UPDATE, 4:30pm: Coach Dana Holgorsen has dismissed Busick from the team, and WVU put out a statement saying no further comment will be made regarding this.
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia University linebacker Branko Busick was in the North Central Regional Jail on Tuesday, charged with an armed robbery at a Morgantown apartment building.
Morgantown police say the 20-year-old Steubenville, Ohio, native was arrested Monday evening and was expected to be arraigned Tuesday.
Officer Justin Judy said a person called police at 5:14 p.m. Monday claiming a man had pointed a gun at him and two others, demanding money. When the victim said he had none, the man began hitting him with the weapon.The victim told police he was struck repeatedly before being forced out of the apartment and into the street. He waited there until they arrived, then led police to the apartment. Inside, officers found three men and a woman. Only Busick was arrested.
It’s unclear what kind of weapon was involved. Police said Tuesday they had no information beyond a brief prepared statement.
WVU athletic officials didn’t immediately comment on the arrest.
A redshirt freshman last year, Busick was expected to battle for the starting middle linebacker position this season. He saw limited playing in 2010, hitting the field for two games then suffering a hand injury.Busick was an Associated Press Ohio Division IV Defensive Co-Player of the Year and AP Division IV-VI first-team All-Ohio, recording more than 120 tackles, 17 tackles for losses and five forced fumbles on defense.
His player biography says he also rushed for 580 yards and scored 14 touchdowns as a fullback on offense, and accumulated more than 300 career tackles at Steubenville High.
He turns 21 on Friday. His father, Nick, is the former WWF wrestler Big Bully Busick.
Wow… looks like Holgorsen has to make a big decision. Let it slide, suspend him, or kick him off the team.
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