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.”