Rams safety likely to miss season
FORT COLLINS» Colorado State’s football team will probably be without junior safety Braylin Scott for the upcoming season as he defends a criminal court case related to a May arrest, his attorney said Monday.
Scott will remain suspended from the Rams as a theft allegation naming him as a suspect makes its way through district court, his attorney Erik Fischer said.
Scott was accused in May of stealing thenteammate Hunter Donnelly’s valuable Rolex watches and bracelets from a campus dorm room, according to court documents. Donnelly, a former CSU linebacker who has since been dismissed from the team after his unrelated arrest this year on suspicion of violating a protection order against a young woman, told police he estimated the cost of his two missing Rolexes at $20,000 each and his four bracelets at $2,000 each.
Scott was arrested by CSU campus police after officers responded to a Craigslist post advertising the jewelry for sale and then met Scott and saw the jewelry in his possession.
The safety pleaded not guilty to felony theft and burglary charges Monday, and the case was set for trial. A pretrial conference is set for Dec. 11, with jury trial scheduled to start Dec. 19 in 8th District Chief Judge Stephen Howard’s courtroom, said District Attorney’s Office spokeswoman Jodi Lacey.
Starting seven of the 11 games he appeared in for the Rams last season, Scott led the team in interceptions with three and was seventh in tackles with 39.
Scott is still enrolled in classes as a student at CSU for the next fall semester, Fischer said. Officials from the CSU athletic department were not immediately available to say whether Scott will be able to redshirt this season.
The Rams kick off their season at home Aug. 26 against Oregon State.