The Indiana Hoosiers football program will have to work to mitigate a PR nightmare, as redshirt sophomore tight end Peyton Hendershot was reportedly arrested late Saturday night and booked into Monroe County Jail.
Bloomington authorities took Hendershot into custody on preliminary charges of felony residential entry and more.
Indiana Athletics released the following statement upon learning of Hendershot's arrest:
"Indiana University Athletics is aware of the arrest of redshirt sophomore Peyton Hendershot," said a department delegate. "IU Athletics will continue to gather facts, cooperate with and monitor the legal and administrative processes, and take further action as the evolving situation warrants."
Hendershot, a 6-4, 255-pound talent, had a stellar campaign for the Hoosiers in 2019. He was named to the All-Big Ten team after setting the school's receiving records for a tight end, logging 52 receptions for 622 yards and four touchdowns.
As of this writing, it's not known if this arrest will impact Hendershot's future with the program. We'll provide updates on this development as they are made available.