PHILADELPHIA — Drexel University athletic officials indefinitely suspended two basketball players charged in an armed robbery at a fellow student's apartment last week.
Starting point guard Jamie Harris and backup forward Kevin Phillip turned themselves in to police Monday to face robbery, theft and weapons charges. They were placed on interim suspension Monday by the university.
Director of Athletics Eric Zillmer said officials are saddened by the allegations. Head basketball coach James Flint said he was "disappointed," and if the allegations are true, the behavior was "unacceptable and inconsistent with our program's values and mission."
Authorities allege that the two 21-year-old players and a third student planned to take money believed to be in an off-campus apartment in West Philadelphia, but ended up with only two cell phones.