The Western Michigan Broncos are looking to make a big move towards the MAC championship in 2016 as they are one of the better Group of Five teams in the country. However, they could have taken a big hit as two players have been taken into custody after a pretty scary incident Friday night.
News Channel 3 in Kalamazoo, Michigan reported that wide receiver Bryson White and linebacker Ron George had been arrested late Friday night after they allegedly held up a female student with a knife and semi-automatic weapon. They were pulled over in a car, which had weapons and stolen money in it.
The incident allegedly happened inside a campus dorm, but those reports were denied as officers only served a search warrant, but found no evidence of the robbery. Head coach PJ Fleck released a statement on the incident.
“Having heard this news early this morning, I took action to immediately suspend both freshman players indefinitely. We expect to learn more about these allegations today. I’m extremely disappointed and want to assure the community that this kind of conduct is unacceptable and does not represent the values of this team or this university. The students will be held accountable to all University student- code, Athletic-student athlete and Football Code of conduct standards. Violations of these standards can lead to dismissal from the team and University.”
Both players weren’t expected to make an impact this year and it certainly seems like they could miss an extended period of time going forward.