Two Kennesaw State football players find themselves in serious trouble with the law and without scholarships after their alleged involvement in an armed robbery that took place earlier this week. According to Fox 5 Atlanta, Akebren Ralls and Jai’len Edwards were arrested and slapped with multiple charges, including one felony.
Per the report, Ralls and Edwards “were charged with accessory to an armed robbery weapon, a felony, and several misdemeanor charges.”
They were denied bond.
Kennesaw State Athletics Director Milton Overton acted quickly and kicked both players off of the team for violating the Code of Conduct. Overton released a statement explaining his decision.
“We are deeply disappointed in the actions of these two young men,” Overton said. “We are one team and one KSU. As such, it is a privilege to compete in intercollegiate athletics at Kennesaw State and we expect our student-athletes to represent the University, alumni, and supporters with the class, honor, and integrity they deserve.”
Two other people are suspects in the robbery and currently being searched for, but neither is a student at Kennesaw State. Police have yet to name the other suspects.