Big Ten Football Morning Coffee: Michael Bennett Actually Got Arrested for Fraud

Adam JacobiBig Ten Football Lead WriterMay 2, 2012

11 Sep 1999: Michael Bennett #29 of the Wisconsin Badgers runs with the ball during the game against the Ball State Cardinals at the Camp Randall Sradium in Madison, Wisconsin. The Badgers defeated the Cardinals 50-10.
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Rise and shine, friends. Here's what's going down in the Big Ten today.

Former Wisconsin tailback Michael Bennett was reportedly arrested on charges of wire fraud in the middle of a massive identity theft and check-cashing scheme uncovered by the FBI and involving other former NFL players, according to The Miami Herald.

No, seriously. 

You know, when former Big Ten tailbacks start allegedly engaging in this type of behavior, I'm almost inclined to believe they're neither legends nor leaders. Almost.

Penn State has lost defensive tackle Evan Haines for his career with lingering blood clot issues that began affecting him last year. Haines was only able to play in two games last season, and now two is where that total will stand.

Penn State will keep Haines in the program as a graduate assistant. Bummer.

Meanwhile, Bill O'Brien promises that Penn State will have a starting quarterback, but (jokingly) asked fans not to ask him anything more about that situation, via The Patriot-News. O'Brien was largely positive when talking about his team coming into the 2012 season, though, and PSU fans should feel reassured that the program is in good hands.

As the Lansing State Journal notes, without a bevy of 2011 offensive stars or putative 2012 starting quarterback Andrew Maxwell, Michigan State's offense struggled mightily in the Green and White scrimmage on Saturday.

But hey, at least the fullbacks were impressive? Yeah, it was that kind of day.

An architecture exhibit is being planned for Ohio Stadium's 90th anniversary, per, so students from OSU's school of architecture toured the empty stadium to take pictures this weekend. Wait, that's a thing you can do? What have I been doing with my entire life?

At any rate, sight unseen, I will want to attend that exhibit.