What started with missing a stop sign has ended in an arrest, and possible punishment for an Austin Peay offensive lineman.
According to The Leaf Chronicle, redshirt sophomore O.C. Brown was stopped back in March when he failed to stop at the stop sign. He couldn’t present a driver’s license or vehicle registration, and was given a court date. Brown did not appear on that date.
But it continues. Brown’s lawyers filed a motion citing “funeral attendance” as the reason the player wasn’t in court, according to the paper. Only Brown never appeared at the courthouse support that motion. Last week, Brown was arrested, and released on a $1,500 bond.
Austin Peay head coach coach Kirby Cannon says Brown’s punishment will be determined later and could include dismissal from the team.
Brown isn’t just another Austin Peay player, which only makes this harder to swallow for Governors fans. The Southern Miss transfer was ranked as the 11th best offensive guard in the country during his senior year. He was part of the Oscar-winning and somewhat ironically named documentary “Undefeated,” about Manassas’ High School in Memphis (where Brown attended) impressive 9-2 season when Brown was a senior.
No word on when Brown’s next court date is, although I’m sure he might want to attend this one.