Three Indiana players arrested during weekend

Updated: February 12, 2008, 2:34 PM ET
Associated Press

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Indiana football players James Bailey and Demetrius McCray were arrested on misdemeanor disorderly conduct charges during the weekend after receiving complaints of loud music at their apartment.

Bloomington police officers were called late Saturday to the apartment of Bailey and McCray, both 21. Officers ticketed them for noise ordinance violations and told them to quiet down, Sgt. Jeff Canada said. Bailey and McCray were arrested about 3 a.m. Sunday following another noise complaint, Canada said.

A teammate, Darius Johnson, also was arrested after campus police said he was found passed out in a residence hall stairwell and struggled with medics inside an ambulance.

Johnson faces preliminary charges of resisting arrest, illegal consumption and public intoxication, IU police Lt. Jerry Minger said.

On Tuesday, Indiana football spokesman Jeff Keag said school officials were aware of the arrests and any team discipline would be handled internally.

Campus police officers found Johnson, 18, passed out early Saturday and called an ambulance to take him to a hospital, Minger said. Johnson began kicking his legs and swinging his arms at the ambulance crew and was restrained to the gurney but later knocked over items inside the ambulance, Minger said.

All three have been released from the Monroe County Jail. None had listed telephone numbers. Messages seeking comment were sent to all three at e-mail addresses listed in a campus directory.

Bailey had 26 catches for 268 yards and two touchdowns in 2007. McCray played in three games, rushing for 138 yards. No statistics were listed for Johnson on the team's Web site.


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