Stockstill 'disappointed' with arrests of MTSU football players

Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at 8:54pm
Staff reports

Five Middle Tennessee State football players were arrested early Sunday morning after a fight at a local nightclub, several news outlets reported on Tuesday.

Former players Anthony Amos and Jerrold Frazier and current players Marcus Henry, Jared Singletary and Adam Stickel were taken into custody after an altercation at 527 West Main St. in Murfreesboro.

“I was disappointed to learn the arrests of three current and two former football players,” coach Rick Stockstill said in a statement released through the school. “This is not the reflection of our football program we want at Middle Tennessee and we will react accordingly after gathering all the information. We always try to represent our university to the highest standards and matters like this are taken very seriously.”

All five players have been charged with disorderly conduct, according to the (Murfreesboro) Daily News Journal.

Henry, a junior receiver, was also charged with evading and resisting arrest. Stickel, a freshman offensive lineman, was also charged with underage consumption, resisting arrest and public intoxication. Frazier, a former defensive lineman who had been released from the team, was also charged with assaulting an officer and resisting arrest.

Amos is an NFL Draft hopeful who participated in the East-West Shrine Game. As a senior, he caught 72 passes for 992 yards and nine touchdowns.

In addition, the Daily News Journal reported that Oakland basketball player George Stanberry was also charged with disorderly conduct and underage consumption.