Tuesday, March 24, 2009

The blotter (and the fallout)

* Penn State's defensive linemen continue to rotate through the State College police blotter, this time with All-Big Ten defensive tackle Jared Odrick being cited for disorderly conduct after a fight at an apartment. Odrick was fined $430, and with this being less serious than some of the other Nittany Lion malfeasance over the last couple of years, that'll probably be the extent of the punishment.

* Pitt reciever T.J. Porter, who was third on the team last year with 25 catches, has been suspended indefinitely after a second DUI arrest. Porter would have been fighting for a starting spot alongside sophomore Jonathan Baldwin -- that spot will likely end up going to senior Oderick Turner -- but the last thing Dave Wannstedt needed was more personnel issues on an offense searching for talent after the loss of LeSean McCoy to the draft and LaRod Stephens-Howling to graduation.

* Iowa defensive end Adrian Clayborn, a junior who started 11 games last season, has pleaded not guilty to an assault charge stemming from an alleged attack on a taxi driver in Iowa City. Kirk Ferentz, who's not exactly making a name for himself as a disciplinarian or fatherly figure, stated that he'll be waiting for a result in the case before determining any punishment.

* There's your standard marijuana possession or disorderly conduct charge, and then there's Hawaii cornerback JoPierre Davis:
The 21-year-old Davis is accused of sexually assaulting the 20-year-old woman in September after unlawfully entering her dorm room. Then in January, Davis allegedly assaulted the same woman at a Waikiki nightclub, knocking her out after she slapped him for touching her inappropriately on the dance floor. The indictment Friday also accused Davis of punching a club employee who tried to intervene.
Good Lord. I don't have much to add to that, but I think it's safe to assume that if even parts of those accusations are true, Davis will be trading in his Warriors uniform for a prison one.

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