It's been a season free of off-field incidents for the Syracuse Orange football team. Until now.
The Daily Orange is reporting that Syracuse linebacker Marquis Spruill and RB/KR Steve Rene were arrested Sunday morning and spent the night in jail.
Rene was booked and lodged for disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. Spruill was booked and lodged for disorderly conduct and 2nd-degree harassment, according to the reports.
According to the police report, both Rene and Spruill appeared to be in an intoxicated state.
Cue "it's no surprise they caught Rene right away" jokes.
As for Marrone, he issued a generic statement, saying "We are aware of the situation, and we will handle it in the appropriate fashion." In other words, "I was enjoying a fantastic bologna sandwich and then...this."
If we go by precedent, we can assume Spruill's season is over. Rene's season was already over due to injury.
Ritchie Rene remains at large.
Update: Reading details of the police report over at Syracuse.com, things suddenly sound a whole lot worse...
The officer again told Rene to get out of the road, and approached him, Connellan said. Rene moved toward the sidewalk and the officer tried to secure him, police said. At that moment, Spruill came up from behind and grabbed the officer by the top of the shirt with both hands and tried to pull the officer away from Rene, Connellan said.
While police were trying to gain control of Rene and were about to handcuff him, he broke away and fell between the curb and a parked vehicle, police said. He fought officers who tried to handcuff him until another officer with a police dog got him to comply, Connellan said.
Police placed Rene and Spruill in the back of a prisoner van. Spruill kicked the inside of the vehicle, at one point causing the door to swing open and nearly hit an officer in the face, Connellan said.
Uh...that ain't good.