Though the school’s name may not be taken seriously, what has transpired at Slippery Rock University needs to be.
Two football players have been dismissed from the football team after being charged with armed robbery. Pennsylvania State Police say that Julian Durden, 21, and Calvert Anderson, 23, are two of four men facing charges for robbing a 21-year-old at gunpoint on Thursday.
According to the charges filed, the men entered the victim’s apartment by force around 2 p.m. on Thursday, and held him at gunpoint before fleeing the scene. Both student athletes have been banned from the campus, and are facing discipline from the school in addition to the legal actions. All four men involved in the incident are charged with robbery, theft, burglary and conspiracy.
The team’s head coach George Mihalik told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that he was very upset with the actions of his players.
“This is certainly not typical behavior among the men in our program and will not be tolerated,” he told the paper. “Their actions are not representative of the players on our team.”
Both players are being held with bail set at $100,000 each.
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