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Tennessean: Sam Dobbs charged with misdemeanor reckless endangerment

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The summer gets even dumber.

NCAA Football: Tennessee at Vanderbilt Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Vanderbilt tight end Sam Dobbs made news earlier this year with a parody of sorority recruitment videos; that video has gotten over 500,000 views on YouTube.

Dobbs used a camera mounted on a drone to film some of the segments for that video. On the Fourth of July, he did something else with his drone, and it’s landed him in trouble with the law.

Yeah, this summer just got dumber. Last week, it was Frank Coppet and Tae Daley getting shot while trying to recover Donaven Tennyson’s cell phone, an incident that led to the three getting suspended. And now, Sam Dobbs is charged with a crime. (WARNING: Criminal defense lawyer talk incoming) A petty and dumb crime, but a crime nonetheless. Under Tennessee law, reckless endangerment is a Class A misdemeanor, punishable by up to 11 months, 29 days in jail and a $2,500 fine. Under the laws of common sense, this incident does not sound like the conduct required by the statute.

Per the Tennessean, Derek Mason said that this will be handled internally, which doesn’t sound like a suspension is incoming. Still, though, can we just stay out of trouble for the next couple of months?