If you thought the Cam Newton saga was something, looky what just popped up on the crime blotter down at Auburn today. And check out the greatest name in sports.....
Four Auburn University football players have been arrested and charged in connection with a home invasion that took place on the morning of Friday, March 11th, 2011.According to a police report released by the Auburn PD, Antonio Goodwin, Kowalski Q. Kitchens, Michael McNeil, and Harrison Mosley were all taken in by police regarding a home invasion that took place at 12:22 a.m. on Friday.
They are charged with five counts of first degree robbery, one count of first degree burglary, and one count of third degree theft of property. Each is being held at the Lee County Jail with a $511,000 bond for their release.
In response Auburn football head coach Gene Chizik released a statement stating that all four of the players have been kicked off the Auburn football team.
"The players arrested in connection with this deeply troubling incident have been permanently dismissed from our football team. While we realize the legal process will run its course and these young men have a right for their case to be heard, playing for Auburn University is an honor and a privilege. It is not a right."
Auburn Athletic Director Jay Jacobs also issued a statement in response to the arrests.
It's certainly reassuring that Athletic Director Jacobs has made it clear that such late night activities by scholar-athletes won't be tolerated at Auburn, and I hope the time these fine young men spend in the Graybar Hotel won't have a negative effect on their academic pursuits.
But as troubling as this story already is, it begs two important questions about Mr Kowalski Q. Kitchens that simply won't go away......
1) Does he have brothers named Lisowski and Putski?
2) What the hell does the Q stand for?
I know this is small beer, with the earthquake and tsunami in Japan and the NFLPA decertification, but inquiring minds want to know, and Homer J has an inquiring mind. Please help Homer on this one.