Youngstown State University football player Michael Wheary was arrested early Sunday morning for vandalizing his apartment.
According to YSU police reports, residents of University Courtyard Apartments overheard Wheary and his girlfriend involved in a verbal altercation.
During the argument, Wheary punched two holes in the wall in his bedroom. Both holes were located below the fire sprinkler.
“The orange pipe for the sprinkler system appeared to be cracked, which caused serious damage to exceed $7,000 to light fixtures, walls, carpet and personal property to other renters of the complex,” according to the YSU Police Department’s report on the incident.
Wheary has been dismissed from the YSU football team. He hadn’t played during the current season. Last season, Wheary played in ten games and caught seven passes for 94 yards.
The athletic program had no comment.