LB Barrington back in jail, held without bond
Driver's license issues continue to be a major problem for USF sophomore linebacker Sam Barrington, who was held in county jail in Tampa on Tuesday night without bond -- his third time in jail in 13 months, all relating to charges of driving with a license that has been cancelled, suspended or revoked.
Barrington, 19, had been with USF's football team in Vero Beach, but was at the Hillsborough County Clerk of Courts office at 801 E. Twiggs St. on Tuesday evening -- it's possible he was turning himself in. According to the Sheriff's Office website, he was held on two misdemeanor counts of driving with a suspended/revoked license, one of them matching an arrest last month after he was pulled over in Tampa. He was arrested at 5:25 p.m. and booked into county jail at 8:25 p.m., with a judge revoking bond, according to the site.
Barrington's only infractions have been traffic issues, but he's had enough of them to cause larger issues -- his traffic stop last month was his sixth in 13 months, with most resolved with payment of fines. Barrington was not expected to face any game suspension as a result of his arrest in July, but this specifically takes him away from the team at a time in which the Bulls are trying to avoid distractions. Barrington, expected to be the Bulls' starting middle linebacker if healthy, has been limited in practice due to a lingering shoulder injury.