View Full Version : Arkansas State QB charged for beating girlfriend

08-17-2005, 12:06 PM
JONESBORO, Ark. -- Arkansas State backup quarterback Devin Hollins has been practicing with the team while facing court appearances stemming from two arrests this summer -- including one after he allegedly beat up his girlfriend.

According to police reports, Hollins was arrested and cited for third-degree battery by campus police July 4 and for shoplifting by Jonesboro police Aug. 5. The unrelated events are misdemeanors. He faces court appearances Monday; coach Steve Roberts has allowed him at practice since drills opened Aug. 7.

"I'm not going to comment on the nature of the issue except to tell you that he has been disciplined and that his discipline is ongoing at this point," Roberts said Tuesday.

Hollins and his girlfriend, Shaquita Y. Butler, got into an argument July 4, but their accounts on what happened after that differ.

"He pushed and hit me numerous times," Butler said in a statement to police. "I begged him to stop but he didn't. ... He threw me down on the concrete and drug me by my leg through Dean Street and finally he dumped me in a muddy puddle of water near the curb."

Hollins said he dropped only a little bit of water on Butler ... "and she kicked my driver side door. During that I pushed and pushed her several times away from my car door and she kept trying to throw rocks and other things she can find to throw at my car. Then I left."

On Aug. 5, Jonesboro police said, Hollins drank a $1.49 pint of chocolate milk at a grocery store without paying for it, then threw the empty container away on Aisle 19.

Hollins appeared in five games for Arkansas State last season and attempted 26 passes.

Roberts said the arrests would not affect his playing time at this point. The Indians open the season Sept. 3 against Missouri at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo

08-17-2005, 12:44 PM
must be something w/ that area of the country. last year a memphis basketball player was accused of beating up his gf too.

08-17-2005, 01:15 PM
Probably has something to do with Jonesboro being in a dry County. I know that just about drove me insane while I was going to school at ASU. Not insane enough to beat up a girl, but it was tough. How can a D1A college ever expect to grow with no alcohol around? I'm sure some will jump all over me for my thoughts on this, but lets be realistic about college life.

08-17-2005, 01:54 PM
Don't forget either, that Jonesboro was the site of a very tragic school shooting incident, where two boys ambushed teachers and students as they ran out of the school.

And, BTW, the older of the two boys is now being released from jail because a loophole in Arkansas law at that time would not allow the state to detain a minor beyond their 18th birthday.

08-17-2005, 02:06 PM
That shooting was in Bono, just outside of Jonesboro. Huh, I bet the UAB fans are snickering over "Bono" now! It never stops!