The Cincinnati Bearcats may have more problems on the horizon than trying to figure out how to beat intrastate foe Ohio State. According to the Cincinnati Enquirer, the Bearcats have several players who are facing disciplinary actions with another one suspended after an incident over the past weekend.
Cincinnati police responded to a report of shots being fired early Sunday morning around 2:36. No one was hurt, and none of the students detained were accused of being involved with gunplay. But freshman cornerback Alex Thomas, 18, was arrested after police say he ran when officers arrived, despite their commands to stop. Hosey Williams, 23, a senior who is the team’s No. 1 starting running back, was cited for disorderly conduct while intoxicated. The other two Bearcats involved were junior starting defensive back Leviticus Payne, 20, and sophomore linebacker Ey’Shawn McClain, 21 (both had outstanding warrants for minor drug crimes).
Tuberville announced Thursday that Thomas has been suspended, but that the other three players remain on the active roster. UC will play its Homecoming game against Miami University on Saturday at Paul Brown Stadium before preparing for their upcoming September 27th match up against Ohio State.
Cincinnati coach Tommy Tuberville shared,
“This kind of behavior is not acceptable and not indicative of the UC football program. Moving forward, we will continue to educate our players on making good decisions and being great representatives of the University.”
Stay tuned to see if any of these athletes miss the upcoming game against Miami of Ohio and if it carries on into the game with the Buckeyes.