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Blotter: Hawkeyes Gone Wild

December 10, 2012

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When we last checked in on the Big Ten athlete criminal records, Purdue and Illinois led the way with nine arrests and/or citations over the last two years – with Iowa a distant fourth with just six. Then the fall of 2012 happened and athletes went crazy in Iowa City. Eight Hawkeyes were arrested or cited […]

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Sandusky Doesn’t Like His Accommodations

December 8, 2012

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Former Penn State assistant coach child molester Jerry Sandusky would like the state of Pennsylvania to give him an upgrade: HARRISBURG, Pa. — A lawyer for former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky said Friday his client has gotten his fighting spirit back after his child abuse conviction and sentencing and hopes prison officials […]

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Cops: Montee Ball Assaulted In Madison (Update)

August 1, 2012

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Wisconsin running back and 2011 Heisman finalist Montee Ball was the victim of an apparent random act of violence this morning on the mean streets of Madison. According to the police report, Ball was “attacked while walking in the 500 block of University Ave. early this morning. Witnesses said five men jumped the victim. He […]

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Blotter: Dope Belongs To Bri’Onte Dunn’s Mom

August 1, 2012

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Ohio State running back won’t face drug charges, but he still is doing his part to help the Buckeyes stay near the top in the Big Ten arrest/citation standings over the last two years with a disorderly conduct charge. Why won’t he be facing drug charges? Because his mom says the marijuana was hers, according […]

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Blotter: De’Andre Johnson Suspended

July 29, 2012

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The criminal justice system had its hands full with Iowa running back De’Andre Johnson this past week: The Cedar Rapids Gazette reports that Johnson was ticketed for speeding and eluding arrest on Saturday. It says Johnson drove his motorcycle 60 mph in a 25 mph zone and didn’t immediately pull over. University Heights police didn’t […]

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Blotter: Golden Gopher Busted For Peeing

July 27, 2012

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Drunken hockey players? Go figure: An “extremely intoxicated” Minnesota Gopher hockey player stood on a street in Stillwater after bar closing time and urinated for others to witness, police said. Forward Erik Haula, 21, was cited for misdemeanor disorderly conduct early Saturday and then turned over to a friend, whom police described as “somewhat sober.” […]

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Blotter: Wolverines Gone Wild

July 24, 2012

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Michigan, apparently concerned about running behind other Big Ten schools in arrests the last two years, took a big leap forward in the conference standings with the jailing of two football players. Running back Fitzgerald Toussaint was arrested Saturday for alleged drunken driving and suspended indefinitely. Defensive end Frank Clark was arrested for allegedly stealing […]

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Penn State Accepts NCAA Sanctions

July 23, 2012

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Even if its fans aren’t taking it so well, Penn State announced just now that it accepts the sanctions handed down by the NCAA this morning. From Penn State President Rodney Erickson: The tragedy of child sexual abuse that occurred at our University altered the lives of innocent children. Today, as every day, our thoughts […]

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Transfer Rules For Penn State Football

July 23, 2012

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The NCAA hammered Penn State today to the tune of: $60 million fine. Four-year bowl ban (more in practice). Loss of scholarships. Allowing players to transfer immediately. No Big Ten bowl revenues ($13 million a year). That last one could be the big one in the short term. Donovan Smith, for one, said on Twitter […]

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Blotter: Purdue Boots Collins

July 18, 2012

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So long, Sean Collins. From the Indy Star: WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue senior cornerback Sean Collins has been dismissed from the Boilermaker football team, head coach Danny Hope announced Tuesday. The dismissal comes after Collins was arrested on July 14 outside a bar on campus on preliminary charges of public intoxication, resisting arrest and battery. Hope […]

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Blotter: 59 Big Ten Arrests In Two Years

July 17, 2012

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With the arrest of Sean Collins for allegedly hitting a woman at a bar, Purdue has the dubious distinction of pulling into a first-place tie in the Big Ten for the most athletes arrested in the last two years. According to ArrestNation.com, here are the athletes from each Big Ten school who have been arrested […]

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Blotter: Purdue CB Arrested, Suspended

July 16, 2012

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Not good: WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — A Purdue athletics official says cornerback Sean Collins is suspended from the team after being arrested outside a bar on preliminary charges of public intoxication, resisting arrest and battery. The Tippecanoe County Jail says the 21-year-old was arrested early Saturday outside Where Else? bar. West Lafayette Police Lt. Scott Fohr […]

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So What Is The Clery Act?

July 12, 2012

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As noted in numerous stories, a big problem Penn State as an institution faces today is failure to comply with the Clery Act – which aims to protect students from criminal behavior on campus (it says a lot about campuses that such a law is needed, but I digress). The U.S. Department of Education’s website […]

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Blotter: Justin Staples Faces Suspension For DUI

March 6, 2012

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More news about naughty Big Ten football players: CHAMPAIGN — While Justin Staples served a two-week suspension from winter workouts for an arrest last month, Illinois football coach Tim Beckman said the defensive lineman will be out more time when the season starts. Staples, 22, was arrested on Feb. 9 for a DUI on Neil […]

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Blotter: Marijuana Charge For Dwayne Beckford

March 6, 2012

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Purdue linebacker Dwayne Beckford is sitting out spring practice while he deals with The Man: Purdue University linebacker Dwayne A. Beckford faces another criminal charge, this one for possession of marijuana, stemming from a traffic stop in December that led to his arrest for impaired driving. According to Capt. Eric Chin of the Purdue University […]

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Blotter: Damarlo Belcher Failed Drug Test

March 6, 2012

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The Indianapolis Star has an interesting little story on Indiana football: With eight NFL scouts in Bloomington Monday for Indiana’s Pro Day, Damarlo Belcher decided it was time to come clean Belcher, who was dismissed from the Indiana football team nine games into the 2011 season for a violation of team rules, told the scouts […]

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