Originally posted on The Last Angry Fan  |  Last updated 10/4/11

Colin Ferring, a freshman running back for the Coe College football team, got himself into a spot of trouble late Saturday night following a bout of underage drinking.  In his drunken stupor, Ferring thought it’d be a smashing idea to take one of the school’s John Deere Gator’s for a joyride with four of his closest friends.

I’m sure it sounded like a good idea at the time.  Not so much to members of the Cedar Rapids (Iowa) police department, who responded to the report of the utility vehicle theft.

When cops stopped the Gator, Ferring’s football instincts took over, and off he ran.  The police were able to catch up to him, and when the Kohawk player resisted arrest, the cops had to use the Taser on him.  Once subdued they transferred Ferring to the Linn County Jail.

The 18-year-old was cited for possession of alcohol under the legal age, public intoxication and interference with official acts.

Coe College has quite a few distinguished alumni found in the world of sports, including NFL Hall of Famer Marv Levy, Bills RB Fred Jackson, sportscaster Fred Hickman, and former basketball coach Bill Fitch.  I think it’s safe to say that Colin Ferring won’t find himself on this list anytime soon.

[KCRG.com via FARK]

 

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