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Kent State DB suspended following arrest

Zachary Gonosz

On the same day the MAC officially introduced UMass as its newest member, news has surfaced that a player from the conference was acting like a male member over the weekend and, as a result, has found himself on the wrong side of the law.  Again.

According to, Kent State safety Zachary Gonosz was arrested over the weekend following an incident outside of a downtown Kent drinking establishment.  The sophomore was subsequently charged with underage drinking, displaying a fake I.D. and assault.

The assault charge stemmed from a rather bizarre confrontation with the owner of a cab company that allegedly became physical.

Cab driver Jeffrey Austin, who works for A#1 Cab, said Gonosz approached his van outside of Mugs Brew Pub and Sports Grill at about 2:45 a.m.

Gonosz told Austin that he rode in his taxi the previous weekend, and allegedly began an altercation with the van’s passenger, Ronald Cassie.

Cassie, a 39-year-old Streestsboro resident and owner of A#1 Cab Dispatch, reported being assaulted by Gonosz, according to a police report.

“The dude really didn’t know what he was talking about,” Austin said. “I think he was just a little bit too drunk, and he didn’t even know the guy’s name that he hit.”

As a result of the arrest, the Dallas, Ga., native was indefinitely suspended by first-year head coach Darrell Hazell.  This was Gonosz’s second alcohol-related incident since coming to the school; in May of 2010, the defensive back was cited for underage consumption.

Gonosz played in 10 games in 2009, but redshirted last season because of an injury.

(Tip O’ the Cap: Shot of Ginn)

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5 Responses to “Kent State DB suspended following arrest”
  1. ernestbynershands says: Apr 20, 2011 9:21 PM

    Despite the perennial losing records, Kent produces quality NFL talent: Jack Lambert, James Harrison, Josh Cribbs, Julian Edeleman, Abe Elam.
    Based on this guy’s rap sheet, I’d say he can fill a need on most NFL teams. He’d be good for atleast one late night alcohol related incident with police a year.
    Although, Kent is a REALLY fun college town. I narrowly escaped a few similar incidents there myself.

  2. Doug Brown says: Apr 20, 2011 10:22 PM

    How is this not a copyright violation of the original story from Seems like you’re going beyond fair use: you copied word-for-word nearly 1/4 of the entire article (“the amount and substantiality of the portion used in relation to the copyrighted work as a whole”) and, copied and pasted the picture they got, and provided very little commentary. (“the effect of the use upon the potential market for or value of the copyrighted work.”)

    This is why blogs annoy me sometimes.

  3. packerman13 says: Apr 20, 2011 10:27 PM

    The kid should have went to South Carolina. They only suspend you in the off season for being a drunk and an idiot there.

  4. Ken Bercheval says: Apr 21, 2011 9:56 AM

    Now that he’s recorded his second alcohol related incident since arriving at Kent, he is fully qualified to attend Noter Dame and immediately play on their football team.

  5. ernestbynershands says: Apr 21, 2011 10:51 PM

    Did you go to Notre Dame? Cuz you sure are a good spellr.
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