Ced Hickman Arrested

A sarcsatic thanks to Ced Hickman for taking the hard earned money of NC State supporters for his scholarship and returning the favor by embarassing the University…if he is guilty, of course.

Link to N&O’s article on Hickman’s arrest. It is a shame. This guy had a nice future in front of him…particularly if we ever find an offensive coordinator who figures out that both Toney Baker and Andre Brown seem to gain more yards on the few plays that we ever run out of the I-formation.

Police arrested football player Cedric Denard Hickman, 21, of 2717 Western Boulevard, Raleigh, and wrestler Christopher Allen Sutton, 19, of Wilmington on five counts of breaking and entering motor vehicles and five counts of larceny.

Hickman, a fullback from Winston-Salem, was being held in the Wake County jail this morning in lieu of $50,000 cash bond. Sutton was released under $51,500 bond.

Someone called 911 about 3:15 a.m. Monday and reported seeing two people looking into vehicles in the 1300 block of Seabrook Avenue, Cary Police Capt. Dave Wulff said. Police went to the area and found Hickman and Sutton, Wulff said. Sutton tried to flee from the officers, according to court records.

Police accused Hickman and Sutton of breaking into cars on Greenwood Circle, Seth Court and Riverton Place. They are charged with taking country and western compact discs, credit cards and other items of value.

Annabelle Myers, NCSU assistant athletics director for media relations, said both athletes had been suspended indefinitely. Myers said football coach Tom O’Brien and wrestling coach Carter Jordan would have no comment.

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33 Responses to Ced Hickman Arrested

  1. Trip 12/11/2007 at 12:57 PM #

    “They are charged with taking country and western compact discs”

    I have to say… I didn’t expect that.

  2. 1999ncsu 12/11/2007 at 1:08 PM #

    Wow, they got both kinds. County and Western.

  3. stlouiswufpacker 12/11/2007 at 1:14 PM #

    Maybe it was a copy of the perfect country and western song.

  4. senez 12/11/2007 at 1:17 PM #

    weird…it doesn’t say they caught them actually breaking into anything, though Sutton running away certainly implies something. If they actually found all that stuff in their possession, sure, guilty. If not, I’ll wait til we know more.

  5. RAWFS 12/11/2007 at 1:24 PM #

    From the sound of the story, it doesn’t look good for the two of them.

    What in the world were they thinking?

    Never mind, they weren’t thinking. And their lives will forever be negatively affected by what they’ve done, that is, if they are found guilty.

    I know that Ced was suspended indefinitely, but it will be interesting to see what happens as events proceed in this case.

  6. PackerInRussia 12/11/2007 at 1:36 PM #

    “…and champions in the jailhouse.”

  7. packof81 12/11/2007 at 1:47 PM #

    I live within a quarter mile of where they were arrested. This is disturbing.

  8. Noah 12/11/2007 at 1:48 PM #

    Well, you’d have to be so cataclysmically stupid to get caught IN THE ACT that it probably would prohibit you from leaving the house in the first place.

    You’re standing in the middle of the street and a cop car is cruising down the road. Who is going to KEEP jimmying the lock or smashing the windows?

    They got caught with other people’s stuff in their pockets along a whole row of cars that had been broken into. They did it. Breaking into a locked car is a felony.

    They’ll be kicked off their teams and thrown out of school. When I was younger, I would have said, “Give them another chance!”

    Nope. Anyone remember Chris McNeil? Def end/linebacker out of Thomasville (I think) in the early 90s?

    McNeil was a guy who had been a gang member in high school. One day he came home and found out that his buddy had been killed in a drive-by shooting. McNeil claims to have been like Saul on his road to Damascus.

    Yep. He got caught with Brian Brooks and one other player breaking into cars on Hillsborough Street.

    People don’t change. If you’re a a**hole punk who steals and doesn’t give a damn about anyone else today, you’re going to be an a**hole punk who steals and doesn’t give a damn about anyone else tomorrow. You’re just going to be an a**hole punk with my $100 in your pocket.

  9. RAWFS 12/11/2007 at 2:06 PM #

    I have to agree, Noah, harsh as that sounds.

    Athletes and other high profile folks at any university are in a position of trust, trusted conduct themselves in a manner that would never bring embarrassment to the university that is rewarding them for their talents. Obviously, that trust was broken.

    Anyone remember Sheridan and Naz Worthen? That is the best example of coaches’ discipline I can remember, NC State or not.

  10. PamlicoPack 12/11/2007 at 2:18 PM #

    Was Hickman a Junior?

    Stupidest NC State football player crime I remember is Jay Dukes assaulting the campus police officer…what a tool…and he sucked as a punter, too…

  11. BoKnowsNCS71 12/11/2007 at 2:18 PM #

    Maybe he can star with Mike Vick on the upcoming Butner team.

  12. Rick 12/11/2007 at 2:20 PM #

    Off the team.

    Neither should be allowed on campus again. I hope the do change but they should not be given another chance at NCSU.

  13. Trip 12/11/2007 at 2:26 PM #

    Agreed with Noah… somewhat. People don’t change… easily. Generally what it takes to change someone isn’t a slap on the wrist, it’s hard jail time… which none of our athletes have had to deal with, or hopefully they wouldn’t be on our team in the first place.

    If they’re some punk that steals in high school, but you never get caught outside of a slap on the wrist… you’ll be that thug in college who busts into cars in CARY to steal Country love songs. Now, in the first place it was a dumb idea to steal in Cary just because cops there really don’t have anything to do besides direct traffic around the millions of construction cones… so they’re gonna be on your ass in no time if someone calls it in.

    100% of people.
    20% would never steal.
    20% will always steal.
    60% would steal if they’d never get caught.

    Those 60% can be persuaded with hard jail time to never do that again, and I’m hoping that these boys are in that group or they’re gonna have an even harder life ahead of them.

  14. tooyoungtoremember 12/11/2007 at 2:26 PM #

    Glad this guy was an Amato recruit and not a TOB recruit.

    These kids were handed every opportunity in the world to be anything they wanted to be. And they chose to be thugs. Throw the book at them.

  15. Noah 12/11/2007 at 2:27 PM #

    “Stupidest NC State football player crime I remember is Jay Dukes assaulting the campus police officer…what a tool…and he sucked as a punter, too…”

    How about the guys in 1992 or 1993 that tried to ambush one of the basketball players? Ricky Bell and a handful of freshmen (Kimatni Rawlins, Andre someone out of Eau Claire HS, and one other guy) broke into an apartment and trashed the place. Only…they got the wrong apartment.

    So, not only was it stupid in intent, it was stupid in execution.

  16. stlouiswufpacker 12/11/2007 at 2:37 PM #

    ^ Was that how Curtis Marshall messed up his arm or hand or something?

  17. Noah 12/11/2007 at 2:49 PM #

    That rings a bell somewhere. But honestly, that whole era is just a foggy, depressing haze of bad, so I don’t visit those memories much.

  18. BoKnowsNCS71 12/11/2007 at 2:49 PM #

    What about Chris Washburn breaking into another kids room to “borrow” his stereo and then later a pizza incident.

    Kids are kids. Lots do stupid crap when they are young be it vandalism, drugs, drinking too much etc. I just hate when its and athlete because it reflects even more poorly on the school, the coach, the team, etc. Plus I hate it even more now because some UNX Holes on another blog love to dish it out when this happens.

    Had this been two normal students. This item would never have gotten any press.

  19. Noah 12/11/2007 at 3:00 PM #

    Lorenzo Charles stole the pizza, not Washburn.

    And Hickman is about 20 years old, isn’t he? He’s not a kid.

    Kids are kids. That’s the excuse you use when you got drunk and booted in the floorboard of your buddy’s car or when you missed curfew or when you got into a scuffle over some stupid comment a guy made about your mother.

    This was a felony. I hope they go to jail. Ever had someone break into your car?

    1) There’s the whole pain-in-the-ass matter of getting robbed. Which sucks. They end up stealing disc 2 of the Otis Redding boxed set and you’re stuck with discs 1, 3 and 4 and #2 was the one with the live version of “These Arms of Mine” that you really liked…so you either have to buy a whole new set or maybe download and burn just the one disc (two more pains in the ass).

    2) Then if they grab your wallet, you’re not only out whatever cash was in your wallet, but you’ve got to get a new license (major ass-pains), cancel your credit cards and get new ones, get a new ATM card and you lose your frequent-buyer card at Overpriced-Coffee-and-Donuts Are Us and you were two stamps shy of getting a free mocha-chino-half-caff-double-decaff. And it had that guy’s business card in it and you don’t remember his secretary’s name and he wrote his cellphone on the back of it.

    3) Then you get to spend the next several months getting the broken glass out of your car. And it gets everywhere. And the shards have babies. Because no matter how long or thoroughly you vacuum, you’ll still be finding it. And you’ve got to spend the money getting the window replaced and if it’s rainy or cold, you get to ride around with plastic tarp flapping all over the place until the guy can fix it.

    Kids being kids? F*CK those kids.

  20. tooyoungtoremember 12/11/2007 at 3:20 PM #

    “And Hickman is about 20 years old, isn’t he? He’s not a kid”

    20 years old and doing stupid sh** like breaking into cars? Yeah, they’re still kids. Only because adults don’t do things like that. And until they prove otherwise by 1) growing up and taking responsibility for their actions, 2)realizing that everything they do affects other people and 3) becoming productive members of society, they will remain children.

    Thankfully, the law say that once you turn 18 you have to start acting like an adult, and if you don’t you get punished for it and it follows you for the rest of your life. (Unless you have enough money to buy yourself a get-out-of-jail-free card at the trial. In that case, game on.)

  21. LRM 12/11/2007 at 3:21 PM #

    Maybe Hickman can can switch sports and find a spot on Jim Calhoun’s roster?

  22. RAWFS 12/11/2007 at 3:23 PM #

    ^ Pretty much sums up the experience of my car getting broken into. But they got my Alpine head-end and power amp, so there was no listening to the European import Led Zep CD I had in the car (this was before it was easy to copy CD’s.)

    That and they stole a checkbook. My fault for leaving it in the car, sure, but be sure you don’t live in a glass house before you cast stones. Anyway, several weeks later I got a call from a check cashing outfit asking me if I had written some guy a check for $500. It was out of the blue. The idiot running the place let them go and didn’t call the police.

    Stuff is just stuff, and it comes and goes, but when someone rips off your stuff, you rightfully get p/o’d. It’s wrong any way you look at it.

  23. Noah 12/11/2007 at 3:37 PM #

    I can top it. When I was right out of college, I started a new job and I hadn’t had a chance to set up my bank account yet for direct deposit.

    The night my car got broken into…payday. And I never left my wallet in my car. But I did that night. I had left it in the glovebox and unfortunately, they went looking around.

    So they walked off with my entire paycheck. In cash.

    I don’t know if I was more angry with myself or with them. Actually, I do know the answer to that. Remember Jack Nicholson’s final interaction with Scatman Crothers in “The Shining?” With the fire axe? Yep. Right about there.

  24. SuperStuff 12/11/2007 at 3:46 PM #

    Washburn stole/borrowed a stereo from a guy he went to high school with. Once the kid found out who it was he didn’t want to press charges. Unfortunately for Washburn the DA didn’t want to back off. Probably wanted to make a name for himself (Nifong).

  25. BoKnowsNCS71 12/11/2007 at 3:50 PM #

    Oh I’m not defending them for being stupid. Age is chronological — acting like a child isn’t. Sorry if you think I was apologizing for them or making excuses for them. This does not sound like a real money making heist — more like two bored idiots with nothing better to do.

    I’ve had my car broken into also. They stole my cell phone and called friends (which showed up on my bill). I gave that info to the Raleigh PD — they did nothing. That shows how little they care about it and probably just blame it on kids.

    And Noah — when Washburn was 20 and 30 — he still had the brain of a child in an immature adult.

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