Marshall University Football Player Arrested for DUI


HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A Marshall University football player was arrested over the weekend.

Rodney Allen, 23, of Huntington is charged with DUI, crashes involving damage to vehicle and not having a driver's license.

According to the criminal complaint, Allen was stopped early Sunday morning in the 1400 block of 4 1/2 alley.

Allen was driving a vehicle attempting to leaving the scene of an accident that caused property damage.

According to the criminal complaint, Allen showed indications of being impaired at the scene. He then blew a .167 BAC into an intoxometer at HPD headquarters.

Allen only had an ID card out of Texas and not a driver's license.

The Marshall University Athletic Department released the following statement to WSAZ Monday:

"We are aware of the situation and will handle it internally and appropriately."

Allen has played in 30 games for the Thundering Herd and has five interceptions during his Marshall career.

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