High School Running Back Had Knife In Pants During Game, Was Arrested

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In weird sports news, a high school football player for Lake Weir High School Hurricanes in Florida was arrested after being caught carrying a pocket knife in his pants’ waistband during a game. If you thought you’ve heard everything in sports, this has to be something that changes that thought because I can almost guarantee you have never heard of a high school player packing a small weapon into his uniform during a game.

The player’s name is Trevante Taylor, 18, and he plays running back and linebacker for the Hurricanes and he was caught carrying the small weapon after another player reported seeing the knife and the officials took action.

Apparently the running back denied that he had anything on him, but the knife was in clear sight. Can you say stupid? I understand that this could be a defense mechanism just in case there is some type of brawl or fight that breaks out during the game — wait, no, I don’t understand why he has a knife on him during a game.

This could not be any more idiotic. There have been a ton of high school football fights and brawls lately it seems, but this takes it too far. What would happen if someone started a tussle on the field? Would he just pull out the knife and start stabbing people? This is the kind of thing you never thought you’d have to worry about in football.

Taylor was booked into the Marion County Jail and was released on $2,000 bond the next day. He was charged with possession of a weapon on school property — a felony.

It will be a sad day when there will need to be metal detectors installed to monitor what the actual players bring into games.

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