Shaun Rupert, a Memphis Tiger starting football player is now off the team after being arrested on robbery, burglary, and weapons charges.
The defensive back was arrested Thursday. According to the affidavit, police say May 25th, the victim was walking to his apartment in the 500 block of Brister Street, and as he got to his door, the former Tiger and another man pushed their way in. The victim said the two were armed with black handguns, and demanded money. The victim says they then stole two watches, and Xbox, and an Apple Macbook.
The man is reported to be 19-year-old Mareio McGraw of Pulaski Tennessee. McGraw was dismissed from his position as running back for Murray State on Saturday, one day after the incident.
Former University of Oklahoma defensive back and La Vega High School football standout Parrish Cobb and his high school teammate and alleged co-defendant in at least three armed robberies were
Illinois football players Darta Lee, Zarrian Holcombe and Howard “HoJo” Watkins Jr. were arrested and booked in the Champaign County Jail on Wednesday morning on charges of home invasion and armed robbery.
Lee, 18, was booked at 6:27 a.m. Wednesday, and Holcombe, 19, was booked at 10:22 a.m. Both players are from Texas: Lee from Fresno, Texas, and Holcombe from Houston. Watkins, a true freshman, was booked at 10:58 a.m.
All are scheduled for an arraignment hearing 1:30 p.m. Thursday.
Oklahoma Sooners cornerback Parrish Cobb has been arrested for his alleged involvement in an armed robbery that occurred Wednesday night in Norman, Oklahoma.
According to an incident report released by the Norman Police Department, “The victim stated that two black males entered his apartment and pointed semi-automatic handguns at him and his roommate.”Cobb was later identified as one of two suspects who “stole cash and drugs from the residence before leaving on foot.”