. The crime is nothing more than a bad decision on the part of a 19 year old kid. I'm sure many of us can say that we have gotten behind the wheel of an automobile when perhaps we shouldn't have. It doesn't make you a bad person. It's not likely beating up or robbing someone. It's unfortunate that sportswriters feel the need to promote this type of thing.

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