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WVU RB facing extradition for intimidating witness in murder case

Wendell Smallwood AP

While they were extremely scant at first, more and more details are beginning to emerge as it relates to the Monday arrest of West Virginia running back Wendell Smallwood.

The Wilmington News Journal is reporting that Smallwood is facing extradition back to his home state of Delaware. After being extradited back to Delaware — that could happen as early as today — Smallwood will be charged with witness intimidation.

From the News Journal:

Smallwood tried to get a witness to recant statements implicating a friend of his charged with first-degree murder, Ivey said.

On multiple occasions in March and May 2013, Ivey said, Smallwood “called to try to get a witness to come and make a false statement to police recanting previous statements” that implicated Lloyd.

Smallwood was arrested by WVU police as an out-of-state fugitive. The Charleston Daily Mail‘s Mike Casazza tweeted that “Wilmington police and a rep from [the state’s attorney general office] arrived in Morgantown Monday, interviewed Smallwood and executed [an] arrest warrant.”

As far as the school’s response to the developments, Smallwood is expected to be, at bare minimum, suspended indefinitely.

Smallwood’s 221 yards were good for second on the team last year. That total is second to only Dreamius Smith‘s 494 yards among returning Mountaineers. He was expected to play an even bigger role in WVU’s offense this season.

UPDATED 6:02 p.m. ET: The Delaware state’s attorney’s office intends to charge Smallwood with a felony that, if he’s found guilty, could mean up to two years in prison.  The felony also means an immediate and indefinite suspension from the university.

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4 Responses to “WVU RB facing extradition for intimidating witness in murder case”
  1. noleitup says: Jul 15, 2014 5:22 PM

    Wow.

  2. friarjack61 says: Jul 15, 2014 5:41 PM

    Another gang banger type, who has no business in the academic environment of a college campus.
    I doubt, that he has many credit hours in any class, that requires student work, rather the 1 and 2 hr. courses for jock attendance. When he gets out of prison, maybe the NFL will hire him in their legal dept. ?

  3. psly2124 says: Jul 15, 2014 7:07 PM

    Where are you vontecaree? Vonte you claim the “justice” system was wrong in this and he would be let off scottfree. Waiting for your response kapeesh

  4. steelerberd says: Jul 15, 2014 9:38 PM

    These guys just got bulls-eyes on their backs and this is all made up from the “justice” System. There is a conspiracy against me too, I was arrested for assault and battery of a woman when I was a battered womens counslor- Lawrence Phillips
    #thiskidsanidiotkapeesh

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