When you look like this, don't fight a linebacker.
Another entry in the compendium of Connvicts. As you know, a secondary mission of this notebook is to chronicle the legal dealings of fellow Big East schools. And no school has proved a bigger embarrassment of riches than the University Of Connecticut Huskies. We have long chronicled the list of legal entanglements of the UConnvicts, and this is their latest entry.
According to ESPN.com, junior kicker Dave Teggart and sophomore linebacker Jerome Williams were involved in a physical altercation in the Hilltop Apartments on the University of Connecticut campus in Storrs, CT. They were both cited for Breach Of Peace, a class B misdemeanor in Connecticut. A person is guilty of breach of peace when "with intent to cause inconvenience, annoyance or alarm, or recklessly creating a rick thereof, such person engages in fighting or in violent, tumultuous or threatening behavior in a public place". They are both scheduled to appear in Rockville Superior Court on October 12.
It's pretty bad when teammates start fighting each other, especially when it is a linebacker and a kicker. Not only is that a huge mismatch, but why would these two really talk to each other and get so upset as to get in a physical fight anyway? This could be nothing and two kids just getting fired up over something, or this could be a sign of a huge problem of chemistry for Connecticut. I have a feeling it is indication of nothing truly. However, there is a big problem I think in how Randy Edsall is treating this incident. "I hope they take that aggression on the field to the other people rather than themselves," Edsall said. "Nowadays, as well all know, when there's a little spat, they don't just tell you to go home or anything like that. Now you get arrested, written up for breach of peace." The players are not receiving a suspension for their actions. Keep in mind Syracuse suspended Delone Carter from school completely after receiving a misdemeanor last spring. Connecticut appears to be letting Edsall handle this internally and he isn't doing anything about it. A typical UConn response to an encounter with the law for UConn players.
Connecticut takes on Vanderbilt this weekend and these players should be in the lineup. However, they probably should be suspended for at least a game. Then again, Connecticut probably needs all the help as they had a lot of preseason hype, and are now sitting on a 2-2 record with their wins over Buffalo and Texas Southern, but losses to Michigan and Temple. Stay tuned to Orange::44 for any further developments.