Two Western Michigan players are in custody after holding up a female student at gunpoint, according to local TV affiliate WMMT.
Freshmen Bryson White, a wide receiver, and Ron George, a linebacker, were arrested Friday night after being found in a car that reportedly had weapons and stolen money in it. They reportedly held up the student with a semi-automatic weapon and a knife in an off-campus area.
After initially being suspended from the program indefinitely by head coach P.J. Fleck, both players have been dismissed, according to Brett McMurphy of ESPN.
Fleck released a statement about the incident after the arrests were announced.
“Having heard this news early this morning, I took action to immediately suspend both freshman players indefinitely,” he wrote. “We expect to learn more about these allegations today. 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. The students will be held accountable to all University student- code, Athletic-student athlete and Football Code of conduct standards. Violations of these standards can lead to dismissal from the team and University.”
The two players are in custody at the Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s office.