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Report: 4 Arizona players arrested in party brawl

Posted on: March 7, 2012 10:07 am
Edited on: March 8, 2012 10:25 am
Posted by Chip Patterson

UPDATE (3/8): Assault charges against Eric Bender-Ramsay have been dropped, though the trespassing charge remains.  Ebbele and Grandon, still facing assault charges, were held out the Wildcats' spring practice on Wednesday.   

Four Arizona football players have been arrested after a fight broke out at a party, according to a local report.

The Daily Wildcat, citing police reports, detailed the charges against sophomore cornerback Jourdan Grandon, sophomore offensive tackle Fabbians Ebbele, sophomore offensive lineman Eric Bender-Ramsay, and sophomore safety Jared Tevis.

Grandon, Ebbele, and Bender have all been charged with criminal trespassing and assault, while Tevis collected only a trespassing charge. According to the report, Tevis was invited to a party and showed up with his teammates and former Wildcat Joshua Robbins. When Tevis and the group were asked to leave because the others were not invited, Robbins reportedly shoved a woman and upon being slapped - punched her in the face.

A small brawl broke out at the party, and then things escalated. (via: The Daily Wildcat)

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.

People at the party told officers the UA players entered the home and began assaulting male members of the party while several women attempted to stop another fight from happening. One woman was pushed up against the wall by Robbins. Robbins continued to push other female guests and residents.

Members of the party identified Grandon after he “punched a female guest in her face with a closed fist and began punching other females in the face.” Tevis was also present during the altercation but none of the victims observed him assaulting anyone.

When officers saw the Navigator speeding away from the house, they pulled the car over to the side of the road for a “high risk” stop. Everyone inside of the car, which included Tevis, Robbins, Grandon, and Ebbele, was removed from the car, along with junior defensive tackle Justin Washington, who was not charged in the incident.

The school has not released an official statement yet, but the assumption would be that some kind of suspension is in order for at least Grandon, Ebbele, and Bender. Ebbele is expected to start at tackle this season, and Grandon was expected to see significant playing time in the secondary.

Needless to say, this is not the kind of distraction new head coach Rich Rodriguez wants during spring practice. The Wildcats started Spring Practice March 5, for three things to look for check out the Arizona Spring Practice Primer.

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Since: Jan 25, 2012
Posted on: March 9, 2012 12:49 pm

Report: 4 Arizona players arrested in party brawl

Wow---punching females in the face with a closed fist. What's next for these a**clowns?? Going to an elementary school and punching 6 year olds in the gut "with a closed fist"?

Had to be alcohol involved---probably massive quantities. But I can say for certain that no matter how "liquored up" I got as a college student, I didn't come close to punching a female in the face "with a closed fist". Of course steroids weren't as prevelant "back in the day". Maybe its that lethal cocktail of PEDs and Budweiser that causes someone to lose all sanity.

Since: Mar 13, 2009
Posted on: March 8, 2012 4:35 pm

Report: 4 Arizona players arrested in party brawl

UofF - If you would have read my post below you would have seen that Rich Rodriguez let Josh Robbins go about two months. He was not at the party as a member of any University of Arizona Team. He was a Mike Stoops player that Rich Rod let go after being at Arizona for two weeks.

Since: May 21, 2009
Posted on: March 8, 2012 2:21 pm

Report: 4 Arizona players arrested in party brawl

Joshua Robbins- You are a piece of crap....You are a loser...You are a spineless wimp who needs to have his ass whipped so bad you wont play football this year....what a disgraceful loser and I hope he gets kicked out of arizona...

Since: Apr 21, 2011
Posted on: March 8, 2012 1:59 pm

Report: 4 Arizona players arrested in party brawl

UA reps need to call in the 4 identified players and give then an ultimatum: name all current AU players who were involved or be dismissed from the FB program. The conduct attributed to the four players is bad enough, if true, but additional players streaming to the site (again, if true) is far worse, indeed, intolerable. Rich Rodriguez is presented with a situation that will test not only his ability to maintain discipline and order among players, but also his credibility as a leader. Let's see how AU, particularly Rich Rodriguez, handles the matter.

Since: Mar 13, 2009
Posted on: March 8, 2012 9:55 am

Report: 4 Arizona players arrested in party brawl

First of all I can’t believe all the ignorance in some of these posts especially the ones trying to hang this on Rich Rodriguez. You all think any NCAA Coach would encourage their players to behave and act in this matter?  All of these punks were all sophomores which came in under former Coach Mike Stoops “NOT” Rich Rod – get your facts straight. This is no different than any one of you adopting a foster child to shortly find out the child is a mess and not the saint the agency said he or she was. You deal with those things as they happen or you catch wind of something you don’t like.  

Coach Rodriguez and A.D. Greg Byrne will make this kids pay for their actions as they will be removed from the team and sent packing. This behavior will not be tolerated by the University of Arizona, its Athletic department or its “Real” fans.

As to Josh Robbins, he was removed from the team shortly after Coach Rodriguez came to Tucson.

Since: Feb 9, 2007
Posted on: March 8, 2012 12:04 am

Report: 4 Arizona players arrested in party brawl

Wow, you've got 4, presumably big, football players at a party, and they get bullied and have to 'go get their homies' to protect them? What a joke - are the AZ football players a bunch of wussies? I bet they are going to put the fear of god in to the opposition when they play.Smile Seriously, they should have acted like adults, and just got the hell out of there if the situation was out of control.

Since: Mar 16, 2008
Posted on: March 7, 2012 11:26 pm

Report: 4 Arizona players arrested in party brawl

Kick all of these dumbasses off the team, put them in jail, monetarily fine each one, and set an example for the rest of the football team that if you don’t behave like an adult and show the utmost respect for others, that you will not play football at U of A under any circumstance. Set a zero tolerance policy, live by it, and act upon it if violated, period. Seems simple to me.

Since: Oct 29, 2011
Posted on: March 7, 2012 10:56 pm
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Since: Aug 25, 2006
Posted on: March 7, 2012 10:08 pm

Report: 4 Arizona players arrested in party brawl

Arizona welcome your new coach Rich Rodriguez. This is just the beginning of troubles for your team.

Since: Mar 7, 2012
Posted on: March 7, 2012 9:42 pm
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