Boise State quarterback Tony Hilde said he had a beer at a weekend party and felt ill before being arrested for fighting with police officers.
Hilde apologized to the school, coaches, police and his family for the Saturday incident which resulted in misdemeanor charges of battery on a police officer, assault on two officers, resisting arrest and being in a city park after dark.
Coach Pokey Allen said he placed the junior quarterback on probation for violating the team’s alcohol ban, but Hilde will play. He faces an Oct. 5 arraignment.
In response to reports that marijuana was being smoked at the party Hilde attended, Allen said Boise State conducts random drug testing and Hilde had been tested in the past.