A highly-touted member of Miami’s 2012 recruiting class, Angelo Jean-Louis was an academic non-qualifier and instead enrolled at Fork Union Military Academy in Virginia. In December, the wide receiver surprised many by signing with Marshall.
Now, Jean-Louis has a little more to worry about for the foreseeable future than where or if he will play football in 2013.
As of the time of this post, Jean-Louis is listed as an inmate in West Virginia’s Western Regional Jail after being booked into the facility earlier today. The receiver’s “Imprisonment Status” is listed as “Pre-Trial Felon.”
Specifically, Jean-Louis was charged with two felony counts of fraudulent use of an access device. Derek Redd of the Charleston Daily Mail reports that the charges stem from Jean-Louis allegedly using a stolen credit card twice — one purchase for $14 and one for $11, both occurring at a local 7-Eleven (smdh).
Bail has been set at $20,000.
“We are aware of his situation. We will handle the matter internally and appropriately,” the school said in a statement.
According to Chuck Landon of the Huntington Herald-Dispatch, Jean-Louis is enrolled at Marshall but is sitting out the spring as an academic non-qualifier.
A Rivals.com four-star recruit, Jean-Louis was one of the highest-rated member of the Hurricanes’ 2012 class. Jean-Louis was the No. 8 athlete in the country according to that recruiting service, and was rated as the No. 22 player at any position in the state of Florida.
(Tip O’ the Cap: MU Thundering Blog)
D’haquille Williams may have some additional explaining to do to NFL personnel if another report is accurate.
Monday night, Auburn announced that the star wide receiver had been dismissed from Gus Malzahn‘s football program. A day later, reports surfaced that Williams’ dismissal came after he went on a weekend “bar rampage” following one of his friends getting the heave-ho from a local drinking establishment over a dress-code issue. It was alleged that Williams had punched a pair of security guards, a bartender’s assistant and an unnamed patron of the bar.
The unnamed, however, now has a name.
According to the ABC affiliate in Montgomery, Ala., and a citing a source close to the AU program, Tigers center Xavier Dampeer‘s jaw was on the receiving end of one of Williams’ alleged punches. The website wrote that “Dampeer has been treated and released from East Alabama Medical Center, according to a worker at the hospital.”
Malzahn was asked Tuesday if any other Tiger players were involved in the incident. “I’m not going to get into any details,” the coach said according to al.com.
No charges have been filed in connection to the incident.
“We cannot file charges until the injured person(s) comes forward,” Auburn police chief Paul Register told the television station. “Unless an officer personally sees a fight, no arrests can be made.”
If Illinois is going to improve upon its solid 4-1 start to the 2015 season, it’ll have to do so without a significant cog in its offensive machinery.
On the official injury report release Thursday night, the Illini confirmed that Josh Ferguson has been ruled out of Saturday’s game against No. 22 Iowa. The decision is not exactly a surprise as Ferguson has been doubtful in the run-up to the road game against the Hawkeyes.
Ferguson sustained an injury to his right shoulder in the first quarter of last Saturday’s last-second win over Nebraska, and has been unable to practice at all this week.
Ferguson’s 381 rushing yards, three rushing touchdowns and 5.4 yards per carry are all tops on the team. He’s added 12 receptions for 28 yards and another touchdown coming out of the backfield.
With Ferguson sidelined, the bulk of the running-game load is expected to shift to Ke’Shawn Vaughn. Through five games, Vaughn is second on the Illini with 325 yards and a pair of touchdowns.