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Four Marshall players arrested after apparent scuffle with police

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Spring games may be winding down, but offseason shenanigans show no signs of slowing down.

According to records at the Western Regional Jail website of West Virginia, four Marshall players were arrested over the weekend for what appears to be a scuffle with police. The players involved are senior running back Martin Ward, sophomore defensive back Philip Warren, freshman cornerback Corie Wilson and freshman linebacker Stefone Grace. 

The site only said that the four were held on misdemeanor charges, but the Associated Press reports that Ward was charged with disorderly conduct; Warren with battery on police, disorderly conduct and obstructing an officer; Wilson with obstructing an officer and fleeing on foot; and Grace with disorderly conduct and obstructing an officer.

Marshall has not commented on the matter other than a statement released by coach Doc Holliday, which reads “We are aware of the situation and are currently gathering all of the facts pertaining to this issue.  Once that process is complete, we will handle the matter appropriately.”

Ward had just five carries for 21 yards last season and Warren had 26 total tackles.

(Hat tip: WV MetroNews) 

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3 Responses to “Four Marshall players arrested after apparent scuffle with police”
  1. alligatorsnapper says: Apr 22, 2012 4:27 PM

    “…four Marshall players were arrested over the weekend for what appears to be a scuffle with police…”

    I hope this report is inaccurate. College football players or college age young men should know better than to “scuffle” with police. Nothing good will ever come out of such a conflict.

  2. mgarten33 says: Apr 22, 2012 6:46 PM

    Nothing unusual here, but by todays morals and ethics someone will acuse the police of racial profiling by the end of the week. West Virginia say hi to al and jesse for me….

  3. drjem says: Apr 23, 2012 10:29 AM

    Coach Holliday, do this PLEASE!!!!!: Go to the President of the University, be nice but firm. Explain to the President that “YOUR” moral compass is such that you can’t tolerate this conduct from football players at MU. That you are going to dismiss them and regardless of how many games you lose as a result of that dismissal, you will send a message to the other players. Then ask the President if your decision will result in your firing if you don’t have a winning season. Regardless of the President’s answer, Dismiss “ALL” four players!!!!! There is life after football, particularly at a place like Marshall…in a podunk town called Huntington. Do the right thing ……FIRE all four of them!

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