IU Wide Receiver Simmie Cobbs Arrested During Jason Aldean Concert

Stu Jackson, Staff Writer
The Hoosier

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IU redshirt junior wide receiver Simmie Cobbs was arrested in Hamilton County late Saturday night, according to online county inmate records.

According to the Indianapolis Star, the arrest was made during a Jason Aldean concert at the Klipsch Music Center in Noblesville, Indiana. Cobbs was booked into Hamilton County Jail at 10:24 p.m. and charged with Refusal to Identify, a Class B misdemeanor, and Resisting Law Enforcement, a Class A misdemeanor. The refusal to identify charge came at 9:13 p.m. ET Saturday, while the resisting law enforcement charge came at 12:25 p.m. ET Sunday.

The live music venue's security personnel had asked Cobbs to clear the aisles and Cobbs did not comply, according to a released from the Hamilton County Sheriff's Department cited by the Star. He did not comply, was confrontational and refused to provide identification or take a breathalyzer test, resulting in his arrest.

Cobbs was released at 4 p.m. ET Sunday.

The Oak Park, Illinois native was suspended for IU's season opener last year, then missed the remainder of his junior campaign after breaking his ankle on his first offensive snap of the year. He collected 60 receptions (eightth in the Big Ten) for 1,035 yards (third) and four touchdowns as a sophomore.

Indiana University released the following statement on the matter:

"Indiana University Athletics and the IU football program are aware of the arrest of redshirt junior Simmie Cobbs Jr. We will continue to gather facts, monitor the legal process and take action as the evolving situation warrants."

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