'Canes CB Rolle avoids criminal charges


MIAMI (sun-sentinel.com) - The Miami-Dade State Attorney's Office has decided not to file charges against Hurricanes cornerback Antrel Rolle, who is considered one of the nation's top NFL prospects, for his involvement in a July 11 altercation with police.

Rolle appeared in a Miami-Dade courtroom for his arraignment Monday morning, facing charges of resisting arrest and assaulting a police officer.

After investigating the incident, the state attorney's office decided that Rolle's recent participation in a night ride-along with an officer was sufficient punishment, "so he can understand the dangers and challenges that officers are faced with."

The UM senior also wrote a letter to the state attorney's office, describing his ride-along experience, which was shown to the arresting officer.

Upon the conclusion of the hearing, the judge said, "Have a nice day. So much for so little," referring to the packed courtroom mainly comprised of media, family members and a number of Homestead police officers. Rolle's father, Alexander Rolle, is chief of police in Homestead.

"They investigated the case thoroughly and made the right decision," Rolle's attorney Peter Heller said.

UM also is unlikely to take any action against Rolle, who has no prior arrests.

Rolle's friend, Michael Rodriguez, was offered a similar opportunity to avoid charges for two misdemeanors in the incident, which started with an altercation with individuals who allegedly attacked Rolle's vehicle before fleeing the scene.

According to the police report, Rolle and Rodriguez were involved in a fight on the streets of the Grove around 4 a.m.

The report states the arresting officers broke up two previous fights involving Rolle, Rodriguez and unidentified individuals, who fled. When Rolle was asked to produce his driver's license following the third incident, the report states: "He began cussing and getting aggressive in his demeanor towards both officers."

Rolle allegedly caused a commotion that drew a crowd, and when the officers informed him that he was going to jail, he refused to be handcuffed, yanking his arms away from the officer. During that struggle Rolle allegedly pushed officer Kenneth McIllwain's arm away while swinging his, and the exchange injured McIllwain's shoulder, prompting the need for backup help.

Rolle was released the next day on a $6,500 bond.

Rolle was suspended indefinitely by the university pending an investigation, and had been banned from participating in any of the team's voluntary workouts and conditioning drills.

The Hurricanes begin practice for the Sept. 6 season opener against Florida State next Monday.

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By Omar Kelly and Keven Lerner
Aug 2, 2004
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