UC backup QB arrested hours after SMU game

UC backup QB arrested hours after SMU game

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Another University of Cincinnati football player was arrested over the weekend, hours after the Bearcats beat Southern Methodist University in Dallas Saturday afternoon.

Cincinnati police arrested junior quarterback Jarred Evans, 22, on an assault charge. Evans was walking with a group of people in the 300 block of Calhoun Street when another person yelled something to Evans, who punched a man, knocking him unconscious for a minute and cutting his head, police wrote in Evans' arrest report.

Witnesses told police the victim wasn't the one who yelled at Evans, who attacked the man "for no reason," the report states.

The victim went to University of Cincinnati Medical Center with a concussion and to get stitches.

Evans was identified as the attacker by witnesses and taken into custody a short time later. He was booked into Hamilton County jail at 3:52 a.m. Sunday. His bond was set at $2,000 Monday afternoon in Hamilton County Municipal Court.

"We are aware of the incident involving our son Jarred Evans," his family said in a prepared statement. "We are currently working with our family publicist and authorities to gather more information. We will make an official statement at a later date as there are no details to discuss at this time. We appreciate the respect of our privacy during this difficult time."

Early Monday, UC President Santa J. Ono commented about the situation on his Twitter feed.

"Univ of Cincinnati expects all of our students, including scholar-athletes, to be model citizens, representing UC with integrity & honor," he wrote.

Last month, a UC football player was suspended for at least four games and three others were disciplined by coach Tommy Tuberville after a weekend incident near campus.

One UC player was arrested, a second was cited and two others were found with outstanding warrants when police responded to a University Heights party where gunshots were fired.

No one was hurt, and none of the students detained were accused of being involved with gunplay.

But freshman cornerback Alex Thomas, 18, was arrested after police say he ran when officers arrived, despite their commands to stop.

Hosey Williams, 23, a senior who is the team's No. 1 starting running back, was cited for disorderly conduct while intoxicated.

Cincinnati police also determined two other football players, junior Leviticus Payne, 20, and sophomore Ey'Shawn McClain, 21, had outstanding warrants for minor drug crimes. Payne is a starter at defensive back. McClain is a backup linebacker.

All four are at UC on scholarships.

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