Former ’SC football receiver Keyshawn Johnson arrested

first_imgFormer USC and NFL wide receiver Keyshawn Johnson was arrested in Calabasas, Calif. on Monday on suspicion of domestic abuse, according to a statement from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.Officers responded to reports of possible spousal abuse shortly before 1 a.m. Monday morning and determined that Johnson was involved in a “domestic dispute” with his former girlfriend. Johnson was subsequently arrested for misdemeanor domestic battery. He posted $20,000 in bail and was released later that morning.A Los Angeles native, Johnson played under USC coach John Robinson in 1994 and 1995, helping lead the Trojans to victory in the 1995 Cotton Bowl and 1996 Rose Bowl. He was the first draft pick in 1996 for the New York Jets, and during his career in the NFL played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Dallas Cowboys before announcing his retirement in 2007.He frequently appears on ESPN as an analyst.Johnson tweeted a statement Monday evening saying, “I would like to apologize to my family, friends, fans, colleagues, and, of course, to Jennifer for what happened last night at my home in Calabasas. Though the true facts will come out as part of the legal process, I can say now, without hesitation, that I did not hit, grab or strike Jennifer, nor would I ever touch her or any woman in anger. I am cooperating with the authorities and will continue to do so to ensure that this personal matter is fairly and expediently resolved.”Students on campus weighed in on the news of the former player’s arrest.“I was surprised to hear he was arrested for domestic abuse,” said Jesse Brummel, a junior majoring in communication. “He stated that he didn’t lay his hands on her, and I believe him. I’m interested to see more facts, though.”Trevor Williams, a junior majoring in business administration, noted that Johnson spoke in one of his classes, and he seemed very     “put-together.”“It was surprising,” said Trevor Williams, a junior majoring in business administration. “[Johnson] came into my sports business class last semester, and he seemed like a very                           put-together guy, a very smart man obviously. This doesn’t seem like something he would do based on my limited observation of him, but it is disturbing and I hope the allegations aren’t true.”last_img read more

Comparing Syracuse’s NCAA Tournament resume to fellow bubble teams

first_img Published on March 12, 2017 at 12:20 pm Contact Paul: [email protected] | @pschweds Facebook Twitter Google+ UPDATED: March 12, 2017 at 3:05 p.m.Syracuse enters Selection Sunday sitting on the bubble. The Orange (18-14, 10-8 Atlantic Coast) has the most distinct résumé of any team on the fringe of the NCAA Tournament. The Tournament is made up of 32 conference champions receiving automatic bids and the next 36 “best” teams. In order to judge “best,” the selection committee will parse through the following résumés before the bracket is announced at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday.Based on most bracket projections, the selection committee will have likely be choosing five teams for three spots.The below stats are based on the NCAA’s nitty-gritty report and team sheets with results as of games through Saturday night.Syracuse (18-4, 10-8 ACC)RPI rank: 84Strength of schedule: 64Nonconference record: 8-5 (188 nonconference RPI rank)Nonconference strength of schedule: 215Road record: 2-8Vs. RPI Top 50: 6-8Vs. RPI 51-100: 2-1Vs. RPI 101-200: 4-4Vs. RPI 200-plus: 6-1AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSouthern California (24-9, 10-8 Pac-12)RPI rank: 41Strength of schedule: 75Nonconference record: 13-0 (9 nonconference RPI rank)Nonconference strength of schedule: 140Road record: 6-5Vs. RPI Top 50: 2-6Vs. RPI 51-100: 4-2Vs. RPI 101-200: 7-1Vs. RPI 200-plus: 11-0Kansas State (20-13, 8-10 Big 12)RPI rank: 57Strength of schedule: 42Nonconference record: 11-2 (53 nonconference RPI rank)Nonconference strength of schedule: 237Road record: 6-6Vs. RPI Top 50: 4-9Vs. RPI 51-100: 2-2Vs. RPI 101-200: 8-2Vs. RPI 200-plus: 6-0Illinois State (27-6, 17-1 Missouri Valley) RPI rank: 33Strength of schedule: 123Nonconference record: 7-4 (102 nonconference RPI rank)Nonconference strength of schedule: 159Road record: 9-4Vs. RPI Top 50: 1-2Vs. RPI 51-100: 1-2Vs. RPI 101-200: 13-1Vs. RPI 200-plus: 10-1Wake Forest (19-13, 9-9 ACC)RPI rank: 39Strength of schedule: 21Nonconference record: 9-3 (10 nonconference RPI rank)Nonconference strength of schedule: 15Road record: 6-8Vs. RPI Top 50: 3-10Vs. RPI 51-100: 5-3Vs. RPI 101-200: 5-0Vs. RPI 200-plus: 6-0An earlier version of this story had Rhode Island listed as one of the bubble teams. URI won the Atlantic-10 Tournament and therefore received an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.  Commentslast_img read more