Archive for Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Court dates set for ex-football players

Jamal Greene and Vernon Brooks were charged in connection with an early-Friday morning attempted robbery.

May 18, 2010

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Two former Kansas University football players appeared in Douglas County District Court on Monday afternoon, after being arrested Friday in connection with an attempted armed robbery.

Jamal Greene and Vernon Brooks are each charged with one count of aggravated burglary, three counts of aggravated assault with a firearm and one count of conspiracy to commit aggravated robbery.

They are accused of entering an apartment at Tuckaway Apartments, 2600 W. Sixth St., wearing ski masks, gloves and armed with semi-automatic guns. They reportedly ordered four people inside to lie down on the ground.

No one was injured in the incident, which occurred about 1:30 a.m. Friday.

The victims gave police a vehicle description that eventually led to the arrests.

On Monday, a judge set their bond at $100,000. Brooks is scheduled to appear back in court May 27. Greene’s next court appearance was set for June 10.

Greene, a defensive tackle from Kansas City, Kan., was dismissed from the team on Friday. Brooks, a KU linebacker who played sparingly in 2009, was dismissed from the team on the opening day of spring practice by new coach Turner Gill, for what the coach called a “violation of our team policy.”

Comments

KEITHMILES05 5 years, 2 months ago

A couple of real idiots. Prison won't be what they thought they'd be doing with their future.

yankeevet 5 years, 2 months ago

Perhaps they can play some football in prison; ..................forever.........

Jim Williamson 5 years, 2 months ago

"Prison won't be what they thought they'd be doing with their future."

Oh, I'd bet they're not very surprised this is how things worked out.

Jonathan Becker 5 years, 2 months ago

I will write this slowly so oskie can read it: you have to be registered in order to vote. . . .

somedude20 5 years, 2 months ago

They keep this up and they will get a roster spot with the Raiders

somebodynew 5 years, 2 months ago

Actually somedude20, I was thinking Cinci . I think they have the most thugs lately.

hawkman8950 5 years, 2 months ago

Oakland may be looking to catch up and get back to their "Commitment to Excellence" bs they claim to have

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