- Sniper heaven: Pentagon’s self-guided bullets leave enemies nowhere to hide
- Violent gang taking advantage of immigration crisis, using border as recruiting hub
- Medicaid enrollment continues to soar under Obamacare, administration says
- Michelle Obama to Latinos: ‘We cannot afford to wait on Congress’ for immigration
- White House urges GOP to act ‘urgently’ on $3.7 billion request for illegal immigrants
- Politicians, criminals using ‘right-to-be-forgotten’ law EU courts forced upon Google
- Combat fatigue: elite special forces troops are ‘fraying,’ Gen. Joseph Votel warns
- German foreign minister to meet Kerry to discuss spying claims
- Florida police spokesman tells citizens: ‘Get yourself some firearms’
- California church handing out ‘travel cash’ to illegals heading east
Florida State linebacker Carr faces felony charges
Question of the Day
TALLAHASSEE, FLA. (AP) - Florida State linebacker Nigel Carr was freed on a $15,750 bond after being jailed on five separate criminal allegations, including two felony charges, authorities said Monday.
Carr was arrested by Tallahassee police Sunday on two counts of auto burglary, criminal mischief, credit card theft and fraud. A police report said items taken from a vehicle were found in a trash bin at Carr’s apartment complex, leading to his arrest.
First-year coach Jimbo Fisher, who was in North Carolina attending his inaugural Atlantic Coast Conference football kickoff, said the 230-pound junior would be disciplined in accordance to the university’s athletics code of conduct.
“If it’s a felony, it’s an automatic suspension,” Fisher said Monday. “It only takes one incident. You’ve got to make choices and there’s repercussions, good or bad.”
It’s the first time since replacing Bobby Bowden in January that Fisher has had a player arrested on felony charges.
“They’re going to make bad choices at times, and we’re going to help steer them in the right direction,” Fisher said. “Allegations like that can ruin a young man’s life or derail it.”
A police report also noted Carr was arrested shortly before midnight on July 22 and charged with possession of marijuana and pleaded with police not to take him to jail.
“No, no,” Carr said when being handcuffed that night. “I can’t go to jail.”
A sympathetic officer then agreed to issue a notice to appear since Carr had no previous record and was cooperative, the police report said.
Florida State officials declined to make Carr available for comment.
Carr, 20, was named the Seminoles most dependable linebacker in spring practice and was slated to begin the season as their starting strong side linebacker.
Carr played in all 13 games last season for the Seminoles and was credited with 26 tackles, which was 10th best on a team that finished 7-6.
His backup on Florida State’s depth chart, senior Mister Alexander, is regarded a superior pass rusher from the position.
By Tammy Bruce
The EPA takes its cue from rogue president on wage-garnishment scheme
- Armed militia sets up Texas command center to 'fight for national sovereignty'
- Va. Democrat reportedly seeks nude shots of Kendall Jones
- Obama seeks brisk passage of border children funding bill
- Bloomberg: Pro-gun towns must lack roads
- LeBron James returning to Cleveland Cavaliers
- PRUDEN: 'Dirty Harry' Reids increasing eccentricity
- Hamas orders civilians to die in Israeli airstrikes
- BRUCE: The feds plot to steal your paycheck
- Bush fixed bowling lanes that Obama wants to renovate
- White House urges GOP to act 'urgently' on $3.7 billion request for illegal immigrants
Obama's biggest White House 'fails'
Celebrities turned politicians
Athletes turned actors
20 gadgets that changed the world
Fighting in Iraq
World Cup's sexiest WAGs