Rutgers cornerback Darian Dailey and a male accomplice were arrested in Florida last weekend and charged with robbery with a firearm. Per the victim, it was Dailey’s friend and accomplice, one Trazelle Johnson, who pointed what was believed to be a gun. Dan Duggan of NJ.com provided further details.
Dailey, who was driving a black Dodge registered to his mother, and Johnson, the passenger, stopped the car directly in front of an 18-year-old who was riding his bicycle home from work just before 2 a.m. on Sunday, according to the warrant. Police said Johnson got out of the car with his face covered by a cloth and pointed what appeared to be a black semi-automatic handgun at the victim and asked, “What you got?”
After the victim said he had $20, Johnson said, “Hand it over,” according to the warrant. Dailey, 19, stood behind Johnson, 19, near the rear of vehicle during the exchange. Dailey and Johnson then got back into the car and drove away, according to the warrant.
The victim copied the car’s tag number and the vehicle was located by Manatee County Deputies a short time later. A black pellet gun (without red tip) was in plain view in the vehicle, according to the warrant.
Dailey and Johnson were held on $150,000 bond, which Dailey posted Monday while Johnson remained in jail. Ready for the worst of it? The great haul that the two came away with in the alleged robbery was a whopping 20 bucks. Talk about dumb, huh?
Scarlet Knights coach Kyle Flood spoke little of the matter, saying only that he and the university were aware of what happened and that appropriate action would be taken once all information was gathered accordingly.
A native of Bradenton, Florida, about 40 miles south of Tampa, Dailey redshirted his true freshman year. If he walks away from this incident without being severely disciplined, he’ll be expected to compete for major playing time once summer training camp opens. Meanwhile, Campus Sports will update his situation and more information becomes available.
After going 8-5 (3-5 Big Ten) in its inaugural Big Ten season, Rutgers will open the season at home against Norfolk State on September 5.
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