Mark Yost

Arrested Development

Created on Apr. 07, 2013 4:00 AM EST

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, of the top NFL prospects who have been arrested.

Running backs

University of Wisconsin running back Montee Ball was arrested on May 5, 2012.

University of Pittsburgh running back Ray Graham was charged on November 1, 2012.

Auburn University running back Onterrio McCalebb was arrested on May 14, 2011.

Jacksonville State University/University of Georgia running back Washaun Ealey was arrested on August 27, 2010.

University of Mississippi running back Randall Mackey was arrested on August 23, 2011.

Wide Receivers

University of Oklahoma wide receiver Kenny Stills was arrested on January 22, 2011.

University of Northern Iowa wide receiver Terrell Sinkfield was arrested on October 21, 2012.

Baylor University/University of Michigan wide receiver Darryl Stonum was arrested on May 6, 2011.

Mississippi State University wide receiver Chad Bumphis was arrested on January 1, 2012.

Oklahoma State University wide receiver Tracy Moore was cited on August 24, 2012.

Purdue University wide receiver Antavian Edison was arrested on May 6, 2012.

Syracuse University wide receiver Marcus Sales was arrested on July 29, 2011.

Texas Tech University wide receiver Darrin Moore was arrested on April 13, 2012.

Tight Ends

Michigan State University tight end Dion Sims was arrested on September 21, 2010.

Ohio State University tight end Jacob Stoneburner was arrested on June 2, 2012.

Offensive Linemen

University of Illinois offensive lineman Hugh Thornton was arrested on September 26, 2010.

Defensive Linemen

Texas A&M University linebacker Damontre Moore was arrested on June 3, 2011.

University of Texas defensive end Alex Okafor was arrested on May 7, 2012.

Washington State University defensive end Travis Long was arrested on July 20, 2012.

University of Illinois defensive end Michael Buchanan was arrested on September 5, 2010.

University of Nebraska defensive end Eric Martin was cited on December 11, 2011.

Georgia Southern University defensive tackle Brent Russell was arrested on November 4, 2012.

University of Oklahoma defensive tackle Stacy McGee was arrested on February 20, 2011 and December 24, 2012.

University of Arkansas defensive tackle Dequinta “D.D.” Jones was arrested on October 27, 2010.

University of Colorado defensive tackle Will Pericak was arrested on January 29, 2012.

University of Michigan defensive tackle Will Campbell was arrested on April 7, 2012.

University of Nebraska defensive tackle Baker Steinkuhler was arrested on December 7, 2010.

University of South Carolina defensive tackle Byron Jerideau was arrested on January 13, 2011.


University of Georgia linebacker Alec Ogletree was arrested on September 3, 2010 and in February 2013.

Stanford University linebacker Shayne Skov was arrested on January 29, 2012.

University of South Carolina linebacker DeVonte Holloman was arrested on June 17, 2011.

University of Oregon linebacker Kiko Alonso was arrested on May 1, 2011.

University of Georgia linebacker Cornelius Washington was arrested on October 2, 2011.

University of Miami linebacker Ramon Buchanan was arrested on March 18, 2011.

University of Missouri linebacker Will Ebner was arrested on August 22, 2010.

Defensive Backs

University of Texas safety Kenneth Vaccaro was arrested May 7, 2012.

University of Florida safety Matt Elam was cited on July 24, 2011.

Oregon State University cornerback Jordan Poyer was arrested on May 19, 2012.

University of Oklahoma safety Tony Jefferson was arrested on January 22, 2011.

University of Nevada safety Duke Williams was arrested on December 6, 2011.

University of Georgia cornerback Sanders Commings was arrested on January 21, 2012.

University of Iowa cornerback Micah Hyde was arrested on October 6, 2012.

Former Louisiana State University cornerback Tyrann Mathieu was arrested on October 25, 2012.

University of Georgia cornerback Branden Smith was arrested on March 11, 2012.

University of Illinois safety Ashante Williams was arrested on July 30, 2011.

Valdosta State University/Florida State University cornerback Greg Reid was arrested on July 10, 2012.

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