With a hat tip to Erik Malinowski of Deadspin, Ball State defensive end Jonathan Newsome’s recent troubles with the law were met with a “stiff” punishment.
Newsome, who transferred from Ohio State following the 2010 season, was suspended for the first two games of 2012 after his Monday arrest on charges of marijuana possession.
In addition, he has a court date next week on outstanding charges that he and teammate Toney Williams tried to shoplift “male enhancement pills,” according to Doug Zaleski of The Star Press.
Newsome should be thankful for just a two-game suspension. Especially in comparison to former Memphis basketball player Roburt Sallie, who was allegedly released from a Spanish team in February after he took similar medication.
The real punishment for Newsome and Williams, however, will be the locker room jokes they will face over this report.