Dominique Alize Love, 19, and four California Polytechnic State University Mustangs teammates were arrested Aug. 10. All face charges of robbery or conspiracy to commit robbery.
The robbery happened at the Cal Poly Delta Sigma Phi house, from which a 911 call was placed the morning of Aug. 10. Police said the caller told them a man with a gun was in the house and that he was demanding money from someone at the residence. Love was later arrested on campus.
The five have been suspended form all team activities.
Witnesses told police the athletes were also after the drug Xanax, a relaxant. Meanwhile, police said, a similar case happened a year ago involving another football player, wherein a subject was shot.
“We had a situation where a similar type of environment, where a subject actually got shot as a result of a robbery where Xanax was involved,” he said.
“We are looking into whether a broader problem exists in our football program,” Cal Poly president Jeffrey Armstrong said. “To that end, we will expand drug testing to include all members of the football team.”