Last Friday, The Oregonian reports, Oregon State head coach Mike Riley warned his players to behave themselves over the weekend.
So, of course, at least some of his players went out and did the exact opposite of the coach’s message.
Following Monday’s morning practice, Riley announced that four of his players have been suspended for one game following an incident over the weekend. Redshirt freshmen defensive tackle Joe Lopez, redshirt freshman tight end Connor Hamlett and redshirt freshman tight end Tyler Perry, along with freshman safety Will Storey, were all cited for a minor in possession of alcohol early Sunday morning.
It’s uncertain whether the players will be suspended for the opener or for another game further down the line. Riley said that there would additional internal punishment as well.
Here are the details of what led to the citations for the quartet:
According to Lt. Cord Wood of the Corvallis Police Department, officers were called to the townhouse apartment shared by Hamlett, Lopez, and Storey around 1 a.m. after there were complaints about a loud party.
The officer who arrived on the scene said occupants inside the apartment locked the door, shut the lights off, and turned off the stereo. The officer applied for a search warrant and forced entry was required.
Cord said there were “about 40 people” in the apartment and 36 of them were minors.
In addition to the MIP citation, and because of the presence of minors in a residence in their names, Lopez, Hamlett, and Storey were also charged with 36 counts of hosting a party for minors, 36 counts of furnishing alcohol to minors and a charge of unlawful amplified sound.
“This was a real good indication of bad choices,” Riley told reporters.