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Two Western Michigan players arrested for allegedly holding up a student at gunpoint

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Two Western Michigan football players are in custody after being accused of holding up a woman at gunpoint with a semi-automatic weapon on Saturday, according to WWMT.

Western Michigan coach P.J. Fleck released a statement announcing that both players, 20-year-old wide receiver Bryson White and 18-year-old linebacker Ron George, have been suspended indefinitely. The two men were arrested on overnight in a car on campus with weapons and stolen money.

A WMU spokesperson announced the students will not be allowed back on campus and will both presumably miss the game against Northwestern next week. Both players were incoming freshmen. George was a three-star recruit and part of P.J. Fleck’s excellent 2016 recruiting class. The arrests will probably not play a tangible factor in the football game next week—neither player is expected to be a major contributor this year—but they come as a shock to the team’s system with the season due to start Saturday.