Early on Friday morning, Indiana State Police arrested two members of the Indiana Hoosiers basketball team for reasons that no one should be surprised about. Yogi Ferrell, 20, and Stanford Robinson, 18, were both arrested by the police for underage drinking and the possession of false identifications.
According to the police report:
Indiana State Excise Police officers arrested two members of the Indiana University Men’s Basketball team early this morning. Kevin D. Ferrell, 20, of Indianapolis, and Stanford B. Robinson, 18, of Landover, Maryland, were each preliminarily charged with Minor Consumption of an Alcoholic Beverage and Possession of a False Identification.
At approximately 1:00 am, Ferrell and Robinson allegedly attempted to enter Kilroy’s Sports Bar located at 319 North Walnut using false identifications. Indiana State Excise Police officers working inside the premise recognized the identifications to be false at that time.
If this type of arrest of a collegiate athlete surprises you, then it’s been a while since you’ve been there. As a recent graduate of a major college, I can tell you this is a pretty common thing among underage students.
I am by no means defending Ferrell and Robinson, but this shouldn’t be made into a huge deal because you could probably walk up to 60 percent of college students and ask if they had a fake I.D. and they would tell you yes.
It’s a sad reality today, but underage drinking and fake identification to get into bars are just two normal things in college life.
Yes, these two should receive some sort of punishment and maybe a short suspension, but to single them out above the rest of college students just doesn’t seem right. Getting caught drinking underage is just a normal Thursday night for many college students.
Wake up, America.
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