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Washington RB arrested following police pursuit

Johri Fogerson

Way to give very tangible legitimacy to the exposé, fellas.

In the 24-plus hours since News released the results of an investigation into the number of college football players with criminal backgrounds, reports have surfaced that three college football players have been arrested.  The latest to find himself on the wrong side of the law is a member of the Washington football program.

According to KIRO-TV, and later confirmed by the Seattle Times, Huskies running back Johri Fogerson was arrested and charged with resisting arrest and possession of less than 40 grams of marijuana.  The arrest apparently occurred following a police pursuit.

The details of the pursuit aren’t known yet, but according to police radio traffic, a driver fleeing police jumped out of a car near 164th Street in Mill Creek just before midnight and ran. Police found the man and arrested him.

The school is aware of the arrest, and released a statement from head coach Steve Sarkisian.

“We are aware of an arrest of a member of the UW football team,” Sarkisian said. “We are still gathering information and, if and when any action is taken on our part, we will have further comment.”

Fogerson suffered a season-ending hip injury in 2010 that limited him to just one game.  As a sophomore, he played in nine games in 2009.

The good news for Fogerson is that, if the football thing falls through because of either lack of talent or off-field issues, he always has music to fall back on:

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2 Responses to “Washington RB arrested following police pursuit”
  1. kelly says: Mar 3, 2011 7:55 PM

    The officer was interview by komo. He stated Johri ran as the officer was putting hand cuffs on him when a small amount of pot fell out of his glove-box. I think the real story here is that at this time of rising college tuition, teachers and public officials being fired and bargaining rights being terminated, crumbling infrastructure and rising poverty rates – why was this officer arresting him in the first place?!

    Pot is about $8-10 a gram right now. This officer makes that every 15 minutes. If this is how you are going to spend our tax dollars maybe it’s time Washington State reconsiders the bargaining rights of the WSPTA.

  2. duanethomas says: Mar 6, 2011 10:03 AM

    The cop who caught him should be on the team…..a running back who can’t out run a police officer? No wonder they are bottom feeder’s of the pac 1.0

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