Gil Alcaraz IV
As a result of his second drunk-driving incident in the past year, Arkansas Razorback’s offensive tackle Anthony Oden has been dismissed from the team.
On the morning of July 9, he was arrested on numerous (yes, numerous) charges. Take this all in and really digest it before continuing: driving while intoxicated, possession of a controlled substance, driving left of the center line, failing to yield to an emergency vehicle, no proof of ownership, driving on a suspended/revoked driver’s license and no driver’s license. Quite a rap sheet, and that’s only one incident. Last July, he was arrested for driving while intoxicated, which led to a one-game suspension.
Razorbacks’ head coach Bobby Petrino clearly wasn’t willing to give Oden another chance, as he bid farewell to what appeared to be a promising young talent.
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Apparently, Terrelle Pryor won’t be the only player hoping to hear his name called whenever the NFL’s Supplemental Draft rolls around.
After being ruled academically ineligible for the 2011 season, Georgia senior running back Caleb King has opted to test the NFL waters by entering the Supplemental Draft instead of attempting to transfer to another school and finish out his college career the proper way.
Although he is a talented player who was highly-recruited out of high school, he has spent his entire career at Georgia as a backup. After spending time behind Knowshon Moreno and Washaun Ealey, King was expected to still be riding the bench in 2011 with five-star running back Isaiah Crowell taking the helm. Throughout his days as a Bulldog, he started 10 times while compiling 1,271 yards and 10 touchdowns on 255 carries.
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Despite the fact that their running back corps already bolsters the talented Trent Richardson, the Alabama Crimson Tide will be without one of their budding stars in 2011.
Freshman running back Demetrius Hart has torn his anterior cruciate ligament (aka ACL) in his knee, effectively ending any hopes he had of seeing the field in 2011. The injury was sustained during a 7-on-7 passing drill as part of Alabama’s voluntary workouts.
Hart, who was one of the top high school running backs in the nation last year, had enrolled early at Alabama and proved throughout spring training that he could be an effective asset for the Tide this season. Unfortunately, this injury will keep him from making any sort of contribution anywhere from seven to 10 months.
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On June 3, Purdue Boilermakers’ running back Sean Matti was reported missing six hours after last being seen swimming around 5pm in Indiana’s Lake Freeman.
After he was reported missing, search teams scoured the shores of the lake but were unable to find the player. The search team was eventually called off due to darkness. Even the use of a sonar-scanner was unable to yield any results in the search. Door-to-door searches were also being conducted up until Monday night.
Despite the hopes and prayers of the entire Purdue football family, Matti’s body was recovered from the lake early this morning. The cause of death has yet to be released.
Matti, a fifth-year senior who walked onto the Purdue football program back in 2007, was only 22 years old.
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According to ESPN.com, former North Carolina State quarterback Russell Wilson has decided to play football next season for Bret Bielema and the Wisconsin Badgers.
Wilson spent the first three years of college football career as part of the NC State Wolfpack before he was drafted by the Colorado Rockies in the fourth round of 2010 MLB Draft and decided to become a two-sport star. During his time at NC State, he was an all-ACC quarterback, throwing for 8,545 yards, 76 touchdowns and 26 interceptions. He also ran for 1089 yards and 17 touchdowns.
After spending some time with the Asheville Tourists, a minor-league affiliate of the Rockies, he has decided to call it quits on baseball and will continue his pursuit of a career in football. The Tourists made his departure from the team official on Monday morning. The Rockies, however, will maintain rights to him if Keep Reading…