Eric Peterson, Published July 21 2009
Bison linebacker arrested for DUI over the weekend
Sczepanski is the fourth Bison player cited for DUI in the last six months. Two other players also had drug arrests.
Bison head coach Craig Bohl said he hasn’t decided on any disciplinary action at this point.
Bohl was in St. Louis on Monday attending Missouri Valley Football Conference media day. Bohl said he plans to be back in his office today.
“I don’t know any of the specifics other than that he was cited,” Bohl said. “Until I get more information, I will decide on what we are going to do then.”
Sczepanski was pulled over at 1:31 a.m. Sunday at the 1500 block of 38th Street South, according to Fargo Police records.
Records also show Sczepanski pleaded guilty to a minor in possession charge last October. He was fined $175 and given 16 hours of community service.
A 6-foot, 218-pound sophomore, Sczepanski played in eight games last season, recording 12 tackles, including one for lost yardage. Sczepanski likely projected to be on the scout team this upcoming fall, Bohl said.
“It’s difficult for me to comment on anything until I get more information. I’d just as soon have all information in front of me before I make any kind of comment,” Bohl said. “I would like to talk with Blake, have him come in the office and find out exactly what’s going on.”
Defensive end Garrett Johnson was arrested in early March for DUI and minor in possession. Wide receiver Shamen Washington and quarterback Jose Mohler were arrested for DUI about a half hour apart in April. Mohler was also cited for minor in possession.
In February, backup quarterback Troy Jackson was arrested for marijuana possession. He was later dismissed from the team for off-the-field issues that were unrelated to the marijuana charge.
Wide receiver Jordan Schultenover was dismissed from the team in May and later charged with possession of marijuana with the intent to deliver.
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