Minnesota became the fifth state to ban Sherwin Shayegan, 28, from all high-school sporting events following a multistate spree in which the Bothell, Washington, man allegedly attempted to steal piggyback rides from unsuspecting high-school athletes. Shayegan, whose antics have earned him the nickname the "Piggyback Bandit," reportedly shows up at games, often in uniform, and ingratiates himself with the team before asking for a piggyback ride or just forcing himself on his victim. "What's disturbing to me is that he is jumping on our young athletes," said Montana High School Sports Association executive director Mark Beckman, following Shayegan's misdemeanor assault conviction for jumping on the backs of two athletes during a state soccer tournament in Helena. "He is 240 pounds, and he can hurt someone," worries Beckman. Shayegan is now banned from events in Washington, Oregon, Montana, North Dakota, and Minnesota. recommended Four football players were among 17 Texas Christian University students arrested last week for trafficking drugs, mostly highly dangerous substances like marijuana and Xanax. According to affidavits, TCU safety Devin Johnson shrugged off recent team-wide drug tests, telling an undercover officer: "What can they do? Eighty-two people failed it." Sports Illustrated recently lauded TCU as the only top-25 roster that didn't include a player with a police record. recommended