It seems like all we write about anymore is Gopher football players and their run-ins with the law. Quite frankly, I'm getting a little tired of it. And, big freakin' surprise, we've got another one... and I'm just going to get by with a little help from the other bloggers to paint the picture.
So, here's the link to the Star-Tribune story about Gary Tinsley having a alcohol related run-in with the police.
Here's the Pioneer Press version.
Fringe Bowl Team (by the way, if you aren't reading this blog, what is wrong with you?) gave his two cents:
"The issue here is one of a broader concern among college football fans; off-the-field incidents are becoming the norm with college athletes, not the exception. Managing off-the-field fiascoes and dealing with a tolerable level of youthful stupidity is now part of big time collegiate athletics..."
And here's a couple of depressing quotes by Buck Bravo over at The Daily Gopher about the incident...
Yesterday: "If true, there's a good chance that the player who I would have projected to be the best linebacker on the team will probably be at a I-AA southern school that nobody cares about next season."
This morning: "Tinsley joins Sam Maresh and Kyle Theret as recent alcohol-related offenders. Perhaps a lock-down is needed to prevent more lock-ups."