Big Ten lunch links: Brent likely faces felony
February, 23, 2009
By Adam Rittenberg | ESPN.com
Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg
A weekend's worth of links to digest and several more from the morning.
- Things don't look good for Illinois defensive tackle Josh Brent, who likely faces felony charges after a misdemeanor DUI arrest early Saturday in Champaign. A warrant in another county had been issued for Brent after he failed to appear in court for driving with a suspended license. The Illini sophomore has court dates March 23 and April 30 and remains indefinitely suspended from the team.
"Rietz said it's likely that felony charges will be filed later once prosecutors have confirmed his prior driving convictions," writes Mary Schenk.
- Michigan defensive tackle Terrance Taylor sounded off at the NFL combine about former teammate Justin Boren, who transferred to Ohio State, Nicholas J. Cotsonika writes in the Detroit Free Press.
"He ain't my brother if he transfers to Ohio State," Taylor said. "I'm a Michigan man. Nah. He made his choice. He's a good player. He's my friend. But brother? No."
- Despite starring for Ohio State as a cornerback, Malcolm Jenkins could be moved to safety at the next level, Ken Gordon writes in The Columbus Dispatch.
- Wisconsin wide receiver recruit Kraig Appleton likely won't face a trial on misdemeanor charges of criminal trespass of a motor vehicle, Tom Mulhern writes in the Wisconsin State Journal.
- Everything you need to know about Iowa players at the NFL combine, courtesy of The (Cedar Rapids) Gazette and the mighty Hlog blog.