- Posted by Drew Epperley
- On February 24, 2011
- 1 Comments
- Kevin Alston, Shalrie Joseph
Over the weekend there was talk that New England Revolution midfielder and captain Shalrie Joseph and defender Kevin Alston were sent home from the team’s camp in Florida. Today some new light has been shed on the possible reason why at least Joseph was sent home.
According to the Boston Globe, Joseph was trespassing at a hotel and was later arrested for it.
Joseph was taken to the Orlando Police’s central booking office at 3:31 a.m., according to an arrest affidavit. Trespass is a misdemeanor in Florida, according to police spokeswoman Sergeant Barbara Jones.
Both Joseph and defender Kevin Alston were sent home for disciplinary reasons, according to the team. Alston was not charged.
According to the police report, officers responded “in regards to a loud party.’’
The officers cleared the room, which was being rented by two women, and told the people to return to their own rooms. But Joseph and another man remained in a stairwell, having a conversation.
Joseph was ordered again to go to his room but responded, “I’m not doing nothing wrong. I’m not going anywhere.’’
A brief argument ensued, the hotel’s director of security was summoned, and Joseph was eventually arrested.
I have to say this news is rather alarming for the Revs. Joseph missed a handfull of games last season for substance abuse reason and could possibly face a suspension for this act now.
The club has yet to determine what they’ll do to Alston and Joseph but my money is on a fine and possibly a suspension for at least Joseph. You can’t get arrested and not see some form of discipline come down on your for it.