Thursday, April 9, 2009

CRIME REPORT: B.A.C. .155 – NOW THAT’S MESSED UP

Florida State wide receiver Rod Owens (left) faces a DUI charge after Tallahassee police pulled him over early Sunday on a routine traffic stop. Coach Bobby Bowden said “dadgummit,” and suspended the receiver indefinitely on Monday.

Hours after FSU officials announced the suspension, another receiver's career at FSU took a turn into the crapper as the NCAA denied Corey Surrency, 24, another year of eligibility.

Before enrolling in El Camino Community College (really, John…), where Surrency played for two seasons, he played with the Florida Kings, a recreational football team that helps athletes with troubled pasts earn a chance to play in college. In doing so, Surrency unknowingly violated an NCAA rule that prohibits athletes from playing an organized sport after their 21st birthday and before they enroll in college. Of course, that is EXACTLY the kind for which the suits in Kansas want a POUND of flesh.

David McCranie, a spokesperson for the Tallahassee Police Department, said Owens was arrested around 4:30 a.m. when he was spotted driving without his headlights on (Doh!). Owens provided a breath sample at that time and "blew a .155, which is almost double the legal limit," McCranie said.

The incident occurred after Owens caught three passes in Florida State's annual Garnet and Gold spring game.

Um…dude, .155? It was just a scrimmage.

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