Another NDSU Football Being Charged With Resisting Arrest And Minor Consuming Alcohol
I just got off the phone with the Fargo Police Department who confirmed to me that another North Dakota State Football player has been charged with crimes related to resisting arrest and underage consumption of alcohol.
Travis Beck, who according to the NDSU Bison football page is a linebacker for the team, was arrested on July 21st of 2012 for resisting arrest and for consuming alcohol underage (officers report that they could smell alcohol on his breath).
The police report is not yet public record, but police officials described the incident to me. They were aware of some traffic signs that had been removed and spotted two individuals walking near the NDSU campus they believe were involved. When they attempted to question the individuals they ran (the resisting charge is related to their flight) and were arrested later around 3:00am. Beck was one of the individuals. He will be in court for his second appearance tomorrow.
Beck was not one of the NDSU players involved in submitting almost 25,000 fraudulent signatures to the North Dakota Secretary of State and charged last week.
Based on internet searches, Beck’s arrest hasn’t yet been reported in any media outlets in the state. It will be interesting to see how NDSU officials, who have refused to suspend the players involved in the petition fraud, react to Beck’s arrest.
If NDSU started holding their players accountable for their off-field antics, they might not be able to field a football team.
Update: The Forum is just now reporting that Beck will plead guilty at his hearing tomorrow to the underage drinking charge. The resisting arrest charge is being dropped.Tags: higher education, NDSU, ndsu bison, North Dakota News, north dakota state university