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App State All-American wide receiver Sean Price was arrested early Monday, August 18th on the charge of being Intoxicated and Disruptive at around 2 am. He was released on $1,000 secured bond. The incident took place in front of the Wilcox Emporium which is right next to the popular night club Paolucci’s on Howard Street in downtown Boone. As a result, he is expected to be suspended by head coach Scott Satterfield for an unknown number of games.
The arrest news is public information on the High Country Press website in their Crime Reports Every Wednesday section. The information is confirmed on the NCCourts.org website on a Criminal Court Date Search and through the Watauga County Courthouse via a records search.
Price is the reigning FCS National co-Freshman of the Year by the College Sports Journal and was the SoCon Freshman of the Year. Last year Price played in 10 of the 12 games due to a violation of team rules suspension that saw him miss the East Carolina and The Citadel games. Regardless, he broke FCS records for receiving with 81 receptions for 1,196 receiving yards, including a season-high seven catches for 231 yards in the 31-28 victory over #1 Georgia Southern, earning National Freshman Player of the Week honors by The Sports Journal.
UPDATE: App State has released a statement on not only Price but backup quarterback Kalik Barnes, who was suspended most of last year due to a team rules violation.
August 22, 2013
Contact: Mike Flynn
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Two Appalachian State University football student-athletes will serve suspensions for rules violations. Reserve quarterback Kalik Barnes has been suspended indefinitely from all team activities due to a violation of NCAA rules. Wide receiver Sean Price has been suspended for an undetermined number of games for a violation of team rules.
“We hold our student-athletes to high standards as representatives of our program, our University and our community,” head coach Scott Satterfield said. “The decisions that Kalik and Sean made did not meet those standards and, therefore, there are consequences. Sean’s suspension comes with a number of conditions that have to be met, not the least of which is re-earning the trust of the University, the community and his coaches and teammates. We hope that he will meet these conditions and be able to return to the field at some point in the future.”
“I’d like to say ‘I’m sorry’ to my teammates and coaches, (Appalachian State Chancellor) Dr. (Kenneth) Peacock and the campus and local communities for the ill-advised decisions that I made that led to my suspension,” Price said. “My actions were ill-advised and immature and don’t reflect how I want to represent my te
am and my school. I hope to have the opportunity to return to the field and represent Appalachian State in a positive way.”
CORRECTION: The original post had the incident taking place late Monday, August 18th when it in fact took place early Monday at approximately 2 am.