Football players arrested

Minneapolis police arrested five football players from the Gophers 1997 squad early Sunday morning for a disruptive party.
According to police reports, officers were dispatched to a party at 721 10th Ave. S.E., where the five players were eventually arrested. Several others were asked to leave the scene.
Senior captain Chatarius (Tutu) Atwell, seniors Lamanzar Williams and Derrick Harvey, sophomore Luther Leverson and freshman Daryl Goring were booked in Hennepin County jail for a disruptive party, disorderly conduct and obstructing the legal process.
The party followed three weeks of spring practice, which culminated Saturday afternoon with an intra-squad game.
Penny Parrish, media representative with the Minneapolis Police Department, said the apartment’s residents began shouting obscenities at the officers when the officers told them to ask their guests to leave. Additional squads were then called to the scene.
She added that the report said there were between 150 and 200 people present at the party, either standing inside the building or out in the yard or street.
“(The report) described it as so packed with people, they were shoulder to shoulder,” she said.
Parrish said the party violated the state fire code and the Minneapolis party ordinance and was not brought under control for nearly 30 minutes.
The men are not currently in custody.
— Andrew Tellijohn