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WVU’s Travis Bell arrested again, this time for DUI

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For the second time in less than 10 months, Travis Bell has found himself on the wrong side of a pair of handcuffs.

According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the West Virginia cornerback was arrested very early Sunday morning following an incident involving the player and his girlfriend.  The Post-Gazette writes that “[a]fter an argument with his girlfriend outside a parked vehicle at Creekside Condos in Morgantown, W.Va., Bell… failed all field sobriety tests, was booked for DUI and driving with a suspended or revoked license.”

Back in mid-February, Bell was charged with misdemeanor domestic battery following an incident involving his girlfriend.  It’s unknown if that was the same girlfriend involved in the most recent incident.

WVU has not commented on the arrest or what Bell’s status with the football team will be moving forward.

In 2013, Bell started nine of the 12 games in which he played.

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10 Responses to “WVU’s Travis Bell arrested again, this time for DUI”
  1. vtdcfan says: Dec 3, 2013 5:00 PM

    I for one would love to see the schools find a way to get these kids help with their substance abuse issues. These schools make millions on the players, why don’t we make them responsible for getting the kids help. Yes, most kids will experiment with drugs or alcohol I’m their lives and many will do that in college. Get them help now! Why wait until they are on their own or getting paid in the nfl!?!

  2. 8to80texansblog says: Dec 3, 2013 5:09 PM


    Interesting perspective and not one usually seen here on this site…. most posters just want to point to how trashy the school is or how awful that the a conference has players like that…

  3. stoicpaisano says: Dec 3, 2013 7:19 PM

    He got a DUI for arguing with his woman outside a PARKED car?

    Where they do that at?

  4. dmcgrann says: Dec 3, 2013 7:51 PM

    toicpaisano said:

    He got a DUI for arguing with his woman outside a PARKED car?

    Where they do that at?

    Morgantown, WV. A special place. At one time, the Morgantown police were trained in a Russian technique for subduing belligerent drunks by stomping on the drunk’s foot really hard, and some bars served drinks on coasters that changed color if your drink spilled on them to tell you if there were roofies in it.

  5. thegamecocker says: Dec 3, 2013 8:53 PM


    This is not a college student….this is a thug who has no business on a college campus. If kids need help with substance abuse, they should not be in college. They should be getting help. Colleges should not be and are not in the business of providing substance abuse. The kid or his parents need to step up.

  6. dryzzt23 says: Dec 4, 2013 7:00 AM

    No “help” for these “kids”. They are NOT “kids” they are legal adults who have made a CHOICE to use illegal drugs and to beat on women.
    The public has no responsibility to “help” them, nor does the school, nor does any employer.
    People MUST be liable for the consequences of their actions.
    After all this generation is supposed to be the “smartest”, “most educated”, and “brightest” yet they use every excuse in the book to justify their stupid decisions just so they can avoid the consequences of their actions.

  7. paulhargis53 says: Dec 4, 2013 8:36 AM

    This kid must be black, otherwis shortcocker wouldn’t be commenting on this article.

    To the point. This is the most ignorant in a long line of ignorant comments you have made on this site. How can your bigotry and hatred of African americans extend to this depth?
    Addictions can happen to anyone, just because the kid is a student doesn’t mean he’s exempted from help or having a problem.

    I can’t believe you’re still allowed to post your inane hatred on here. I guess you veil it just enough to be pc enough for the moderators….

    You just sit in your double wide in squathump South Carolina and pass judgement on blacks all day long. You’re a sorry sack of shit for a human being.

  8. dryzzt23 says: Dec 4, 2013 9:49 AM

    College football players are EDUCATED and WARNED about drugs, alcohol, and women yet they make a definitive choice to act against better judgement.
    Therefore, because they made a CHOICE, the addiction did not just “happen”. They KNEW beforehand that they could become addicted and ignorance is no excuse IMO.
    I feel no pity for kids/people who knowingly make poor choices then want help. Don’t make a poor decision in the first place.

  9. paulhargis53 says: Dec 4, 2013 10:00 AM

    Wow. Just wow. Nobody expects to become addicted to anything. Nobody.

    You are ignorantvon the subject, very ignorant.
    I suggest you peruse the internet on the subject of addiction before commenting further. You’re coming off as an idiot.

    Yup, they are told drugs are bad, all the while being shot up with cortisone, or given painkillers so they can continue to play for an institution that makes millions off of them. How dare they drink alcohol or experiment with other drugs?! Its what all college kids do.

    You are the worst kind of fool because you have no idea you are one.

  10. patriottony says: Dec 4, 2013 10:42 AM

    You all miss the point,,,,These kids start getting coddled and pampered at age 14…by the time they are 18 and colleges are begging them to come there,,stroking their ego’s etc,,,it’s a lost cause. They are invincible, they can’t be told anything,,,they rule their little world until it crashes down.
    It’s not’s any college,,,every one of them.

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