Police Jail Rutgers Football Player Accused in Armed Robbery in Florida

A Rutgers football player was jailed in southwest Florida on a robbery charge, authorities said.

The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office told 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.

“We are aware of the situation and are gathering facts,” said Rutgers Football head coach Kyle Flood. “Once those facts are gathered, we will take the appropriate action.”

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