Today is the fifth day since the “Days Without An Arrest” ticker had been reset, exactly halfway to the ever-elusive double digits since a college football player had landed in legal hot water.
Welp, maybe next time.
According to WTKR-TV in Norfolk, Old Dominion offensive linemen Devin Hannan and Manuel Matiarena were arrested following an alleged assault at a drinking establishment the weekend before last. Specifically, Hannan was charged with malicious wounding and assault and battery, Matiarena with assault and battery.
Hannan’s malicious wounding charge is a felony. Both of the assault and battery charges are misdemeanors.
The television station reports that the alleged victims, both males, sustained non-life threatening injuries as a result of the alleged attack, which reportedly began as a verbal altercation. A 26-year-old alleged victim was taken to a local hospital for treatment, while the other alleged victim, 21 years old, was treated and released at the scene.
As a result of the incident, both players have been indefinitely suspended by the football program.
Hannan started all 13 games for the Monarchs last season, earning Conference USA All-Freshman team honors. Matiarena played sparingly after transferring to ODU from the junior college ranks.
This marks the second and third arrest involving ODU football players in less than a month. In late May, Derek Wilder was arrested on a felony charge for eluding police as well as a misdemeanor charge of reckless driving.
The linebacker is the son of Monarchs head coach Bobby Wilder (pictured, right).