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Arizona St. safety Abreu suspended after arrest

Posted on: January 31, 2011 1:51 pm
Posted by Jerry Hinnen

After a rocky, bowlless 6-6 season, this can't be how Dennis Erickson wanted Arizona State's offseason to begin :
Redshirt freshman safety Ramon Abreu has been suspended indefinitely from the football program at Arizona State following his arrest for felony sexual conduct with a minor, has learned.

The alleged incident(s) took place while Abreu was an 18-year-old high school senior at Marcos de Niza in Tempe and involved a 14-year-old freshman at the school.
Per the linked report, Arizona State had not been made aware of the arrest when Abreu signed with the Sun Devils last January (a situation that, if true, could make recruiting relations strained between the program and Abreu's high school). There is no word on when Abreu's suspension might be lifted, if it will be at all.

But where Abreu is concerned, given that his charges constitute a Class 2 felony "punishable by up to five years in prison," he's got much, much bigger problems than football right now. And as for the Sun Devils, it's just one more headache for a program that doesn't need any more than they've already got.


Since: Mar 23, 2010
Posted on: February 1, 2011 1:11 am

Arizona St. safety Abreu suspended after arrest

There was a 20 year old senior at my high school, but he was ugly and none of the girls liked him. It seems that the high schools need to do a better job in communicating the law to older students, and the consequences if those laws are broken. If this guy gets convicted he is basically screwed for life. The charges may be reduced, but on its face he broke the law, there is no denying the fact, if the justice system is fair he needs to pay the penalty regardless of consent. It will be an interesting jury trial.

Since: Feb 22, 2008
Posted on: February 1, 2011 12:51 am

Arizona St. safety Abreu suspended after arrest

That's more or less what I figured.  We (or at least I) weren't really commenting on this guy's case; it was more about the general pattern for me.  Woman accuses Ben of rape and Steelers fans assume she's a liar.  Athlete roughs up a girl at a bar and she was a drunk ho who was aking for it.  You know the horrible things people will say about a woman they've never met because the truth may be inconvenient and hurt their playoff chances.

Since: Dec 3, 2010
Posted on: February 1, 2011 12:08 am

Arizona St. safety Abreu suspended after arrest

This isn't to defend what the player did by any means.  It is however, to inform readers about the facts of the story from local reporters--basically journalism with integrity.  This player did have consensual sex with a freshman girl when he was a senior in high school.  This is what both sides are reporting.  The mother of the girl didn't report a problem at first, then decided she should act on it.  Again, consensual sex with high school kids.  One was a senior and 18 and the other a freshman and 14.  While they were both in high school.  Before anyone throws anyone else under the bus, ask yourself---is this kid really a sex offender?  Should he be charged with a Class 2 felony?  I'm sure this is a situation where some of the readers, and possible some of the Sportsline staff, could have potentially be in as well.  At a high school party, stuff happens.  I'm not saying it's right.  I'm just saying I could see how this happened.  Two high school kids, consensual sex, and a mother who was upset--probably at herself, yet upset none the less.  Felony?  Would she have reported it if he didn't play football?  Is race an issue?  High school kids...

Since: Feb 22, 2008
Posted on: January 31, 2011 9:18 pm

Arizona St. safety Abreu suspended after arrest

The moment a Sun Devil fan reads it.

Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: January 31, 2011 4:49 pm

Arizona St. safety Abreu suspended after arrest

How many comments before someone blames it on the female?

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