One of college football's best special teams players was arrested over the weekend. This is not the first time he is facing trouble with the law, either.
Bowling Green wide receiver Matthew Wilcox, one of the MAC's best kick returners, was arrested early Sunday morning. He was arrested on OVI charges.
The Toledo Blade reports that Wilcox was arrested after his vehicle struck a tree. The sophomore wide receiver was charged with "operating a vehicle impaired, operating a vehicle without reasonable control, failure to wear a seat belt, and obstructing official business."
Wilcox was charged with operating a vehicle while impaired in January, too. He had since been suspended by the team.
Bowling Green's head coach, Mike Jinks, released the following statement.
"I am disappointed in the decision-making that led to this incident and we are very thankful that no one was injured,” Jinks said. “This is inconsistent with what we believe in as a football program and my hope is that this will be a teachable moment for everyone to learn from.
“Right now, our concern is for Matt's health and well-being. While he had already been suspended from the program and had not practiced with our team this spring, our primary focus is on providing him with the help he needs."
The 5-10, 190-pound wide receiver was an early enrollee at Bowling Green in 2017. The Ohio native played as a true freshman.
Wilcox made three starts and played in all 12 games. He was second in the conference in kick returns and caught 14 passes.