Making headlines in August usually means a player is having a breakout fall camp. Making headlines in July is not often viewed in the same positive vein.
Such is certainly the case in Bloomington as wide receiver Simmie Cobbs Jr. was arrested on Saturday night and charged with misdemeanors in two separate incidents, including resisting law enforcement and refusal to identify.
The Indianapolis Star reports that Cobbs was booked into jail around 10 p.m. local time on Saturday and released around 4 p.m. on Sunday. The refusal to identify charge came first, with the resisting law enforcement charge coming in a second incident around noon the day after.
“Indiana University Athletics and the IU football program are aware of the arrest of redshirt junior Simmie Cobbs Jr.,” the school told. the paper in a statement. “We will continue to gather facts, monitor the legal process and take action as the evolving situation warrants.”
Cobbs had a breakout 2015 campaign for the Hoosiers, catching 60 passes for 1,035 yards. He injured his ankle last season and took a medical redshirt but was expected to play a big role in the team’s passing attack in 2017.