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Oklahoma State WR Cameron Hunter reportedly stabbed, robbed

Oklahoma-State-logoOklahoma State wide receiver Cameron Hunter was reportedly stabbed and robbed on Monday evening in Stillwater. Cody Stavenhagen of The Oklahoman reported that Hunter was treated for stab wounds to the abdomen and right forearm and later released. He is said to be doing well.

Hunter told police he was pulled into a green pickup truck by a white male after being stabbed sometime between 4:30 and 9:00 p.m on Monday. The attacker allegedly stole his belongings and dumped him at a different location in southwest Stillwater.

A witness reportedly saw Hunter walking and called police when he or she noticed that the junior transfer was bleeding. Hunter later said he was walking to a friend’s house.

Police have not yet made any arrests and are not pursuing any suspects. The Oklahoma State football team would not comment as the investigation is ongoing.

Hunter walked onto the OSU football team after transferring from the United States Air Force Academy.

H/T College Spun

Joker Phillips resigned after Miami person turned in a photo of him with recruit

Joker Phillips FloridaJoker Phillips resigned as wide receivers coach at Florida Wednesday citing “personal reasons,” with reports saying he resigned over a possible recruiting violation.

Yahoo! Sports reports that Phillips resigned after a person with ties to the Miami football program turned in a photo of the former Kentucky coach with a recruit at a restaurant. This would be a violation because it is currently the “dead period” in recruiting.

Phillips’ encounter with the recruit was initially described as a “bump,” which is an incidental, random contact with a recruit. Those are considered secondary violations. However, if it is determined that the bump was premeditated, the violation could be upgraded.

Phillips was the coach at Kentucky for three seasons and joined Florida’s staff prior to last season. In addition to coaching the wide receivers, Phillips was a top recruiter.

Joker Phillips reportedly forced to resign over possible recruiting violations

Joker Phillips FloridaJoker Phillips resigning from his job Wednesday as a wide receivers coach and recruiter for Florida came as a surprise to many. Phillips was relatively new to the staff and just getting rolling in recruiting, plus why would this happen in June of all times?

In his statement, Phillips said he was resigning because of “personal reasons,” which is an ambiguous explanation that really doesn’t answer any questions.

Now we’re learning what may have been the real reason for the abrupt resignation.

According to ESPN’s Brett McMurphy, Phillips was forced to resign over possible recruiting violations.

We figured it might be something along those lines because of the report that Phillips was still helping out at a camp on Wednesday. If Florida felt comfortable enough having him work at the camp, that suggests they still like and value him as a coach. Being in trouble is a reasonable explanation for him resigning and essentially taking the fall to help the program.

Joker Phillips resigns as Florida WR coach, replaced by Chris Leak

Joker Phillips FloridaFormer Kentucky football coach Joker Phillips resigned Wednesday from his post as wide receivers coach at Florida and will be replaced by Chris Leak.

No details are available about the reason for Phillips’ abrupt resignation. In a statement announcing the news, Phillips says he is stepping down because of the infamous “personal reasons.”

“I’m thankful for the opportunity that the University of Florida and Will Muschamp provided to me and my family, but at this time I have decided to step down from my position on the UF coaching staff for personal reasons,’’ Phillips said.

Leak, who was a quarterback at Florida from 2003-2006 and helped lead the Gators to a national championship, will take over the position. Leak joined the program last year and is being promoted from his role as an offensive graduate assistant.

What’s odd is that Pete Roussel says Phillips worked a Florida camp the same day the news was announced:

Hey, whatever it takes to end those corny Joker Phillips Photoshops we’ll support. We’ll stay on top of this story to see if we find out what the real reason is for his resignation.

Report: LSU safety Jalen Mills punched woman, knocked her out

Jalen-Mills-mug-shotLSU defensive back Jalen Mills was arrested early Wednesday morning and charged with second-degree battery. According to a probable cause report obtained by WAFB in Louisiana, Mills has been accused of punching a woman in the face at his apartment complex last month.

The report stated that the victim, who was identified as a 5-foot-3, 113-pound woman, knocked on the door to Mills’ apartment because she was looking for her friend. Mills allegedly confronted her and closed the door in her face, and she walked away when no one answered her second knock. The woman claimed she then heard someone say something, at which point she turned around and was punched in the face.

A person who witnessed the incident gave the same report as the victim.

The report went on to say that the woman “fell to the pavement and was briefly unconscious” after she was allegedly punched by Mills. She suffered a laceration on her lip that required four stitches.

No bond has been set for Mills. The LSU Sports Information Department announced on Wednesday that Mills has been suspended from the football team indefinitely. Mills was the Tigers third-leading tackler last season with 67 tackles. He was named an All-American cornerback as a freshman in 2012 before moving to safety last year.

H/T Eye on College Football

Pete Carroll denies leaving USC because of sanctions

Pete CarrollPete Carroll left USC for the NFL roughly five months before the NCAA dropped the hammer on the Trojans, slapping them with a two-year bowl ban, the loss of 30 scholarships and a forfeiture of victories from their 2004 championship season. The assumption has always been that Carroll knew what was coming and got out while he could. He claims that is not true at all.

Even after taking the job with the Seattle Seahawks, Carroll has maintained that he did nothing wrong at USC. He calls the penalties “extraordinarily overdone,” claiming USC had no knowledge of Reggie Bush or anyone else receiving cash and benefits.

“It does bother me because it’s not right and it’s not accurate,” Carroll said, per Gary Klein of the LA Times. “I didn’t feel bad about leaving at all. I didn’t feel bad about it because I knew what the truth was.”

Carroll insists he had no idea the NCAA was about to slap USC with such a massive punishment before he left for the NFL. In fact, he says he would have stayed and tried to right the ship had he been aware.

“The truth was, an opportunity came up and it was one I couldn’t turn away from,” he said. “The NCAA came back at the university … ‘Now we’re going to revisit after five years.’ I had no knowledge that was coming. We thought maybe it wasn’t coming because they didn’t have anything to get us with. It wasn’t five days, it wasn’t five weeks. It was five years.

“Had we known that that was imminent … I would never have been able to leave under those circumstances. When I look back now, I would have stayed there to do what we needed to do to resolve the problem.”

Sure you would have, Pete. USC hasn’t been the same since Carroll left, while his career has turned out just fine. While the Seahawks are still smiling from their dominant Super Bowl victory over the Denver Broncos, Steve Sarkisian will look to bring the Trojans back from the dead. I’m sure Carroll really wishes he could be there to rebuild.

Jameis Winston’s girlfriend Breion Allen makes 1-handed touchdown catch (Video)

Breion Allen catchJameis Winston had some fun on Instagram Wednesday, posting a few videos of him doing big things on a practice field. But nothing can top what his girlfriend did.

Included in the videos he posted was a clip of him throwing a pass to his girlfriend, Breion Allen, in the end zone for a touchdown. Allen impressively runs a post pattern and makes a one-handed grab for the score. She wanted to go up and dunk the ball as celebration, but she couldn’t quite make it.

Allen, you may recall, plays basketball at Rice, so that explains her impressive skills.

Not to be outdone, here’s Jameis throwing himself a deep pass and snagging it like a couple of crab legs:

Just like Sid Luckman.