Being a Fresno State basketball player is a pretty sweet gig. You get to be a `student athlete’ *wink wink*, lots of good food, you get to travel, play ball and, apparently, you get to get to rob the disabled with no repercussions from the team.
Fresno State basketball player Rekalin Sims will be arraigned on two felony charges in Fresno County Superior Court on Nov. 28, according to court documents.
Sims was charged with conspiracy to commit robbery and second-degree robbery Tuesday after being arrested early Sunday morning in connection with the robbery of a 29-year-old disabled man.
According to police, a man — whose name was withheld — was walking on Bulldog Lane at 1:25 a.m. Sunday toward Ninth Street when an SUV driven by Sims with two other men and a woman pulled up next to him. At least one of the men got out of the car, beat the man, and took his cash and iPod.
Police caught up to the SUV several minutes later at Cedar and Shaw avenues.
Sims, who was reinstated to the team Tuesday after serving a suspension for falling behind academically, practiced Tuesday and Wednesday.
Beat up a disabled dude for his iPod?? That’s pretty low, but letting a failing potential felon continue to practice with your squad, well, that’s just stupid. But, then again, there’s no way he could be involved with all this mess. After all, if you’d just take a look at his Fresno State bio page then you’d clearly see his “hobbies include video games, hanging out with friends and shopping.”
See, shopping, not jacking the handicapped.
[FresnoBee.com]: Felony charges filed against `Dogs basketball player