Rutgers cornerback Darian Dailey was arrested and charged for armed robbery in the early morning hours of Sunday. Rutgers coach Kyle Flood is trying to gather all the facts before making a definitive statement, as he told NJ.com.
The Sarasota Herald-Tribune first reported the news:
According to Sarasota County deputies: Shortly before 2 a.m. today, a Sarasota man rode a bicycle in the 1600 block of University Parkway. Two black males in a vehicle stopped and confronted him with a handgun. The black males demanded money and left in the vehicle. The uninjured victim gave deputies the tag information, which deputies passed on to area law enforcement agencies.
Manatee County deputies reportedly located the vehicle and two suspects, 19-year-old Darian J. Dailey of Bradenton and 20-year-old Trazelle A. Johnson of Sarasota. The victim reportedly positively identified the suspects.
Dailey redshirted for the Scarlet Knights last year for his freshman season, but by some accounts he’s been impressive this spring and was pegged to be a starter for Rutgers this season. He is being held on $150,000 bond, as per NJ.com
In their first foray into the Big Ten last year, Rutgers finished with a 3-5 record in the conference (8-5 overall) and beat North Carolina in the Quick Lane Bowl. The Scarlet Knights will open their season at home September 5 against Norfolk State.