Indiana WR Isaac Griffith Arrested on OWI Charges

Written By Sammy Jacobs (@Hoosier_Huddle)

The 2015 offseason has been less than terrific off the field for the Indiana Hoosiers football team. While the off-court issues for the basketball team has over shadowed the football news, the folks on the gridiron are compiling their own police record. As reported first by Mike Miller of the Bloomington Herald Times, Indiana wide receiver Isaac Griffith was arrested on suspicion of “operating a vehicle while intoxicated and endangerment” in the wee hours of Saturday morning. According to Miller and the IUPD spokesperson “Griffith was stopped near 19th and Dunn streets at 3:45 a.m. Saturday. Griffith’s vehicle was heading northbound on Dunn with its high beams on. Officers observed another vehicle flash its high beams on and off to try and get Griffith to turn his lights low, but Griffith did not respond.” Griffith’s BAC was .10% which is over the legal limit of .08%. Griffith’s arrest marks the second Hoosier football player to be booked since the end of the Spring Game on April 18th. Defensive tackle Ralph Green III was arrested on April 19th on misdemeanor battery charges.

Griffith played in two games in 2014 and won scout team player of the week prior to the game against Maryland after having to be placed in a medically induced coma after nearly drowning off the coast of Florida on spring break in March of 2014. Griffith redshirted in 2013. A spokesman for IU has said that they are "aware of the situation and currently gathering more facts". We will update this article as more information becomes available.