Rutgers cornerback Darian Dailey arrested, charged with armed robbery


Rutgers freshman cornerback Darian Dailey was arrested early Sunday morning on armed robbery charges.

A freshman Rutgers cornerback has found himself in trouble with the law. Per a report from Jerry Hinnen of, freshman cornerback Darian Dailey was arrested and charged with armed robbery in Sarasota, Fla. Sunday morning. The news was first reported by the Sarasota Herald-Tribune.

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A man who was riding a bicycle told deputies that he was held up at gunpoint in Sarasota around 2 a.m. on Sunday. The person gave deputies the license plate information of the vehicle which had robbed him, and the vehicle was stopped by Manatee County Sheriff’s deputies.

The victim was able to identify the suspects and one of them was Dailey. The 19 year-old was arrested and charged with robbery with a firearm, which is a felony.

Rutgers head coach Kyle Flood released a statement after the arrest. “We are aware of the situation and are gathering facts. Once those facts are gathered, we will take the appropriate action.”

Both of the suspects are being held on a $150,000 bond. Per a report from, if Dailey possessed the firearm during the robbery, he could face a 10-year prison term in conjunction with Florida sentencing statues.

If Dailey is removed from the team, this would be a huge loss on the field. He was listed as the starting cornerback on the program’s depth chart and was poised to have a huge year, looking to prove that his two-star ranking as a recruit was a mistake.

Potentially, the Scarlet Knights would have to do some shifting as they would need to try to find a suitable piece to take Dailey’s place. Dailey’s removal from the program would also mean that hypothetically, players not accustomed to making an impact would need to step up and try to reduce the effects of the loss should a suspension or removal from the program occur.

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