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FAU's Cortez Ash charged in copper wire theft

Posted on: June 14, 2011 11:09 am
Edited on: June 14, 2011 11:33 am
Posted by Jerry Hinnen

FAU stumbled through a 4-8 season last fall, and with few proven playmakers returning on either side of the ball, Howard Schnellenberger probably wanted a nice quiet offseason dedicated to turning the program around.

Sorry, Howard; FAU finds itself in headlines this morning thanks to redshirt freshman defensive back Cortez Ash of Sebastian River, Fla., who finds himself charged with one of the more (ahem) poorly thought-out athlete's crimes this offseason.

Ash and an accomplice allegedly snuck into an Indian River County scrap yard between 3 and 4 a.m. and stole some 400 pounds of copper wire, then -- since a second scrap yard was still closed, according to the accomplice -- returned to the same scrap yard approximately six hours later to try and sell the wire, valued at more than $1,200. The owner recognized Ash and the accomplice from surveillance video of the burglary, and called police.

Ash and the accomplice were arrested and charged with burglary, grand theft and dealing in stolen property.

From a football persepctive -- even with Ash a candidate to start in a secondary that lost three starters from a year ago -- the Owls have absorbed bigger blows than missing out on an unproven redshirt freshman. But to turn FAU's nosedive from 2008 Sun Belt champions to SBC also-ran around, Schnellenberger no doubt needs all hands on deck--and finding out Ash's hands apparently come equipped with sticky fingers won't help him a bit.


Since: Nov 25, 2009
Posted on: June 15, 2011 4:50 pm

FAU's Cortez Ash charged in copper wire theft

Better to be charged for theft of the copper wire than "charged" by the copper wire.  I'm "shocked" he didn't electrocute himself.  Many idiots get themselves killed doing that because they do not turn off the power first.  Zing!

Since: Oct 31, 2006
Posted on: June 15, 2011 10:25 am
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Since: Jul 17, 2008
Posted on: June 14, 2011 4:17 pm

FAU's Cortez Ash charged in copper wire theft

Again another dirtbag from south florida!!  Really look at all the loser who get into trouble in NCAA football, they are either from south florida or the SEC!

Since: Oct 18, 2006
Posted on: June 14, 2011 2:19 pm

FAU's Cortez Ash charged in copper wire theft

Tim and Billy Riggins called. They want their gig back...

Since: Jul 2, 2010
Posted on: June 14, 2011 1:59 pm

FAU's Cortez Ash charged in copper wire theft

Bonehead? LMAO. How incredibly apropo, to the T. Hell-ohhhhhhh, of course he is, thats whaty they do. I'm glad you said it. Still lmfao.

Since: Jun 5, 2011
Posted on: June 14, 2011 12:52 pm

FAU's Cortez Ash charged in copper wire theft

What a bonehead.  I hope it's just one mistake, and that he is allowed to plea down to a misdemeanor with about 30 days in jail to think about what he just did and whether it is worth it to risk a college education over $1,200.  Then, hopefully, he has to run a lot of stadium steps and "gassers" before he is allowed back on the team.  It's really too bad.  If he was a better player, he could go to Auburn or Ohio State and not have to worry about a paltry $1,200; boosters would take care of it for him.

Since: Nov 25, 2010
Posted on: June 14, 2011 12:49 pm

FAU's Cortez Ash charged in copper wire theft

How do kids this stupid get into college in the first place?

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