By Mark Yost
Here’s some off-season college and pro football news you won’t hear on ESPN:
Detroit Lions safety Amari Spievey was recently arrested for assaulting the mother of his child, LisaMarie Santos. He allegedly shoved her and wrapped his hands around his throat as they fought over back child support for his two-year-old daughter. He makes the NFL league minimum $630,000.
Alabama football players Dennis Pettway, Tyler Hayes, Brent Calloway and Eddie Williams were all arrested. According to police, Pettway, Hayes and Williams punched and kicked a student until he was unconscious and then took his Apple Macbook Pro. An hour later, Williams allegedly beat up another student until he, too, lost consciousness and took his wallet. He later used the student’s debit card to buy snacks from a vending machine.
Ole Miss receiver Philander Moore (you can’t make these names up) was arrested and charged with domestic violence.
The Chicago Bears' Evan Rodriguez was arrested in South Beach for disorderly conduct and resisting an officer. While playing for West Virginia, he was arrested on felony assault charges against a female resident assistant. He later to Temple and was arrested for disorderly conduct.
Former Michigan football player TyQuan Hammock was arrested for carrying a concealed handgun, while teammate Gerald Robinson was arrested for drug possession and drug trafficking
Denver Broncos safety Quinton Carter was arrested for allegedly cheating at craps in Las Vegas by adding money to his bets after the dice were rolled.
University of North Alabama lineman Deandre Harrison and linebacker Eddrick Harris were among three men arrested for allegedly raping a student in her dorm room.
Texas wide receiver Cayleb Jones was arrested for breaking the jaw of UT tennis player Joey Swaysland because he was talking to Jones’s girlfriend.
Syracuse football players Markus Pierce-Brewster and Davon Walls were arrested for their involvement in an on-campus burglary ring.
West Liberty football player Tyler Tucci was arrested (along with school athletic director James Watson) for obstruction and battery or an officer at an off-campus party.
University of Colorado football player Samsom Kafovalu was arrested after he threatened to kill a security guard who wouldn’t let him into a fraternity party.
University of Utah’s Koliniasi Mona Leota was charged with aggravated kidnapping, aggravated assault, and commission of domestic violence in the presence of a child for allegedly threatening to kill his wife in front of their children.
University of Georgia’s Ty Flournoy-Smith was arrested for filing a false police report when he reported his textbooks stolen. Police later learned he had sold them.
Tennessee football players Anthony Amos, Jared Singletary, Marcus Henry, Adam Stickel, and Jerrold Frazier were arrested for disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, and assaulting an officer.
WVU’s Travis Bell was arrested for domestic battery for allegedly hitting the mother of his child multiple times, grabbing her by the hair and throwing her on the ground.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive end Da’Quan Bowers was arrested for criminal possession of a weapon.
Alabama defensive back Eddie Williams was arrested for possession of an unlicensed firearm.
USC tight end Junior Pomee was charged with burglary, grand theft and receiving stolen goods.
Texas A&M’s Kirby Ennis was charged with disorderly conduct and unlawful display of a firearm.
University of Charleston’s Shaquille Williams and Marcus Schofield were charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute.
Seattle Seahawks linebacker Leroy Hill was charged with assault and unlawful imprisonment related to domestic violence.
Former NFL player Kwame Harris was charged with domestic violence and assault with intent to cause great bodily harm. He and his former boyfriend were arguing over soy sauce and underwear, according to police.
University of Kansas linebacker Ben Heeney was charged with battery after he beat up a bunch of bouncers at a nightclub after they asked him to leave.
University of Florida offensive lineman Jessamen Dunker was stopped and cited while driving a stolen scooter.
Finally, with the NFL draft just around the corner here is a list, compiled by www.arrestnation.com, of the top NFL prospects who have been arrested.
Auburn University running back Onterrio McCalebb was arrested on May 14, 2011.
Ohio State University tight end Jacob Stoneburner was arrested on June 2, 2012.
University of Arkansas defensive tackle Dequinta “D.D.” Jones was arrested on October 27, 2010.
University of Michigan defensive tackle Will Campbell was arrested on April 7, 2012.
University of Texas safety Kenneth Vaccaro was arrested May 7, 2012.
Former Louisiana State University cornerback Tyrann Mathieu was arrested on October 25, 2012.