Since I’m from Dayton, my Facebook feed was lit up Tuesday with news that 6’9″ forward Sam Miller had himself a night early Sunday morning in a suburb where he was arrested for being an underage drunk who couldn’t handle his booze at some bar. And then it got nuts from there. Who would’ve thought that the real action would go down in jail where the cops were pretty much just letting his drunk ass sleep it off.
Nope, Sam had to go and slap some dude who was in the same cell. That guy was in for OVI and he proceeded to whip Miller’s ass in that cell. Let’s go to the Dayton Daily News for the details:
At Greene County Jail, Miller was placed in holding cell No. 1 and then urinated on the floor, the police report said.
John Watkins Jr. was brought in after being arrested by the Ohio State Patrol on OVI charge. According to the report, Watkins stated he didn’t want to be placed in the same cell where Miller had urinated. Watkins Jr. was informed the cell was being disinfected and cleaned and that would be his housing until he could be booked.
At 2:45 a.m, the report states, Miller and Watkins Jr. were seen fighting on a security camera in the cell. The video showed Miller walking over to Watkins and slapping him, the report said. Staff members were called to break up the fight. Miller was taken to Greene Memorial Hospital emergency room for evaluation. He had blood coming out of his nose and a bump on his forehead, the report said.
Miller, a graduate of Gonzaga College High School in Washington, D.C., has appeared in 53 games the past two seasons. He averaged 3.2 points and 1.4 rebounds as a freshman and 4.5 points and 2.3 rebounds as a sophomore.
Miller was arrested at a bar just down the street from Wright State University. I’m trying to figure out what moron in his crew thought it would be smart to head to Beavercreek on a Saturday night to some bar in a mall area. Get this idiot over to Tank’s on Wayne Ave., drink a couple of beers – quietly – and then get his ass to a house party.
This isn’t hard, you morons.
Here’s Miller’s cellmate…dude clearly didn’t appreciate getting slapped by some punk UD basketball player.
This is John Watkins Jr. He’s posted bail. He’s OVI suspect and inmate deputies say Sam Miller slapped and fought w/ at the Greene Co. Jail. pic.twitter.com/j8AAMu8Yga
— John Bedell (@JBedellWHIO) August 1, 2017
Some of those UD fans on my FB feed claim they saw something like this coming. I guess Miller’s had some issues that I was unaware of.