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Dodson done at Southern Miss after alleged theft

Posted on: April 30, 2011 1:20 pm
Edited on: April 30, 2011 1:21 pm

Posted by Matt Norlander

Former Kentucky player Darnell Dodson is now former Southern Miss miscreant after an alleged theft from a USM Sigma Nu fraternity house, as well as from vehicles outside the residence.

Dodson (pictured right, in 2010; there are no pictures of him in a Southern Miss uniform because he transferred to the school less than four months ago), was kicked off the team Thursday after it became known he's a bit of a kleptomaniac. Or, at least, allegedly a kleptomaniac.
USM police chief Bob Hopkins said today that Dodson was arrested along with Cory Markell Smith, a former member of the Southern Miss and William Carey basketball teams. The two men both face charges of auto burglary and residential burglary, which are felony charges.
Instead of letting the legal process play out, Southern Miss coach Larry Eustachy had an extensive eight-word statement on the matter: "Darnell Dodson has been dismissed from the team."

The shorter the statement, the worse it is, normally. Dodson will get no second chance here. And now he'll be looking for his fourth college team in three years. (Dodson started at Miami Dade Community College.) Finding a Division-I landing spot probably isn't that likely. He was once a highly touted recruit, but multiple run-ins with the law will scare off pretty much any program. His talent isn't so great that is affords him chance after chance after chance.

This is the second dust-up with the law in less than a year for Dodson, who was kicked off Kentucky's team last summer, and in October, was arrested for disorderly conduct.

Final thought the lingers: Frat-house theft? There are a lot of low college crimes, but does it get more petty or desperate than stealing from a bunch of bros?

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Category: NCAAB
Tags: Police

Since: Nov 17, 2008
Posted on: May 3, 2011 8:19 am

Dodson done at Southern Miss after alleged theft

It is apparent that U of Memphis was lucky this loser (Dodson) chose to follow Coach X to wherever U.  It was a natural match. Meanwhile the other half of the Miami-Dade duo Will Coleman honored his commitment and has been a great citizen and athlete at U of M.  Thanks Will for your two years at U of M and the good things you have done.

Since: Oct 20, 2008
Posted on: May 3, 2011 5:48 am

Dodson done at Southern Miss after alleged theft

He is not from South Florida. He is from Greenbelt MD & attended Eleanor Roosevelt High. He is a jerk big time, that has blown numerous chances that most kids would love to have.  You can pencil him in for the league thou,  THE GOODMAN LEAGUE!!Laughing The DC summer league where all DC area players with suspect character play ball (See Omar Weaver) to keep the dream alive & be told that should've, could 've been in the NBA, but politics kept them out!Laughing

Since: Jan 13, 2011
Posted on: May 2, 2011 1:03 pm

Dodson done at Southern Miss after alleged theft

There's still UCONN. If he switches to football, there's Auburn or USC. But in all reality, he is just showing he's NBA ready!!! Might be able to steal a spot on a team during the LOCKOUT, cause apparently you can't keep Dodson out of anything!

Since: Nov 8, 2006
Posted on: May 1, 2011 2:18 pm

Pitt - Miami Dade - Memphis - Kentucky - S Miss..

He'll be looking for his SIXTH college team, not his fourth.  He was at Pitt for a semester, couldn't make grades and transferred to the Juco College.  Big East rules wouldn't let him come back to Pitt, so he followed a former Pitt assitant to Memphis.  Then to Kentucky.  Then somehow wound up in Southern Miss.

And now.....

Since: Jul 17, 2008
Posted on: May 1, 2011 10:47 am

Dodson done at Southern Miss after alleged theft

Here is another exampe of a South Florida kids acting like a dirtball!  Its not enough that you had the chance to play at Kent, a powerhouse but you pissed that away.  Now you pissed away another chance, I hope you end up pushing a broom for the rest of your life, you had two chances that most kids in the world would love to have, a free college education!  You are a LOSER Dodson, best of luck with your life of crime, you had enough chances to make a great life for yourself now its over, bye bye LOSER!

Since: Dec 23, 2010
Posted on: April 30, 2011 10:59 pm

Dodson done at Southern Miss after alleged theft

Walks like a duck, quacks like a duck...  This guy will never be heard from again.  His nine lifes are over, gonna be working for the public works department somewhere after he serves time for this.

Since: Mar 6, 2011
Posted on: April 30, 2011 6:27 pm

Dodson done at Southern Miss after alleged theft

I firmly believe in innocent until proven guilty so from a jurisprudence standpoint I say wait and see how it will play out. From a basketball and career standpoint I say what a moron. He had to know how thin the ice was and how at risk his basketball future was. Given that he should have been the second coming of Mother Theresa and never ever never placed himself in the same area code as potential trouble.

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