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South Alabama player arrested for christmas burglary


via Huntsville Post:

Some college athletes just don’t have a clue…


MOBILE, Alabama – Former South Alabama basketball player Xavier Robersonhas been arrested in Humble, Texas, and transported to Tyler, Texas, in connection with a Christmas Eve home burglary that took place in Tyler, according to a report by KLTV-TV in Tyler.

South Alabama’s Xavier Roberson, right, drives around LSU’s John Isaac, left, during an NCAA college basketball game, Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011, in Baton Rouge, La. Roberson was arrested recently in connection with a residential burglary in Tyler, Texas, on Christmas Eve. (AP Photo/The Advocate, Adam Lau)

Roberson was suspended by South Alabama interim head coach Jeff Price in late December for what was termed as a violation of team and university rules. He did not return to the team and did not enroll for the spring semester.

According to the KLTV report, Roberson, 22, a resident of Houston, was identified as one of the suspects in a residential burglary on Dec. 24. He was arrested on Jan. 21 by Humble Police Department officers and later transported to the Tyler Police Department on Jan. 24.

The news report states that Tyler police responded to a residential burglary alarm in the 6800 block of Hollytree Circle on Christmas Eve. When officers arrived, they discovered a burglary had taken place.

Police dispatch received a call from someone offering a suspect vehicle description. Another officer witnessed the vehicle and attempted to stop it. Suspects in the car tossed what is suspected to be jewelry stolen from the residence out of the car. The suspects were able to get away.

One of the suspects was later identified as Roberson. He is being held under a $300,000 bond. Tyler police are still attempting to identify two other suspects in the case.


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