Khyon Gillespie and Oneil Robinson, UConn football players, arrested

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Khyon Gillespie and Oneil Robinson, Hartford residents who were on the UConn football roster this past season, were arrested by UConn police after surrendering to active warrants over the past few days.

Gillespie and Robinson were both charged with third-degree burglary, sixth degree larceny and providing a false statement. The active warrant was issued on Feb. 3; Gillespie surrendered on Monday, Robinson on Wednesday. No further information was released on the arrests. Sixth-degree larceny generally involves entering a residence without permission, while third-degree burglary involves taking no more than $250 worth of valuables.

According to a statement released by UConn, Robinson is no longer a member of the team and Gillespie has been suspended indefinitely.

“We are aware of the situation … We have been in communication with the appropriate parties and will continue to cooperate with the authorities throughout the process,” the statement said.

Gillespie, a redshirt freshman running back, played at Capital Prep Magnet School and was declared ineligible this season due to academics. Robinson, a sophomore defensive back who also played at Capital Prep, has entered the transfer portal and is no longer listed on UConn’s roster. He played in nine games last season, registering 19 tackles and an interception.

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LSU LB Tyler Taylor suspended after arrest for pawn shop burglary, might face felony charges

Tyler Taylor The Fulmer CupLSU suspended linebacker Tyler Taylor after learning he was arrested in May for reportedly serving as the getaway driver in the burglary of a Georgia pawn shop, according to arrest documents obtained Wednesday by The Advocate.

LSU athletic officials confirmed they learned of Taylor’s case Wednesday and that he is suspended indefinitely for violation of team rules.

An incident report by the Cumming Police Department said that in the early morning of Jan. 8, three men and a juvenile broke into a pawn shop in Cumming, Georgia, stole several firearms and fled the scene in a vehicle driven by Taylor.

The report said a Cumming police officer obtained arrest warrants May 27 for Taylor, 19, for conspiracy to commit a crime, party to a crime and theft by receiving stolen property.

On May 31, Taylor was booked into a local jail, and nearly five hours later he posted bond for the total sum of $33,550, according to the booking report from the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office.

The three crimes for which Taylor was arrested are all classified as felonies. LSU athletes who are charged with felonies “will be immediately suspended from participation in intercollegiate athletics,” the LSU student-athlete handbook says.

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2 more USU football players arrested in connection with burglaries

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LOGAN — Police have arrested two more Utah State football players in connection with a string of burglaries late last year.

Kevin Meitzenheimer and Dayshawn Littleton were booked into the Cache County Jail Monday afternoon. Both 19-year-old men are suspected of witness tampering and obstructing justice. Meitzenheimer is also suspected of aggravated assault and failing to give his name to officers.

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Head Coach and Athletic Director respond to 13 UL football players’ felony charges

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UL football coach Mark Hudspeth and athletic director Bryan Maggard both apologized Wednesday for 13 football players at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette who were charged with criminal conspiracy to commit felony theft, as new details emerged in the case:

  • Among the items allegedly stolen from another student’s Huger Hall dorm room, according to a property list report obtained from the ULPD, were: One Xbox game system, the Xbox games “Grand Theft Auto V” and “Metal Gear,” an LG-brand TV, a gold chain, an Aeropostale-brand watch, three pairs of Jordan shoes, two pairs of Adidas shoes, a Nike backpack, four pairs of boxers, eight-and-a-half pairs of socks, three coats, three dollar bills, a Ragin’ Cajuns hat, one ski cap, one pair of jeans, one belt, a training speed ladder, a toenail clipper and one bottle of hair lotion.

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