IU coach Kevin Wilson said freshman walk-on wide receiver Ty Smith, son of IU baseball coach Tracy Smith, is not with the team after he was charged with felony battery. Wilson said his status for the future has not been determined.
“He’s not with us right now, kind of with his family,” Wilson said after practice Friday. “We’ll get the details of what it is. All I know is (what I’ve read.) We’re going to give him time to get everything cleared out and see what it is. Once legally we know what it is and how serious or not serious, we’ll move forward. Right now, he’s not with us today. We’ll take a few days and see legally where things fit, get our info with him and then we’ll move forward together and see where it plays out.”
Smith turned himself in on felony battery charges Thursday evening and was released after posting bail. The alleged incident in question, which also involved Hud and Speck Mellencamp, sons of John Mellencamp, occurred on July 29, but Wilson said he was not made aware of the charges until Thursday. The probable cause affidavit for Smith’s arrest follows.