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Colorado, Syracuse players arrested after robbery

Posted on: August 5, 2011 10:35 am
 
Posted by Jerry Hinnen

It's not often two college football players from FBS programs on different sides of the country join up to do anything noteworthy, much less commit a robbery. But that's allegedly the case for two high school teammates from Colorado and Syracuse.

Now former Buffalo offensive lineman Bryce Givens and Orange sophomore quarterback Jonathan Miller were arrested by Boulder police early Wednesday morning and charged with robbery. Miller was also charged with third-degree assault. The two knew each other as teammates at Denver's Mullen High School.

According to police, the victim reported being confronted by two men at 3:30 a.m. in Boulder. Miller is believed by police to have punched the victim in the face before the pair took his cell phone and cash and fled. Givens and Miller were later arrested and eventually freed on bond.

While there's been no official word yet from Syracuse head coach Doug Marrone, Buffs first-year head coach Jon Embree -- having already suspended Givens in the spring following a vandalism arrest -- wasted no time in dismissing his former tackle from the team. "That ship has sailed," Embree said Thursday morning.

Though neither were major contributors in 2010, Miller has been touted by many as the Orange's quarterback of the future--an honor that is surely in doubt after Wednesday's events.


Comments

Since: Jul 15, 2011
Posted on: August 7, 2011 11:31 pm
 

Colorado, Syracuse players arrested after robbery

Bryce Givens appears a little pale to me too, but I'll let you make the call.



Since: Jul 15, 2011
Posted on: August 7, 2011 11:20 pm
 

Colorado, Syracuse players arrested after robbery

Well, uponyourneck, you might want to reconsider your overall view of admitting African-Americans in college because, well, you see, Jonathan Miller is WHITE!



Since: Apr 16, 2009
Posted on: August 7, 2011 10:16 pm
 

Colorado, Syracuse players arrested after robbery

stop letting this fn nigs into these schools and let them go to jail.  everyone will be better off.



Since: Nov 18, 2008
Posted on: August 7, 2011 12:41 pm
 

Colorado, Syracuse players arrested after robbery

This is a surprise? It seems many atheletes are thugs and as soon as they have some free time they revert to their thuggery. They probably thought that they could get away with it since they were football players, they just forgot a small detail.... they aren't superstars and programs are under close scrutiny right now.



Since: Jun 5, 2011
Posted on: August 6, 2011 7:55 pm
 

Too bad they don't play for Ohio State

The Buckeyes would already be wearing bracelets with their initials on them.



Since: Nov 24, 2010
Posted on: August 6, 2011 1:47 pm
 

Colorado, Syracuse players arrested after robbery

I can't believe they got kicked off the team...It's not like they traded jerseys or championship rings for tatoos....what's the world coming to when a football player can't commit armed robbery and be excused for it?




Since: Jul 15, 2011
Posted on: August 6, 2011 12:33 pm
 

Colorado, Syracuse players arrested after robbery

Too bad Givens and Miller didn't sign with Notre Dame; the Irish would have posted their bail, flown them back to South Bend, and had them on the practice field on Monday.



Since: Sep 28, 2008
Posted on: August 6, 2011 12:31 pm
 

Colorado, Syracuse players arrested after robbery

I say both of these loser should be kicked off the team. One has already been kicked out. I'm hoping Marrone removes this loser from the squad. 


First Fab (he's a loser as well) and now this.  



Since: May 13, 2010
Posted on: August 5, 2011 2:10 pm
 

Colorado, Syracuse players arrested after robbery

I thought Miller had a chance to be someone, but now his future will be in the hands of lawyers.  Miller is the back up to the back up.  Some may have, but I never believed Miller was an auto heir to the QB position.  The QB spot is all Nassib for the next two years.  The back ups will be Loeb and Kinder. 

What is Marrone doing?  What he always does.  He says nothing until the action is done.  Don't expect a media event.  Doug don't play that.



Since: Oct 12, 2010
Posted on: August 5, 2011 1:00 pm
 

Colorado, Syracuse players arrested after robbery

Well, how long until Doug Marone kicks him off the Syracuse football team.  Not good enough to be a lineman at Colorado, but good enough to be QB, the leader of the team, at Syracuse.


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