Indiana wide receiver Simmie Cobbs is facing two misdemeanor charges following a weekend arrest.
According to the Indianapolis Star, the junior was charged with refusal to identify and resisting law enforcement following an incident at a Jason Aldean concert in Noblesville, Indiana, on Saturday night. Police said the 21-year-old Cobbs did not comply “with security personnel attempting to clear aisles during the concert,” presumably while rocking out to “Dirt Road Anthem,” which is the only Jason Aldean song I am aware of.
Cobbs was arrested after he refused to take a breathalyzer or provide identification. The incident occurred around 9 p.m. Saturday night. Cobbs was released from custody Sunday afternoon.
In a statement, Indiana said it is aware of the arrest and “will continue to gather facts, monitor the legal process and take action as the evolving situation warrants.”
Cobbs is one of the top players on Indiana’s offense. He had 60 catches for 1,035 yards and four touchdowns in 2015, but missed the 2016 season after suffering a broken ankle in the season opener against Florida International.
The Hoosiers, coming off a 6-7 record in 2016, open their season on the road at Ohio State on Thursday, Aug. 31. The game will open Tom Allen’s first season as head coach. Allen, the defensive coordinator in 2016, took over the program after the departure of Kevin Wilson in December.
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