Two Western Michigan football players have been arrested for allegedly robbing a woman with a semi-automatic weapon and a knife off campus, Kalamazoo’s WWMT reports.
The alleged perpetrators of the Friday night incident are wide receiver Bryson White, 20, and linebacker Ron George, 18, both of whom WMU suspended from the team after learning of the alleged crime.
“Having heard this news early this morning, I took action to immediately suspend both freshman players indefinitely,” Coach P.J. Fleck told WWMT on Saturday. “I’m extremely disappointed and want to assure the community that this kind of conduct is unacceptable and does not represent the values of this team or this university.”
Fleck indicated that, along with any criminal charges, White and George “will be held accountable” according to the university’s and team’s code of conduct standards.
“Violations of these standards can lead to dismissal from the team and university,” Fleck added.
The alleged incident occurred around 9 p.m. at an off-campus apartment complex. Working with descriptions of the suspects and their vehicle, WMU police found George and White just after 11:30 p.m., MLive.com reports. WWMT adds that police found both weapons and stolen money in the vehicle.
Police also executed a search warrant for one of the players’ dorm rooms on campus, MLive.com reports.
It was not immediately clear what charges the two might face.
WMU’s football season is set to kick off on Sept. 3 against Northwestern. George, one of WMU’s top recruits this year, was expected to play.