A University of Memphis football player has been arrested for stealing watches, an Xbox and a computer from another student earlier this year, police said. Shaunquez (Shaun) Rupert has been charged with aggravated robbery, aggravated burglary and possession of a firearm during the commission of a dangerous felony, according to an arrest affidavit. Rupert, 22, was arrested Thursday and admitted to police his role in the robbery, according to an affidavit. The Tigers have subsequently dismissed Rupert, a senior safety, from the team. "Shaun Rupert has been dismissed from the University of Memphis football team for a violation of team rules," the athletic department said in a statement. "This matter will also be reviewed by the Office of Student Accountability, Outreach and Support for violations of the U of M Student Code of Conduct. No additional comments will be made while the investigation is ongoing." A Montgomery, Alabama native who transferred from the University of Missouri in 2015, Rupert started the first three games of this season at safety, recording 14 tackles and one interception. He left Saturday's game against Southern Illinois at the end of the first quarter with an injury, and coach Mike Norvell announced Tuesday that the injury would likely cause him to miss a "pretty significant amount of time."
Memphis Tigers safety Shaun Rupert arrested, dismissed from team
Memphis Commercial Appeal | Sep 29