Western Michigan freshmen Bryson White and Ronald George have been suspended indefinitely by coach P.J. Fleck after being arrested early Saturday morning for allegedly holding up a female student, according to CBS affiliate WWMT.
White and George allegedly held a semi-automatic weapon and knife on a female student while taking her money at an area off campus, according to Western Michigan officials.
The men were later arrested after police executed a search warrant. Both remain in police custody at this time.
Fleck addressed the news immediately.
“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,” Fleck said in a statement. “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.”
George was a two-star linebacker coming out of Pennsylvania who also drew interest from Toledo, Cincinnati, Temple and Bowling Green before signing with the Broncos in April. He is considered one of Fleck’s top signings from the 2016 class.
White, a wide receiver, signed with Western Michigan out of Mason, Ohio.
Source: CBS Sports / Report: Western Michigan players arrested for holding up student at gunpoint