Five current Rutgers football players, along with one former Scarlet Knight, have been arrested and charged with assault today, according to a report from NJ.com.
Defensive backs Ruhann Peele, Nadir Barnwell and Delon Stephenson and fullback Razohnn Gross were charged in an attack on a group of individuals in April 2015, along with former players Tejay Johnson and Daryl Stephenson, brother of Delon.
Johnson and cornerback Andre Boggs were also charged with participating in home invasions in April.
Here are some details from NJ Advance Media's Keith Sargeant.
The investigation began last spring when police were called to a home invasion on Prosper Street in New Brunswick on April 26, 2015 at 11:29 p.m., after three masked men forced their way into the home and stole an undisclosed amount of cash and marijuana from five students at gunpoint.
During an intensive investigation, police arrested Tejay Johnson, 23, of Egg Harbor. The former student was charged with robbery, criminal restraint, theft, and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose. As the investigation continued, police linked Johnson to a home invasion on Hartwell Street in New Brunswick on April 27, 2015.
Police determined that Johnson and Andre Boggs, 20, of Coatesville, Pa., forced their way into the home and, armed with a bat and a knife, robbed a student of approximately $900 and an undisclosed amount of marijuana.
Wow, what a mess for the Scarlet Knights and embattled head coach Kyle Flood. Not the headlines you want to make at any time, let alone two days before your season opens.
To make matters worse, one of the players involved, Barnwell is the individual at the center of Flood's e-mail controversy.
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