NJ.com- Rutgers cornerback Darian Dailey and a co-defendant, Trazelle Johnson, stole $20 in an armed robbery early Sunday morning, according to the arrest warrant filed by the Sarasota (Fla.) County Sheriff's Office.
Dailey, who was driving a black Dodge registered to his mother, and Johnson, the passenger, stopped the car directly in front of an 18-year-old who was riding his bicycle home from work just before 2 a.m. on Sunday, according to the warrant. Police said Johnson got out of the car with his face covered by a cloth and pointed what appeared to be a black semi-automatic handgun at the victim and asked, "What you got?"
After the victim said he had $20, Johnson said, "Hand it over," according to the warrant. Dailey, 19, stood behind Johnson, 19, near the rear of vehicle during the exchange. Dailey and Johnson then got back into the car and drove away, according to the warrant.
The victim copied the car's tag number and the vehicle was located by Manatee County Deputies a short time later. A black pellet gun (without red tip) was in plain view in the vehicle, according to the warrant.
Does a player count as a 'Rutgers cornerback' if even the most diehard of fans don't even know who he is? I am inclined to say no. If you played the cornerback position at Rutgers last year and weren't worthy of burning a redshirt then I barely consider you an athlete, never mind an actual part of the team. Hell, the Scarlet Knights started a running back at corner in the season opener last year. If you can't crack that lineup you probably serve a better role in prison than you do on the gridiron.
Come on man, at least be a better criminal. I don't care if you have fallen on hard times, is it really worth sacrificing a free education and a potential NFL career for the contents of a high schoolers pockets? Is that really the person you want to risk your future on? Talk about choosing a short term investment over a long term investment. What do you expect to make off a kid riding his bike around town? You're lucky he even had 20 bucks on him. I think the value of a kid on a bike maxes out at about $50. Shit, you probably should have just taken the bike. At least get some value for your troubles. What were you set to hold up a playground as your next financial venture? Maybe take a homeless guy for all he is worth? Even if you got away with it the most you were getting out of that heist was a 2-for-1 deal at Applebees. At least you were able to avoid that unpalatable disappointment. I guess the only silver lining is that it could have been more embarrassing. The kid could have said he had nothing and Dailey could have been left with his dick in one hand and and a BB gun in his other. Talk about an anti-climactic robbery. Kid passes over a 20 spot and is already reading the cops your license plate number before you are even out of sight. I guess some people really weren't built for a life of crime. If the petty amount of cash didn't prove that, then being caught with the BB gun in plain view certainly did. It's too bad you already wasted that whole football scholarship thing before you learned that lesson.
We'll always remember the good times Darian...