WVU’s Daejuan Funderburk arrested, dismissed after exposing himself to hotel maid


Once again, yet another headline I never figured I’d have to type.

Be that as it may, WV MetroNews is reporting that West Virginia defensive back Daejuan Funderburk was arrested and charged following a New Year’s Day incident. The incident, which occurred at the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa one day prior to WVU’s Cactus Bowl win over Arizona State, led to Funderburk initially being charged with suspicion of assault, disorderly conduct, indecent exposure and public sexual indecency.

And just what led to the charges? From the website’s report:

The hotel employee told Scottsdale police she was attempting to clean Funderburk’s room when he became aggressive, began touching the employee and pulled down his pants down to expose himself, according to Scottsdale police.

Funderburk has already pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct and indecent exposure, and was sentenced to five days in jail. The incident also cost him a spot on the team as he was dismissed shortly after word of the arrest reached Dana Holgorsen and his coaching staff.

After redshirting as a true freshman in 2014, Funderburk recorded no statistics during the 2015 season.

(Tip O’ the Cap: ArrestNation.com)

Utah State player upgraded to fair condition after collapse

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Utah State redshirt freshman wide receiver Josh Davis is in fair condition on Friday, one day after collapsing at spring football practice following sudden cardiac arrest, the university announced.

Davis, initially was listed in critical condition, was breathing on his own. He is in the intensive-care unit at McKay-Dee Hospital in Ogden, Utah.

Davis’ parents arrived in Utah on Thursday evening.

The 6-foot-1, 185-pound Davis, who is from Carlsbad, California, collapsed at Merlin Olsen Field and was immediately treated by the training staff, the university said. He was taken to Logan Regional Hospital.

The university said Davis was stabilized in the Logan hospital before being moved to Ogden.

Alabama suspends freshman defensive back after drug arrest

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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Alabama freshman defensive back Tony Mitchell has been suspended from the team following his arrest on a drug charge.

Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban said Monday after the first practice of spring that Mitchell was suspended from the team “and all team activities until we gather more information about the situation and what his legal circumstance is.”

The Holmes County Sheriff’s Office arrested Mitchell and another man, Christophere Lewis, last week on a charge of possession of marijuana with the intent to sell or deliver, according to a post on the department’s Facebook page. Lewis also was charged with carrying a concealed gun without a permit.

“Everybody’s got an opportunity to make choices and decisions,” Saban said. “There’s no such thing as being in the wrong place at the wrong time. You’ve gotta be responsible for who you’re with, who you’re around and what you do, who you associate yourself with and the situations that you put yourself in. It is what it is, but there is cause and effect when you make choices and decisions that put you in bad situations.”

Mitchell, who is from Alabaster, Alabama, was a five-star prospect rated the 34th-best player and No. 3 safety in the 247Composite rankings.

Mitchell was driving the vehicle during a traffic stop. After deputies smelled marijuana, Mitchell picked up a baggie of marijuana from the passenger floorboard, according to the department’s Facebook post.

Sheriff’s deputies found “an additional significant amount of marijuana, a set of scales, a loaded handgun between the passenger seat and center console, and a large amount of cash,” according to the department’s Facebook post.