It looks like Conference USA will need to find a new preseason Defensive Player of the Year.
"Trent Mackey, a senior from Port Sulphur, Louisiana, has been indefinitely suspended from the Tulane University football team," said the school in a statement. "The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) prohibits the university from providing any additional information regarding disciplinary actions, if any, toward a student."
The police report is not prohibited from saying anything, and it seems that Mackey orchestrated a robbery in which he was originally believed to be the victim.
Mackey claimed he had his cell phone and backpack stolen from the residence of a female friend on July 12. The police then arrested Robert Murray for the robbery, and Murray told police that it was Mackey who orchestrated the incident.
Murray and an accomplice entered the residence through the front door and held Mackey's female friend at gunpoint. They then took her cell phone, laptop and purse, along with Mackey's cell phone and backpack, before fleeing in Murray's car.
Mackey led Tulane in tackles -- and finished sixth in the nation -- with 145 last season before earning first team All-Conference USA honors.