Ahhh, the Fulmer Cup. In case you’re not aware, the Fulmer Cup is awarded by the hilarious, genius, fabulous website EDSBS, and honors, or “honors”, schools based on how many arrests and other off-the-field problems they have during the offseason.
Last week, South Carolina, with two points, was tied for ninth place with Cincinnati, Iowa State, and Washington State. After John Angelo Watley’s arrest this weekend, though, the Cocks have 12 points and jumped all the way up to second place. They trail only TCU, who has a stunning 37 points, thanks to their big drug scandal.
In case you’ve missed out on the details, Watley was arrested Sunday and charged with grand larceny, financial transaction card theft, and second-degree burglary. He stole more than $2,700 worth of stuff, including a MacBook, an iPad and money, from a home on Senate Street in Columbia. He also actually got caught doing the stealing by the house’s inhabitants, who apparently woke up while Watley was committing the crime.
Watley is the third USC athlete to have a run-in with the police in the past few months. Football player Byron Jerideau and baseball player Tanner Lovick have also been caught breaking laws. I’m all for offseason excitement, but this might not be the best way to achieve that.
In case you were wondering, three other SEC teams, all from the East, are in the Fulmer Cup Top 10: Florida (No. 3, six points), Kentucky (tied for No. 4, four points), and Georgia (tied for No. 7, three points). Clemson is also on the list, tied with the Gators (and Oregon State) for No. 3 and six points.