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.