University of Miami offensive linemen Trevor Darling and Jahair Jones were arrested Wednesday night after allegedly impeding traffic and "resisting [an] officer without violence."
Susan Miller Degnan of the Miami Herald reported that an arrest affidavit shows the men were arrested after ignoring multiple requests by two officers to leave a roadway in Miami Beach.
On Thursday, Jones saw his charges dropped following his court appearance, according to Degnan. Darling was expected to have a similar result to his case on Friday following his own court date.
The affidavit for Jones stated that the Hurricanes player acknowledged the police request but did not follow it: "The defendants were arrested and removed from the roadway. Once in custody, the defendant [Jones] acknowledged he was being asked to move, yet he refused to move after being asked several times."
The Miami Herald also noted a separate affidavit filed for Darling that provided further information about the incident:
Darling's arrest affidavit said the sergeant give him "five lawful orders to remove himself from the middle of the roadway. The defendant was impeding traffic and was a safety hazard to himself and others…The defendant also refused to obey two lawful orders… The defendant was arrested without incident. Once in custody the defendant stated that he was in fact ordered by a law enforcement officer to remove himself from the roadway but continued not to follow orders."
Miami athletic director Blake James later issued a statement on the arrests, via Degnan: "I am aware of the reported incident involving two student-athletes last night, and we are still gathering information. I have very high expectations for all of our student-athletes, as I know Coach [Mark] Richt does for his team, and any misconduct will be addressed."
No other information about why Darling and Jones were in the roadway was included in the report.
Darling emerged as a key cog in the 'Canes offensive line over the past two years. He started all 13 games at the crucial left tackle spot last season for the nation's 29th-ranked passing offense. He could establish himself as a high-upside NFL prospect with a strong 2016 campaign.
Jones didn't play last season. The 6'4", 320-pound lineman opted to redshirt in order to retain an extra season of eligibility. He'll look to earn a spot along the line as a sophomore next fall. He was a 3-star JUCO transfer from ASA College early last year, according to 247Sports.
It's unclear what type of punishment the Miami players could receive from the team as a result of the incident.
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