Another player. Another Connvict.
Only few things take the taste of a loss out of your mouth. An epic win to rebound from the loss is one. Another is pointing out the criminal actions of another rival institution. Of course there is no more abundant source for Syracuse fans than the University of Connecticut. Yet another entry in the grand catalog of UConnvicts has made himself known.
Several sources, including the Hartford Courant is reporting than freshman running back Lyle McCombs has been suspended indefinitely from the UConn Football Team after being charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. Campus Police arrested him on Sunday, January 16th in Ellsworth Hall. His bail was set at $1,000 and his court date is set for January 25th. Of course, the report added, he had recently smoked the marijuana.
McCombs is a freshmen who was redshirted for the 2010-2011 school year. He has been suspended by new UConn coach Paul Pasqualoni indefinitely, as he should be. This is totally something that you can easily see 18 year old college kids do often, but you're on scholarship on the football team. You're supposed to be an athlete and treat your body with the utmost respect. You didn't and so you paid the price. McCombs said he has made a mistake and will do everything he can to be reinstated. I'm sure he will be. It was smoking a little marijuana, not a DUI or threatening another student as UConn athletes have been charged with in the past. And seeing as Jordan Todman declared for the NFL Draft, the Huskies will be needing some depth at the running back position. We all know, regardless of if his reinstatement is just or not, he'll be back if he is needed by the UConn staff. That's how they do in Storrs. Stay tuned to Orange::44 for any further transgressions from your favorite rival teams, and of course more entries from the University of Connecticut.