- Associated Press - Thursday, April 30, 2015

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - A former running back for the Sioux Falls Storm has been charged with second-degree robbery for allegedly trying to rob a Sioux Falls casino.

Thirty-five-year-old Florencell James Jones was taken into custody after police received a flood of tips from the public.

Jones allegedly demanded money from a clerk at the Rice Street Casino Monday night wearing a mask, but left empty-handed after a clerk told him he was being taped.

Captain Blaine Larsen says police released the surveillance video of the robbery attempt and received more than a dozen tips.

Jones was a popular player on Storm, which is part of the professional Indoor Football League. He was let go in 2012 after he was accused of assaulting his ex-girlfriend. He eventually pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct.



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