Pre-NFL Draft arrest watch

By MATT TAIBBI  |  April 12, 2006

6)Moe Thompson, DE, Grambling: Thompson may be one of the first players to be drafted despite having been a fugitive from justice during his NCAA Division 1 career. Before being kicked off the South Carolina Gamecocks, he was busted in one of several SC theft scandals and went on the lam for a while, eventually resurfacing in Grambling.

7 )Dusty Dvoracek, DT, Oklahoma: A while back, Ol’ Dusty was kicked off the Sooners temporarily, following a public-intoxication incident that left one of his best friends in the hospital with a serious head trauma.

8)A.J. Nicholson, LB, FSU: What good would this list be without a Florida State mention? Nicholson is the only draft prospect this year to have been shot with a Taser gun: last year he got popped by Tallahassee cops who found him hiding in the bushes of an apartment complex.

9)Cam Hall, S, Boise State: Arrested for vehicular manslaughter last year when he allegedly got into a high-speed game of tag with a drunk driver who wouldn’t let him pass. The two drivers accelerated to speeds exceeding 100 mph, and when the other driver hit a third car, all three occupants in that car, including an infant, were killed. Hall is considered an excellent special-teams player.

10)Antwan Allen, CB, Iowa: Allen, one of a number of draft prospects this year with a serious bar-fight assault charge, was the beneficiary of a Midwestern press corps that devoted most of its energy last year to writing about fellow Hawkeye (basketball player) Pierre Pierce’s rape case. Allen broke a student’s jaw in an Iowa bar, but he is also a corner with excellent cover skills.

We’ll let you know who survives draft week intact.

When he’s not googling “Nate Newton AND massive amounts of marijuana,” Matt Taibbi is writing for Rolling Stone.

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