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Iowa State WR hit with felony robbery charge

Posted on: November 16, 2011 1:58 pm
Edited on: November 16, 2011 2:06 pm
Posted by Tom Fornelli

Iowa State sophomore wide receiver Albert Gary had a warrant issued for his arrest on Wednesday morning by university police, and Gary turned himself in to a local sheriff's office. He has since posted bond and been released.

The receiver is alleged to have commited first-degree robbery, which is a class B felony and is punishable by up to 25 years in prison.

In June Gary allegedly held up a man at gunpoint on campus along with a group of others. Gary then fled the scene with the others after police had been called, and four pellet guns were found north of the crime scene. Police determined that Gary had been involved during their investigation.

As for what this would mean for Gary's availability to the Cyclones, you'd think getting charged with a felony would probably cut into your playing time, but as of now that's not the case. When reached on Tuesday about the story, head coach Paul Rhoads said that the team was aware of the incident and that Gary had been suspended for three games earlier this season.

He did not indicate that Gary would have to sit out Friday night's game against Oklahoma State, though I'd expect that to change before long.

Since: Feb 2, 2011
Posted on: November 16, 2011 3:02 pm

Iowa State WR hit with felony robbery charge

I'm not so sure that'll change. For better or worse Rhoads seems to have a long leash with it comes to trouble with the law and as it stands nothing has really changed from earlier for which he has already been suspended. The only difference is the cops took 5 months to actually arrest and charge him. That's the kind of crack police work we've come to expect from the Ames PD.

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