3 Nevada Football Players Arrested for DUIs

RENO, Nev. (AP) - Three Nevada football players were arrested for driving under the influence over the Memorial Day weekend, including starting tight end Mike McCoy.

McCoy, a senior from Salinas, California, was the third leading receiver on the team in 2007 with 598 yards. He also tied for second on the team with four receiving touchdowns.

A Nevada Highway Patrol trooper pulled McCoy over in Reno at about 3 a.m. on May 24 for failure to stay within marked lanes and exceeding the speed limit.

Kenny Viser, a sophomore defensive back from Reno's Bishop Monogue High School, and Rocco Bene, a senior wide receiver from
Tucson, Arizona, also were charged with DUI in separate incidents.

Viser also was charged with careless driving after he was pulled over north of campus at about 4 a.m. on May 24. He played in 12 games last season and recorded 20 tackles.

Bene was pulled over near campus by a Reno police officer about 3 a.m. on May 23 and also was charged with reckless driving. He transferred to Nevada from Texas-El Paso and has yet to record a catch.

Nevada athletic department spokesman Chad Hartley says university officials are expected to have a statement on the matter later this evening.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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