Temple Suspends Two Players After Arrests

Haason Reddick (#1) versus  East Carolina in 2014 (Mitchell Leff/Getty Images North America)
Haason Reddick (#1) versus East Carolina in 2014 (Mitchell Leff/Getty Images North America)

Temple Suspends Two Players After Arrests

Temple football players Dion Dawkins and Haason Reddick have been suspended following their arrests on Monday evening. The Philadelphia Inquirer reported that the two players surrendered to police on Monday.

Their arrests stem from an incident on January 18 at a party. The victim alleges that Dawkins and Reddick assaulted him and left him with a broken orbital bone and concussion. As a result, the senior student has withdrawn from classes at Temple, but is hoping to continue classes in the fall.

Temple released the following statement in light of the arrests:

“Temple University is aware of allegations of improper conduct by two of its student-athletes at an off-campus location in January. The university has, and will continue, to fully cooperate with the Philadelphia Police Department in its investigation and will take appropriate actions outlined in the Student Conduct Code. The two students have been suspended from football team activities pending further investigation.”

Reddick will be a redshirt junior in 2015. He played in 9 games as a freshman in 2013 as a linebacker and went on to record 14 tackles including 4 tackles-for-loss. He also had a sack and recovered a fumble. In 2014, Reddick played in 9 games and made 2 starts before missing the final two games due to injury. He finished last year with 23 tackles, 7 tackles-for-loss, and one and a half sacks as a defensive lineman.

Dawkins joined Temple in January 2013 and played in the first five games of 2013 before an injury ended his season early. He also started two games in 2013 with one at left tackle and one at right tackle. In 2014, he was named the starter at left tackle and he played in 11 of 12 games. He managed to record one catch for 7 yards on a deflected pass in the game versus Navy.

Cameron Smith Out For 2015

Cameron Smith with a 73-yard TD against USC in 2014 (ictor Decolongon/Getty Images North America)
Cameron Smith with a 73-yard TD against USC in 2014 (ictor Decolongon/Getty Images North America)

Cameron Smith Out For 2015

Just one day after losing a starter on defense, the Arizona State Sun Devils have lost a big piece on offense. Top returning wide receiver Cameron Smith will miss all of the 2015 season due to knee surgery.

The knee injury had been bothering Smith “for quite some time” according to Craig Grialou.

The Sun Devils were already behind the 8-ball in having to replace Jaelen Strong at receiver after he declared for the NFL Draft. Strong had 82 catches for 1,165 yards and 10 touchdowns in 2014. Running back D.J. Foster was second on the team in receiving with 62 catches for 688 yards and 3 touchdowns, but will get reps at wide receiver this spring.

Smith was third in 2014 with 41 catches for 596 yards and 6 touchdowns. Tight end Kody Kohl is now the second leading returning receiver with 16 catches for 167 yards and 4 touchdowns. Wide receiver Frederick Gammage had 16 catches for 127 yards and a touchdown in 204.

Also competing for the starting wide receiver spots will be Gary Chambers (10 catches for 204 yards and 2 touchdowns), Ellis Jefferson (11 catches for 144 yards and 2 touchdowns), and junior college transfer Eric Lauderdale.

Arizona State’s spring practice will end on Friday, April 10 with the Spring Football game.

Michigan State RB Delton Williams Suspended

Delton Williams against Michigan in 2014 (Leon Halip/Getty Images North America)
Delton Williams against Michigan in 2014 (Leon Halip/Getty Images North America)

Michigan State RB Delton Williams Suspended

Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio has suspended running back Delton Williams¬†indefinitely following his arrest on Monday evening. The Detroit Free Press‘ Joe Rexrode confirmed the news via Twitter.

Williams has been accused of showing a firearm while involved in a road rage incident. The entire incident, including the subsequent updates from the Michigan State University Police Department, can be found here.

This is a bad blow to Michigan State’s running game at least for spring practice. Jeremy Langford is gone to the NFL after leading the Spartans rushing attack with 1,522 yards and 22 touchdowns on 276 rushing attempts. Also gone is the second leading rusher from 2014 in Nick Hill. Hill had 622 yards and 9 touchdowns on 107 carries.

Williams was the third leading rusher with 326 yards and 5 touchdowns on 54 carries while appearing in all 13 games. He was expected to contend for the starting running back position with LJ Scott, Madre London, and Gerald Holmes. Scott will be on campus in the Fall while London redshirted in 2014. Holmes participated in 3 games in 2014 recording 44 yards rushing on 15 carries.

Michigan State starts spring practice on Tuesday, March 24.