It wouldn’t be the college football offseason without players getting in trouble. Rutgers is the latest program to see some of its players run afoul of the law.
According to a new report from NJ.com’s Keith Sargeant, multiple Rutgers players are being investigated for fraudulent use of credit card. The probe, which is being conducted by the Rutgers police department, could involve as many as eight players, Sargeant writes.
No names have been mentioned as charges have not been filed.
— Keith Sargeant (@KSargeantNJ) July 12, 2018
Yesterday, Rutgers dismissed junior safety K.J. Gray and sophomore linebacker Brendan DeVera for an unspecified violation of team rules. Both players were expected to play key roles on the defense this season.
It has not been confirmed by Rutgers that either player was involved in the ongoing investigation.
Both players released statements following their dismissals.
— demon (@CampaignKJG_5) July 11, 2018
— Brendan Devera® (@BrendanDevera) July 11, 2018
Rutgers had several players involved in criminal activity during the final years of Kyle Flood’s tenure as head coach. Since taking over for Flood, Chris Ash has made it a point to try and clean up the culture in Piscataway.
It remains to be seen where this investigation will go. Stay tuned.