Tag:Moses Jenkins
Posted on: June 20, 2011 2:45 pm
Edited on: June 21, 2011 10:01 am

Chris Rainey's BCS ring stolen

Posted by Tom Fornelli

College football players just can't seem to hold onto their personal memorabilia these days. While some players like to sell their rings and charms, others, like Florida running back Chris Rainey, have lost theirs to thieves. The apartment of Rainey and his teammate Moses Jenkins was broken into on Sunday morning according to a report in The Gainesville Sun. Rainey's BCS title ring from the 2008 season was just one of the things stolen from the apartment.

The house where University of Florida players Chris Rainey and Moses Jenkins live was broken into Sunday morning, according to the Gainesville Police Department. The items reported stolen include Rainey's 2008 National Championship ring, 10 pairs of Jenkins' shoes, a Gucci duffel bag, a television and a Sony PlayStation.

Lt. David Rowe said Rainey, a running back, and Moses, a fifth-year cornerback, left their home in the 3300 block of Southwest 42nd Street around 6 a.m. Sunday. The break-in was reported by a girlfriend, who found the back door of the home kicked it at about 11 a.m., Rowe said.

No word on whether or not Rainey received a text message prior to the break in reading "Time to steal...your championship ring." Though I doubt he did, because then Rainey probably would have taken it with him when leaving the apartment. 

Posted on: April 26, 2011 1:50 pm

Janoris Jenkins out at Florida

Posted by Jerry Hinnen

It was one strike too many for Florida cornerback Janoris Jenkins.

Less than four days after Jenkins was arrested on marijuana possession charges for the second time in as many months, Will Muschamp announced on Twitter that the senior all-conference performer is no longer a part of the Gator program. Tweet the first:

And tweet the second:

While the dismissal of any talented athlete is a shame, Jenkins's brings about an extra shake of the head; he initially declared for this year's draft and could have gone as high as the top 15 had he convinced teams his first arrest (after a nightclub altercation in 2009) was behind him. Jenkins chose to return to Florida instead ... and now is neither in the draft nor with the Gators.

Of course, there's no one to blame for that situation other than Jenkins. Muschamp arrived on campus promising to crack down on the petty arrests that marred Urban Meyer's tenure, and given the back-to-back nature of Jenkins' marijuana offenses, he had little choice with Jenkins if he wanted to live up that promise. Losing a player of Jenkins' caliber always hurts, but between Jeremy Brown and Moses Jenkins (no relation we're aware of), the Gators will be OK.

As for Jenkins, it would seem he has little choice other than to find a hospitable FCS school and try to repair his image before the 2012 draft. Like Muschamp, we'll wish him luck; he'll probably need it.

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