Duke's Mellencamp faces alcohol charge
Duke walk-on football player Hud Mellencamp, the son of Rock-n-Roll Hall of Famer John Mellencamp, was charged July 10 for illegal consumption of alcohol in his native Indiana, court records show.
The alcohol charge against Mellencamp, a junior defensive back for the Blue Devils who has yet to appear in a game, stems from a June 29 incident. WISH-TV in Indianapolis first reported the arrest.
Duke athletics department spokesperson Art Chase said that Mellencamp remains on the Blue Devils team.
Duke coach David Cutcliffe is scheduled to speak with reporters this afternoon at the ACC Operation Kickoff media event at Greensboro’s Grandover Resort.
This the second legal issue in Indiana for Mellencamp.
Last summer, he and two other men, including his brother, Speck, were charged with felony assault after police say they kicked, punched and stomped another teenager following an altercation during a party at a Bloomington, Indiana, home.
Monroe County, Indiana, court records show that Hud Mellencamp has a pretrial conference on the felony charge scheduled for Thursday.
Court records also show that, on July 15, Monroe County Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Darcie Fawcett filed a motion in court to revoke Hud Mellencamp’s bond on the felony assault charge. Mellencamp’s attorneys objected to the bond request and the court set aside a decision until this week’s pretrial conference.
The initial hearing on the alcohol charge, which is a misdemeanor, is scheduled for Sept. 25.