Posted by Tom Fornelli
UPDATE: Head coach Dana Holgorsen announced in an official release that Branko Busick has been dismissed from the Mountaineer football program for violation of team rules, and no further comment will be made.
Finally, some bad news coming out of the West Virginia football program that doesn't involve Dana Holgorsen, Bill Stewart or somebody getting tossed out of a casino. No, this time it's just your run of the mill "reserve linebacker commits armed robbery" story.
West Virginia linebacker Branko Busick was arrested on Monday morning after allegedly partaking in an armed robbery with two others early Monday morning.
Police say they received a call around 5:00 from a man claiming that another man with a gun and two acquaintances entered an apartment and demanded money from him. When he told them he had no money, the victim says he was struck repeatedly with the gun and forced out of the apartment.
Busick was identified as one of the males involved and was taken into custody at the North Central Regional Jail.
West Virginia is yet to release a statement on Busick's arrest.
Busick is a redshirt sophomore who played in only two games for West Virginia last season, though he was expected to compete for a starting job this fall. Something that could be harder to do should he end up in prison.