Five male Cal Poly San Luis Obispo students were arrested in connection to a robbery of a Delta Sigma Phi fraternity house on Sunday morning, according to the San Luis Obispo Tribune.
All five are football players and have been suspended from team-related activities indefinitely by the university. Investigators charged defensive backs Dominique Love and Cortland Fort with robbery, and running backs Kristaan Ivory and Jake Brito were charged with conspiracy to commit robbery.
But wide receiver Cameron Akins’ situation is a bit more complex. He was allegedly in possession of a firearm; and was charged with assault on a police officer, robbery with a firearm and resisting arrest. He reportedly got into a scuffle with police when they responded to the call at approximately 2:30 a.m. Sunday, as an officer spotted Akins with a victim (via CalCoastNews.com).
The first officer on scene spotted Akins in the courtyard of the residence as he was confronting one of the victims. Akins then tried to flee before violently resisting multiple officers and civilians.
Akins bit one of the officers during the skirmish, but no one suffered any serious injuries. The officers recovered Akins’s weapon when they took him into custody.
Cal Poly football head coach Tim Walsh spoke about the incident during Monday’s practice.
At least one witness believed that drugs—specifically Xanax—may have been a motive in the attempted robbery. Police Chief Steve Gesell didn’t get into specifics, but did broach the subject.
“The common theme so far is drugs and/or money,” Gesell said.
All players are still listed on the official Cal Poly depth chart at the current time.