SAN ANTONIO -- A 22-year-old UTSA football player has been cut from the team after being arrested, and a second player, his roommate, also is facing a criminal charge.
Adefemi Adekeye is charged with aggravated robbery. He is out of jail on a $75,000 bond, and the university said he has been dropped from the football program.
"On August 1, we were notified that UTSA student Adefemi O. Adekeye was arrested by the San Antonio Police Department in relation to an incident that occurred off-campus," UTSA spokesperson Christi Fish said. "We have no further comment at this time."
The charging document says Adekeye robbed a 20-year-old man on July 31 in the 6800 block of UTSA Boulevard. The victim said two men held him at gunpoint.
The second suspect has been identified as Adekeye's teammate Toyin Dada. He is charged with aggravated robbery. The 21-year-old is trying to make a $75,000 bond.
The victim told police he went to meet the two men to buy $300 worth of marijuana, but when he got there, things turned violent.
He said he was pistol-whipped and then told to leave the apartment. He went straight to a law enforcement officer for help.
The incident turned into a standoff, but when authorities made entry, the apartment was empty.
The victim identified Adekeye in a photo lineup.
Adekeye was a redshirt freshman who joined the university in fall 2010. He played safety for the Roadrunners.
"We were made aware of Adefemi Adekeye's arrest on Wednesday night and have dismissed him from our program," UTSA football coach Larry Coker said. "Due to the ongoing investigation by law enforcement, we will not make any further comment on this situation."
There has been no word on Dada's status with the Roadrunners.