Four Rice U. football players arrested within past week

From left to right: Rice University football players defensive end Cody Carlton Bauer, linebacker Cade Mitchell Shaw and cornerbacks Kevin Dewayne Gaddis and Phillip Winfield Gaines were all arrested on various charges within one week. (Rice University website)

April 22, 2011 7:25:59 PM PDT
Four Rice University football players have been arrested on various charges in the past week.

Defensive end Cody Carlton Bauer and linebacker Cade Mitchell Shaw were both arrested Saturday and each charged with carrying a prohibited weapon in a prohibited place. Both students posted $5,000.

Two days later, cornerbacks Kevin Dewayne Gaddis and Phillip Winfield Gaines were arrested. Gaddis is charged with theft and possession of marijuana, while Gaines was charged with possession of marijuana. Gaines posted a $500 bond and Gaddis posted a total of $1,000 bond for both charges against him.

All four were arrested by Rice University police.

Online records show no attorneys for the four, and school spokesman B.J. Almond tells the Houston Chronicle that Rice is providing no other information because the university is private. Rice athletic director Rick Greenspan said he was investigating.

The AP contributed to this report.