Colorado State defensive back Justin Sweet arrested for suspected DUI

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June 16, 2016


Colorado State redshirt junior defensive back Justin Sweet was arrested for DUI early Wednesday morning per the Coloradoan.

The 21-year old Sweet was pulled over for speeding at the intersection of Laurel Street and College Avenue and then arrested for drunk driving charges and booked into the Larimer County jail at 12:59 a.m. He was then released at 7:49 a.m. Wednesday morning.

When we reached out to the school, head coach Mike Bobo was unavailable for comment, as he’s out coaching youth camps currently.

Sweet was listed as one of the team’s starting safeties during spring practice, and over the last two years, he’s played in 14 games for the Rams. Last year as a sophomore, he started coming on late in the season, when the Rams needed help in the defensive backfield due to injuries mounting. The speedy safety was in line to likely start this year, though Bobo preaches competition at every position, and his spot was not guaranteed.

Still, his help either as a starter or rotational player, will be needed. The Rams were extremely thin at defensive back when three starters — Kevin Pierre-Louis, Trent Matthews and DeAndre Elliott — all left due to being seniors. That left Bobo looking for answers, players to fill those voids. Sweet was one of the answers, it seems, though CSU’s head coach also brought in A’Keitheon Whitner, Toyous Avery and Houston Haynes, who signed their mid-year National Letters of Intent in December as we reported here.

“I thought it was huge that we get some guys in,” Bobo said of the defensive back JUCO signings on December 19. “We’re losing six at the back end. The most notable are Trent (Matthews) and KP (Kevin Pierre-Louis) and (Nick) Januska, talking about the safeties. The three safeties and lose the one corner in DeAndre (Elliott). We were able to get two guys, two corners and a safety. We were able to get them in.

“We feel really good about these three guys that we signed and we’re still recruiting trying to improve our talent level and our depth,” Bobo continued. “That’s the big concern to me, is the talent level and the depth on this football team. To compete for 12 games on a consistent basis.”

Colorado State is in the middle of their offseason, with players meeting together without the help of coaches, and the entire team will assemble again in August before their Friday, September 2 kickoff against intrastate rival Colorado at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium in Denver.



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