Indiana Hoosiers safety Antonio Allen has been dismissed from the team following his arrest yesterday on a handful of drug-related charges.
Allen, the team’s leading tackler last season, has allegedly been a very busy boy.
A Monroe County jail spokesman said Allen was charged with dealing cocaine and with dealing heroin (over 10 grams) with a firearm. Both are Level 2 felonies.
Allen was held overnight in jail.
There was a warrant for his arrest for allegedly dealing narcotic drugs — specifically, methamphetamine — and the additional charges were added thereafter, the jail spokesman said.
As of July 1, 2014, those convicted of a Level 2 felony in Indiana may be sentenced to 10 to 30 years in prison.
The university wasted no time cutting ties and released the following statement:
Indiana University Athletics and the IU football program are aware of the arrest of junior defensive back Antonio Allen. Allen has been suspended from all football activities effective immediately. We will continue to gather facts, monitor the legal process, and take further action as the evolving situation warrants.
The timing couldn’t be worse for Allen, who ironically posted this picture of himself on a Big Ten preview magazine cover hours before his arrest.
[H/T: Indy Star]