Honey Badger Award for Extracurricular Excellence: Week 17

By Kris Hughes
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As we enter the month of May, the Honey Badger Award for Extracurricular Excellence promises to heat up — er, pardon the pun — as the dog days of summer come into focus. Teams have plenty of time on their hands now, school is out, and the long days punctuated only by the occasional workout offer all the temptation the Devil and his idle hands can muster.

There are only two entrants this week to the race — one from a traditional powerhouse and the other from, well, a traditional cellar-dweller, and ironically, my alma-mater.

Caw! Caw! Caw!

Star LSU Tigers running back Jeremy Hill was arrested on Saturday April 27th for his part in a bar fight that spilled over into a parking lot in Baton Rouge in which he struck a man so many times he caused him to lose consciousness. This isn’t Hill’s first brush with the Law — he was arrested in high school for having sex with a 14 year old girl — but he claims he was provoked in this particular fight and was only protecting himself.

I guess the courts will decide, but color me doubtful.

North Texas Mean Green senior defensive tackle Richard Abbe is our other off-field star this week. Abbe was arrested on Thursday the 2nd for a garden variety DUI in Denton and posted bail on Friday morning.

After three buzzy years in Denton, I’ll tell you this. People drink there a lot. People who drink there a lot, also drive after drinking a lot. 

If Abbe was drunk enough to get a DUI, he was DRUNK.

Here’s the Week 17 leaderboard:

Alabama Crimson Tide 12 Four Man Assault for Snacks
Washington State Cougars 7 Pullman Party Shenanigans Including Cracked Skulls
Drew Loftus Pantsing Tequila
Leon Brooks DUI
Kansas Jayhawks 6 Ben Heeney Battering Bouncers
Nick Sizemore Drunkenly Hitting Parked Cars
Pittsburgh Panthers 6 Erik Williams, Andrew Carswell, Khaynin Mosely-Smith Slanging Horse
Syracuse Orange 6 Markus Pierce-Brewester & Davon Wells Electronics Fetish
Texas Longhorns 6 Cayleb Jones Cracking Jaws
Connor Brewer Dorm Room MIP
Kendall Sanders College Station DWI
Florida Gators 4 Jessamen Dunker Grand Theft Moped
Louchiez Purifoy Pot Possession
Penn State Nittany Lions 4 Zayd Issah Fake Lettuce for BigMacs
Akeel Lynch Criminal Mischief
West Virginia Mountaineers 4 Karl Joseph Domestic Violence
Travis Bell DWI
Colorado Buffaloes 3 Samson Kafovalu MIC & Other Bad Decisions
Colorado State Rams 3 Johnny Schupp Domestic Violence
LSU Tigers 3 Jeremy Hill Bar Fight
USC Trojans 3 Junior Pomee Grand Theft Apple Products
Utah Utes 3 Niasi Leota Extreme Domestic Violence
Virginia Tech Hokies 3 Michael Holmes Malicious Wounding at a Bar Fight (eek)
Georgia Bulldogs 2 Ty Flournoy-Smith Reporting False Crime
Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders 2 Shaun White Burglary
Tennessee State Titans 2 Mike German / Joe Johnson Dance Party!
Texas A&M Aggies 2 Kirby Ennis Gun Charge
Western Kentucky Hilltoppers 2 Kene Anyigbo Pot Eating & Dark Driving
Arkansas Razorbacks 1 Austin Flynn DWI
Florida International Panthers 1 Prince Matt Pot Possession
Florida State Seminoles 1 James Wilder Failure to Appear
Iowa State Cyclones 1 Willie Scott Pot Possession
Marshall Thundering Herd 1 Kevin Grooms Underage Consumption
Miami Hurricanes 1 Gabe Terry Pot Possession
North Carolina State Wolfpack 1 Logan Winkles DUI
North Texas Mean Green 1 Richard Abbe DUI
Ole Miss Rebels 1 Philander Moore Living Up to His Name
Utah State Aggies 1 Jake Doughty’s Love Affair With Substances
Washington Huskies 1 Austin Sefarian-Jenkins One Man Car Accident

* 3 points for each arrest which involves bodily harm or theft.
* 2 points for alcohol or drug offenses (i.e. dealing) that aren’t DUIs or non-theft arrests.
* 1 point for garden-variety DUIs, pot possession, and other miscellaneous low-level shenangians.

Visit us every Friday for the newest installment and cross your fingers your alma mater isn’t on our list!!

Kris Hughes is a Senior Writer for Rant Sports. You can follow Kris on TwitterGoogle and Facebook

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