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Devonte Fields Being Investigated For Domestic Assault, Pointing Gun at Ex-Girlfriend

Devonte Fields, the Star TCU defensive end, is a police suspect following a reported domestic incident involving his ex-girlfriend in Fort Worth on Sunday.

Fields is accused of pointing a gun at his ex-girlfriend and yelling “I should blast you!”

There, 20-year-old Haley Brown told officers that Fields had apparently been standing outside the bedroom window listening to her talk to a mutual male friend. Brown told police Fields then punched out the window of their friend’s bedroom from the outside and began yelling at her.

“Haley stated that she thought Devonte was holding a gun in one of his hands and stated that he pointed it at her,” the report states.

“I should blast you!” he yelled at Haley, according to the report.

He is also accused of punching her in the face, after gaining entry to the residence.

“Haley stated that Devonte continued to yell at her and punched her in the face one time with a closed fist,” the report states

Fields was the Big 12 player of the year as a freshman in 2012, racking up 10 sacks. He missed almost all of 2013 following a suspension and a foot injury. Fields was the victim in an alleged arm robbery that happened in January.

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Georgia Lineman Jonathan Taylor Arrested On Felony Aggravated Assault Charges

Jonathan Taylor, a Georgia defensive lineman, was arrested early Tuesday morning on felony aggravated assault and family violence charges stemming form an incident with a female student in his dorm room. Via the Athens Banner-Herald:

There was evidence that the female victim had been “possibly strangled by the offender,” in the incident in Taylor’s dorm room, Williamson said. There was evidence that the victim and another individual had been involved in an argument in McWhorter Hall, police said. Officers determined an established relationship and “co-habitation” with the individuals.

This is Taylor’s second arrest of the off-season. In March, he was one of four Georgia players arrested for double-cashing stipend checks from the UGA athletic department. The arrest would violate the terms of his pre-trial intervention program. UGA policy dictates he immediately be suspended.

Taylor, a redshirt sophomore, had nine tackles and a sack in 10 appearances for Georgia last season.

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Zach Mettenberger Was Sucker Punched in the Face by an Alabama Fan at a Nashville Bar

Their has always been a certain animosity between Crimson Tide and Tigers fans, but when that hate turns into sucker punching the starting quarterback in a bar and then running away like a p****, that just ain’t right.

The Tennessean is reporting that current Titans and former LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger was punched in the face at a Nashville Bar Sunday night. A presumed Bama fan yelled “Roll Tide” and his friend punched Mettenberger when he turned around.

“Here’s the truth: The guy said something about ‘Roll Tide!’ to Zach, and Zach turned around and said ‘Good luck with that,’ ” Ford said on Monday. “And the guy’s buddy then sucker-punched Zach.”

“I promise you that Mettenberger did not throw a punch. He didn’t do anything. The guy sucker-punched him in the eye, that’s the bottom line, and the guy that punched him started running out the door. My door guys had to chase him down.”
Mettenberger was not hurt. Taylor Lewan was also at the bar.

Mettenberger has a “loose tooth” per Outkick the Coverage.

[USA Today Sports]

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Video of Nigel Bethel Punching Amber Battle During Texas Tech Pickup Basketball Game Emerges After Grand Jury Dismisses Charges

Nigel Bethel II was dismissed from Texas Tech last month after an incident with Red Raiders women’s basketball player Amber Battle. Today, video of the incident was released showing what happened. You can see Battle grab a rebound and get fouled by Bethel. She appears to shove Battle who reciprocates with a punch that broke a bone in her face. Somehow, this video wasn’t enough for a grand jury. Via ESPN:

Lubbock attorney Tray Payne told ESPN.com that the charges against Bethel were dropped after a grand jury found there was no evidence to substantiate assault nor probable cause to pursue charges.

“This is not what it was made out to be,” Payne said. “He’s a good kid with no criminal history, and this was out of character.”

Via KCBD:

“We believe he was unduly and prematurely punished. This was an unfortunate incident in a pick-up basketball game. This is a matter that should not result in criminal charges for either party.

“Any assault does deserve immediate action, however, please ensure all testimonies, evidence and circumstances are reviewed prior to taking action which may forever alter a person’s future.

“We desire to see Mr. Bethel’s scholarship re-instated. If he is re-instated, it is our belief that his consequences should not be greater than those of Ms. Battle. If he is not re-instated, a public exoneration of his character on the part of Texas Tech University should be forthcoming, since Mr. Bethel’s future opportunities for an education as well as an athletic career have been jeopardized.”

Battle has been suspended by the university for the month of November after she admitted she “initiated the first contact.”

I could go on and on about how a man should never hit a woman, but I guess that doesn’t matter in this case.

[h/t TheBigLead]

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Jesus Wilson: Florida State Wide Receiver Charged with Grand Theft of a Scooter

Jesus Wilson, a Florida State wide receiver, was arrested this past month for stealing a motor scooter of the schools campus, according to the Tallahassee Democrat:

On June 11 at 10:20 a.m., a man said he parked his scooter, valued at $1,000, in front of the Love building along Atomic Way. When he returned, the scooter was gone, said court documents.

On June 17, Tallahassee Police officers stopped Wilson while he was driving the stolen scooter, which was now damaged.

Wilson tried to tell cops he borrowed the scooter, but that was obviously BS. Then, he changed his story – the keys were in the scooter, so he borrowed it without asking and was going to return it when finished.

Wilson, a sophomore, had three catches for 23 yards last season but the Seminoles are replacing their three leading pass-catchers – Rashad Greene and Kenny Shaw graduated, and Kelvin Benjamin left early for the NFL – so he had a shot at possibly starting.

This is the second silly arrest for the Seminoles, as their staring quarterback Jameis Winston tried to walk out of a grocery store without paying for crabs earlier this summer.

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Miami Hurricanes: Alex Figueroa and JaWand Blue Dismissed After Sexual Battery Arrest

The Miami Hurricanes have dismissed linebackers Alex Figueroa and JaWand Blue from the football program, after the two were arrested and charged with sexual battery of a 17-year-old student who was “physically helpless to resist.”

A police report said in the early morning hours of July 5, Blue and Figueroa brought the intoxicated victim, a UM student, to a dorm room at the school’s Pearson Hall building. The report said Blue and Figueroa then had oral, vaginal and anal sex with the victim, who was “physically helpless to resist.”

Both players admitted guilt.

Figueroa, described as “one of the brightest young talents” on the Miami defense, was a projected starter.

The Hurricanes open the 2014 season on the road against the Louisville Cardinals on Sept. 1.

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