Rutgers football player jailed in Florida on robbery charge

Author: Associated Press
Police lights crime

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) – Authorities say a Rutgers football player is jailed in southwest Florida on a robbery charge.

The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office tells WFTS-TV ( ) that Rutgers defensive back Darian Dailey and another suspect confronted a bicyclist with a gun early Sunday and demanded money.

The bicyclist got their license plate number as they drove away, and authorities arrested the pair in Manatee County.

Dailey, 19, of Bradenton, was held Monday in the Manatee County jail on a Sarasota County warrant charging him with robbery with a firearm. Jail records didn’t show whether he had an attorney.

The other suspect, 19-year-old Trazelle Johnson of Sarasota, also was jailed on the same charge.

Rutgers coach Kyle Flood told the news station that school officials “are aware of the situation and are gathering facts.”

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