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Blue Jays prospect Anthony Alford arrested after incident with gun on campus

Nov 29, 2012, 3:15 PM EDT

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Blue Jays outfield prospect Anthony Alford was arrested yesterday and charged with aggravated assault after allegedly taking out a gun during a dispute.

Alford, who was Toronto’s third-round pick in June’s draft, is a dual-sport athlete and plays quarterback for the Southern Mississippi University.

According to John Lott of the National Post the incident took place on campus and “Alford and another student reportedly wielded guns, but there were no reports of shots fired or of injuries.”

Campus police chief Bob Hopkins gave a statement saying that the guns were “used in a threatening manner” and Alford has been suspended while waiting for a disciplinary hearing.

  1. bdvlad - Nov 29, 2012 at 3:25 PM

    If it goes to trial, I wonder whether he’ll enter an Alford plea?

  2. jlovenotjlo - Nov 29, 2012 at 3:30 PM


  3. cosanostra71 - Nov 29, 2012 at 4:00 PM

    so… this guy leads them to an 0-12 record then goes and gets himself arrested.

  4. paint771 - Nov 29, 2012 at 4:08 PM

    Hrm, someone will have to tell him that Canada doesn’t allow the brandishing of pitbulls or guns.

  5. bjbeliever - Nov 29, 2012 at 4:51 PM

    he sounds like more of a football player

  6. kkolchak - Nov 29, 2012 at 5:54 PM

    “plays quarterback for the Southern Mississippi University.”

    That should read “allegedly plays quarterback for the Southern Mississippi University.” After the season they had, I’m not certain anybody was behind center down there.

  7. ptfu - Nov 29, 2012 at 8:50 PM

    Dude must have thought the Pirates drafted him, and was trying to get ready.

  8. sawxalicious - Nov 30, 2012 at 2:01 AM

    He sounds like more of a basketball player…

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