Don’t say I wasn’t fair and balanced.
In a span of two days, the FSU Football program that had been fairly clean following the cheating scandal of 2007 saw two players arrested for separate offenses. Avis Commack, who sees most of his playing time on special teams, and freshman linebacker Arrington Jenkins were detained on Friday and Sunday, respectively.
Commack was accused of stealing another student’s iPad, which probably wouldn’t have been tracked down had Commack not logged on to the university’s student website on said iPad. I guess we should give him credit for at least using the theft-acquired iPad for school purposes, no?
He was charged with grand theft and allowed to graduate later in the day on Saturday, and head coach Jimbo Fisher has suspended Commack for the Champs Sports Bowl, according to Fox Sports Florida.
Then, there’s Jenkins. A highly-touted linebacker who redshirted this season was a suspect in the theft of a motorcycle, and when the police investigated, skid marks on the road led them right to Jenkins’ apartment.
That’s brilliant. But it gets better.
When the cops knocked on his door and asked to search his apartment, Jenkins actually gave them permission to do so. Then, they found the bike inside his apartment. When they asked him why he took the motorcycle that was sitting outside, Jenkins responded in a way only a guilty man could:
Report: Jenkins told officers anyone who leaves a motorcycle out in the open should expect to have it stolen.—
Tim Linafelt (@Osceola_Tim) December 19, 2011
FS Florida is reporting that Jenkins is also suspended for the bowl game, but other sources are saying that the two are just suspended for right now, and that suspension isn’t guaranteed to last through the bowl game.
I don’t care whether the players don’t play in the bowl game or not, but one thing is for sure when it comes to these run-ins with the law — FSU Football is officially back!
No, I’m only kidding.
Hopefully there was just something in the water around the campus in Tallahassee over the weekend. And hopefully both players don’t play in the bowl game and serve suspensions beyond the Champs Sports Bowl. Fisher needs to continue to be strict on those who break the law, and it’s not OK that I have to blog about my own school’s football players getting arrested.
Hopefully this is the end of these types of blogs about FSU. I’d rather poke fun at UF’s arrested.