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Colorado, Syracuse players arrested after robbery

Posted on: August 5, 2011 10:35 am
Posted by Jerry Hinnen

It's not often two college football players from FBS programs on different sides of the country join up to do anything noteworthy, much less commit a robbery. But that's allegedly the case for two high school teammates from Colorado and Syracuse.

Now former Buffalo offensive lineman Bryce Givens and Orange sophomore quarterback Jonathan Miller were arrested by Boulder police early Wednesday morning and charged with robbery. Miller was also charged with third-degree assault. The two knew each other as teammates at Denver's Mullen High School.

According to police, the victim reported being confronted by two men at 3:30 a.m. in Boulder. Miller is believed by police to have punched the victim in the face before the pair took his cell phone and cash and fled. Givens and Miller were later arrested and eventually freed on bond.

While there's been no official word yet from Syracuse head coach Doug Marrone, Buffs first-year head coach Jon Embree -- having already suspended Givens in the spring following a vandalism arrest -- wasted no time in dismissing his former tackle from the team. "That ship has sailed," Embree said Thursday morning.

Though neither were major contributors in 2010, Miller has been touted by many as the Orange's quarterback of the future--an honor that is surely in doubt after Wednesday's events.


Since: Dec 4, 2007
Posted on: August 5, 2011 11:55 am

Colorado, Syracuse players arrested after robbery

What is going on at Syracuse?  In the last week there was another player arrested on drug charges, another stabbed, and now this.

Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: August 5, 2011 11:50 am

Colorado, Syracuse players arrested after robbery

If the police action is correct, those 2 morons clearly have highlighted the danger of hanging out with old high school friends beyond just sharing a beer.

Looking at this seriously, Colorado's Embree is setting a good tone with moving quickly to get rid of bad actors on his team. I hope he gets rid of any other problems no matter how much they played. Hope Marrone gets his jailbird out of the nest soon, as wel

Easy to understand how teams often have to deal with players on the police blotter every summer. Public intoxication, pranks gone bad, assault after a bar fight and even DUI. Yes, DUI is very bad but still in the "bad call" actions if it happens once. Not the best actions but understandable if the players learns to control themselves.

Robbery is not on the "bad call" list. That falls under the "no business in college" list. That is clearly with the past the high school prank and boys night out issues that 20-something men slip into.

Young men often fail to control themselves when they have been under the watchful eye of coaches for the school year. Punching some guy, lack of control. Punching some guy then taking his money and cell, lack of morals and control. Car jacking, drug dealing and robbery makes it clear some people have no business being listed as a student athlete.

The main thing in question (if the police got the right men) is: How can 2 zeros shame 2 different programs with the same act.

Since: Dec 25, 2007
Posted on: August 5, 2011 11:17 am

Colorado, Syracuse players arrested after robbery

Looks like their both ready for the NFL. Roger Goodell has them on his radar.Cool

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