Washaun Ealey and the 10 Stupidest College Football Arrests

RM HeroldFeatured ColumnistAugust 27, 2010

Washaun Ealey and the 10 Stupidest College Football Arrests

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    Washaun Ealey was arrested earlier today on charges of hit and run and driving with a suspended license.

    Not the brightest thing you can do, but certainly there have been dumber arrests in college football.

    Like what, you ask?

    We'll get to those in a moment.

    As you will see, Ealey is barely a blip on the radar, because there have been some great stories.

    I've tried to gather the best, but I am open to bumping any one of these for a better one.

    Here's the rest of the dubious list.

10. Washaun Ealey

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    The Georgia running back barely makes this list, and you'll soon see why.

    Here are the rest of the details that are being reported:

    Ealey was driving his roommate's car, crashed into a parked car, and then fled the scene and went back to his dorm.

    What he didn't know was that someone saw the accident and took down his license plate number.

    When the cops came, he decided it was best to go ahead and give up the ghost, as they say.

9. Cade McNown

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    Not sure if this should be labeled stupid or lazy.

    When he was the UCLA quarterback, McNown pled no contest to illegally possessing a handicapped parking placard.

    Because the prime spot in front of the dorm was much easier to get to than the one 10 feet away.

    McNown would later grow his legend by failing as a Bears quarterback and getting banned from the Playboy Mansion for stealing Hugh Hefner's main girl.

    He went for the grand slam by stealing (temporarily) Tim Couch's fiance.

    Both women in question were, of course, Playboy Playmates.

    Yes, she was one of them.

8. Damon Evans

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    Any list of dumb arrests has to include the UGA AD.

    Here's the quick yet entertaining version of what happened:

    Evans was pulled over for suspicion of a DUI. The arresting officer noted that a pair of ladies’ red panties was between the AD's legs when the officer first approached him in his car.

    Evans told the cop: "I am not trying to bribe you, but I'm the athletic director of the University of Georgia,"

    He then continued: "I don't want you to use who I am, but I would just ask that you take me to a motel."

    The cop also noticed that there was a young woman (not his wife) sitting in the passenger seat.

    So the officer asked him about the panties, and Evans replied: "She took them off and I held them because I was just trying to get her home."

    That is his mug shot.

    He is now the former UGA AD.

7. Corey Logan

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    Logan was a tight end at Ohio University when he was charged with assaulting a police horse.

    I couldn't find that footage, so I found a re-enactment for you.

6. Larry Foster

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    Foster was LSU's leading receiver in 1998, so you can say he was good with his hands.

    He also used those hands to snatch a woman's purse on campus.

    Witnesses chased him, so he slipped into the school's music and dramatic arts building.

    He then bolted into a restroom and locked himself in a stall.

    Police waited for him to finish his business before arresting him.

5. Star Paddock and Jimtavis Walker

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    Five years back the two Oregon State University players named above were allegedly arrested for trying to pay a $20 cab fare with marijuana.

    The cabbie said when he refused, he was then assaulted by the players.

    Running back Jimtavis Walker also threw a hamburger at him.

4. Dion Rayford

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    Back in 1999, Dion Rayford got hungry for some late night Taco Bell.

    But as happens sometimes, the drive-up window worker got the order wrong.

    Rayford was not having it.

    He became enraged and attempted to crawl into the drive-through window to get his chalupa.

    He, um, got stuck.

    By the way, whatever happened to this little guy?

3. D.J. Jones

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    This one is stupid and violent at the same time—and hot off the press.

    D.J. Jones signed a scholarship to play at Texas A&M, but the two parties parted ways before he could actually go there.

    Lucky for them. According to reports:

    Denison, Texas police say around 2 a.m. two days ago, a vehicle pulled up in front of the police station, and a civilian employee walked outside to find Jones assaulting his girlfriend.

    Yes, beating up on his girlfriend. In front of the police station.

    When, to his shock, police officers actually came out to stop him, Jones ran off.

    He was found later hiding in some bushes and was arrested.

2. Tyler Patrick Thomas and Naked Three-Point Stance

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    One thing's for sure: They really know how to party over at Oregon State University.

    Earlier this week, OSU offensive lineman Tyler Patrick Thomas, 19, was arrested on charges of first-degree criminal trespass, second-degree criminal mischief, and resisting arrest.

    Police were called after a woman reported there was a naked man in the upstairs office of her residence.

    When officers arrived, they ordered Thomas to get on the ground several times, but he didn't feel like it.

    Then Thomas, who had reportedly been drinking, got into a "three-point stance" and lunged at the officers.

    The cops, of course, "Tased" some sense into him.

    Thomas was released from the team later the same day.

1. Ben Siegert and Gay Sheep

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    Ben Siegert, an Oregon State defensive tackle, was arrested back in March 2005 for DUI.

    In the back of Siegert's pickup truck was a ram stolen from an Oregon State University experimental farm, which was conducting a study on homosexuality in sheep.

    Now, I ask you...

    What can I add to this story to make it any better?