ORLANDO FL - DECEMBER 28: A West Virginia Mountineers football lays in the endzone during the Champs Sports Bowl against the North Carolina State Wolfpack at Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium on December 28 2010 in Orlando Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

West Virginia LB Branko Busick Arrested For Armed Robbery, Dismissed From Team

Redshirt sophomore Mountaineer Branko Busick marks West Virginia's first player arrest this offseason.

  • Live
1 Total Update since July 12, 2011
  • Updates 1
  • All Updates 1

West Virginia LB Branko Busick Arrested For Armed Robbery

Can it be nearly a month since we had entertaining, head-banging news about Dana Holgorsen to parse over on slow summer afternoons? Where does the time go? And why is somebody as fantastically named as WVU linebacker Branko Busick spending his free time scurrying around in apartments that do not belong to him? 

Busick was arrested and charged with armed robbery in connection with a Monday incident at a Morgantown apartment, in which a local man was beaten with a gun. Previously in the mix for this season's starting middle linebacker spot, the redshirt sophomore will presumably now shift his focus to not being put back in jail.  

[Update: Busick is out on bond. Hooray for a justice system that provides us with the following context: "A court official says Busick’s father posted a property bond. Nick Busick is the former WWF wrestler Big Bully Busick." And just like that, the school has announced his dismissal from the program. Fare thee well, Brankster.]

In an unfortunate juxtaposition of quotes helpfully placed side by side by our West Virginia blog, the Mountaineers' maligned offensive line is promising to "mess up strong and hit someone and knock them over" this season. Visit The Smoking Musket to begin predicting Fulmer Cup tally points. 

Continue
X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.