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Burglary charge nets Cincinnati RB a dismissal


With Isaiah Pead off to the NFL, Akise Teague may have been afforded the opportunity to see an increased role in Cincinnati’s running game in 2012.

After an incident late last month, though, that won’t be happening.

According to the Cincinnati Enquirer, Teague was arrested and booked Wednesday on one count of burglary.  He appeared before a municipal court judge Thursday morning for his preliminary hearing.

As a result of the arrest, Teague has been dismissed from the football program.

“Student-athletes in the program are held to a higher standard of conduct on and off the field as representatives of the university,” head coach Butch Jones said in a statement. “This incident in no way reflects the values, principles and ideals of our football program.”

It’s alleged that, on Jan. 22, the running back entered multiple unlocked dorm rooms on the campus and stole items while students were sleeping.  Teague confessed to the crimes after being questioned in connection to the burglaries.

There was no word on what items were stolen.

In two games as a true freshman last season, Teague rushed for eight yards on two carries.

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10 Responses to “Burglary charge nets Cincinnati RB a dismissal”
  1. seanb20124 says: Feb 3, 2012 7:45 AM

    Gotta be a star player to avoid dismissal from the team.

  2. thegamecocker says: Feb 3, 2012 8:30 AM

    Kudos to Coach Jones for doing the right thing. There is no place in the collegiate experience for a fellow student steals from another student. Tough lesson to learn but hopefully this will allow Mr. Teague to realize what he lost due to his stupidity.

  3. vincentbojackson says: Feb 3, 2012 9:01 AM

    The guy just wants to play in the NFL. He figured a burglary charge was the best way to get noticed by the hometown Bengals.

  4. tr975 says: Feb 3, 2012 4:21 PM

    thegamecocker says:

    Kudos to Coach Jones for doing the right thing. There is no place in the collegiate experience for a fellow student steals from another student. Tough lesson to learn but hopefully this will allow Mr. Teague to realize what he lost due to his stupidity.
    Maybe Mr. Teague will be able to follow the career path of another former collegiate player who was caught stealing from another student:

    Dismissed from school —> Enrolls at Blinn College —> Transfers to Auburn —> #1 NFL draft pick

  5. thegamecocker says: Feb 3, 2012 4:40 PM


    “Scam” newton and his dad are liars, thieves, and cheats. He should never have been allowed to play at ANY college and it is MHO that is the reason Urban Meyer left the SEC. He was fed up with a Commissioner he would let those type of shannigans go on. You don’t see that in the Big East which albeit is a lesser conference but far more honorable. BTW I wonder is “scam” ever attended class while at auburn. Probably not. auburns nc is a hollow one at best. they cheated and they know it!

  6. tr975 says: Feb 3, 2012 4:56 PM


    Can’t disagree with any of that.

    I just wonder if Teague will be given the same chances at redemption that Newton was given, and, if not, why not.

  7. tr975 says: Feb 3, 2012 5:11 PM

    I imagine that if the Cam Newton scenario had happened with him being dismissed from Wisconsin, Michigan State or Penn State, enrolling at a junior college, then transferring to Ohio State amid reports that his father was soliciting money from Michigan to get him to go there, it would be immediately accepted as truth that Jim Tressel and Ohio State paid to have him become a Buckeye.

  8. thegamecocker says: Feb 3, 2012 5:24 PM

    Tressel went out of his way two seasons ago to secure a win against Arkansas. If Terrelle Pryor and the other “scholars” were not allowed to play Coach Tressel would still be the coach. But he didn’t which leads me to this: “Oh what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive.” Coach Jim is a good guy and a great coach. But he made an error in judgement believing he was larger than the law. Having said all this, the AD at OSU needs to be dismissed as well as that egg-head of a President, Gordon Gee. Talk about “empty suits”….

  9. thegamecocker says: Feb 3, 2012 5:33 PM


    Probably not. It’s Cincy, it’s the floundering Big Least (I mean East), and there is no ground-swell of support for him. In the grand scheme of things, he has accomplished little on the gridiron…and less than that in life (unless of course you consider earning a college scholarship at a fine school and then tossing it away an accomplishment).

    Now let me point something out to you about the goodness of one Jim Tressel. Remember Maurice Clarrett? He too went off the deep end, resulting in banishment from OSU and other tawdry episodes. But Coach Tressel always threw a carrot to the kid and kept in touch with him throughout his ordeal. Tressel is a good man, a loyal man, a caring individual of his players who is trying to steer the young man in the right direction. I admire that about him. Coach Jones may or may not be of the same ilk. Time will tell.

  10. cdolan13 says: Feb 3, 2012 7:32 PM


    ’nuff said.

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