According to a report by John Wagner of the Toledo Blade, new Bowling Green head coach Mike Jinks has had to take care of his first disciplinary case with the team, suspending junior defensive lineman Mike Minns indefinitely after he was arrested Monday and charged with corrupting another with drugs.
“Following notification of the charges, Michael Minns II has been suspended indefinitely from the football program,” said a spokesman of the Bowling Green athletic department in a statement. “The university has also begun an investigation through its student conduct process.”
On November 22, Minns “surreptitiously placed a controlled substance into the victim’s beverage” while at a downtown restaurant, per the Bowling Green police. The police also added that the restaurant provided video showing Minns placing the substance into the victim’s beverage.
Minns, 21, a native of West Palm Beach (FL), was arrested Monday morning, and the incident will continue to remain under investigation.
In 17 career games, the 5-foot-10, 327-pound redshirt junior recorded 33 tackles (1.5 for loss), half-a-sack, and one fumble recovery. He played in 12 games this past season under current Syracuse coach Dino Babers.
Bowling Green (10-3, 7-1 MAC) will play Georgia Southern (8-4, 6-2 Sun Belt) in the GoDaddy Bowl on December 23 at 8 p.m. ET, and can be viewed on ESPN.