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  • State drops assault charges against 'Canes CB Rolle

    Aug. 2, 2004
    SportsLine.com wire reports

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

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    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.


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  • DJRamFan
    Vols DT McDaniel makes plea deal in assault case
    by DJRamFan
    July 28, 2005
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    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Tennessee defensive tackle Tony McDaniel pleaded guilty Thursday to hitting a student in the face during a pickup basketball game in January.

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    McDaniel, suspended since the incident, will be allowed to return to the team, but coach Phillip Fulmer announced that McDaniel will have to sit out the first two games of the season, complete community service, attend anger management counseling and abide by a curfew for the fall semester.

    "He is a good young man that made a bad decision and now has a second chance to move forward. I hope and feel he will take advantage of it," Fulmer said.

    McDaniel made a deal with prosecutors to have the original felony charge reduced to misdemeanor assault. He was sentenced to 11 months and 29 days, but was placed on immediate probation and isn't expected to spend any time in jail.

    Knox County Criminal Court Judge Ray Jenkins told McDaniel that he will remain under supervised probation until he pays restitution to the victim.

    McDaniel was charged with aggravated assault in January and could have faced up to six years if convicted under the felony charge.

    His case also was dealt with by the university, which placed him on indefinite probation. He was suspended for the summer school sessions and is not allowed to enter the student recreation center where the fight took place, school officials said.

    The 6-foot-7, 295-pound McDaniel was accused of hitting Edward Goodrich, a 26-year-old student. Goodrich testified during a hearing in April that the punch broke his face in four places and doctors had to insert a metal plate to treat his injuries.

    McDaniel declined to be interviewed after the hearing. His attorney, Don Bosch, said he was very pleased with the outcome.

    "We appreciate Mr. Goodrich's position and, frankly, the seriousness of his injuries. This is a very serious matter that was unintended by Tony. We're going to make this right with Mr. Goodrich," Bosch said.

    McDaniel, who will be a junior this fall, made his first career start for Tennessee in the Volunteers' 38-7 win over Texas A&M in the Cotton Bowl.

    The defensive tackle is one of 13 Tennessee players who have been either arrested or cited for crimes ranging from aggravated assault to underage drinking since February 2004.

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    -07-31-2005, 04:06 PM
  • DJRamFan
    Texas Tech safety to play despite alleged probation violation
    by DJRamFan
    Aug. 24, 2005
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    LUBBOCK, Texas -- Texas Tech starting safety Vincent Meeks could face up to two years in jail and a $10,000 fine after he allegedly violated his probation on a forgery charge.

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    Meeks' legal entanglement will not keep him from playing for the Red Raiders, Tech coach Mike Leach said.

    "Vincent made some bad decisions on his part and was also a victim of some bad circumstances created by other people," Leach said in Wednesday's editions of the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal. "Team-wise, he's fine."

    Meeks, a senior, has made 27 career starts since he cracked the lineup in the ninth game of his freshman season.

    He is accused of violating terms of his three-year probation on a charge of forgery of a financial instrument, Rockwall County District Attorney Ray Sumrow said Wednesday. Meeks failed to report to a probation officer for several months, didn't pay court costs and failed to complete community service and other programs, Sumrow said.

    Meeks was accused of trying to cash a $475 illegal computer-generated check in 2003 that was made out to him, Sumrow said. He pleaded guilty but was not convicted because the court gave him deferred adjudication, Sumrow said. If he had completed his probation without any incidents, the charge would have been removed from his record.

    Meeks surrendered himself Tuesday on an arrest warrant issued Aug. 9 and was arraigned and arrested on the same forgery charge. He was released from the Rockwall County Jail late Tuesday after posting $10,000 bond.

    If the court revokes his probation at a hearing not yet scheduled, Meeks could be sentenced to two years in jail and fined $10,000, Sumrow said. The judge also could sentence him to probation.

    "I believe that Vincent will live his probation out if he's allowed to do that," said Meeks' attorney, Patrick Short. "If given the opportunity, I believe he will comply."

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    -08-24-2005, 08:04 PM
  • DJRamFan
    Texas suspends reserve RB after drug arrest
    by DJRamFan
    Dec. 21, 2004
    SportsLine.com 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.

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    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.

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    -12-21-2004, 11:21 AM
  • DJRamFan
    Missouri LB suspended for marijuana possession
    by DJRamFan
    Sept. 27, 2004
    SportsLine.com 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.



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    -09-28-2004, 08:25 AM
  • DJRamFan
    Miami suspends ANOTHER player: Rolle
    by DJRamFan
    July 13, 2004
    SportsLine.com wire reports

    MIAMI -- Miami Hurricanes cornerback Antrel Rolle was suspended indefinitely Tuesday by coach Larry Coker after being charged this weekend with battery on a police officer.

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    According to a police complaint, Rolle was involved in a fight in a street near campus early Sunday morning 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.

    "We take these accusations very seriously," Coker said in a statement announcing that Rolle had been suspended.

    Rolle bonded out of jail and is scheduled for a court appearance Aug. 2.

    He was expected to be one of the Hurricanes' top players after deciding in January to return for his senior season.

    His father, Alexander, is chief of police in nearby Homestead.

    The Hurricanes open the season Sept. 6 against Florida State.



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    -07-14-2004, 02:47 PM
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