College Football Player Arrested Under Suspicion of DUI
According to the Riley County Police Department, Cre Moore, 20, a Kansas State football player, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence. It was reported that Moore was arrested early Sunday morning after striking a pole and a privately-owned stairwell in Manhattan with his pickup truck.
The football player was not injured in the accident, and it was not reported that he had any passengers in his vehicle. His vehicle sustained major damage to the front end, including portions of the driver’s side and side wheel. Moore was found to have what authorities believe were pills identified as depressants. What type of pills these were exactly has not been released to the public.
The sophomore back-up defensive back was charged with possession of a depressant and DUI. He was arrested, taken to jail, and later released on a bond of $3,500. The team’s coach, Bill Snyder, acknowledged that his player had been arrested, saying he knew how he would handle the matter, but did not speak about the situation any further.
It was not immediately known if Moore had retained legal representation.
A charge such as this could have a negative impact on Moore’s life as a football player. There is little doubt that being arrested violates team guidelines, and whether or not he is convicted could prove to be a major decision-maker on his further involvement with the college team.
How things will be handled internally remains to be seen. Moore or his representatives will appear in court in the near future to answer to the charges. It may not be until then that we discover the consequences of his poor decision.