Russell Haughton-James is the latest college football player to be arrested this off-season. The West Virginia senior offensive lineman was booked Sunday night on a single count of burglary.
Not many details of what lead to the charges are known at this point, other than he was listed as “pre-trial felon” on the West Virginia’s Regional Jail & Correctional Facility Authority website before bonding out.
“I have been made aware of the situation,” head coach Dana Holgorsen said via the Metro News. “I am gathering the facts at this time and will to continue to monitor. I have no further comment at this time”
With so little information available it’s hard to tell how, or if, this will affect his playing career.
Russell is expected to bring experience and add depth to the offensive line by playing behind Yodny Cajuste and Marquis Lucas in the fall. He played in 12 games last season and 11 games in 2013 as a backup.
Here’s hoping it’s the last arrest we see this off-season, but something tells me that’s probably wishful thinking.