Tuesday, April 23, 2013
2013 NFL Draft Prospects with Character Concerns
Every year professional prospects get drilled about prior wrong doings from the past, whether it be from failed drug tests, suspensions in which no reasons were released, and just plain of arrests. Here is a list of character concerns that prospects in Thursdays NFL draft had during their prospective college careers.
Tyler Bray - QB - Tennessee:
Tyler Bray, Draft Countdowns #7 ranked quarterback, was accused last summer of crimes which eventually led to no charges against him. Bray was accused of throwing beer bottles of an apartment complex balcony onto parked cars, but reached out and offered to pay for the damage to the car.
Montee Ball - RB - Wisconsin
Montee Ball was arrested after being arrested for trespassing at a house party during the Mifflin Street Block Party after the owner was apparently trying to get everyone out of his house. He paid a $429 ticket and was released.
Ray Graham - RB - Pitt
Late round prospect Ray Graham was charged with assault following an incident where another Pitt student was struck in the head during an altercation. Graham allegedly confronted the victim initially yelling a racial slur at him before the victim was assaulted.
Washaun Ealey - RB - Jacksonville St.
Washaun Ealey was arrested while still at Georgia for hitting an parked truck and driving away while driving on a suspended license in August of 2010. He was indefinitely suspended for another incident in 2011 and transferred to Jacksonville State. In September of 2012 while with Jacksonville St. Ealey was arrested and charged with second degree marijuana possession after police searched his apartment.
Spencer Ware - RB - LSU
Spencer Ware, LSU's leading rusher at the time, was suspended for what the school newspaper stated was allegedly failed drug tests in 2011.
Kenny Stills - WR - Oklahoma
After breaking now Detroit Lions Ryan Broyles freshman receiving records, Stills was arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence in 2011. Stills was eventually suspended 1 game for the incident.
Daryl Stonum - WR - Michigan/Baylor
In May of 2011, while with Michigan, Daryl Stonum was arrested for DUI for the second time in his short Wolverine career. Stonum was pulled over for driving without his headlights at around 2:25 A.M., while driving under the posted speed limit and crossing the yellow center line. He allegedly failed numerous field sobriety tests and blew a .13.
He was later sentenced to 10 days in jail for violating his probation from the previous case after being pulled over for driving on a suspended license. He was dismissed from Michigan and landed at Baylor. He allegedly had 4 alcohol related incidents while at Michigan.
Chad Bumphis - WR - Mississippi State
While celebrating a friends birthday, Chad Bumphis was charged with disorderly conduct and public drunkeness after allegedly being involved in an altercation at a bar. Bumphis suffered a cut on his neck and a broken tooth as a result of getting hit with a bottle. His charges were later lowered to a failure to comply in a plea deal.
Da'Rick Rogers - WR - Tennessee/Tennessee Tech
In 2010, at the age of 19, Da'Rick Rogers was charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest following a bar fight in which two people were injured, including an off duty officer. He was dismissed from the Tennessee roster following multiple failed drug tests.
Hugh Thornton - OG - Illinois
In 2009 Thornton was placed on 12 months court supervision following a drunken altercation between him and his then in 2010 Illinois offensive lineman Hugh Thornton was arrested following a fight at a bar which he admitted to entering with a false identification.
Jacob Stoneburner - TE - Ohio State
tOSU TE Jacob Stoneburner was arrested along with a teammate after they were caught peeing in between buildings and they took off but were later caught hiding inbetween parked cars. Stoneburner was ultimately charged with obstructing official business.
Dion Sims - TE - Michigan State
In September of 2010, MSU's Dion Sims was arrested along with 9 others in a ring set up to steal computers and sell them online in business places such as Ebay. Sims was charged with receiving and concealing stolen property.
The charges were later expunged, but he was forced to sit out the 2010 season which he was later granted a redshirt.
Travis Kelce - TE - Cincinnati
Kelce was suspended for the entire 2010 season for what is being reported as allegedly a failed drug test.
Damontre Moore - DL - Texas A&M
In June of 2011 Damontre Moore, who at one time was viewed as a potential first round selection by draftniks, was arrested for possessing less than 2 ounces of marijuana.
Alex Okafor - DL - Texas
Texas defensive lineman Alex Okafor was charged along with 2 other teammates with failure to obey a lawful order after a disturbance at a downtown night spot in May of 2012 at around 1:30 in the morning.
Michael Buchanan - DL - Illinois
Michael Buchanan was arrested in 2010 and initially charged with consumption of alcohol by a minor and driving under the influence.
In 2012 Buchanan had his jaw wired shut after an altercation led to his jaw getting broken.
Stacy McGee - DT - Oklahoma
McGee was arrested twice in college, once in 2011 when he was charged with marijuana possession and possession of paraphernalia after police located a joint and a marijuana grinder in his car.
He was also arrested on Christmas Eve of last year on charges of driving under the influence and driving on a suspended license. He was also suspended the first 6 weeks on the 2012 season for reasons currently unknown.
DeQuinta 'D.D.' Jones - DT - Arkansas
Arkansas DT D.D. Jones was arrested in 2010 for possession of marijuana after police pulled him over and after a search found 8.7 grams of marijuana in his pocket. He was suspended by head coach Bobby Petrino for 1 game following the incident.
Will Pericak - DL - Colorado
Colorado defensive lineman Will Pericak was arrested Suspicion of Physical Harassment and Trespassing in January of 2012. Pericak allegedly lit a garbage can on fire and after the bar was able to put it out they asked him to leave. Pericak refused and started yelling and swearing at and 'chest bumped' the bouncers before leaving. When police finally stopped him he said, "Listen, I had some beers and caused some trouble, but I haven't done anything illegal... I left the bar."
Will Campbell - DT - Michigan
Campbell originally faced a felony charge of malicious damage to property, as well as a misdemeanor charge of malicious damage to property, and a misdemeanor charge of a minor purchasing, consuming or possessing liquor after the intoxicated 320+ pound man slid across the hood of a car in May of last year. In June he plead guilty to the misdemeanor charge.
Baker Steinkuhler - DT - Nebraska
As a sophomore in 2010, Nebraska's Steinkuhler was arrested for DUI after getting pulled over in his SUV for not having headlights on and registering a .115 BAC. He was placed on probation and suspended for the teams bowl game.
Dwayne Beckford - LB - Purdue
Dwayne Beckford got dismissed from the Boilermakers in 2012 after allegedly 5 seperate incidents since 2011 including at least 1 DUI and one time got busted with bath salts. Something tells me he isn't getting drafted.
Alec Ogletree - LB - Georgia
As a freshman in 2010 Alec Ogletree, a possible first round selection, was arrested for theft by taking after allegedly steal a scooter helmet that belonged to a member of the track team. He was suspended for one game following the incident. Ogletree was also suspended four games after an alleged positive drug test in his final season.
To finish the trifecta, Ogletree was arrested for DUI prior to the combine, aka the biggest interview of his life.
Kiko Alonso - LB - Oregon
In February 2010 Oregon LB Kiko Alonso was picked up for a DUII (driving under the influence of intoxicants) charge after being found driving erratically by police.
In 2011 Alonso got arrested for trespassing, burglary, and criminal mischief after he allegedly attempted to enter a house, which caused the owner to flee and call the police. When the police returned he was allegedly in the house.
Cornelius Washington - LB - Georgia
UGA LB Cornelius Washington was arrested for DUI after getting pulled over going over 90 MPH in a 55 MPH zone. At 22 years old in 2011 Washington allegedly registered a .12 BAC
DeVonte Holloman - LB - South Carolina
Gamecocks LB, then defensive back, DeVonte Holloman was arrested in 2011 for DUI at around 3:45 A.M. at a sobriety checkpoint.
Ramon Buchanan - LB - Miami
The U LB Ramon Buchanan was arrested with two felonies, resisting a police officer with violence and battery on a police officer, firefighter or emergency medical care provider, and three misdemeanors, trespassing, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest without violence in March of 2011.
After refusing to leave the bar following an incident in the bathroom, then attempted to evade arrest by any means necessary including allegedly attempting to headbutt an officer and spitting in an officers hand. Before it was all said and done, he told the police:
"I'm a U.M. football player and I don't give a fuck what you do. I'll get out of it. Fuck the Police."
Kenny Vaccaro - S - Texas
Potential first round draft pick Kenny Vaccaro was charged along with previously mentioned Alex Okafor with failure to obey a lawful order in May of 2012.
Baccarri Rambo - S - Georgia
Georgia S Bacarri Rambo was one of multiple Bulldog defenders suspended last season, his for a failed drug test which he blamed on a brownie he didn't know had marijuana in it. He was suspended 4 games.
Matt Elam - S - Florida
Gators S Matt Elam was charged twice with underage drinking, once in 2010 when he was caught with a Four Loko, and once in 2011 after being caught with Hennessey.
Jordan Poyer - CB - Oregon State
Poyer was charged with second-degree trespassing after he got into a nightclub he was previously banned from by using a secondary entrance.
Tony Jefferson - S - Oklahoma
OU defensive back Tony Jefferson was initially charged with interference with official process in the incident involving the previously mentioned Kenny Stills DUI.
Sanders Commings - CB - Georgia
UGA S Sanders Commings was arrested for domestic violence charges and ultimately plead guilty to simple battery and disorderly conduct after allegedly getting into a fight with his girlfriend where bystanders who separated them noticed he had struck her in the face.
Micah Hyde - CB - Iowa
Hawkeyes CB Micah Hyde was charged with interference with official acts and public intoxication following an incident where he would not leave a downtown bar at bartime. Hyde ignored police commands to stop and ran away from police but was caught later after 2 blocks.
Tyrann Mathieu - DB - LSU
Mathieu's case has been well documented, but he was suspended and later kicked off the team following multiple drug tests -- and then while trying to get back into good graces with LSU was arrested for possession of marijuana.
Mathieu later admitted to being addicted to drugs, and allegedly stated that he lost count after 10 failed drug tests. Mathieu later denied saying that and passed a combine drug test.
Branden Smith - S - Georgia
In March of last year UGA safety Branden Smith was pulled over for following too closely and not having a tag light, and after searching his vehicle found marijuana and he was charged with possession of marijuana.
Greg Reid - CB - Florida State/Valdosta State
Greg Reid, while on FSU, was pulled over and arrested for driving on a suspended license -- but after searching his vehicle and allegedly finding a burnt marijuana cigar he was charged with possession of marijuana. Reid denied that the marijuana was his and that he didn't know it was there, even though it was allegedly in plain view. He was charged with perjury and resisting arrest later in 2011, but the charges were dropped when they stated he should have never been arrested in the first place. Reid was later dismissed from the team for violating team rules.