Former Penn State and USF quarterback Steven Bench was arrested in Tampa, Fla., on Monday on burglary and criminal mischief charges.
Bench, who turns 23 next week, was arrested at 3:30 a.m. Monday at a car wash in Tampa, according to the Tampa Bay Times. An affidavit says Bench was trying to break into the business and set off an alarm before using some sort of object to break a window and leave.
According to the affidavit, Bench admitted to breaking into the car wash but wouldn’t or couldn’t say why.
The former quarterback was arrested on one felony count of burglary of an unoccupied dwelling and also faces a misdemeanor count of criminal mischief. He was released Monday morning on an $8,000 bond, according to records.
Bench played one season at Penn State in 2012, appearing in two games as a true freshman and completing 2 passes for 12 yards.
After transferring to USF in 2013, he started two games and appeared in five more that year, completing 26 passes for 392 yards and 2 touchdowns with 3 interceptions.
In 2014, appeared in six games, starting one and completed 49 passes for 611 yards, 3 touchdowns and 1 interception with 1 rushing score.
Bench was a senior in 2015 and played in seven games, completing 14 passes for 177 yards, 2 touchdowns and 1 interception. He ran for 2 touchdowns.
According to the Tampa Bay Times, Bench has been pursuing a pro football career and took part in South Florida’s pro day last March.