Friday, October 05, 2007

Another Florida player arrested

Safety Tony Joiner has become the eighth Florida player in the last nine months to get in legal trouble. Joiner, a senior captain and defensive leader, was arrested early Tuesday and charged with felony burglary, police said.

Joiner was accused of pushing a heavy electric gate open to enter the lot in an attempt to retrieve his girlfriend's car, which was being held in lieu of a $76 towing bill, a police report said.

Owner of the towing company said Joiner had made arrangements to pay the towing bill and pick up the car. But when Joiner arrived, no one was around to help Joiner.

"I don't know if he was late or early or what," said the owner, who plans to urge the state attorney's office to drop the charges. "I don't understand why he was arrested. Is it a crime? Yes and no. It's kind of my fault because I left the gate open. It's like going to breakfast at Cracker Barrel and when you go to leave there's no one there to take your money. How long are you going to wait?"

8 guys in 9 months is enough even to make the Bengals blush. What can you expect when put athletics ahead of academics. It is great to recruit thugs that can sprint 40 yards in 4.4 seconds, but it shouldn't be timed as they try and elude the cops.

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