Just as the “Days Without An Arrest” ticker was dangerously close to traipsing into double digits, a West Virginia football player has triggered a reset back to double zeroes.
According to both WV Metro News and the Dominion Post, WVU defensive lineman Kyle Rose was arrested early Sunday morning following an incident at a Morgantown drinking establishment. The redshirt senior was slapped with multiple misdemeanor charges, including obstructing an officer, battery on an officer, public intoxication and disorderly conduct.
As for what led to the charges, here’s WV Metro News‘ account of the situation:
The incident occurred around 2:30 a.m. at Bent Willey’s bar on Chestnut Street. Security informed police that Rose had been tossed out of the bar earlier but returned and shoved a bouncer upon re-entering. Police ultimately took the 6-foot-4, 294-pound Rose to the floor after he allegedly shoved an officer in the face. The senior nose guard subsequently continued resisting officers’ attempts to put him in handcuffs and had to be tased, police said.
In a statement, head coach Dana Holgorsen said that the football program is “aware of the situation, and the matter will be handled internally.” WV Metro News noted that there is precedent for Rose to be subject to a suspension of at least one game, with Elijah Wellman sitting for one contest last October following his arrest for disorderly conduct.
Rose is a significant and experienced piece of the Mountaineers’ defensive puzzle, starting 20 of the 38 games he’s played the past three seasons. Entering the 2015 season, he’ll be penciled in as the starter at nose tackle.
(Tip O’ the Cap: ArrestNation.com)