The FIU police investigation continues into the Saturday night incident that ended with FIU starting running back Kedrick Rhodes being arrested, then dismissed from the team. I'm hearing more players could be involved. The arrest was marked as a "gang activity related arrest" as well as a "fraud-related arrest."
CORRECTION: I was just informed that the marking of the box on FIU police arrest reports under "gang activity related arrest" and "fraud-related arrest" means the arrest NOT related to gangs or fraud.
And, there's still an academic acid rainstorm out there that could corrode the roster further.
From the Rhodes arrest affidavit:
"On the listed date and time, the defendant was exiting his resident hall (Everglades Hall) located on the South Campus of Florida International University. The listed witnesses observed the defendant running toward his vehicle angered over an unknown incident. The witnesses then observed the defendant enter his vehicle and sit inside the driver's side seat.
"The witnesses then observed the defendant produce a firearm from insice the vehicle, step outside the vehicle, yelling "Get the (DJN: sounds like "cluck") back!" bringing the firearm up with his hand and discharging the firearm three to four times in the parking lot (#6). The listed witnesses fled the scene, fearing for their safety. Further investigation revealed that the witnesses positively identified the defendant. The defendant was then taken into custoday and transported to the Dade County Jail.
"The defendant provided a written confession, stating he was under the influence of alcohol while discharging the firearm."
The above greets new football operations director Sean Todd, who had the same job at FAU from that program's inception through last season, FAU's first under Carl Pelini.
FIU also announced the hiring of Joe Maggio as video coordinator for the football program.