Kyle Rose isn’t normally one to get into trouble. However the West Virginia lineman found himself in a bit of hot water back in April after a bar fight landed him in jail with multiple charges including assaulting an officer. Expected to be a leader for the Mountaineers this fall, Rose spoke with the media for the first time since the incident.
“I think an apology is definitely needed to be said to the fans and my family. That’s not how I was raised. That’s not the type of person I am.” Rose said, “I’ve rededicated my life to football and not worrying about extracurricular activities. This is my last year with my brothers and I kind of let them down.”
According to a report by the Dominion-Post, at around 2:30 am April 5th, Rose was attempting to enter a local Morgantown bar, when some sort of confrontation occurred with the bar’s bouncer. The altercation drew the attention of nearby police, and things went downhill from there.
“Officers grabbed him and attempted to place him into custody,” Officer C. D. Webster said in his report. “Mr. Rose was given several commands to stop resisting and he refused. Mr. Rose then struck [Officer K.] Murphey in the forehead and Mr. Rose was taken to the floor.
“While on the floor, Mr. Rose continued to resist, and I told him that he would be tased if he did not stop resisting. After giving several more commands to stop resisting he was tased. Once the Taser was deployed, Mr. Rose became compliant and was placed into handcuffs without resistance.”
Rose was charged with public intoxication, disorderly conduct, obstructing an officer, and battery on an officer. He was later released on $600 bond.
“We will handle this internally and that type of behavior is not going to be tolerated under any circumstances.”, head coach Dana Holgorsen said after the incident.
Rose was suspended from practice, and instead ran stadium stairs, cleaned the weight room and cleaned a section of the stadium by hand. However, not mentioned is whether or not the fifth-year senior will miss any game time.
Rose started all 13 games last year for the Mountaineers, and is second on the team in tackles for loss. With that kind of production he’s projected to be a starting nose tackle in the fall, and spoke about being a senior leader on the team.
“You can’t have seniors who make mistakes like that,” Rose said. “I want to be a face where a freshman walks in and says, ‘That’s Kyle Rose, he does things right.’”