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Bowling Green RB arrested for attempted rape

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Even as it garners exponentially more attention, it’s not just players from Power-Five conferences who find themselves facing very serious and significant off-field legal issues.

Case in point?  Bowling Green’s William Houston, who the Toledo Blade reports was charged with attempted rape following an incident over the weekend.  Houston was arrested at his on-campus residence later in the day after the alleged victim called police.

From the Blade:

Bowling Green police Lt. Brad Biller said officers were called to a home in the 200 block of Manville Drive at 5:03 a.m. Sunday. The victim told police she had been at the Manville address for a party and fell asleep. She awoke when a man “tried to force himself on her,” according to a police report. The victim told police she did not know the man, and she fled after she woke up.

The victim returned to the Manville address where she met and talked to police. People at the home identified the suspect as Mr. Houston, a sophomore running back on the football team.

As for Houston’s status with the team, a school spokesperson would only state that “[w]e are waiting for more details. We’re anticipating more details to come out of it in the next few days. It’s pretty early in the process.”

Despite carrying the ball just 49 times as a true freshman last season, Houston, who played in all 14 games, tied for the team lead with 11 rushing touchdowns.  In his first-ever college game, Houston scored three touchdowns against Tulsa.

He was expected to be a bigger piece of the Falcons’ offensive puzzle in 2014.

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13 Responses to “Bowling Green RB arrested for attempted rape”
  1. brutusbuckeye2011 says: Jul 21, 2014 4:52 PM

    John Taylor:
    I, for one, am very curious as to the felony arrest rate for football players as compared to the general student population. Do you, or anyone for that matter, have any statistics?

  2. psly2124 says: Jul 21, 2014 4:56 PM

    Why does this not come as a surprise? A p.o.s. Forcing himself on a passed out girl. Where r u texans?

  3. 8to80texansblog says: Jul 21, 2014 5:06 PM

    Oh I’m right here, and if you’re asserting that the reason this kid did this is because he’s black, then I’m sure I can find plenty of cases of rape by white suspects.

    Secondly, I don’t have a “TNB category”. I judge people by their actions, not the color of their skin.

  4. 8to80texansblog says: Jul 21, 2014 5:09 PM

    And JT…. just so you’re aware when @psly2124 uses the term ‘TNB” it’s because he knows if he uses the actual words in that acronym “Typical N****r Behavior”, it will be deleted and he’ll probably have his IP banned.

  5. John Taylor says: Jul 21, 2014 5:23 PM

    @ 8to80texansblog: I did not know that. Appreciate the heads up. This will be taken care of post haste.

    @ brutusbuckeye2011: I will try to find it, but I remember reading a study that showed the arrest rates of college football players to be very comparable to the rest of the student body. I think it may have been a little higher, but not much from what I recall. Again, I’ll see if I can find it through the magic of Google.

  6. laxer37 says: Jul 21, 2014 5:41 PM

    Houston is an Ohio State transfer. If he was still a Buckeye he’d probably only sit for two non-conference games as punishment.

  7. auburntigers34 says: Jul 21, 2014 5:49 PM

    it seems like it might be a good time to switch from days to hours on the arrest meter.

  8. jadaruler says: Jul 21, 2014 6:42 PM

    Didn’t know rape was “TNB.” I continue to tell young women watch your drinks and stick together. Its a shame they can have a good time without waking up and not having to fight off a horny bastard.

  9. stoicpaisano says: Jul 21, 2014 7:17 PM

    Houston is an Ohio State transfer. If he was still a Buckeye he’d probably only sit for two non-conference games as punishment.

    *************
    Um, no he is not. Houston was to be a walk-on but never cleared admissions at Ohio State. If he was a transfer, he would’ve been ineligible to play at BG as a true frosh in 2013.

    You decided to obfuscate the facts just so you could make a snarky remark about Meyer. You win the internet.

  10. dhardy8207 says: Jul 22, 2014 10:24 AM

    I don’t understand how so many “young ladies” could be potential victims all because they drank to the point of passing out. Sure I drank in college but NEVER to the point that I passed out.

    With that said, I’m having difficulty understanding this statement:

    “The victim returned to the Manville address where she met and talked to police. People at the home identified the suspect as Mr. Houston, a sophomore running back on the football team.”

    If you’re the victim of a crime, why leave the scene? I’m going to assume by the wording of the previous statement that she needed to sober up. Furthermore, if there were witnesses at the residence why did they not call the police on the spot once they “witnessed” the sexual assault?

  11. sparkeyangel says: Aug 10, 2014 7:33 PM

    First off weather a girl drinks or not passes out or not doesn’t give a S O B the right to touch her! And as far as fleeing the scene she was most likely scared to DEATH you judgemental BITCH

  12. tbkiller2012 says: Aug 15, 2014 10:32 PM

    He rape a girl and would sexual harass girls in my school . He must be stopped

  13. tbkiller2012 says: Aug 15, 2014 10:34 PM

    He threaten her and told her if you tell anyone he would beat her

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