Short leash may be an overreaction, but this would become a huge black eye for the team and the university.
I know it's a little ridiculous to expect Sumlin to be able to control 100 players when they're not on the field, but the fact of the matter is that stuff like this always shines back on the coach. Would make it really tough to sit down with elite recruits and their parents and convince them to spend their next four years at TAMU where they'll be surrounded by felons in the locker room who make terrible decisions and jeopardize the future of the team.
I don't care about random arrests for possession of marijuana, PIs, MIPs, yelling at someone on Northgate for calling you a racial slur, etc. Stuff like that happens with a huge number of college students. But four aggravated robbery arrests in a little over a month would be ridiculous. Overzealous PDs in Bryan/College Station or not, armed robbery isn't a discretionary matter like the others are.
That's not something I care to have associated with the biggest representative of the university I graduated from, even if it is at the expense of a few wins.
And how dumb do you have to be to rob a college student at gunpoint? "Hey man, don't shoot me, just take my cracked iPhone 3S and my wallet with $5, a debit card with access to all $73 I have to my name and that coupon for a $7.99 Gumby's pizza! Oh, and please don't forget to pay those 4 crumpled up parking tickets I have in there!" Don't see the upside in that at all...
But you know, it's really hard to find a successful program that hasn't had **** like this happen. I guess that's the price and the game you have to play to be successful now.
edit: Sorry for the long post, just tired about hearing stuff like this come up with my team. Like Herb said, fall camp needs to start ASAP.
Hopefully these are the two people BPD and CSPD are looking for and it's not any of the football players that have been mentioned:
Edited by tmay407 - 7/24/14 at 6:59pm
Police are asking for the public's help locating Justin Deon Wallace, a College Station man connected to an aggravated robbery investigation that started in May.
College Station police said the 22-year-old is wanted on three counts of aggravated robbery and consider him to be armed and dangerous.
Officials describe Wallace as 5-feet 11 inches tall and 190 pounds. Police ask anyone who comes into contact with Wallace to call the department at 764-3600 or Crime Stoppers are 775-8477.
Investigators are also looking for an unnamed associate of Wallace's, described as a 20- to 25-year-old black man, 5 feet 7 inches tall with a slender build. Officials said the man is connected to the robbery charges.