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SF Storm Owner: 'Absolutely, It's Concerning'

June 25, 2012, 5:59 PM by David Brown

SF Storm Owner: 'Absolutely, It's Concerning'

Sioux Falls Storm football player Lorenzo Brown will make his first court appearance Tuesday in Minnehaha County. Brown was arrested last Friday and charged with one count of sexual exploitation of a minor, and one count of contributing to the abuse, neglect or delinquency of a child. He's the third Storm football player to be arrested this season. And the team's owner is concerned.

Defensive back Donta Moore and running back James Jones were both arrested earlier this season. And while each of their cases is separate, both were eventually released. Storm owner and CEO Todd Tryon says he doesn't know if the same thing will happen with Brown, but this season has changed how he looks at his team.

The Storm cruised to an easy victory in their first round playoff game Saturday, but they did so without Brown.

"Any time you go through adversity like this, issues like this, you've got to take a step back and reflect on what the end purpose is of what it is we do," Tryon said.

Tryon admits it's difficult to keep track of players since being a member of the Storm isn't a full-time job. But he also says they simply need to be more accountable.

"At the end of the day, players have to do the right thing and make the right decision and stay out of trouble," Tryon said.

Brown is the third member of the team to be arrested this season. The two previous players are no longer with the team. And while Brown's case may be different, the string of legal troubles is not a streak Tryon likes to see.

"Absolutely, it's concerning," Tryon said. "Your initial reaction is, 'Hey, when this season's over, let's clean our roster and let's start over.' That's the knee-jerk reaction. But when you sit back and look at our entire roster, we got a lot of great guys."

But with more than a few stains on the team this season, there's nothing knee-jerk on how Tryon will approach next season.

"Not to throw any of our guys under the bus, but we will evaluate hard character first, talent second, as we move forward," Tryon said.

Tryon says the team has two staff members in charge of player control and development to check in on the players. He says they may evaluate any further steps they can take to keep players out of trouble.

As for Brown's future with the team, he is suspended indefinitely and Tryon says they'll determine his future once the legal process plays out.

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