Another Auburn football player has been arrested; this time it’s Auburn running back Onterio McCalebb. If you’re keeping score at home, this is number six since the end of the 2010 season, that we know of.
Today, according to CBSSports.com, McCalebb was picked up on May 14th, for driving an “unregistered vehicle.”
The second half of the duo that some feel is the best returning backfield in the SEC, McCalebb was driving a vehicle that didn’t have a license plate, registration decal…and subsequently proof that it belonged to him.
Nor could he produce a driver’s license, according to the report.
McCalebb’s mugshot, courtesy of http://www.dekalbmugs.com/
According to the website, McCalebb was admitted on May 14th at 7:08pm. His charges: LICENSE REQUIRED; SURRENDER OF PRIOR LICENSES.
UNREGISTERED VEHICLE; NO TAG, REVALIDATION DECAL, OR COUNTY
So today, ask yourself two questions:
1.) Who did that car belong to?
Can a program already under intense suspicion for improper benefits and gifts given to producing players (McCalebb’s a starter who had 810 yards last season) afford something like this to hit the news?
2.) Why hasn’t the local media reported this?
Once again, we have to get the news from the national media, not the “unbiased” Alabama media. Why is that?
(Update: al.com finally reported the incident today (5/17), three days later.)
The most laughable item to the article:
“With charges this minor (relatively speaking), it seems unlikely (McCalebb)…will miss any time, and certainly not more than the Tigers’ opener against Utah State. But with Gene Chizik no doubt on the warpath after the embarrassment of the earlier arrests, McCalebb is probably on his way to getting very well acquainted with the Jordan-Hare Stadium steps this summer.”
So the warlord who stood mere feet from seeing his player cleat kicking an Oregon player in the unprotected face, only to put that player (Eric Smith) immediately back in the game….we’re supposed to believe there’ll be discipline?
Riiiiiiight. There’s a better chance Perez Hilton will open mouth kiss a girl.
I just hope the NCAA doesn’t get wind that a star from a school already under suspicion is driving around in a car that may not be his.