Remember when Miami coach Randy Shannon was fired and a smattering of folks wondered, “why would you fire a guy who cleaned up the program?” In Shannon’s four years as head coach, the program had only one player arrested. Miami’s new coach, Al Golden, had to deal with this headline today: “UM freshman football player charged with rape.” Golden has yet to coach a game, and the Hurricanes have already had two players arrested under his watch.
The details from Brown’s arrest this week are disturbing. According to police:
The woman had returned home to the dormitory, drunk and ill, according to an arrest affidavit. Brown came into her room, “under pretense he was concerned for her well being,” the affidavit said.
But while she lay in bed, Brown raped her, the woman told police, even though she told him to stop, the affidavit said. She couldn’t physically fight him off due to her intoxication and because the lineman, listed by UM as six feet three inches tall and weighing 295 pounds, was so much larger than her, police said.
Police said that at first, Brown denied having sex with the woman, but later recanted.
Florida’s new coach, Will Muschamp, had to make a tough decision recently and kick the best cornerback, Janoris Jenkins, off his team following an arrest. Brown wasn’t considered an impact player or even a starter with the Hurricanes, but it’ll be interesting to see how Golden handles the arrest. The school said that Brown is “suspended indefinitely,” which is at least a tougher stance than West Virginia might have taken.
Miami Hurricanes football player accused of rape [Sun-Sentinel]