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Robert Vaden Arrested For Public Intoxication

Posted by Zach on October 15, 2008

It’s really amazing how dumb some college athletes can be.

UAB star forward Robert Vaden, on the same day he was rewarded as the preseason Conference USA Player of the Year, has been arrested for public intoxication visiting friends in Bloomington, Indiana. If you recall, Vaden formerly played at Indiana under coach Mike Davis, whom he followed to Birmingham. Normally, this wouldn’t be a huge deal, except that Vaden is already on probation. For this stunning lack of judgment, Vaden could face a hefty suspension and plenty of legal trouble that may cripple UAB’s hopes of making the NCAA Tournament.

More from the Birmingham News:

The Bloomington Herald Times, which reported the story Tuesday, said Bloomington police Officer Ian Lovan saw a man who appeared intoxicated and was pushing people on a downtown Bloomington street. The man, later identified as the 23-year-old Vaden, failed dexterity tests to determine if he was drunk and was booked on the public intoxication charge, according to the newspaper…Vaden was one of five current or former UAB players arrested outside a Southside club in late August of last year.

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