Ex-Michigan coach Rich Rodriguez deals with arrests of 4 Arizona players
Angela J. Cesere | AnnArbor.com
Three of the four players — cornerback Jourdon Grandon, offensive linemen Fabbians Ebbele and Eric Bender — were charged with criminal trespassing and assault, according to the Arizona Daily Wildcat, the student newspaper at the university. The fourth, safety Jared Tevis, was arrested by Tucson police for trespassing. All are sophomores.
Rodriguez took over as coach at Arizona in November, taking over a Wildcats program coming off a 3-8 season.
Five players were at a party and were asked to leave because four of them were not invited, the Daily Wildcat reported.
From the Daily Wildcat:
One of the men responded by shoving one of the women backwards. The man was later identified as former safety Joshua Robbins. After being shoved, the resident slapped Robbins, who then proceeded to punch her in the face — starting a brawl between the football players and members of the party. The players left after the brawl, but before leaving said, “We will be back with our homies.” A short time later, the players returned “in a group of between 10 and 30,” and a man later identified as sophomore offensive tackle Fabbians Ebbele forcibly entered the home and “began punching everybody he could reach,” according to the report, including the resident who was initially assaulted and her brother.