WVU linebacker charged in robbery kicked off team - WVVA TV Bluefield Beckley WV News, Weather and Sports

WVU linebacker charged in robbery kicked off team

Posted:

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) -- West Virginia linebacker Branko Busick was dismissed from the team Tuesday, a day after he was arrested on an armed robbery charge.

WVU coach Dana Holgorsen said without elaboration that Busick had been kicked off the team for an undisclosed violation of team rules.

Police say a man reported that he was struck repeatedly with a gun at a Morgantown apartment building after he told his assailant he had no money.

The 20-year-old Busick was freed on $25,000 bond after being arraigned Tuesday. A Monongalia County magistrate court official says Busick's father posted a property bond. Nick Busick is the former WWF wrestler Big Bully Busick.

Court records show that Branko Busick does not yet have an attorney.

A preliminary hearing is set for Aug. 1.

  • SPORTSMore>>

  • Greenbrier Becomes Hot Spot for Sports

    Greenbrier Becomes Hot Spot for Sports

    The Greenbrier Resort is known for the hotel, casino and all the attractions. But now, it's become a hot bed for sporting events.More >>
    The Greenbrier Resort is known for the hotel, casino and all the attractions. But now, it's become a hot bed for sporting events.
    More >>
  • Timmer Stepping up for Rams

    Timmer Stepping up for Rams

    Tyler Timmer transferred to Bluefield College this summer."We got lucky didn't we?" says coach Mike White.Timmer has proven to be a pretty solid pickup.More >>
    Tyler Timmer transferred to Bluefield College this summer."We got lucky didn't we?" says coach Mike White.Timmer has proven to be a pretty solid pickup.
    More >>
  • Nester Overcomes Odds, Signs with WVSU

    Nester Overcomes Odds, Signs with WVSU

    PikeView senior Hope Nester was flying high. She helped lead the Panthers to the state tournament in both soccer and basketball, but a knee problem slowed her down. Now, after 3 ACL surgeries and playing no sports this year, she's making a big move. Nester signed to become a member of the West Virginia State basketball program on Monday.More >>
    PikeView senior Hope Nester was flying high. She helped lead the Panthers to the state tournament in both soccer and basketball, but a knee problem slowed her down. Now, after 3 ACL surgeries and playing no sports this year, she's making a big move. Nester signed to become a member of the West Virginia State basketball program on Monday.More >>
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WVVA.
All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, Terms of Service and Mobile Privacy Policy & Terms of Service.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Administrative Assistant Audrey Sluss at (304) 324-0659. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at fccinfo@fcc.gov.