I would point out that this sort of thing happens to regular students all the time but they enjoy the anonymity that comes from not being a scholarship football player at a BCS school. Such is life in the glass house where the rampant stupidity of college kids gets a headline at the News & Observer.
North Carolina sophomore running back A.J. Blue was arrested Sunday morning on charges that included driving while impaired, driving with an open container of alcohol, and failing to maintain lane control, according to court documents.
The documents stated the athlete was arrested at 2:31 a.m. on Maple Avenue in Burlington, and faces a March 7 trial date in Alamance County.
WTVD reported that according to police, Blue had a blood alcohol level of .12.
Blue has not played a snap since midway through the 2009 season when he shredded most of the ligaments in his knee. UNC will head into 2011 with a thin backfield behind Ryan Houston so it stands to reason Blue will be in the mix for some carries assuming whatever internal discipline Butch Davis metes out does not kill him.