Two WMU Football Players Off Team After Arrest
WZZM is reporting that two Western Michigan University football players are no longer on the team after police arrested them Friday night.
Linebacker Ron George and Wide Receiver Bryson White were arrested Friday night after police say the two forced their way in to an off-campus apartment near California and Michigan Ave. Once inside they robbed a woman using a gun and a knife. Police say they allegedly took cash and property during the break in. The victim was unhurt during the incident.
The two were dismissed from the team Sunday afternoon flowing a notice of suspension on Saturday afternoon. Head Coach P.J. Fleck released this statement:
"This has been a difficult time for our University, community and family. With this action we are moving forward and we are focusing our attention on Northwestern."
WMU's first game of the season is this Saturday at Northwestern.
The University couldn’t comment on whether the two students were still enrolled at WMU, due to privacy laws, but did say their student code and judicial process will work in cooperation with the judicial system. They also said the main concern of the university is the safety of the students.
The two remain in custody as the Kalamazoo County Prosecutor is planning on filing charges of armed robbery, first-degree home invasion and larceny. If George and White are convicted on all the charges, they could end up with life in prison.