Three Ohio Football Players Arrested on Aggravated Robbery Charges

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After two Ohio University football players were arrested on charges of aggravated robbery Wednesday, a third was arrested on Friday for his alleged connection to the incident on Wednesday.

Kyle Belack, a redshirt freshman wide receiver, as well as De’smond Noel and Jacob Ready make up the trio of football players arrested. Noel is a freshman and Ready is a redshirt freshman. Both Noel and Ready were arrested on Wednesday with another student, Austin Allaby, who is not on the football team.

The alleged robbery took place in the early hours of Wednesday morning at 15 S. Shafer St. where, according to the Athens Police Department, Belack and two others are alleged to have forcefully entered a University Commons apartment to steal money and marijuana.

At the apartment, the three threatened those inside and stole more than $5,000 and a small amount of the drug, according to the APD.

According to the report, the three were wearing masks and carrying brass knuckles and a wooden club.

In the complaint against him, Allaby was listed as the driver in the alleged robbery.

Noel and Ready, both offensive linemen, did not appear in a game this year for the Bobcats but Belack was a kickoff and punt returner and had played in every game.

Ohio spokesman Dan Pittman said that Noel and Ready had been suspended indefinitely and will not travel to Mobile, Ala. for the Dollar General Bowl. Belack’s name is no longer listed on the Ohio Football roster on

The four men were scheduled to have preliminary hearings on Monday. According to the Athens County Municipal Court’s website, Ready’s hearing was cancelled.