Well, so much for those feel-good stories. Back to business as usual, apparently.
According to the Huntington Herald-Dispatch, Marshall running back Tron Martinez was arrested Friday and hit with a pair of misdemeanor charges. There were no details immediately available as to what led to the arrest, but the paper reports that Martinez was charged with disorderly conduct and obstruction.
The school has yet to comment on the incident.
As noted by the Herald-Dispatch, this was not Martinez’s first brush with the wrong side of the law.
On April 17, 2009, Martinez was arrested and charged with 11 felonies, including gang participation, and a pair of misdemeanors in his hometown. At the time, Martinez had a football scholarship to Old Dominion University, which was quickly taken away.
He spent two and a half months in jail and nearly nine months on home confinement. Eventually, all charges were dropped minus a misdemeanor.
Martinez played as a walk-on in 2010, and was rewarded with a scholarship following a strong performance during spring practice earlier this year.
He rushed for 262 yards last year as a freshman, and is/was expected to be at the top of the backfield depth chart headed into summer camp.
(Tip O’ the Cap: Arrest Nation.com)