Florida State's Arrested Players Must Sit out Bowl Game vs. Notre Dame

T.J. Mcaloon@@tjmcaloonContributorDecember 19, 2011

GAINESVILLE, FL - NOVEMBER 26:  Coach Jimbo Fisher of the Florida State Seminoles directs play against the Florida Gators  November 26, 2011 at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville, Florida.  (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)
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The Florida State Seminole Football Program was dealt some bad news, with two of their players getting arrested over a three-day span.

According to the Orlando Sentinel Florida State's true freshman linebacker, Arrington Jenkins, was arrested over the weekend.

Arrington Jenkins, a true freshman linebacker who is redshirting this season, was arrested by Tallahassee police Sunday afternoon for allegedly stealing a motorcycle from a residence near his. A probable cause report from the Tallahassee Police Department stated that he was charged with vehicular theft and bonding out of the Leon County Jail on $5,000 bail later Sunday evening.

Jenkins was arrested after returning home from FSU's early-afternoon practice session.

This was the second arrest in three days. Tallahassee.com reported that Florida State's cornerback Avis Commack was arrested on suspicion of stealing a student’s iPad:

Florida State University football player Avis Commack was arrested Friday in connection with the theft of a student’s iPad, said Maj. Jim Russell, deputy chief of the FSU Police Department.

Commack was arrested on a third-degree felony charge of grand theft. He turned himself in at the Leon County Jail and was released on his own recognizance, Russell said.

A student reported she was in a computer lab at the University Center Building D on Dec. 6, when she left to get something to drink, according to court records. When she came back, her backpack, which contained a $600 iPad, was gone.

These two players have to sit out the Champs.com bowl game against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish on December 29th. 

They both are accused of these actions, so they are not guilty of doing anything wrong. However, the negative attention that it brings to the Florida State program is enough to sit these two players down for the bowl game. 

With the players sitting out their bowl game, hopefully it will send a message to the other Seminoles players that they cannot put themselves in situations where they can get arrested on charges of stealing. 

They can be found innocent of these charges and resume their college lives at Florida State. If that is the case, then they should be reinstated by the program. 

However, until they are found innocent, or guilty, these two players have to be kept off of the FSU roster when they travel to their bowl game.