Well, that didn't take long.
As the college football regular season was coming to a close Saturday night Purdue's Taylor Richards was arrested:
RT @robhughes_: Purdue safety Taylor Richards was arrested Saturday evening for operating while intoxicated, and minor consumption.— GoldandBlack.com (@GoldandBlackcom) December 9, 2013
Purdue had been on a good period of behavior after the offseason before the 2012 season was marred with a record number of Fulmer Cup points scored. Richards was a key member of the secondary this year, as he was third on the team in tackles with 64 while also recovering a fumble and notching one interception. Like Purdue's inability to cover the field on third downs, Richards was unable to cover his behind while out and about.
Some more details from the arrest:
"Purdue head football coach Darrell Hazell is aware of last Saturday's arrest of Taylor Richards," said Rector in an email. "Hazell takes such matters seriously and respects that there is an ongoing legal process that he will allow to evolve before determining any possible internal disciplinary action."
Richards is likely facing a lengthy suspension, based on the two-game suspension that B.J. Knauf got earlier this season for theft from Kohl's in the Tippecanoe Mall. A DWI is much more serious since he is putting lives in danger.
Surely there will be more on this later, but this was a ridiculously stupid thing to do for a kid that has a lot to lose.