Ralph Bolden Arrested At Where Else UPDATE!

WEST LAFAYETTE, IN - NOVEMBER 12: Ralph Bolden #23 of the Purdue Boilermakers rushes for a 7-yard touchdown in the second quarter against the Ohio State Buckeyes at Ross-Ade Stadium on November 12, 2011 in West Lafayette, Indiana. Purdue defeated Ohio State 26-23 in overtime. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Every Purdue student knows that Grand Prix week means an increased police presence on campus. It's been that way for years and it is something that you learn very early on as a freshman. Staying out of trouble is simple. If you choose to drink, then don't drive or don't act like a damn fool. Follow those rules and you'll be fine.

Well, it looks like Ralph Bolden didn't follow those rules, as Where Else claims another one, and likely gets Purdue its first Fulmer Cup points since Torri Williams stole condoms a few years ago:

Purdue football Running back Ralph E. Bolden Jr., 22, was arrested April 15 on charges of public intoxication.

According to Lt. David Vanvactor of West Lafayette police, officers were responding to an unwanted guest in Where Else? Bar at 304 W. State Street.

The bar's management wanted him removed because of an incident that occurred inside the bar. As he was leaving, police made contact and Bolden was identified as the unwanted guest and arrested for public intoxication.

I don't know what to say about this. Ralph has generally been a good kid and stayed out of trouble, but this sounds a little too close to the Kelsey Barlow situation that got D.J. Byrd arrested. Bolden, of course, is recovering from his third ACL surgery and is a giant question mark going into the 2012 season. This will add even more doubt to an already dicey situation. The kid has fought against so many injuries that I wish him nothing but the best, but I hope this is not the final mark he has at Purdue.


The Exponent has stated that this arose from a woman denying Ralph's advances while at Where Else?:

Capt. Gary Sparger said he responded to a call from the management of Where Else? Bar shortly after 2 a.m. April 15 about a suspect having an interaction with a woman at the bar "who didn't want anything to do with him."

"The female complained to the management and the management asked him to leave and he didn't," Sparger said. "We went in to escort him out, he went out the back door and we confronted him."

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