Is he friends with Marcus Williams & AJ Price?
All too often we chronicle the legal contacts our fellow Big East school's athletes come in contact with the police. That is, when they are from the University of Connecticut. No school in the league has a finer and richer tradition of alleged and proven criminals than that beacon of truth, justice, and farming like the University of Connecticut in Storrs.
Neill Ostrout of the Connecticut Post is reporting that UConn defensive end Marcus Campbell was arrested on fifth-degree larceny charges for allegedly stealing a backpack containing a laptop computer. Yes you read that correctly... a laptop computer. Campbell has been out of action all year with an injury, and last week he was suspended from the team for "violations of team policies". This was before this incident. Good thing that was already taken care of. He is scheduled to appear in Rockville Superior Court on November 17th to answer to the charges.
Those UConn kids just can't leave those lappys alone huh? I mean, he wasn't even in school when that stuff all wen't down, but yet here he is doing exactly what several UConn athletes have done before. Campbell is most likely just facing a fine and probation, and possibly a dismissal if he stays out of trouble. Either way, it seems unlikely that he will return to the team ever again. This is yet another dismissal from the UConn football program this season at the hands of Coach Randy Edsall over the same banner of "violations of team policies". At this rate they may have as many kids on scholarship as Syracuse.
When will these kids learn? You can't take someone else's laptop. Either way, UConn is in shambles in terms of off field incidents. The good thing is that they are playing fairly well, and this dismissal occurs at the start of a week coming off of their bye. Seeing as Campbell was injured this should not affect the play on the field either. Regardless, this is just another example of an alleged lawbreaker on an athletic team in Storrs. Same as it ever was.