Just days before Mt. Union was set to take on Washington and Lee, Raiders quarterback D'Angelo Fulford was arrested in Stark County.
According to Stark County authorities, Fulford was arrested following a traffic stop on Wednesday, in which it was discovered he has a warrant out for his arrest in Florida due to a charge of battery. The sophomore signal-caller is a native of Miramar, Fla.
After being released on $5,000 bond on Thursday, Fulford is expected to be extradited to Florida, but does not have to surrender until Dec. 20 and is free until then.
Mt. Union released the following statement on Fulford Friday afternoon:
The University has been made aware of the legal matter involving D’Angelo Fulford, which stems from an alleged incident dating back to the summer of 2015, when he was a high school senior in Miramar, Florida. While this matter makes its way through the legal process, his status as an enrolled student and member of the football team remains unchanged.
In 10 games this season, Fulford has passed for 2,316 yards and 42 touchdowns. The Division III Football Championship Game (known as the Stagg Bowl) is scheduled for Dec. 15 in Salem, Virginia, five days before Fulford is supposed to surrender.