Two Sam Houston State University football players were arrested early Sunday for fighting.
Freshman quarterback Jaylen Fails and sophomore wide receiver Kiante’ Griffin were both arrested at 12:44 a.m. on Sunday at Brookplace Student Apartments by Huntsville Police Department. Kenneth Jenkins, 24, and Derold Broussard-Palmer, 25, were also arrested.
“They were arrested for DOC fighting, or disorderly conduct fighting, which is a class C misdemeanor, which is basically the equivalent to a traffic ticket,” HPD Lt. Jim Barnes said. “So not a super serious offense.”
Officers were dispatched to 5020 Sam Houston Ave. in reference to a fight in the parking lot of the apartment complex. When officers arrived, most of the crowd disbursed. However, the four who were arrested remained in quarrel and officers were forced to lay hands on them and make the arrest.
Barnes said Griffin and Fails were the ones fighting each other.
“They were not compliant, and [Fails and Griffin] were actually fighting each other,” Barnes said. “You wouldn’t think they would be. For all purposes, it appears after they were arrested, they made peace.”
University police assisted HPD during the incident but did not make any of the arrests.
Both Fails and Griffin will also be subject to SHSU’s judicial disciplinary proceedings, according to Paul Ridings, associate athletic director of media relations.