West Virginia Football: Two Mountaineer safeties arrested over weekend

Two West Virginia safeties arrested over weekend

2/20/13 in NCAAF   |   Tyler_Waddell   |   407 respect

As if West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen wasn’t in enough trouble with his defensive back seven. According to multiple reports, two of his safeties were arrested this past weekend on separate charges.Blog Photo - West Virginia Football: Two Mountaineer safeties arrested over weekend

Karl Joseph, a standout freshman, is facing charges after being arrested for driving under the influence and possession of a fake I.D. early Sunday morning. He recorded a team-high 95 tackles last season.

Junior Travis Bell was taken in on domestic battery charges later that afternoon, but was released on a $7,400 bond. The victim – who lives with Bell and has a child with – reported that she was hit several times and thrown to the ground.

“I have been made aware of the situation, and I am gathering facts at this time. I will take appropriate action when all the facts are in,” said Dana Holgorsen in a statement.

I anticipate that Holgorsen will suspend Joseph indefinitely – maybe for a game or two – and kick Bell off the team.

While there is no excuse for Joseph’s mistake, he is only 19 and did not harm anyone, whereas Bell allegedly made the decision to take physical action on someone of the female gender.

Either way, it’s not going to have a positive effect on the Mountaineers’ 118th-ranked pass defense.


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