By Sports Instigator,  Rich Winter

Don't worry LSU fans, since your arrest records are only in the lower-half of the SEC, no one is going to care or notice.

Or are they?

     Maybe this is why Missouri got invited to the SEC because with their 18 arrests, they make SEC old-timers like Florida with 17, seem like pedestrian hoodlooms.

    At least you're behind Alabama, LSU.

The arrest of LSU running back Jeremy Hill recently has made for negative headlines for LSU. But when it comes to that subject, LSU is in the lower half of the SEC going back to 2010.

According to an unofficial count tallied by NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune in that span, four programs are in double figures, led by newcomer Missouri with 18, not counting two coaches' arrest for DWI. Vanderbilt has the fewest with only one in that span.

In between is Florida (17), Georgia (15), Arkansas (12), Ole Miss (11), Auburn and , Kentucky (nine each), Alabama (seven), LSU (six) and Mississippi State, South Carolina, Texas A&M and Tennessee (five each).  

SEC FOOTBALL ARREST RECORDS THIS YEAR

ALABAMA (seven)

D.J. PETTWAY, DL, R-Fr. (Feb. 11, 2013): second degree robbery, dismissed from team, trial pending.

TYLER HAYES, LB, Fr. (Feb. 11, 2013): second degree robbery, dismissed from team, trial pending.

EDDIE WILLIAMS, DB, Fr. (Feb. 11, 2013): second degree robbery, fraudulent use of credit/debit card, dismissed from team, trial pending.

BRENT CALLOWAY, RB, R-Fr. (Feb. 11, 2013): fraudulent use of credit/debit card, dismissed from team, trial pending.

EDDIE WILLIAMS, DB, Fr. (Feb. 10, 2013): carrying pistol without a license.

BRENT CALLOWAY, RB, Fr. (Oct. 21, 2011): second degree possession of marijuana.

MARK BARRON, S, Sr. (March 20, 2011): misdemeanor hindering prosecution, first round NFL draft pick by Tampa Bay Bucs.

Arkansas (14)

AUSTIN FLYNN, DE, Sr. (Feb. 12, 2013): driving while intoxicated, careless driving, no proof of insurance, transferred from Arkansas in March.

TERRELL WILLIAMS, LB, Sr. (Nov. 4, 2012): driving while intoxicated, suspended remainder of season.

CHRIS SMITH, DE, Sr. (Oct. 10, 2012): arrested for failing to make a court appearance for suspicion of speeding.

MAUDRECUS HUMPHREY, WR, Jr. (May 12, 2012): felony residential burglary, enrolled in Washington County drug court's treatment program.

ANDREW PETERSON, TE, R-Fr. (May 12, 2012): felony residential burglary, sentenced to six months in the Arkansas Department of Community Correction, 60 months supervised probation.

MARQUEL WADE, WR, So. (May 12, 2012): felony residential burglary, sentenced to six months in the Arkansas Department of Community Correction, 60 months supervised probation.

TYLER GILBERT, LB, So. (April 17, 2012): aggravated residential burglary, theft of property, pleaded guilty to misdemeanor theft of property, 12 months probation.

KANE WHITEHURST, WR, R-Fr. (April 1, 2012): possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia, transferred to South Carolina.

JASON PEACOCK, OT, Sr. (March 16, 2012): misdemeanor theft of property, pleaded guilty, sentenced to 10 days in the Washington County Detention Center.

ANTHONY ODEN, OT, Jr. (July 9, 2011): driving while intoxicated, possession of controlled substances, dismissed from team, transferred to Lamar.

ANTHONY ODEN OT, So. (July 4, 2010): driving while intoxicated.

ROSS RASNER, DB, Jr. (April 15, 2011): possession of a controlled substance, minor in possession of alcohol, undrafted free agent with Denver Broncos.

LANCE RAY, WR, Jr. (Jan. 29, 2011): misdemeanor marijuana possession, transferred to NW Miss. JC, then to East Carolina.

DEQUINTA "D.D." Jones, DT, So. (Oct. 27, 2010): misdemeanor marijuana possession.

AUBURN (nine)

QUAN BRAY, WR, So. (Sept. 27, 2012): violation of driver's permit, possession of open bottle of alcohol, loud music, junior on roster.

REESE DISMUKES, C, So. (Aug. 25, 2012): public intoxication, junior on roster.

ZEKE PIKE, QB, (June 23, 2012): public intoxication, transferred to Louisville.

TROVON REED, WR, So. (May 10, 2012): failure to appear in court, paid fine, junior on roster.

ANTONIO GOODWIN, WR, So. (March 11, 2011): first degree robbery, convicted, sentenced to 12 years in prison.

DAKOTA MOSLEY, TE, R-Fr. (March 11, 2011): first degree robbery, awaiting trial.

SHAUN KITCHENS, WR, So. (March 11, 2011): first degree robbery, awaiting trial.

MICHAEL MCNEIL, DB, Sr. (March 11, 2011): first degree robbery, pleaded guilty, sentenced to three years in prison.

ONTERRIO MCCALEB, RB, Jr. (May 14, 2011): driving unregistered vehicle, no tag or revalidation decal, no driver's license, undrafted free agent with Cincinnati Bengals.

FLORIDA (17)

LOUCHEIZ PURIFOYCB, So. (Feb. 3, 2013): possession of marijuana, case dismissed.

JESSAMEN DUNKER, OL, Fr., (Jan. 16, 2013): grand theft of a motor vehicle (scooter), driving with a suspended license, suspended, charges pending. Florida announced in late April that Dunker is transferring.

A.C. LEONARD, TE, Fr., (Feb. 15, 2012): domestic battery, pleaded no contest, six months probation, fined $628, attended anger management classes, suspended and transferred to Tennessee State.

LEON ORR, DT, So. (May 14, 2012): knowingly driving with a suspended license, junior on Florida roster.

LEON ORR, DT, So. (Jan. 10, 2012): possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, accepted a deferred prosecution agreement with 12.5 hours of community service.

LEON ORR, DT, Fr. (Feb. 24, 2011): driving with a suspended license.

MARCUS ROBERSON, CB, Fr. (Sept. 14, 2011): underage possession of alcohol, sophomore at Florida.

DEE FINLEY (Sept. 12, 2011): driving with a suspended license, resisting an officer with violence (reduced to a misdemeanor), suspended for one game, transferred to North Alabama.

JON HALAPIO, G, So. (Aug. 28, 2011): careless driving, senior at Florida.

Draft Ravens Football_Tatu.jpgMatt Elam overcame an arrest early in his college career at Florida to become the first-round draft pick of the Baltimore Ravens.The Associated Press

MATT ELAM, S, So. (July 24, 2011): underage possession of alcohol. First-round draft pick in 2013.

DE'ANTE SAUNDERS, S, Fr. (May 25, 2011): possession of marijuana, transferred after 2012 season to Tennessee State.

JANORIS JENKINS, CB, Jr. (April 23, 2011): possession of marijuana, pled no contest and ordered to pay $421, dismissed from team and transferred to North Alabama, taken by the St. Louis Rams in the second round of the 2012 NFL draft

JANORIS JENKINS, CB, Jr. (Jan. 22, 2011): possession of marijuana, accepted a plea deal and ordered to pay $316.

CHRIS RAINEY, WR, Jr. (Sept. 14, 2010): aggravated stalking, pleaded guilty, taken by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the fifth round of the 2012 NFL draft.

CHRIS MARTIN, LB, Fr. (Jan. 29, 2011): possession of marijuana, agreed to deferred prosecution, transferred to Navarro College.

JAFAR MANN, DT, Fr. (Nov. 3, 2012): possession of marijuana, transferred.

KEDRIC JOHNSON, LB, So. (Jan. 9, 2011): possession of marijuana, took medical hardship waiver after 2012 season.

Georgia (15)

TY FLOURNOY-SMITH, TE, Fr. (Feb. 22, 2013): false report of a crime.

MATT STAGG, LB, Fr. (Nov. 8, 2012): driving under the influence, underage possession of alcohol.

ISAIAH CROWELL, RB, Fr. (June 29, 2012): possessing a weapon in a school zone, altered identification mark, possession/carrying a concealed weapon, dismissed from team, charges dropped, transferred to Alabama State.

CHASE VASSER, LB, Jr. (May 11, 2012): driving under the influence, suspended for two games, senior at Georgia.

BRANDEN SMITH, CB, Sr. (March 11, 2012): possession of marijuana.

SANDERS COMMINGS, CB, Sr. (Jan. 21, 2012): domestic violence/simple battery, suspended two games, taken by the Kansas City Chiefs in the fifth round of the 2013 NFL draft.

CORNELIUS WASHINGTON, LB, Jr. (Oct. 2, 2011): driving under the influence, speeding, suspended two games, drafted in sixth round by Chicago in 2013 NFL draft.

CALEB KING, RB, Jr. (Oct. 11, 2010): failure to appear in court for a speeding ticket, suspended for two games, declared academically ineligible as a senior, signed with the Minnesota Vikings as an undrafted free agent in 2011.

DEMETRE BAKER, LB, Fr. (Sept. 26, 2010): driving under the influence, improper driving, underage possession of alcohol, kicked off team.

ALEC OGLETREE, S, Fr. (Sept. 3, 2010): theft by taking, suspended for one game, taken by the St. Louis Rams in the first round of the 2013 draft.

WASHUAN EALEY, RB, So. (Aug. 27, 2010): hit-and-run of a parked vehicle, driving with a suspended license, transferred to Jacksonville State.

LSU vs. Clemson 2012LSU Tigers quarterback Zach Mettenberger (8) runs for yardage against the Clemson Tigers during the Chick-fil-A Bowl at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta on Monday, December 31, 2012. (Photo by Brett Duke, Nola.com | The Times-Picayune)

ZACH METTENBERGER, QB, Fr. (March 7, 2010): underage consumption/possession of alcohol, disorderly conduct, obstruction, false identification; pleaded guilty to two counts of sexual battery, alcohol related charges were dropped, sentenced to two concurrent 12 months probation periods, 40 hours of community service, fined $2,000, dismissed from team; transferred to Butler Community College and LSU.

TAVARRES KING, WR, So. (July 10, 2010): underage possession of alcohol.

DONTAVIUS JACKSON, RB, So. (July 10, 2010): driving under the influence, leaving the scene of an accident, underage possession of alcohol, transferred to UAB.

JORDAN LOVE, CB, Fr., (July 6, 2010): obstruction of a Georgia police officer, charges dropped, transferred to Towson in 2012.

KENTUCKY (nine)

T.J. JONES, OT, Fr. (Jan. 4, 2013): carrying a gun on school property at Myrtle Beach High, on Kentucky roster.

MARCUS CAFFEY, CB, Fr. (Sept. 13, 2012): marijuana possession, missed the season because of failing to qualify academically.

BOOKIE COBBINS, WR, Fr. (Sept. 13, 2012): marijuana possession, sophomore at Kentucky.

RAYMOND SANDERS, RB, Jr. (Sept. 13, 2012): marijuana possession, senior at Kentucky.

RIDGE WILSON, LB, Sr. (Feb. 26, 2012): felony drug trafficking, dismissed from the team, transferred to West Alabama, undrafted free agent with Kansas City Chiefs.

RIDGE WILSON, LB, Fr. (Sept. 2009): fourth-degree assault, suspended, reinstated.

MARK CRAWFORD, DT, Jr. (Feb. 27, 2011): careless driving, failure to maintain required insurance and driving on a suspended or revoked license, suspended four games.

MIKE HARTLINE, QB, Sr. (Dec. 10, 2010): second-degree disorderly conduct, alcohol intoxication in a public place and failure to notify the Department of Transportation of an address change, completed court-ordered community service and alcohol counseling to get charges dismissed, suspended one game, signed with Indianapolis as undrafted free agent following 2011 NFL draft.

MATT ROARK, WR, So. (Oct. 24, 2010): driving under the influence, failure to maintain insurance. Pleaded guilty, sentenced to four days of house arrest with no alcohol during that span.

LSU (six)

JEREMY HILL, RB, So. (April 27, 2013): simple battery, charges pending.

JORDAN JEFFERSON, QB, Sr. (Aug. 26, 2011): second degree battery, pleaded guilty to simple battery, plays for Pittsburgh in Arena Football League.

JOSH JOHNS, LB, Jr. (Aug. 26, 2011): second degree battery, charge dismissed.

BRAD WING, P, Fr. (June 26, 2011): simple battery, undrafted free agent with Philadelphia Eagles.

T-BOB HEBERT, C, Jr. (May 1, 2010): driving while intoxicated. Working in radio in Baton Rouge.

TERRENCE TOLIVER, WR, Sr. (March 7, 2010): disturbing the peace, public intoxication and interfering with a police officer. Signed with the Houston Texans as undrafted free agent and spent time with Detroit Lions also.

OLE MISS (11)

PHILANDER MOORE, WR, Sr. (March 16, 2013): domestic violence, released on bond, dismissed from team.

BO WALLACE, QB, So. (Jan. 19, 2012): minor in possession of alcohol, junior at Ole Miss.

CLARENCE JACKSON, LB, So. (May 13, 2011): public drunkenness, kicked off team and transferred to Jacksonville State.

CLARENCE JACKSON, LB, Fr. (Sept. 30, 2010): burglary, suspended.

DELVIN JONES, DE, So. (May 13, 2011): public drunkenness, kicked off team.

EVAN INGRAM, QB, Fr. (March 14, 2011): theft of goods under $500, resisting arrest by flight, charges dropped.

JAMAL MOSLEY TE, Jr. (Aug. 21, 2011): public intoxication, charges dropped.

JAMAL MOSLEY TE, Sr. (July 21, 2012): disturbing the peace, public drunkenness, suspended, reinstated.

RANDALL MACKEY, QB, Jr. (Aug. 23, 2011): disorderly conduct, suspended, reinstated.

MELVIN HARRIS, WR, So. (Nov. 21, 2010): driving under influence, kicked off team for unspecified reasons in October 2011.

BRANDON SANDERS, LB, So. (Nov. 2, 2010): possession of marijuana, driving under influence, pleaded guilty and ordered to pay fines of $1,333.50, transferred to Nicholls State.

MISSISSIPPI STATE (five)

CHAD BUMPHIS, WR, Jr. (Jan. 1, 2012): disorderly conduct, public drunkenness.

CHRIS HUGHES, LB, So. (Aug. 31, 2011): two counts of domestic violence, found guilty, sentenced to five days in jail, one year formal probation and counseling, suspended for three games, senior at Mississippi State.

CHRIS HUGHES, LB, So. (May 2011): third degree assault.

DEONTAE SKINNER, LB, So. (June 5, 2011): simple domestic assault, charges dropped, senior at Mississippi State

DENNIS THAMES, DE, So. (May 31, 2011): possession of marijuana, alcohol in a motor vehicle, dismissed from the team.

MISSOURI (17 + two coaches) 

KA'RA SREWART DB, Fr. (Dec. 17, 2012): possession of marijuana possession, dismissed from team.

KA'RA STEWART (Nov. 9, 2012): possession of marijuana, pleaded guilty, paid $200 fine.

ASHTON GLASER QB, Fr. (Sept. 8, 2010): missing a court date for a speeding ticket.

ASHTON GLASER (March 11, 2012): failure to appear in court for speeding charges, no valid driver's license.

BEAU BRINKLEY TE, Fr. (Aug. 29, 2010): driving while intoxicated and improperly tinted windows.

CHRIS FREEMAN OL, So. (April 16, 2012): failure to appear in court for a traffic citation, junior at Missouri.

CORBIN BERKSTRESSER QB, Fr. (May 15, 2012): leaving the scene of an accident, pleaded guilty, sophomore at Missouri.

DERRICK WASHINGTON RB, Sr. (Sept. 12, 2010): felony deviate sexual assault, five-year prison sentence, registered as a sex offender.

DORIAL BECKHAM-GREEN WR, Fr. (Oct. 3, 2012): suspicion of possession of less than 35 grams of marijuana.

COACH GARY PINKEL (Nov. 16, 2011): driving while intoxicated,pleaded guilty, 30-day suspended sentence and placed on two years probation.

ASSTISTANT COACH BRUCE WALKER (Aug. 3, 2010): driving while intoxicated.

JIMMY BURGE (Oct. 2, 2010): drinking intoxicants while operating a vehicle

JIMMY BURGE DL, Jr. (Jan. 17, 2011): possession of a controlled substance, suspended.

LEVI COPELIN WR, Fr. (Oct. 3, 2012): suspicion of possession of less than 35 grams of marijuana, freshman at Missouri.

MATY MAUK QB, Fr. (Aug. 30, 2012): resisting arrest by fleeing, failure to stop for a traffic control device, leaving the scene of an accident, careless and imprudent driving, freshman at Missouri.

TOREY BOOZER LB, Fr. (Oct. 3, 2012): suspicion of possession of less than 35 grams of marijuana, freshman at Missouri.

TRISTEN HOLT CB, Fr. (Sept. 10, 2011): leaving the scene of an accident, dismissed from team.

WILL EBNER LB, Jr. (Aug. 22, 2010): driving while intoxicated, suspended.

WILL EBNER (July 2011): minor in possession of alcohol, two days in jail, fined $200.

JARRELL HARRISON S, Sr. (June 2010): misdemeanor shoplifting, suspended.


SOUTH CAROLINA (five)

TANNER McEVOY Fr. (July 29, 2012): speeding and driving after consuming while under age 21, transferred to Arizona Western, signed with Wisconsin.

ANGELO WATLEY LB (Feb. 26, 2012): grand larceny, financial transaction card theft, second degree violent burglary. At University of San Diego.

BYRON JERIDEAU, DL, (Jan. 13, 2012): jaywalking, disorderly conduct, undrafted free agent with San Diego Chargers.

G.A. MANGUS QB coach (July 26, 2011): public urination, still QB coach.

DeVONTE HOLLOMAN, LB, (June 17, 2011): driving under the influence, sixth round of draft pick by Dallas Cowboys last month.


TENNESSEE (five)

CAMERON CLEAR, TE, So. (May 22, 2012): possession of stolen property, pleaded guilty to misdemeanor theft, transferred to Arizona Western JC, signed with Texas A&M, on roster.

AUSTIN JOHNSON, LB, Sr. (July 24, 2011): public intoxication and disorderly conduct, charges dismissed. Now on New Orleans Saints roster.

BRENT BREWER, DB, So. (Feb. 13, 2011): misdemeanor domestic assault involving bodily injury or the threat of injury early, charges reduced to "offensive touching," and later dismissed. Senior at South Carolina.

DOAK RAULSTON QB, Fr. (Nov. 20, 2010): driving while impaired, suspended.

JACQUES SMITH, DL, Fr. (Oct. 31, 2010): simple assault with bodily injury, pleaded guilty, judicial diversion, charge removed from record. Senior at Tennessee.

manziel ap.jpgIn Texas A&M's Cotton Bowl victory against Oklahoma, Aggies quarterback Johnny Manziel rushed and passed for 516 yards.AP photo


TEXAS A&M (five)

KIRBY ENNIS, DL, Jr. (Feb. 1, 2013): disorderly conduct, discharge or display of a firearm, suspended. Junior at Texas A&M.

JOHNNY MANZIEL, QB, Fr. (June 29, 2012): possessing a fake driver's license, failure to identify himself, disorderly conduct by fighting. Sophomore and Heisman Trophy winner.

KYLE MANGAN, LB, Jr. (Aug. 7, 2011): disorderly conduct for fighting.

DAMONTRE MOORE, LB, Jr. (June 3, 2011): possession of less than two ounces of marijuana, suspended. Drafted by New York Giants in third round of 2013 NFL draft.

MATTHEW JOECKEL, QB, Fr. (Oct. 17, 2010): purchasing or furnishing alcohol to a minor.


VANDERBILT (one)

ANDRE SIMMONS, DB, So. (Nov. 15, 2011): aggravated robbery, aggravated burglary, burglary charge dismissed, robbery charge reduced to theft. Transferred to Old Dominion as walk-on.