Arrested UVA athlete back on field
Michael Brown, the first-year varsity football player who was arrested last Thursday was back on the practice field Saturday, according the Daily Progress. A UVA student Judiciary Committee convicted Brown of trespassing, the DP reports, but dismissed the other charges against him. Of course, Brown still faces the real world felony charges against him, but it appears he’s again in good standing with the University. Apparently, trespassing and getting yourself arrested, not to mention facing a possible assault charge, are not violations of UVA’s 160-year-old honor code. Last year, the UVA Honor Committee found 10 students guilty of honor code violations. If found guilty of such crimes as stealing a text book, plagiarizing an essay, having a text book open during a closed book exam, or simply lying about something students are automatically expelled.