Herd football recruit released from scholarship
HUNTINGTON — Marshall University football head coach Mark Snyder has released recruit A.J. Graham from his scholarship after the player’s arrest Tuesday in Tallahassee, Fla.
Graham, 18, faces a charge of robbery with firearm.
“Due to the situation, I have decided to release A.J. from his scholarship,” Snyder said in a prepared statement.
Graham was set to graduate Tuesday night from Godby High School, but was in jail following his arrest, the Tallahassee Democrat newspaper reported.
The Web site for the Leon Sheriff's Office listed the charge as robbery with firearm.
The robbery occurred Saturday night off of Hermitage Boulevard, Tallahassee Police Department spokesman David McCranie said in the newspaper report. Partygoers were getting out of their car when two men walked up and demanded cash.
McCranie said information eventually led them to believe Graham was involved.
Graham, who was named Mr. Football for the state of Florida, committed to Marshall in February.
The Godby quarterback ended his career with school single-season records and career records in pass completions, pass attempts, passing yards and touchdown passes.