Florida State LB Nigel Carr Arrested For Burglary and Other Crimes

James Walker@BRJamesWalkerAnalyst IIJuly 26, 2010

Nigel Carr, the projected starter at weak-side linebacker for FSU, was arrested Sunday for burglary, property damage, theft of a credit card, and fraud.

Police said Carr broke into a white Toyota and stole a book bag that contained the victim's purse and credit card.  Carr is also the suspect in the break-in of another vehicle near the FSU campus.

Carr played in all 13 games of his 2009 season and had his first career start against North Carolina.  This season, he was scheduled to start replacing departed Dakoda Watson.

Ironically, he earned the "most dependable" award among his fellow linebackers after spring practice this season.

This could be a serious blow to FSU's defense.  Head Coach Jimbo Fisher was obviously disappointed, stating Carr "had been doing great".

The FSU junior has had problems in the past.  In 2007, Carr, along with three other FSU players were permanently banned from Walt Disney World for loitering, but after an accusation of racial profiling, the charge was reduced to a one year ban from Downtown Disney in Orlando.

Coach Fisher did say, if convicted of a felony, Carr would be suspended, but did not state for how long.

Carr, 20, is being held in the Leon County jail on $15,000 bond.