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USF lineman arrested on two felony counts

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Just as the “Days Without An Arrest Ticker” flipped over to double digits, it’s time to reset the counter back to double zeros.

According to both the St. Petersburg Times and Tampa Tribune, USF offensive lineman Tony Kibler was arrested early Sunday morning and hit with a couple of charges, including two felonies.  Kibler was charged with armed burglary of a dwelling and improper exhibition of a weapon on school grounds — which are felonies — and a misdemeanor count of criminal mischief.

The incident that led to Kibler’s arrest apparently stemmed from a domestic issue.

USF Police spokesman Lt. Chris Daniel said the incident stems from a “dissolved relationship,” and that Kibler was witnessed using a knife to get into the dormitory room of a female USF student who lived across the hall from him around 10 p.m. Saturday. The female student told USF police she had been receiving threats from Kibler. The arrest report does not say if she was in the room when he entered or if anything was taken, and the only damage listed in the report was to the door from Kibler’s knife, which results in the criminal mischief charge.

Kibler has played in two games this season, but won’t be playing in any more for the forseeable future.

“I have suspended Tony Kibler indefinitely, just for unacceptable behavior,” head coach Skip Holtz said. “Just need to see where it’s going, but right now he won’t participate in any type of football-related activities.”

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4 Responses to “USF lineman arrested on two felony counts”
  1. fatcamper says: Oct 31, 2011 10:51 AM

    Thanks Tony. I check this site everyday hoping to hear some good news on expansion or the status of the Big east and get this instead. It’s bad enough being a Bulls fan in the midst of a disappointing season and seeing the conference fall apart around us. You’ve done us proud by breaking into a girls dorm room with a knife. Well-played sir.

  2. aetherthe says: Oct 31, 2011 11:58 AM


    “A Bulls fan in the midst of a disappointing season”? Hasn’t every season been disappointing for you guys?

  3. fatcamper says: Oct 31, 2011 12:05 PM


    They have been, but this year my expectations were more unrealistic than in years past.

  4. aetherthe says: Oct 31, 2011 6:04 PM


    That’s what I mean. It seems like every year the Bulls are poised to be tops in the Big East, but as soon as conference play starts they drop the ball. A couple of years ago it could be attributed to the “Leavitt Letdown”, but what gives now? I think as soon as BJ’s gone and Skip has all of his guys in there then you guys will turn the corner.

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