Levi Copelin (Getty Images)
Missouri wide receiver Levi Copelin faces legal trouble after a peculiar incident that took place on campus Thursday. Copelin, who recently finished his redshirt freshman season at Mizzou, was arrested for a peace disturbance – a class B misdemeanor.
According to the Kansas City Star, Copelin went into the campus student ID center around 4 p.m. on Thursday to get a replacement ID card when he was told there was a hold on his account. According to MU police captain Brian Weimer, Copelin became upset and made “statements that the staff felt were threatening.”
“When he left, they contacted us and we responded to obtain information from them. We contacted Mr. Copelin, who came into the university police department, where we spoke to him about the incident. At that point, he was arrested for the peace disturbance, first offense,” Weimer said.
Weimer did not get into details about what Copelin said to the staff.
“That’s something that will have to come up in court proceedings,” said Weimer.
Copelin, who Weimer said was cooperative with police, was transferred to the Boone County jail and subsequently released on bond. A spokesman from the Missouri athletic department told the Star that the team is aware of the situation and that they are “dealing with it internally.”
Copelin, a native of Broken Arrow, Okla., caught three passes for 61 yards on the season.
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