The Bull Hits the Fan, Part II: Anthony Crater Suspended

Drew GatewoodAnalyst IDecember 3, 2009

LOUISVILLE, KY - JANUARY 28:  Head coach   Stan Heath of the South Florida Bulls looks on against the Louisville Cardinals on January 28, 2009 at Freedom Hall in Louisville, Kentucky.  Louisville won 80-54.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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Anthony Crater, the former Ohio State Buckeye who transferred last December, has been suspended for failing his second drug test as a USF Bull, according to a report on Fan House.

Crater who failed a drug test at Ohio State before transferring was also named as a potential robbery suspect earlier in the year when former Bulls players Gaby Belardo and Jesus Verdejo’s apartment was broken into.

Crater would be able to make his debut during the Central Michigan game next week, but is now facing a four to six game suspension for the failed drug test.

Neither Stan Heath of USF Associate Athletic Director Barry Clements would comment on the situation.

The NCAA has also sent a probe to investigate the allegations brought up two weeks ago about Augustus Gilchrist's possible tampering during his transfer and the alleged robbery that may have involved Crater.

I wrote about it in this article here .

Once again, USF gets into the news in a less than commendable reason.

Crater has been the focus of the most recent trouble for the program but was also arrested a month into his tenure at USF when he and current Bull, Mike Mercer, were picked up for marijuana possession on January 23, 2009.

That was Mercer’s second arrest as a Bull. The charges were later dropped in June for Crater but not Mercer. Both remained on the team with no repercussions.

The Bulls next game will be against Central Michigan on December 13 at the Sun Dome.