Aug 11, 2014 9:49 PM by Matt SantaMaria
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. - Cal Poly head coach Tim Walsh says the five players allegedly involved in a Sunday morning armed robbery have been suspended from the team indefinitely, but have not yet been kicked out of the program.
Walsh - who spoke after Cal Poly's practice session on Monday afternoon - says there's a process that must first take its course before any final decision is made.
"I think there is a lot of adjectives I can use," said Walsh. "Sick, sad, unfortunate, and real. It happened and we have to deal with it."
Among the five players arrested on Sunday were senior running back Kristaan Ivory, who rushed for over 1,100 yards in 2013 and was expected to be a major contributor in the Cal Poly backfield. Ivory was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit robbery.
Sophomore Cam Akins, who was a prep teammate of Ivory at Cathedral High School in Los Angeles, was arrested on suspicion of robbery with a firearm, assault on a police officer and resisting arrest.
Freshman Dominique Love and sophomore Cortland Fort were both arrested on suspicion of robbery.
Freshman Jake Brito was also arrested for conspiracy to commit robbery.
Walsh says his team has no choice but to move forward with the 90 players they have in camp.
"The guys that are here, that's who we're here for. Those guys have worked hard the last nine or 10 days and I'm excited to see what they're going to do with their 2014 opportunity."
Cal Poly opens regular season play on August 28th at New Mexico State.
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