Charges dropped against Griffen, Campbell
Charges of breach of the peace that led to the arrests this past weekend of USC defensive end Everson Griffen and linebacker Jordan Campbell have been dropped, according to a Griffen family source.
News of the arrests surfaced on the Internet Wednesday afternoon. The family source didn't learn of the news from Griffen because Griffen didn't think the issue was major, the source said.
Griffen is expected to start and has appeared on all-American watch lists, and Campbell is expected to compete for playing time at linebacker and on special teams.
According to the source, Griffen and Campbell were in Nantucket, Mass. for a friend's birthday party. On the Fourth of July, the pair attended a party at 2 Morgan Square, where they were arrested at 11:21 p.m.
The source said Griffen and Campbell attended the party and were detained once the party got loud. After news of the arrests made its way back to the homeowners, the charges were quickly dropped.
Photos of the two partying over the weekend appeared on Boston.Barstoolsports.com Wednesday. In the photos, the pair can be seen holding drinks. Campbell and Griffen are of the legal drinking age.
The family source said the entire incident was minor, and Griffen is expected to return to team workouts Thursday.