Tag:Police Blotter
Posted on: August 12, 2011 12:29 pm
Edited on: August 12, 2011 12:31 pm
 

Jadeveon Clowney is just too loud

Posted by Tom Fornelli

The college football world seems to be tearing apart at the seams with the rumors about Texas A&M and now Florida State getting prepared to move to the SEC. Moves that would likely create a domino effect as major conferences like the Pac-12 and Big Ten would begin snapping up other schools en route to a group of super conferences hell bent on ruling the world.

But while all this has been going on, the biggest story in the college football world has seemed to slip through the cracks. South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney is just too loud for the state of South Carolina. Thankfully local law enforcement was able to put Clowney in his place.

Yes, one of the top recruits in the country in the 2011 class was given a noise violation ticket in Rock Hill on July 2nd, and now Clowney has a court date set for Tuesday August 16th. Clowney was pulled over in his car because apparently the music blasting in his ride could be heard more than 50 feet away, which is a violation in South Carolina.

Clowney faces a $330 fine, or if he doesn't want to pay it, he can spend 30 days in jail.

Whatever route Clowney chooses to take, I'm sure the people of Rock Hill are grateful to have such a menace off the streets. Now if only they could arrest all those teenagers who step foot on their lawns.
Posted on: August 10, 2011 11:30 am
Edited on: August 10, 2011 11:37 am
 

Texas' Scott threw repo woman to the ground

Posted by Tom Fornelli

The Austin American-Statesman was able to get its hands on the arrest warrant for Texas safety Christian Scott, and it turns out that his arrest stems from his treatment of the woman who was repossessing his car. Scott was arrested for assault causing bodily harm on Monday afternoon in Austin, and suspended indefinitely by the team.

Jeanne Somers Doyle was in the process of repossessing Scott's car when she was blocked by another car while at Scott's apartment complex. Scott then got out of the car that was blocking Doyle, approached her in the car while screaming profanities at her. According to the police report, Doyle recognized Scott because she had repossessed his car last year. As Scott reached the car, he pulled Doyle from it and then threw her to the ground.

Scott then got into the car and fled the scene before being arrested at a nearby gas station.

Obviously if this is true, Scott's future as a Longhorn doesn't look good. I can understand the frustration of seeing your car getting taken away, and how you would want to stop the person doing it, but to attack that person -- particularly when it's a woman -- because you didn't make your car payments isn't the right way to go about things.

Doyle was just doing her job because Scott didn't.
Posted on: August 9, 2011 10:47 am
 

Texas suspends Christian Scott indefinitely

Posted by Tom Fornelli

Texas safety Christian Scott was arrested for assault causing bodily injury on Monday afternoon in Austin, and it did not take Texas very long to hand out its punishment. The school announced on Monday evening that Scott had been suspended indefinitely from the team.

“We’re aware of the situation with Christian Scott and disappointed any time one of our players is accused of wrongdoing,” said head coach Mack Brown. “We’ve talked to Christian and his family, and he has been suspended from all activities with our football team. Following the completion of the legal process, we will do what’s best for the university, Christian and the team.” 

Brown also said that Texas will wait until Scott's case is resolved before making a final decision on whether or not that Scott will ever play for the school again. Though the San Antonio Express-News points out that the last four Longhorns to get arrested never played again.

As for what Scott's absence does to the Texas depth chart, Scott has started 10 games in his career, with all of those starts coming last season. Though he was not going to be handed the starting job in 2011, as Texas was impressed with Kenny Vaccaro during the spring, and you have to assume that Scott's suspension will only help Vaccaro's chances of taking the starting job. 
Posted on: August 8, 2011 5:15 pm
 

Texas S Christian Scott arrested for assault

Posted by Tom Fornelli

It seems the Texas and Texas A&M rivalry does not take place solely on the field.

Earlier on Monday morning I wrote about Texas A&M linebacker Kyle Mangan getting arrested over the weekend after getting into a fight, and now Texas has it's own entry on the police blotter today.

The Austin American-Statesman is reporting that safety Christian Scott was arrested on Monday afternoon and charged with a Class-A misdemeanor for assault causing bodily harm. He's currently being held in the Travis County Jail and details of the incident aren't known at the time. Scott was arrested around 1pm local time. 

Scott has appeared in 25 games for the Longhorns, including 10 starts, and has made 68 tackles in his career. He's also broken up 4 passes, caused 3 fumbles, recovered 1 fumble and had 1 interception in his time with the Longhorns.

The school and Mack Brown have not yet made a statement regarding Scott's arrest. 
Posted on: August 8, 2011 12:44 pm
Edited on: August 8, 2011 12:45 pm
 

Texas A&M's Mangan arrested for fighting

Posted by Tom Fornelli

With camps beginning all over the country this week -- with some getting under way last week -- college football players all over the country are counting down their final days of freedom before full-time football mode. This means that there were probably a lot of players going out over the weekend looking for one final blowout before getting down to business, and anytime that happens, you can expect at least one or two players to find themselves in trouble.

Enter Texas A&M linebacker Kyle Mangan.

According to the Houston Chronicle, Mangan was arrested early Sunday morning for disorderly conduct (fighting) by the College Station police in the Northgate bar district. Details of the fight are not known, but Mangan was one of three people arrested. The 21-year old linebacker was released on bond on Sunday.

“I have been made aware and it is an unfortunate incident,” said Texas A&M head coach Mike Sherman in a statement. “Seems like some people have too much free time on their hands. That will be addressed shortly, as well as facing the consequences for this untimely and avoidable incident.” 

Mangan started 10 games for the Aggies during his freshman season in College Station, but has spent the last two years dealing with a shoulder injury. He had been expected to compete for a starting job this fall, but odds are this incident will have a significant impact on exactly how much he'll be able to compete for the job.
Posted on: August 5, 2011 10:35 am
 

Colorado, Syracuse players arrested after robbery

Posted by Jerry Hinnen

It's not often two college football players from FBS programs on different sides of the country join up to do anything noteworthy, much less commit a robbery. But that's allegedly the case for two high school teammates from Colorado and Syracuse.

Now former Buffalo offensive lineman Bryce Givens and Orange sophomore quarterback Jonathan Miller were arrested by Boulder police early Wednesday morning and charged with robbery. Miller was also charged with third-degree assault. The two knew each other as teammates at Denver's Mullen High School.

According to police, the victim reported being confronted by two men at 3:30 a.m. in Boulder. Miller is believed by police to have punched the victim in the face before the pair took his cell phone and cash and fled. Givens and Miller were later arrested and eventually freed on bond.

While there's been no official word yet from Syracuse head coach Doug Marrone, Buffs first-year head coach Jon Embree -- having already suspended Givens in the spring following a vandalism arrest -- wasted no time in dismissing his former tackle from the team. "That ship has sailed," Embree said Thursday morning.

Though neither were major contributors in 2010, Miller has been touted by many as the Orange's quarterback of the future--an honor that is surely in doubt after Wednesday's events.


Posted on: August 3, 2011 11:13 am
Edited on: August 3, 2011 12:07 pm
 

Michael Floyd reinstated at Notre Dame

Posted by Tom Fornelli

In a move that everyone knew would be coming eventually, but just weren't sure when, Notre Dame announced on Wednesday that wide receiver Michael Floyd had been fully reinstated to the football team.

"From the very beginning of this process, Michael knew what was expected for him to be a member of our football program," said Brian Kelly in a release.

"Based on my own observations, I am very pleased with the progress Michael has made since March. That is why I am comfortable reinstating him to our football team."

As I said, this does not come as a surprise. When Floyd was able to get by Notre Dame's ResLife disciplinary board back in April without a suspension or even a possible expulsion it was only a matter of time before he rejoined the football team. He was then cleared for voluntary summer workouts with the team over the summer.

Floyd had been arrested on March 20th for a DUI, his third alcohol-related arrest since coming to Notre Dame in 2009.

His return to the team is a huge boost to the Irish offense as Floyd is one of the best wide receivers in the country. In his first three seasons in South Bend Floyd has made 171 catches for 2,539 yards and 28 touchdowns. The 28 touchdowns are already the most by any receiver in school history, and barring an injury or another arrest, Floyd will become the school's all-time leader in receptions and yards in 2011 as well.

See video of Michael Floyd talking about his reinstatement here, as well as Brian Kelly here
Posted on: August 2, 2011 2:37 pm
 

Two hospitalized in Red River Rivalry knife fight

Posted by Adam Jacobi

An argument over college football escalated into a knife fight on Monday night, and now an Oklahoma fan and a Texas fan are both in the hospital -- one with severe injuries. Here's the report from NewsOK.com:

Police were called to a San Antonio Applebee's where the Sooner fan and Longhorn fan were arguing and fighting. The argument escalated and the Oklahoma fan pulled a knife and attacked the Texas fan.

Both men were stabbed in the fight and were taken to University Hospital in San Antonio. The OU fan was listed in critical condition while the Texas fan was stable.

While it's both very easy and very tempting to engage in some cheap jokes about this episode and by association the Red River Rivalry, let's remember that these guys aren't just Texas Fan and Oklahoma Fan, they're actual human beings who -- presumably -- have families who care deeply about them. To that end, seeing that the Oklahoma fan is in critical condition over this fight should be enough of a reminder that there's more to take away from this story than just a cheap punchline and a giggle.

Also, it would be useless to moralize about how stabbing people over college football is wrong, because over 99% of the population is never going to even consider that, and that other sliver of a percent who eventually will, won't do so after a great deal of forethought. Foredrinking, probably, but not forethought. That all said, gentlemen, it's a damn game, and that's all. Be safe out there.

 
 
 
 
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