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Aug 11, 2014 1:57 PM by Matt SantaMaria

Ivory among five Cal Poly football players arrested in alleged robbery

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. - Senior running back Kristaan Ivory was among five Cal Poly football players arrested by police for their alleged role in an armed robbery at the Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity in San Luis Obispo early Sunday morning.

Ivory, who was named to the Big Sky's conference's All-Preseason team last month, 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 arrested for conspiracy to commit robbery.

University spokesman Matt Lazier issued the following statement:

"Cal Poly recognizes the seriousness of these charges and will move swiftly to take the appropriate responses. The university will do all it can to work with San Luis Obispo police in helping to determine what occurred. The five football student-athletes alleged to have taken part in this incident have been suspended from all team activities effective immediately, and the university will conduct internal investigations into possible student conduct violations As always, any violation of the university's student conduct policies will not be tolerated and will be dealt with summarily, to ensure that student health and safety and the university's academic environment are maintained."

Cal Poly's regular season opener is at New Mexico State on Thursday, August 28.

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