Four Oregon State players were charged with underage drinking on Saturday night and will be suspended for a game -- most likely the opener against Sacramento State -- though coach Mike Riley told reporters he was keeping his options open.
From The Oregonian:
According to Lt. Cord Wood of the Corvallis Police Department, officers were called to the townhouse apartment shared by Hamlett, Lopez, and Storey around 1 a.m. after there were complaints about a loud party.
The officer who arrived on the scene said occupants inside the apartment locked the door, shut the lights off, and turned off the stereo. The officer applied for a search warrant and forced entry was required.
Wood said there were "about 40 people'' in the apartment and 36 of them were minors.
Holy Dragnet, a search warrant ... forced entry "required"... for a house party! Wonder if a "Turn the music off and keep it off" might have sufficed.
Still, not terribly smart for the players. Their poor decisions not only cost them, they cost their teammates.