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Akise Teague charged with burglary

Published: Fri, February 3, 2012 @ 12:08 a.m.



Staff report


University of Cincinnati police have charged Akise Teague, the former Ursuline High standout running and 2010 recipient of the Mr. Football award, with burglary and unlawful entry.

Teague, 20, is accused of entering five unlocked dorm rooms in Daniels Hall, a residence building on the Cincinnati campus, on or about Jan. 22.

According to a report in the Cincinnati Enquirer, Teague has been suspended from the football team.

Cincinnati head football coach Butch Jones released this statement Thursday: “Akise Teague has been suspended indefinitely and dismissed from the University of Cincinnati football team. Student-athletes in the program are held to a higher standard of conduct on and off the field as representatives of the University. This incident in no way reflects the values, principles and ideals of our football program.”

Teague was arraigned Wednesday in Hamilton County Municipal Court. His case has been bound over to the grand jury, which will meet Feb. 13.

According to the police report, among the items stolen were a bank debit card, driver’s license, Social Security card, cellphone and a laptop computer.

The report also indicates that when questioned by a detective, Teague “admitted his involvement in the burglaries in Daniels Hall.”

According to the Enquirer, Teague gave verbal and written statements of his actions to police.

Teague was released on $5,000 bond and is represented by Michael A. Lanzillotta, a Cincinnati attorney.

Teague, a freshman at the University of Cincinnati, was named Mr. Football by The Associated Press after leading Ursuline to the Division V state championship, the third consecutive crown for the Fighting Irish. He rushed for 1,439 yards and scored 21 touchdowns in the regular season.

In his first season with the Bearcats, Teague played in two games and rushed eight times for 42 yards and one touchdown.


1jgm820(133 comments)posted 4 years, 5 months ago

Oh come on....SERIOUSLY? How difficult is it to conduct yourself in a manner of civility, especially when you have been given an opportunity many other young men only dream of. smh...

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2YtownSports(306 comments)posted 4 years, 5 months ago

There are more local success stories than there are stories like this, but these are the ones that get the attention and contribute to a sad image of our community.
Surely, Teague knew what he was doing was wrong. He must also have known that at some point he would be caught which would put him in a bad light and jeopardize his future.
I hope he can get himself straightened out and take advantage of a second chance if he gets one.

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3tdclac69(14 comments)posted 4 years, 5 months ago

This is what happens when we put so much emphasis on athletics and not on Academics! A sad story but also a disgusting one!

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4jmagaratz(189 comments)posted 4 years, 5 months ago

Calling Coach Wolford.....get one of the recruiters to Cincinnati and sign this player quick.....he can be paired with the one from FL with a record of felonies already....we can change our team name from Penguins to Thugs....

But--we will be in the playoffs and that is really really important!

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5legend33(169 comments)posted 4 years, 5 months ago

It's all about money EVERYWHERE you go. Playoffs means more money from ticket & merchandise sales. I'm sure Wolford's already been in contact.

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6woolyd(579 comments)posted 4 years, 5 months ago

@jmagaratz too late Urban Decay has already offered him to CUMBLOWUS!!!!!

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7republicanRick(1735 comments)posted 4 years, 5 months ago

Was Akise a thug in high school too? What's his family background? A kid by another single, welfare mom?

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8marcus27(3 comments)posted 4 years, 5 months ago

I'm tell everybody this Akise Teague made one big mistake okay so what stealing y'all up here talking bout Maurice Clarrett trying to compare it to Akise Teague doesn't make y'all people no more better then one the other person is doing if y'all want to put people in story books and history put Mario Manningham up there how bout that at lease Akise Teague didn't do nothing major like they did everybody makes huge mistakes and Akise Teague just made a big one he will grow up from this as a young adult and still think he can make it some where to the NFL I believe in this dude that he can pick y'all city up of Youngstown Ohio and put y'all back on the map, and once thug ain't always thug I'm sure of that instead of talking bout him pick him up and give him words of wisdom and courage so he can get his self out of this news reporters in Youngstown Oh makes me sick

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9Lifes2Short(3882 comments)posted 4 years, 5 months ago


PLEASE use some sentence structure. Just a little bit will be OK. Geez.

Anyway, what your trying to say is exactly the problem. He committed a CRIME, his scholarship should be revoked, and he should be kicked off the team. That is LIFE. Their is another high school kid who could have received that scholarship and not make such a STUPID mistake. It should be ONE strike and your out with a full ride scholarship and given to a more deserving student. But no, you people stick up for him and they never learn. These kids should be thankful for their talents and chances in life, not throw it away like a young wanna be gangsta! Quit babying these thugs and cheer on the ones that are honest and not only athletes but "productive members of society."

And get off the Youngstown reporters, like it's there fault. It's ALL over the sports/media world Skippy."







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