Posted by Tom Fornelli
It's been a pretty frustrating last few weeks for Illinois football. The team was at 4-4, and only had to split its final four games against beatable teams like Michigan, Minnesota, Northwestern and Fresno State to get back to a bowl game. So far the Illini have dropped one to Michigan in triple-overtime, and just lost at home to Minnesota -- a team that had won one game and fired its head coach earlier this season.
So, it would be hard to blame anybody on the team from being upset, but even so, that doesn't mean you should go out and beat the crap out of somebody. Which is apparently what sophomore lineback Evan Frierson did. Frierson was arrested for aggravated battery, and has been suspended indefinitely according to a team spokesman.
Frierson has played in limited duty this season, playing in nine games, but only making six tackles. He played more as a freshman last season while helping to fill in for Martez Wilson, who missed most of the 2009 season with a neck injury.