Oregon State football players are getting as b@t$h!t nuts as their Oregon counterparts
In the Civil War, Oregon State will not be outdone by Oregon…and that includes the police blotter as well. Back on March 14, former OSU players Lyle Moevao and Keaton Kristick and current Beavers defensive tackle Brennan Olander commandeered an athletic department golf cart, went for a joyride and then wrecked it.
For Olander it was his second run-in with the law since coming to Oregon State. Back in January he pled guilty to second-degree theft stemming from an incident in May of 2009 and was ordered by the court to complete a diversion program. As a result of his Jackass-esque golf cart ride he’s now on the hook for court-ordered community service. Until he wraps that up, Beaver head coach Mike Riley says he can’t participate in practice.
Things really started heating up for the Beavers in April, though. Redshirt freshmen John Braun and Tyler Thomas were cited on minor in possession charges on April 10 for partying with too many underage drunks in their house. Then walk-on freshman Kaua Olds, who is no longer with the team, was arrested on May 2 on charges of interfering with a police officer, resisting arrest and being a minor in possession.
But it’s not a party until a quarterback gets involved, so Peter Lalich got into the mix on May 7. That’s the day he was arrested by the Shasta County Sherriff’s Department on suspicion of boating DUI, here’s the incident report:
The problem for Lalich was that he was dismissed from Virginia for two alcohol-related incidents and only ended up at Oregon State because Virginia’s coach at the time, Al Groh, vouched for him with Riley. After thinking about it for a few weeks, Riley decided today to kick Lalich off the team. Here’s his statement to the Corvallis Gazette-Times:
“I’ve delayed this decision because I’ve been thinking about this a long time,” Riley said. “What avenue will we have for Pete to continue football and his education? What we have in place, it wasn’t going to work here. I talked to him about it. The summary was he wasn’t going to have an opportunity to play at Oregon State.” (Corvallis Gazette-Times)