A very scary and disturbing incident is the latest to trigger a resetting of the “Days Without An Arrest” ticker.
According to the Louisville Courier-Journal, Louisville tight end Kemari Averett was arrested on one count each of first-degree wanton endangerment and domestic violence (fourth-degree assault). Averett is accused of holding a gun to the head of his girlfriend, who is also the mother of his child, and threatening to kill her.
From the Courier-Journal‘s report:
According to an arrest citation, Averett was at the woman’s house Sunday night to study and left his backpack. The woman went over to Averett’s apartment to return the backpack Monday night. He walked to the car and gave the woman a baby outfit and ultrasound pictures, according to the citation.
When he retrieved the backpack, he noticed his laptop was missing, the citation said.
She told Averett she wasn’t aware the laptop was missing. Police said Averett then came at the woman, put a gun to her left temple and said, “(expletive), I will kill you.”
Averett then told her to return to her hometown, and “I’ll have my people looking for you,” police said. He also told a witness in the back seat that, “I should pistol whip your (expletive) for running your mouth,” the citation said.
As a result of the arrest, the 20-year-old Averett has been indefinitely suspended from the football program.
“Kemari Averett has been suspended immediately from all football activities per further investigation,” a statement from head coach Bobby Petrino began. “He will not have access to our facility or be involved in any team activities during this suspension.”
Averett, a true sophomore from Atlanta, has started four of the six games for the Cardinals this season. He’s caught eight passes for 65 yards and is tied for the team lead with two receiving touchdowns.