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The Fantasy Criminal League




Busts
10-20: Cowboys
Apologizing to Family
Apologizing to Team
Petty Theft
Cowboys News Evidence

We haven’t had a trifecta in a while so the exacta will do. I thought to bust "Taking a Dump in the Laundry" but felt simply stealing underwear wasn’t enough.

Dallas Cowboys reserve running back Joseph Randle, who was recently arrested for shoplifting underwear and cologne, landed an endorsement deal with MeUndies.

After Randle was arrested for stealing from a Texas Dillard’s last Monday, the Cowboys fined him $29,500.

ESPN reported that MeUndies is giving Randle enough sponsorship money to pay the fine and supply him with underwear.

Randle is reportedly donating $15,000 worth of underwear and clothing to children in need through the sponsorship.

"Joseph felt the need to turn a negative situation into a positive and teamed up with MeUndies to give back to his community and help families in need," MeUndies head of marketing Dan King said.

"As a young company, MeUndies is faced with difficult


10-10: Georgia
Suspensions
Caught Cheating
Improper Benefits
Georgia News Evidence

Pay ’em already! ...

Georgia tailback Todd Gurley has been suspended indefinitely pending an investigation into an alleged violation of NCAA rules, the school announced Thursday.

A source told ESPN’s Joe Schad that the NCAA investigation centers around whether Gurley was given money for autographs, memorabilia or the use of his likeness. Georgia officials did not reveal the alleged violation.

I’m obviously very disappointed," Georgia coach Mark Richt said in a statement. "The important thing for our team is to turn all our attention toward preparation for Missouri."

One source in the autograph industry told ESPN’s Darren Rovell that it was known that Gurley was seeking between $8 and $25 per signature, charging less to an autograph dealer if he signed more pieces.


09-30: Michael Phelps
Drinking and Driving
Michael Phelps News Evidence

Michael Phelps isn’t such a golden boy out of the water.

The 29-year-old Olympic swimmer was arrested for DUI in his home state of Maryland on Tuesday morning, reports TMZ.
Phelps was pulled over going 84 in a 45 zone at 1:40 a.m. and failed a field sobriety test. His blood alcohol content is said to have been twice the legal limit, sources told the website.
Police are expected to release more details and address the media on Tuesday afternoon.

This isn’t Phelps’ first brush with the law.
In 2004, when he was just 19, he was arrested for DUI in Salisbury, Maryland. He would later plead guilty to DWI and serve 18 months’ probation.


09-22: 49ers
Assault Wife/Girlfriend
Child Endangerment
49ers News Evidence

When it comes to the NFL’s new policy on domestic violence, many of the details won’t be known until a player or two (or more) end up caught in the gears of its application.

The first player to be caught in the gears of the application of the new domestic violence policy apparently will be 49ers defensive end Ray McDonald.

According to Damian Trujillo of NBC Bay Area, McDonald has been arrested for domestic violence.

Per Trujillo, the alleged victim is pregnant, which by the terms of the new policy could result in an eventual suspension beyond the first-offense baseline of six games.

Before the process reaches that point, the case against McDonald will have to develop. ESPN reported in the aftermath of the announcement of the new policy that an "offense" will arise only after final adjudication of the criminal case, which suggests that a civil settlement with the victim that results in no prosecution could help the player


09-22: None
Drinking and Driving
None News Evidence

SACRAMENTO – State Sen. Ben Hueso, D-San Diego, was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving Friday and booked into Sacramento County Jail.

Officers spotted a motorist driving the wrong direction on a one-way street in Sacramento at 2:24 a.m. and saw the driver make a U-turn, California Highway Patrol Officer Julie Powell told City News Service.

She said the officers pulled over a Ford Fusion registered to the state in a nearby parking lot.

"He showed signs and symptoms of intoxication," Powell said of the driver, which turned out to be Hueso.

She said the officers asked Hueso questions and conducted a field sobriety test, after which the legislator was arrested. Hueso, who represents southern San Diego County, Imperial County and part of Riverside County, was taken into custody without incident, Powell said.


09-22: Indiana
Suspensions
Drunk and Disorderly
Assault and Battery
Indiana News Evidence

Indiana has suspended redshirt sophomore wide receiver Caleb Cornett from the football team, head coach Kevin Wilson said in a statement, according to Kyle Rowland of the Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette. Cornett was arrested early Wednesday morning and charged with battery and disorderly conduct, though both charges were dropped.

He was arrested after officers witnessed a fight in which Cornett threw a punch.


09-22: Cardinals
Suspensions
Assault Wife/Girlfriend
Cardinals News Evidence


And the beat goes on sadly.

PHOENIX (AP) -- Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer head-butted his wife and broke her nose after she refused his sexual advances, and punched her in the face the next day, police said Thursday.

The details surfaced in a law enforcement report a day after Dwyer was arrested on aggravated assault charges and deactivated from all team activities after he was taken into custody at the Cardinals’ practice facility and headquarters in Tempe. He spent a night in jail and made a brief court appearance before being released on bail early Thursday.

The arrest came at a time when the NFL and its commissioner are under fire over a series of violent off-the-field encounters involving some of the league’s marquee players, including Ray Rice, Adrian Peterson and Greg Hardy.


09-17: Florida State
Apologizing to Team
Suspensions
Off-field Humiliations
Florida State News Evidence

Florida State announced Wednesday that starting quarterback Jameis Winston has been suspended for the first half of the No. 1 Seminoles’ game vs. Clemson on Saturday for yelling an "offensive and vulgar" phrase in the student union on FSU’s campus.
Deadspin collected a number of tweets from Florida State students who said they saw Winston standing on a table Tuesday "screaming" the phrase (one made popular by a series of recent viral hoax videos), which uses graphic sexual language. (Both links use the phrase and other R-rated language.)

"I just want to apologize to the university, my coaches and my teammates," he said. "I did something, and I’ve got to accept my consequences ... When I do get my opportunity to play, I’m going to do everything I can. That’s going to eat me up."


09-15: Pistons
Crimes Against Nature
Public Urination
Pistons News Evidence

Finally a bust I don’t mind busing.

"I’m just trying not to be in the newspaper," said the professional basketball player who, according to police, urinated on himself while being booked for impaired driving. It almost worked.

"I play for the Pistons," Monroe told an arresting officer.

"Unless you told people that are going to tell people," that officer is heard replying, "we don’t tell people."

The Pistons’ big man was actually arrested in February and pleaded guilty in April, but the news didn’t come out until this week, when the NBA announced Monroe’s two-game suspension.

Huntington Woods (Mich.) police have released their report and dashcam footage of Monroe’s arrest on Feb. 13, after he was pulled over for having a broken headlight. "I always feel short," said the officer when Monroe stepped out of his car, "but now I feel real short."


09-15: Vikings
Suspensions
Child Endangerment
Vikings News Evidence

UPDATE: CBS Houston is reporting more details in the "whooping" of a 4-year-old boy, the word allegedly used by Adrian Peterson to describe the incident in an interview with police. The CBS Houston report states:

The beating allegedly resulted in numerous injuries to the child, including cuts and bruises to the child’s back, buttocks, ankles, legs and scrotum, along with defensive wounds to the child’s hands. Peterson then texted the boy’s mother, saying that one wound in particular would make her "mad at me about his leg. I got kinda good wit the tail end of the switch."

According to the report, the "whooping" came after some pushing with another one of Peterson’s sons over a video game. The site is reporting a number of alleged text messages from Peterson to the boy’s mother, including "Got him in nuts once I noticed. But I felt so bad, n I’m all tearing that butt up when needed! I start putting them in timeout. N save the


09-15: Texas
Suspensions
Assault Wife/Girlfriend
Texas News Evidence

AUSTIN, TEXAS – Texas guard Martez Walker was suspended indefinitely from all team activities Friday after he was charged with misdemeanor assault for allegedly beating his girlfriend in a campus dormitory.

According to campus police, Travis County Emergency Medical Services was called to the dorm Wednesday night, where the victim reported Walker slapped her and punched her four times in the left side.

According to Walker’s arrest affidavit, Tanecia Gardner said Walker became angry because she went to happy hour with a male supervisor from her job. She also suggested her relationship with Walker has a history of physical violence.

"Gardner said she knew from previous fights with Walker that he was going to hit her, so she hid her face and went into the fetal position on the couch," the affidavit said.

Gardner told police Walker punched her "hard" four times, then dragged her by the arms and threw her out of his room. A thi


08-12: Jaguars
Using Soft Drugs
Jaguars News Evidence

EDMOND – Former Oklahoma State football player Justin Blackmon was arrested Wednesday night in Edmond on a complaint of drug possession, according to Edmond police.

According to a police report, Blackmon, 24, was arrested after being stopped for a traffic violation at Edmond Road and Kelley Avenue, and officers could smell "a strong odor of marijuana" coming from his car. Police searched his vehicle and found marijuana.

While speaking with the driver, the report states, Blackmon admitted to having marijuana in his car and explained he had been smoking a "blunt" of marijuana while he was driving and a full "blunt" was also in the car.


08-12: Cowboys
Suspensions
Using Soft Drugs
Cowboys News Evidence

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said Monday night cornerback Orlando Scandrick has been suspended four games for violating a league drug policy.

Scandrick "took something in Mexico" while on vacation, which led to him failing a drug test, according to Fox NFL Insider Jay Glazer. Glazer also said Scandrick understands he violated the league’s substance abuse policy and is taking responsibility for his actions.

Scandrick had appealed the suspension and lost.


08-06: R-Pennsylvania: Tom Marino
Concealed or Illegal Weapons
R-Pennsylvania: Tom Marino News Evidence

The press secretary for Rep. Tom Marino (R-PA) was arrested by Capitol Police on Friday morning for allegedly bringing a 9mm handgun to the Cannon House Office Building, Roll Call reported.

Ryan Shucard was arrested at about 9:15 a.m. at the building's southeast entry, Capitol Police spokeswoman Lt. Kimberly Schneider told Roll Call. After a required search, a 9mm Smith & Wesson pistol and magazine were reportedly found.

Marino’s chief of staff Bill Tighe told Roll Call that Shucard had been placed on unpaid leave.

Shucard was processed at Capitol Police headquarters on suspicion of carrying a pistol without a license, a felony in the District of Columbia.

The office of the House Sergeant-at-Arms confirmed the arrest. "Carrying weapons into the District of Columbia is a very serious offense," an official told Roll Call.


08-06: Duke
Under Age Drinking
Assault and Battery
Duke News Evidence

Little ditty about Duke and arrests. I love busting Duke. It’s even better when it’s the son of John Cougar Mellencamp’s son who hasn’t seen one snap.

GREENSBORO –
Duke walk-on football player Hud Mellencamp, the son of Rock-n-Roll Hall of Famer John Mellencamp, remains part of the Blue Devils football program despite his second arrest in the last 12 months.

Mellencamp, 20, a junior defensive back for the Blue Devils who has yet to appear in a game, was arrested July 10 for illegal consumption of alcohol in his native Indiana, court records show.

Duke coach David Cutcliffe told The Herald-Sun on Monday that Mellencamp remains part of the team while the facts are being gathered.

"I haven’t had the chance to hear any details," Cutcliffe said from the ACC Kickoff media event at the Grandover Resort. "When I get back (to Durham) we’ll look at the circumstances. I don’t know anything


08-06: Bowling Green
Rape
Bowling Green News Evidence

Even as it garners exponentially more attention, it’s not just players from Power-Five conferences who find themselves facing very serious and significant off-field legal issues.

Case in point? Bowling Green’s William Houston, who the Toledo Blade reports was charged with attempted rape following an incident over the weekend. Houston was arrested at his on-campus residence later in the day after the alleged victim called police.


08-06: Eagles
Resisting Arrest
Drunk and Disorderly
Aggravated Assault
Eagles News Evidence

I’m guessing the roids are kicking in across the NFL as the the busts increase in direct proportion to the number of days until kickoff.*

PHOENIX - A Philadelphia Eagles football player was arrested in Arizona on suspicion of felony aggravated assault for allegedly pushing a police officer probing a bar fight, authorities said on Monday.

Keelan Johnson, 24, was booked into jail early on Saturday and later released after the skirmish at a bar on Mill Avenue, an entertainment district near Arizona State University in Tempe.

Johnson, an Eagles safety who played college football for Arizona State, is accused by Tempe police of assault and resisting arrest and disorderly conduct, both misdemeanors, according to court records.

Police said they were interviewing people outside Zuma Grill about a fight inside the establishment when Johnson began yelling at them and refused to leave the immediate area.

During the incident, p


08-06: Idaho
Kicked Out of League
Petty Theft
Idaho News Evidence

Two strikes and you’re out.

On a team in need of playmakers, the Idaho Vandals football team won’t have its best one next season.

Coach Paul Petrino announced Sunday that senior receiver Dezmon Epps has been dismissed from the Vandals for violating team rules. Epps was arrested on a DUI charge in April and was sentenced to one day in jail and two years’ probation after pleading guilty in June.

Epps led Idaho with 79 catches and 980 receiving yards last season and scored four touchdowns. His 6.6 receptions per game were tied for 24th in the nation and 12th-most among players returning this season. He also was the primary punt returner with 138 yards on 20 returns and had 283 yards on 14 kickoff returns. The speedy Epps had three games with 100 or more receiving yards, including 126 at Florida State on Nov. 23.

"We have the highest standards and expectations for our players as student-athletes and citizens," Petrino sa


08-06: Rams
Fighting
Aggravated Assault
Rams News Evidence

Rams linebacker Jo-Lonn Dunbar should be getting ready to head to concentrate on football with training camp getting started soon–but that is not the case.
@sportingRSS/Twitter
@sportingRSS/Twitter
Instead he is going to make sure he has a legal team in place to deal with the fallout for his arrest in Miami over thee weekend.
A ton of details have not been made available yet, but Miami Beach Police Detective Vivian Thayer has said that Dunbar and NBA free agent Donte Green were arrested on charges of battery and disorderly conduct for fighting outside of the Dream Nightclub in South Beach Sunday night.

Read more at http://americanlivewire.com/2014-07-20-st-louis-rams-lb-jo-lonn-dunbar-arrested-fighting/


07-17: Rangers
Apologizing to Family
Apologizing to Fans
Rangers News Evidence

The Trifecta!

Injured Texas Ranger catcher Geovany Soto is free on bond after a Wednesday night arrest for possession of marijuana under two ounces, police said.

Soto, 31, was stopped about 10 p.m. by a patrol officer who found the illegal substance inside his vehicle, said Grapevine, Texas police spokesman said.

Soto posted a $500 bond Thursday morning.

The case has been turned over to the district attorney’s office.

"I am embarrassed and would like to apologize to my family, the Rangers organization, and our fans that I was taken in on this charge," Soto said in a written statement released by the Rangers.


07-17: Lions
Aggravated Assault
Lions News Evidence

Former Detroit Lions wide receiver Titus Young has been arrested again – this time for battery.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department says Young was arrested July 9 on suspicion of felony battery with serious bodily injury for an alleged altercation with another man.

Details weren't released.

He's jailed on $105,000 bail. An after-hours call Monday to his attorney, Brian Hurwitz, wasn't immediately returned.

The 24-year-old Young was arrested a day before he was supposed to appear in Orange County court, where he's pleaded not guilty to 11 charges stemming from a May break-in at a San Clemente home.

Young has had a series of other arrests.

His father has said Young's personality changed after he sustained a concussion during his 2011 rookie year. The Lions released him last year.


07-17: Iowa
Moving Violations
Iowa News Evidence

Since when can't you drive a liquorcycle on a suspended licence? This guy has been busted twice on a the ole moped in three months.

IOWA CITY, Iowa – Iowa coach Fran McCaffery has suspended Peter Jok indefinitely after the guard was arrested on Monday night and charged with driving his moped on a revoked license.

It’s the second moped-related arrest in three months for Jok, who will be a sophomore for the Hawkeyes next fall.

"We support Peter, but we’re not happy with his recent pattern of behavior," McCaffery said. "In the interim, Peter will continue to attend summer school classes, participate in community service projects, and take time to work on things internally, as outlined in accordance with the student-athlete Code of Conduct. We will monitor his progress and go from there."


07-15: West Virginia
Other Felonies
West Virginia News Evidence

A Delaware man was arrested Monday in West Virginia, where he is a running back on the West Virginia University football team, and will be charged with witness intimidation in a murder case, Wilmington police said Monday night.

Wendell Lynn Smallwood, 20, of Wilmington, was arrested as an out-of-state fugitive and is being held for extradition, Cpl. Mark Ivey said.

Smallwood tried to get a witness to recant statements implicating a friend of his charged with first-degree murder, Ivey said.

The fatal shooting occurred April 14, 2012, in the 2700 block of W. Fourth St. City resident Manuel Oliveras, 51, was fatally shot about 9 p.m. in the front courtyard of a row home near Greenhill Avenue and West Fourth Street.

Zakee Lloyd, then 19, of the 300 block of E. 24th St. in Wilmington, was arrested Jan. 8, 2013, charged with first-degree murder and is awaiting trial, Ivey said.


07-14: Boise State
Resisting Arrest
Moving Violations
Boise State News Evidence

BOISE, Idaho (KBOI) -- A Boise State football player has been arrested according to local arrest records.

The Ada County Sheriff’s Office says Mathew Boesen was arrested by Boise Police Thursday evening. He’s been booked for resisting or obstructing officers as well as inattentive driving. Both charges misdemeanors.

He has since been released from jail.

Boesen, a redshirt freshman from Torrance, Calif., is a linebacker for the Broncos.

The Boise State Athletics Department released a short statement to the Idaho Press-Tribune that said only, "We are aware of the situation and following our student-conduct policy."


07-14: Florida State
Suspensions
Theft
Florida State News Evidence

Florida State head football coach Jimbo Fisher suspended Jesus Wilson after the sophomore was arrested on a charge of grand theft of motor vehicle.

Under the university’s code of conduct policy, a student athlete can continue to practice and train while under suspension, according to FSU athletics.

Original Story: 10:32 a.m.

Florida State football player Jesus Wilson stole a motor scooter near the Love Building on Florida State campus last month and crashed it, court documents said.

Wilson, 19, now faces a charge of grand theft of a motor vehicle.

On June 11 at 10:20 a.m., a man said he parked his scooter, valued at $1,000, in front of the Love building along Atomic Way. When he returned, the scooter was gone, said court documents.

On June 17, Tallahassee Police officers stopped Wilson while he was driving the stolen scooter, which was now damaged.

Wilson said he borrowed the scooter from a


07-14: Ravens
Drunk and Disorderly
Ravens News Evidence

The Baltimore Ravens have added yet another arrest to their offseason tally sheet.

Cornerback Jimmy Smith, a first-round pick in 2011, was arrested for misdeamor disorderly conduct Saturday night at The Greene Turtle restaurant and bar in Towson, Md. Smith was cited for allegedly refusing to obey a lawful order from a police report, according to The Baltimore Sun.

Smith was in the restaurant's bathroom with a woman who was intoxicated. The woman was reportedly vomiting over a sink when police and medics arrived, after being called by the general manager who claimed the woman was unconscious. Authorities told Smith, who was assisting the woman at the time, to leave the area, according to the report, which is when he told police he wanted to stay.

A verbal confrontation ensued, which led to police putting Smith in handcuffs and taking him to the precint. He was released at 11:15 p.m.

This is the fifth arrest this offseason for the R


07-14: Alabama
Drinking and Driving
Alabama News Evidence

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WIAT)- A vehicle collision early Sunday morning led to the arrest of 21-year-old Alabama football player Jarran Kentrel Reed.

Sgt. Brent Blankley says a Tuscaloosa officer observed Reed’s 2011 White Dodge Charger backing out of a parking space at the same time as another vehicle in the City Fest parking lot. The vehicles ran into each other and the driver of the Charger drove off to try to exit the parking lot.

The officer then went over to Reed and instructed him to stop the car. "The officer made contact with the driver of the vehicle and immediately smelled the odor of alcohol coming from inside the vehicle," according to Blankley.

Reed was given a Standardized Field Sobriety Test. His Blood Alcohol Content was 0.13%- the legal limit is 0.08%.

Reed was arrested for driving under the influence and transported to the Tuscaloosa County Jail where he was held for sobriety. His bond is set for $1,000.



07-14: Georgia
Using Soft Drugs
Selling Soft Drugs
Georgia News Evidence

Georgia basketball forward Brandon Morris is facing a felony charge of possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.

Morris was arrested by Athens-Clarke County police and booked into the Clarke County Jail at 3:21 a.m. Sunday and released on a $2,500 bond before noon, according to the jail’s online booking report.
The rising junior has started 45 games for the Bulldogs during the last two seasons. He was the team’s third-leading scorer last season at 8.6 points per game while averaging 3.4 rebounds per game.

The Miller Grove High product was suspended the first three games last season for undisclosed reasons that coach Mark Fox said were both for on and off court issues.

"I want him to grow in a lot of ways," Fox said at the time.
A felony arrest brings an immediate suspension from athletic competition, according to UGA athletic association policy. An athletics comprehensive action plan committee will forward a recomm





MLB Busts
07-17: Rangers
Apologizing to Family
Apologizing to Fans
Rangers News Evidence

01-06: Dodgers
Moving Violations
Dodgers News Evidence

11-06: Rockies
Apologizing to Family
Apologizing to Fans
Apologizing to Team
Drinking and Driving
Rockies News Evidence

07-25: Diamondbacks
Suspensions
Assault Wife/Girlfriend
Diamondbacks News Evidence

07-11: Diamondbacks
Violence Against Athlete
Diamondbacks News Evidence

07-11: Giants
Crimes Against Nature
Giants News Evidence

06-07: Indians
Using Soft Drugs
Indians News Evidence

03-08: Red Sox
Drinking and Driving
Moving Violations
Red Sox News Evidence

02-08: Rockies
Apologizing to Family
Apologizing to Fans
Apologizing to Team
Drinking and Driving
Rockies News Evidence

01-16: Mariners
Assault Wife/Girlfriend
Mariners News Evidence

01-11: Giants
Apologizing to Fans
Apologizing to Team
Drunk and Disorderly
Giants News Evidence


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