Roberson Arrested As Suspect In Burglary

January 29, 2013 · By · Filed Under Basketball, Men's, News 
Xavier Roberson photo by John Adams |

Xavier Roberson photo by John Adams |

KLTV in Tyler, Texas reports that former South Alabama basketball player Xavier Roberson has been charged for a home burglary that took place on Christmas eve.

Roberson was suspended indefinitely in December by interim head coach Jeff Price for breaking then unidentified team and University rules.

Roberson, according to the report, was identified as one of the suspects and was arrested by the Humble, Texas police department on January 21 then transferred to Tyler, Texas on January 24.

The KLTV posts states that the Tyler Police responded to a burglary alarm on December 24 at a residence. Upon arrival, they discovered that a burglary had occurred. Dispatch received a call from a person who gave a vehicle description for a suspect. Another police officer saw the vehicle and attempted to stop them. The suspects threw stolen jewelry from the vehicle as they managed to get away. One of the suspects was identified as Roberson later.

He is being held on $300,000 bond as the police are still trying to identify two other suspects.

This is a very sad development for a gifted student-athlete.

The full report can be seen here.


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