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Report: UNLV’s Savon Goodman robbed friend of shoes, money, video games

Aug 26, 2013, 2:04 PM EST

Over the weekend, UNLV reserve forward Savon Goodman was charged with two felonies, first degree burglary and grand larceny. Head coach Dave Rice didn’t kick Goodman, who averaged 3.6 points and 2.4 boards, off the team, but he did announce that the rising sophomore would not be playing during the 2013-2014 season.

Taylor Bern, who covers UNLV for the Las Vegas Sun, got a hold of the police report from the May 18th incident that led to the arrest, and it doesn’t look good for Goodman:

Goodman went into a friend’s apartment in a complex in the 3800 block of Swenson Street. He was there without permission and fled through a patio door when the resident heard noises and went to investigate. The victim said Goodman was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt with the hood over his head, but Goodman’s eyes and face were clearly visible. Goodman and the victim both made eye contact.

After Goodman left, the victim continued to check the apartment when he heard additional footsteps and then the front door unlock, open and quickly close.

“We are aware of the situation and are gathering more information,” Rice told the Sun on Saturday night. “I will not have any specific comment until we know more. Having said that, regardless of the resolution, at the very least Savon Goodman will not play this season so he can focus on getting his priorities in order.”

The good news for UNLV is that they have plenty of depth in the front court, especially after picking up Jamal Aytes last week.

Rice had previously said that he didn’t intend to use his final open scholarship, vacated by Katin Reinhardt’s decision to transfer, so I wonder if Aytes has Goodman to thank for his spot on the UNLV roster.

  1. handsofsweed - Aug 26, 2013 at 7:21 PM

    Uh, I don’t think the word “friend” means what you think it means, Savon.

  2. seanb20124 - Aug 26, 2013 at 9:49 PM

    His friend must have big feet.

  3. MyTeamsAllStink - Aug 27, 2013 at 12:01 AM

    I recall during UNLV broadcasts the announcers not only raving about his potential as a player but as a good kid.Yeah not so much.

  4. angelfox777 - Dec 27, 2014 at 8:46 AM

    May he who is without sin cast the first stone. The thing about being human is that through living life and making mistakes is something that we all do. The details differ with each individual and through these situations important lessons can be realized and experience and new perspective can be gained. A good oerson can still do things not considered “good” and it does not mean they are no longer “good.” No one us perfect. This isnt exactly the most wonderful world that we live in. There are unseen forces that will attack those full of light and use people like the ones above to spread hate and judgement. There is enough of that in this world already. Forgive what is in the past, it cannot be undone. May be all be blessed and may God fill all of us with His Love and Light. May he soften hearts and open minds. May he heal us all. May he guide our thoughts and energy output. Help us love each other unconditionally. AMEN

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