FSU’s Recent Police Blotter

What a bad month for Florida State.

It was only a couple of weeks ago that one of FSU’s star basketball recruits was busted for cocaine possession in addition to just being a general old dumb-ass. (Link to 850BuzzBlog)

Last week, Florida State basketball recruit Jon Kreft was arrested on drug charges. The charges stem from a traffic stop in which Kreft began reaching under his seat. That made the officer suspicious and they found a bag of marijuana. Asked if he had any more drugs on him, Kreft said “Yes�. Where? In the crack of his “buttocks�.

They found 1.7 grams of cocaine. Hidden in his ass. Crafty.

Kreft’s scholarship was appropriately revoked by Leonard Hamilton. But, the loss of Kreft (ranked as the country’s #14 high school center prospect) negatively impacted the Seminoles recruiting class.

Dave Sez never gets tired of Criminole stories. Today, he has focused on the recent revelations about football teammates stealing from other football teammates. (Link to Dave Sez)

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11 Responses to FSU’s Recent Police Blotter

  1. BladenWolf 06/03/2006 at 4:14 PM #

    As long as we’re talking about other ACC team’s problems…

    It looks like Maryland’s meteoric decent continues. How fast the Champions fall…


  2. vtpackfan 06/03/2006 at 5:10 PM #

    There is never a dull moment in Tallahasse. I wonder if there is as much local criticism present as there are sorrounding many other top notch programs. You see coachs get fired for not getting it done when it really counts (Ohio State), scandals off the field causing unease (Colorado). It just seems, as an outsider looking in, that the Seminoles have run on their state capital like it was some wild west silver mining town. Whats the deal with the students swarming the court before the game w/ Duke was officially over. Wasn’t that like the third time recently they had beaten the Blue Devils a home.

  3. Jeremy Hyatt 06/03/2006 at 9:33 PM #

    that is about the funniest thing i have heard in a while.

  4. wuf62 06/04/2006 at 2:43 PM #

    Now we all know where the term “crack cocaine” originated.

  5. tcthdi-tgsf-twhwtnc 06/05/2006 at 11:39 AM #

    I think State has a scholarship available for a top ranked center. Let the kid do the rehab, public apology for being a dumb teen that won’t make the same mistake blah blah blah… Helluva a lot better than trying to find a gem in JUCO.

    One strike shouldn’t mean this kid shouldn’t have a future.

  6. redfred2 06/06/2006 at 10:47 AM #

    Similar problems have cropped up regularly in their athletic programs so FSU’s case is probably not a good one for me to make this point. But it is funny to me, one incident like this involving a goofy eighteen year old kid at NC State and everybody would be running for cover, thinking that the whole university was in a state of national embarassment and needs to be punished, and if no one will do it for us, we will punish ourselves.

    This post is three days old. My response is one of six people out there, who thought it was an important enough subject to even comment on. If it were the mistake of a teenager with ties to NCSU, this thread would be loaded with finger pointers, demanding to batten down the hatches and totally restrict the program, so any hint of anything such as this never happens again.

    Florida State and Leonard Hamilton will continue playing basketball in the ACC in 2006, and all will be forgotten sooner than you can bat an eye.

  7. Wulfpack 06/07/2006 at 9:01 AM #

    This sort of thing is nothing to clown around about. The Duke lacrosse situation certainly brings this to light. FSU’s image was tarnished long ago. Here’s to hoping our student-athletes continue to make good choices. There should be absolutely no excuse for this type of behavior. To have the opportunity to attend school on an athletic scholarship and to compete in such a wondeful conference is something to be cherished. Apparently, some have no concept of understanding this.

  8. redfred2 06/07/2006 at 12:57 PM #

    Wulf, this is one ignorant young kid who apparently no one, not even his parents, has any control over at this time, especially not FSU. If he where on campus this would be a whole different story.

    I do not understand the fact that the coaches and athletic programs are expected to control the athletes behavior at all times, in this case before he even arrives. If someone in the general student body, an economics major, had done the same thing, the article would only have gotten as far the police blotter in the local newspaper. Is anyone at FSU , say the student’s advisor or the economics professor himself, held personally accountable for those student’s behavior as well? Same school, same eighteen year kids, one plays sports, the other doesn’t.

  9. Wulfpack 06/07/2006 at 1:14 PM #

    “I do not understand the fact that the coaches and athletic programs are expected to control the athletes behavior at all times”

    Student-athletes represent the university just as any other ‘average-Joe’ majoring in econ or whatever else does. What the ‘average-Joe’ majoring in econ does not have is the spotlight that is constantly focused on revenue-producing athletic programs i.e. rightly or wrongly student-athletes themselves become symbols of athletic programs. The average kid also does not have the opportunity to travel around different parts of the country free of charge representing the school. We would all like to think of coaches as teachers first, and teachers hold kids accountable to unsuitable behavior. If the kid can’t behave according to the same standards as the general student body or the walk-on sitting the bench, he or she has no business wasting tax-payers’ money by disrespecting the name of the school on the front of the jersey. If a kid doesn’t want to make the most of his opportunity, then the opportunity can surely be taken away and given to someone who would like a shot. And if coaches cannot be counted on to keep their players in line, who can? IMHO it comes with the job.

  10. redfred2 06/07/2006 at 1:41 PM #

    The ‘average joe’ doesn’t have extra burdens of the student athlete either. Not arguing with anything that you said. I just don’t think it is fair to hold the athletics program so highly responsible when a single kid makes a mistake. Sure, take the scholarship and send him packing if necessary, so someone more deserved can have a chance. I just don’t understand how the actions of one individual can be reflected so badly on the school itself.
    Bad kid, no doubt. Bad university overall, I can’t say?

  11. Wulfpack 06/07/2006 at 1:57 PM #

    ^Gotcha, good points.

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