Central Michigan Chippewas defensive back Brandon Greer is currently being held without bail in the Isabella County (Michigan) Jail on charges of attempted kidnapping and assault. Rick Mills of the Mt. Pleasant Morning Sun reported Greer’s arrest.
The woman targeted by Greer posted the allegations on her personal Facebook page and it isn’t pretty.
“I was almost abducted,” the victim said. “I fought the guy off and ran with our dog to the apartment. I am safe, but another child or adult may not be so lucky.”
The Mt. Pleasant PD offered the following statement:
“A female victim was walking her dog in the area when a male subject driving a vehicle pulled alongside her to ask a question,” said Jeff Browne, public information officer for the Mt. Pleasant Police Department. “As the woman approached the vehicle, the male suspect grabbed her arm. The female freed herself and got away to safety.
“This morning officers investigated a suspicious male matching the description from the incident last night. Officers interviewed the suspect and took him into custody.”
After a review of the situation, Central Michigan has announced that Greer has been dismissed from the program.
“After a thorough review of the situation, we have dismissed Brandon Greer from the football team and our athletic program,” athletic director Dave Heeke said in a released statement. “We take all criminal misconduct very seriously and felt this case warranted immediate dismissal from our program.”
Greer was a two-year starter with the Chippewas. In his time with the team, Greer has 96 tackles with five interceptions, one of which he ran back for a touchdown.
CMU opens the 2015 season at home against Oklahoma State on September 3.
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