USC Men's Basketball Devan Downey Arr...

USC Men's Basketball Devan Downey Arrested

There are 59 comments on the WLTX Columbia story from May 5, 2008, titled USC Men's Basketball Devan Downey Arrested. In it, WLTX Columbia reports that:

University of South Carolina police have arrested USC men's basketball star Devan Downey Monday night on charges of simple assault.

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duh

Columbia, SC

#45 May 6, 2008
Lamigra wrote:
<quoted text>Tin foil hats.
BUAHAHAH AHAHAHAHAHA HAHAHAHAHAH!!!*spits coffee onto monitor*
Bad Friends

Winnsboro, SC

#46 May 6, 2008
I feel that if Lowery said that he didn't want to press charges and Downey had apologized, then he should not have let what his friends said changed his mind. A woman or man is never a good reason to want to fight. Downey had too much going for himself to even stoop to this level.
mother of 3

Lexington, SC

#47 May 6, 2008
[Shiftless"]Yeah! Like the kid that was going to blow up the local highschool and his parents turned him in. Ha! He never did nothing! Only in the GD USA!!!

if you do not like the united states please do alot of people a favor and get a 1 way ticket to another country you will not be missed. the parents made a very hard decision to report their child...that is tough love...my heart goes out to them...they did not want anyone to get hurt...he had all the supplies to make alot of pipebombs....they could not handle that and will have this on there mind for the rest of their lives. they had to do this so no one would get hurt.
Are you kidding me

Columbia, SC

#48 May 6, 2008
WARLOCK wrote:
Let this kid out of jail...words don't hurt enough to be locked up...
I agree with you. Why even waste the time on something so minor! I hope it works out for this kid.

Since: Mar 08

Ridge Spring, SC

#49 May 6, 2008
Are you kidding me wrote:
<quoted text>I agree with you. Why even waste the time on something so minor! I hope it works out for this kid.
I'll bet it's more about getting even than anything else.

"Russ McKinney with the university says the incident happened last week. McKinney told News19 that Downey and another student were involved in a minor altercation. The spokesman says the student just decided to file charges Monday.

There is no word on whether Downey has been suspended from the team. USC policy states that any player who is arrested for any charge is automatically suspended from the team."

With that said, I'd be willing to bet that the first student knew the BB player would be suspended for being arrested.
TLH

Lexington, SC

#50 May 6, 2008
Forget the Clemson Carolina thing and look at this objectively. Is it really serious enough for someone to be thrown in jail? I'll bet much worse things have happened within the student body of any university that you can name, and no one was arrested. Please!
Gamecock Fan

Columbia, SC

#51 May 6, 2008
Charges will be dropped! The charges will not stick!
William

Columbia, SC

#52 May 6, 2008
Sounds like a 3rd grade argument gone wrong. I guess if you are gonna be a wussy you might as well go all out. If Devan were just an average student nothing would have happened. Some punk is just trying to get his name in headlines.
anomous

Florence, SC

#53 May 6, 2008
WARLOCK wrote:
Let this kid out of jail...words don't hurt enough to be locked up...
i agree this shouldn't be on the news nor should he be in jail over this nonsense i can see if he keeps harrasing the person. Come on USC police lets get the ones that REALLY doing some crime. Somebody probaly said something out the way so he reacted by threatning him just to scare him up a little bit probaly.
Please

Denmark, SC

#54 May 6, 2008
Wow! only in America he11 Vote dumb a55 George Bush again.
Sandra

Columbia, SC

#55 May 6, 2008
This was so uncalled for. If the altercation was only verbal then why wait a week to file a simple assault charge. If the other student was shaken by the argument, then why not file the charge at that time when given the opportunity to do so. This was vindictive and quite unnecessary.
Unknown

Harrison, AR

#56 May 6, 2008
Imagine that. Another USC athlete arrested. Starting to become a regular thing now a days. Where is USC getting these people from?

“Raising a stink”

Since: Jun 07

North Myrtle Beach, SC

#57 May 6, 2008
PaleRider wrote:
Maybe USC needs to plan more organized activites for these guys. They seem to have too much time on their hands.
Maybe if they would just do like the other STUDENTS and pick up a textbook on occasion, they would also have less time on their hands. Many of the student athletes are just biding their time until they become eligible for the draft, not serious about getting a real education.
reality

Lexington, SC

#58 May 6, 2008
Racist wrote:
Wow, my kids have grounds to charge me for simple assault. I yelled at my wife last week, someone lock me up!! At the rate I'm going, I'll be facing the death penalty before I'm 40. I almost forgot, I yelled at two of my employees last month. Could any of this be used in court?
Agree....than I need lethal injection, becuse I have yelled at people in my life......LOCK ME UP I may do it agin
right

Lexington, SC

#59 May 6, 2008
735stacey wrote:
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Maybe if they would just do like the other STUDENTS and pick up a textbook on occasion, they would also have less time on their hands. Many of the student athletes are just biding their time until they become eligible for the draft, not serious about getting a real education.
I am so confused....I thought USC was about da sports and da books, well what are they.
Homey the Clown

AOL

#60 May 6, 2008
All of you taters on here saying your typical crap make me laugh. It was over a girl, and it happened last week. Why didn't he file a police report last wednesday when it happened. Either way, this is a non-issue, and he should not be disciplined. We have all threatened to kick someone's a*s before. To all you clemsux fans, whats up with your worthless baseball team? Worry about your own house, we will take care of ours. Keep your players off of jet skis. We wouldn't want anymore coaches of yours getting run down by your drunk players.
Puff

Hartsville, SC

#61 May 6, 2008
Pepperhead wrote:
Why do so many of you who offer opinions turn the story into one of hate and retaliations toward each other? Whether the student plays for the Citadel, Clemson, SO. Carolina or UNC, this venue gives way for racist remarks and prejudice. Look for the positive in life and do not dwell on such negative comments folks! What does your life offer today in a way to help others?
Keeping my mouth shut?

Apparently, running off at the mouth will get you arrested.
Sandra

Columbia, SC

#62 May 6, 2008
This has the quite unpleasant smell of vindictiveness. If all that happened was a verbal altercation why didn't the other student press charges then. Why wait a week and attempt to destroy another persons chance at moving forward. If I raised or had a hand in raising such a character starved MAN (loosely) I would be greatly disappointed as your mother. STAND UP AND BE A MAN.
Let It Go

Winnsboro, SC

#63 May 7, 2008
The STATE has It wrote:
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Hate to burst you're know-it-all bubble, but the warrant and report are over a week apart in time according to other news reports. Looks like some sort of an investigation did take place or the arrest would have been quicker. Most warrants are available to anyone who wants to call up the bond court and get a faxed copy. Read the little line about the victim alleges to have been struck and witnesses provided statements. Looks like the victim, not the police signed the warrant.
Seems like you don't have the facts, just what misfit news reported. WIS and THE STATE has the entire story. Why? THEY GOT COPIES OF THE WARRANT and REPORT!
What ever happened to getting the whole story? WTF?
No, he wasn't going to press charges. He heard that Downey was bragging about hitting/slapping so he didn't to press charges. I would have just let it go. If he was bragging, that was a bad choice on his part.

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