Coastal Carolina University has only had a football program for five years, so in an effort to turn things around as quickly as possible, the Chanticleers have taken the Cincinnati Bengals’ approach to roster-building: find guys with police records who also happen to be pretty good football players, and pray they don’t get arrested.
So far, so bad on that front for CCU. This morning, they had their third player arrest in a week, presumably in an effort to match the incarceration totals of Saturday’s opponent, the Penn State Nittany Lions:
Scott Fambrough, 21, of Dunwoody, Ga., was arrested at 2:29 a.m. and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol after officers saw a 2004 black Chevrolet Tahoe driving erratically … [and] observed Fambrough cross a lane divider several times…
Officers then reported that Fambrough had a strong smell of alcohol, his eyes were “extremely unfocused,” his speech was slurred and he was unsteady on his feet. Fambrough “did poorly” in field sobriety test, the report states.
In technical police terms, this is called being “Chris Henry-ed”, I think. In any event, this isn’t Fambrough’s first run-in with po-po. He was charged with public intoxication last November, and two months later he was charged with driving under the influence. I’ll take a shot in the dark and say Fambrough has a drinking problem.
Oh, and when Bodog gets around to making odds on the first college players to end up in the clink, they might want to expand their pool of potential candidates.