Herd RB Grooms suspended after late night arrestPublished 1:02am Sunday, December 1, 2013
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Marshall University says running back Kevin Grooms has been suspended indefinitely after his arrest on charges of misdemeanor domestic battery and obstructing an officer.
A booking officer at the Western Regional Jail in Barboursville said the 21-year-old Grooms was being held there after his arrest early Saturday in Huntington. Police in Huntington could not be reached for additional details on the arrest.
Grooms was arrested less than 24 hours after Marshall defeated East Carolina 59-28 in the East Division Championship of the Conference USA.
In a statement Saturday, the Marshall Athletics Department said, “We are aware of the situation and are handling it appropriately and internally. At this time, he has been suspended indefinitely.”
The booking officer said Grooms did not have an attorney and was to be arraigned later Saturday.
The sophomore from Hollywood, Fla., has more than 500 yards rushing and 80 yards receiving.