Flames RB suspended

Allen had 1,000 yards, 10 TDs in 2012

Liberty University football coach Turner Gill announced Tuesday, April 2, that running back Aldreakis Allen has been suspended from the football team for violating a team policy. The university declined to comment further, citing student privacy laws in its press release.


The suspension followed Allen’s March 29 arrest and arraignment in the Lynchburg General District Court on one count each of attempted robbery of a residence and malicious wounding. Court documents state that the offenses allegedly occurred March 3, and a preliminary hearing has been set for May 15.

This is not Allen’s first time being suspended. According to the News and Advance, following the 2009 season in which Allen led the Flames in rushing as a true freshman, he was removed from the school after violating university policy regarding alcohol consumption and pre-marital sexual relations.

Allen re-enrolled in 2011 and led the Flames with 613 rushing yards. However, he ran into trouble again in 2012 and was suspended for the season opener at Wake Forest.

Allen returned from the suspension in week two and was a solid contributor to the Flames offense for the remainder of the year, leading the team in rushing as he became the 13th player in Flames history to rush for 1,000 yards in one season.

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