Rams safety likely to miss sea­son

The Denver Post - - SPORTS - By Sam Louns­berry

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.

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