2 Florida State sprinters arrested after poolside shooting

Published On: Mar 21 2013 01:39:44 PM EDT   Updated On: Mar 21 2013 02:03:17 PM EDT


Florida State has suspended two of the nation's top sprinters after an early morning poolside shooting incident.

Ronell Mance, who won a silver medal in the 2012 Olympic Games in London, and Stephen Newbold, the MVP at the recent Atlantic Coast Conference indoor track and field championships, were arrested shortly before  4 a.m. Thursday near a student apartment complex. No one was injured.

A probable cause affidavit says Newbold was arrested for discharging a firearm in public and resisting without violence. Mance was arrested for unauthorized use of an ID and resisting without violence.

Thursday was Mance's 21st birthday.

Florida State athletic director Randy Spetman says both sprinters were immediately suspended and that their future as student-athletes will be determined by the university's discipline policy and legal proceedings.



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