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    Associated Press
    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Florida has suspended linebacker Channing Crowder and safety Jarvis Herring for the season opener after both were arrested for scuffling with police outside a local nightclub earlier this summer, the school said Tuesday.

    The Gators open the 2004 season at home against Middle Tennessee on Sept. 4.

    Crowder, the SEC Freshman Defensive Player of the Year, was charged with disorderly conduct after he got into a loud argument outside The Palace nightclub, a Gainesville police report said. Herring was charged with resisting or obstructing without violence.

    Police said Crowder got into two arguments during the incident and later led police on a foot chase when the linebacker followed one of the men he was arguing with. One officer fell during the chase and Crowder later refused to put his hands behind his back when police tried to handcuff him, the report said.

    Crowder had been arrested outside the same bar last year for allegedly beating a man unconscious.

    According to the report, Herring "repeatedly interfered" with the officers as they tried to arrest Crowder. He also refused officers' commands to leave the area.

    Crowder led all freshmen nationally with 9.6 tackles per game. Herring played in 11 games last season, making 24 tackles.

    The Gators open fall practice Aug. 9.

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  • DJRamFan
    Missouri LB suspended for marijuana possession
    by DJRamFan
    Sept. 27, 2004 wire reports

    COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Missouri starting linebacker David Richard has been suspended from Saturday's Big 12 game against Colorado.

    Tigers coach Gary Pinkel said Monday that Richard, who was arrested earlier this month for alleged marijuana possession, was suspended "for disciplinary reasons."

    Richard, 21, was arrested about 2:30 a.m. Sept. 11, Columbia police Capt. Marvin McCrary confirmed Monday. Police, dispatched to a report of a party in an off-campus neighborhood, heard loud music coming from a parked car, a 1999 Dodge Intrepid registered to Richard.

    Officers found Richard and another man in the vehicle, along with a suspected marijuana cigarette and a small bag of suspected marijuana, according to the police report.

    Both men were arrested for misdemeanor marijuana possession.

    The second suspect was not a football player, McCrary said.

    A Missouri State Highway Patrol lab was testing the contents of the cigarette and bag to confirm if it was marijuana, and no charges have been filed.

    Pinkel said Monday that Richard will be replaced Saturday by fellow sophomore Marcus Bacon.

    The 6-foot-2, 235-pound Richard is in his first season at Missouri. He started three games and had six tackles. During Missouri's Sept 18. game against Ball State -- the first after his arrest -- Richard started but did not play much the rest of the game.

    Richard began his college career at Michigan State as a tailback, leading the Spartans in rushing with 654 yards in 2002. He transferred to Missouri after that season and sat out last year as a transfer with three years of eligibility remaining.

    Pinkel moved Richard to linebacker during the offseason.

    The Associated Press News Service

    Copyright 2004, The Associated Press, All Rights Reserved
    -09-28-2004, 07:25 AM
  • Chiledog
    Maurice Clarett arrested again..
    by Chiledog
    From SI...

    After being arraigned earlier this year on armed robbery charges, former Ohio State star Maurice Clarett found himself in custody again Wednesday after a highway chase.

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- "Maurice Clarett was arrested early Wednesday after a highway chase that ended with police using Mace on the former Ohio State running back and finding four loaded guns in his sport utility vehicle.

    Officers used Mace to subdue Clarett after a stun gun was ineffective because the former Fiesta Bowl star was wearing a bullet-resistant vest, Sgt. Michael Woods said.

    "It took several officers to get him handcuffed," Woods said. "Even after he was placed in the paddy wagon, he was still kicking at the doors and being a problem for the officers."

    Police planned to charge him with carrying concealed weapons and other counts, Woods said. He was taken to police headquarters to be interviewed, then was moved to the Franklin County Jail.

    Wearing tan jail-issue clothes, he talked on the telephone in the booking area, separated from reporters by a window. He was to be held at the jail at least until an arraignment Thursday morning, unless his attorneys work out an agreement for his release, police said.

    Clarett made an illegal U-turn on the city's east side and failed to stop when officers, in a cruiser with lights flashing, tried to pull him over, Woods said.

    Police pursued Clarett onto eastbound Interstate 70 when he darted across the median and began heading west. Clarett drove over a spike strip that was placed on the highway, flattening the driver's side tires of the SUV.

    Clarett exited the highway and pulled into a restaurant parking lot, where officers removed him from the SUV after he failed to obey numerous orders to exit the vehicle, Woods said.

    After Clarett was placed in a police van, officers discovered a loaded rifle and three loaded handguns in the front of his vehicle.

    Woods said he did not know where Clarett got the guns or why he had them, and that federal authorities plan to trace their ownership.

    The 22-year-old Clarett is currently awaiting trial on two counts of aggravated robbery, four counts of robbery and one count of carrying a concealed weapon in a separate case. Authorities said he was identified by witnesses as the person who flashed a gun and robbed two people of a cell phone in an alley behind the Opium Lounge in Columbus in the early hours of Jan. 1.

    Messages seeking comment were left Wednesday morning for Clarett's attorneys in that case, Nick Mango and Michael Hoague.

    Clarett scored the winning touchdown in the second overtime of the Fiesta Bowl against Miami to lead Ohio State to the 2002 national championship, the school's first since 1968. But that was the last game the freshman played for...
    -08-09-2006, 06:40 AM
  • DJRamFan
    State drops assault charges against 'Canes CB Rolle
    by DJRamFan
    Aug. 2, 2004 wire reports

    MIAMI -- Hurricanes cornerback Antrel Rolle won't be tried for allegedly striking a police officer, and was reinstated to the team.


    Coach Larry Coker had indefinitely suspended Rolle after his arrest.

    "I am extremely pleased that there has been a positive resolution to the issue," Coker said in a statement Monday.

    Assistant State Attorney Michael Grieco said that while the arrest was "valid," Rolle's "post-arrest contrition and lack of criminal history" led to the decision to drop the case. The physical contact between Rolle and the officer was "merely incidental," Grieco said.

    Rolle -- whose father is chief of police in nearby Homestead -- also participated in an ride-along with Miami-Dade County police "during active nightlife hours," gaining an appreciation for officers' work, Grieco said.

    According to a police complaint, Rolle was involved in a fight in a street near campus earlier this month and resisted arrest, cursing and swinging his arms in an attempt to free himself and forcing officers to call for backup help.

    Along with the felony charge, Rolle was charged with disorderly conduct and resisting an officer without violence, both misdemeanors. He was suspended indefinitely from the team after the arrest.

    University spokesman Rick Korch said Monday that Rolle will be reinstated, though he was not sure when.

    Rolle was in court Monday with family members, including his father. They left the courtroom quickly without comment. Last season, Rolle was second on the team with two interceptions and finished sixth on the team with 47 tackles.

    Miami last week decided to admit star recruit Willie Williams, a 6-foot-2, 225-pound linebacker who had not disclosed his lengthy arrest record when he agreed to join the Hurricanes. The school said Williams would have to abide by several special academic conditions.

    Williams pleaded no contest earlier this summer in two separate incidents that occurred during a recruiting trip to the University of Florida. He was charged with setting off fire extinguishers at his hotel and a misdemeanor battery charge for hugging a woman without consent.

    The Associated Press News Service

    Copyright 2004, The Associated Press, All Rights Reserved
    -08-02-2004, 03:21 PM
  • evil disco man
    Bengals' Nicholson arrested, charged with assault
    by evil disco man
    Bengals' Nicholson arrested on domestic violence charge
    Associated Press
    Updated: May 18, 2007, 11:19 PM ET

    CINCINNATI -- Linebacker A.J. Nicholson was arrested on a domestic violence charge Friday, the first arrest of a Cincinnati Bengals' player since commissioner Roger Goodell cracked down on misconduct last month.

    Nicholson already was one of nine Bengals players arrested during a nine-month span, turning the team into a prime example of player misconduct. The team had gone four months without having a player arrested.

    Police in nearby Taylor Mill, Ky., arrested Nicholson after a woman called 911 on Friday afternoon to say she had been assaulted by the second-year player. He was charged with fourth-degree assault, a misdemeanor.

    Goodell introduced a new conduct policy last month that stiffens penalties and holds franchises responsible when their players get into trouble.

    Nicholson, a fifth-round draft pick from Florida State in 2006, appeared in only two games last season, when he had a hamstring injury.

    Last March, Nicholson pleaded no contest to burglary and grand theft in Tallahassee, Fla., and was sentenced to two months in a work program. He had been charged with stealing electronic equipment and other items from the apartment of a former Florida State teammate.

    Nicholson was also placed on two years' probation, which could be jeopardized by his latest arrest.

    Taylor Mill police chief Steve Knauf said a woman called police to Nicholson's apartment at 3:10 p.m. on Friday, saying she had been hit in the face. The officer who responded saw that the woman had an injury by her eye.

    Nicholson wasn't at the apartment, but later showed up at the police station and was arrested, Knauf said. He faces up to 12 months in jail and a $500 fine if convicted.

    He was jailed in the Kenton County (Ky.) Detention Center following his arrest and released late Friday on $5,000 bond, jail personnel said.

    Bengals spokesman Jack Brennan said the team had no immediate comment because it was still gathering information on the arrest.

    The Bengals lead the league in off-the-field player problems.

    Receiver Chris Henry and middle linebacker Odell Thurman currently are suspended by the league for misconduct. Henry has been arrested four times since December 2005, and will miss the first eight games next season under a suspension imposed by Goodell last month.

    Thurman was suspended for all of last season after skipping a drug test and getting arrested for drunken driving. Last February, he pleaded no contest to drunken driving and received a 90-day jail sentence that was put on hold while he got treated for alcohol abuse.

    Thurman's sentence could be reduced at a hearing in June if he stays out of trouble and completes the treatment program....
    -05-19-2007, 12:48 PM
  • DJRamFan
    Texas suspends reserve RB after drug arrest
    by DJRamFan
    Dec. 21, 2004 wire reports

    AUSTIN -- Texas reserve running back Erik Hardeman, who had not played this season because of academic problems, has been suspended indefinitely from the team after a felony arrest on a drug charge.


    Police say they found about 20 grams of cocaine in a car Hardeman was riding in last week.

    According to Austin police, Hardeman was charged with felony possession of a controlled substance on Dec. 14 and a misdemeanor marijuana possession charge after the car was pulled over on a traffic stop.

    The second degree felony charge carries a penalty of two to 20 years in prison.

    Through a spokesman, coach Mack Brown said Hardeman was suspended indefinitely "pending the outcome of the legal process." Hardeman had not been scheduled to travel with the No. 6 Longhorns for their Rose Bowl matchup with No. 13 Michigan on Jan. 1.

    The arrest affidavit on the felony charge was not immediately available at the Travis County clerk's office. But according to the arrest affidavit filed on the misdemeanor, police smelled marijuana in the car and found less than an ounce on Hardeman. They also said they found "several baggies" full of white powder on the floorboard of the rear passenger seat where Hardeman was riding.

    Police said tests showed the powder was cocaine.

    Police also said Hardeman, 19, was carrying $3,774 in cash. He was arrested and released after posting bail of $15,000 on the felony charge and $500 on the misdemeanor.

    Court records on the misdemeanor charge showed Hardeman requested a court-appointed attorney but one had not been provided by Monday afternoon.

    Two other men in the car, passenger Christopher Felkner and driver David Manuel Childress, also were arrested and have since been released from jail.

    Hardeman is a redshirt freshman from Pflugerville who signed with Texas in 2003. He was allowed to practice this season but was not academically eligible to play. Hardeman had not worked out with the Longhorns for several weeks, said team spokesman John Bianco.

    The Associated Press News Service

    Copyright 2004, The Associated Press, All Rights Reserved
    -12-21-2004, 10:21 AM