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Suspended license puts freshman LB in jail



Nine days before the start of fall practice, USF freshman linebacker Sam Barrington was at the Orient Road jail on Tuesday afternoon, having turned himself in on a misdemeanor charge of driving with a suspended license.

Barrington, 18, was released on $250 bond at 4:09 p.m. Wednesday, less than two hours after he was booked through the jail's self-arrest program, according to Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office records.

Barrington's license was suspended after he failed to appear in court in Jacksonville after a citation in January. USF police issued a warrant for his arrest on June 25 for driving with a suspended license with knowledge, and he was also cited by Temple Terrace police for speeding on July 7. The January citation in Jacksonville was for not carrying a driver's license and for driving a vehicle in unsafe condition.

The 6-foot-2, 220-pound freshman is one of the highest rated members of USF's incoming recruiting class, having signed with USF over an offer from the University of Miami.

Barrington and USF coach Jim Leavitt could not immediately be reached for comment Tuesday. Here is the legal information from

-- Former USF signee Kamran Joyer, the Wesley Chapel offensive lineman who was granted a release after academic issues put his admission to USF in jeopardy, has been admitted into Louisville and will report for practice Aug. 5, according to the school's sports information department.

[Last modified: Thursday, May 27, 2010 6:51pm]


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