- Associated Press - Friday, July 25, 2014

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) - Two people, including a Southern Miss football player, were arrested Friday on a charge of armed robbery.

WDAM-TV reports (https://bit.ly/1tJOExR ) Edward Wilkins, 21, and Michael Bailey, 19, were taken into custody early Friday.

Bond information for Bailey was not immediately available. The Hattiesburg American reports (https://hatne.ws/UyLwIn ) City Court Judge Jerry Evans set bond at $75,000 for Wilkins, who’s listed as a redshirt junior defensive back on the USM’s 2014 team.

The university, in a news release, said Wilkins has been indefinitely suspended and will not participate in any team activities while the case is pending.

“This is a serious matter,” said Southern Miss coach Todd Monken. “Ed has been removed from the program while we gather additional information.”

Wilkins, a native of McDonough, Georgia, was booked into Forrest County Jail shortly after 6 a.m. Friday. He started nine games for Southern Miss last season, recording 39 tackles and making one interception. He also started one game as a redshirt freshman in 2012.

Golden Eagle football players are scheduled to report for fall camp on July 31. Practice begins Aug. 1.



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