It is the dream of many to play college football as a way to make it to the big time in the NFL. However, though college players generate fortunes for the NCAA, most tend to complain that they deserve compensation above the scholarships that they are offered. However, any college player who does receive extra benefits are swiftly punished by the NCAA. Antonio Allen, formerly a standout defensive back for the Hoosiers of Indiana University, took to drug dealing to make money for himself. On Tuesday, he was arrested on charges of selling cocaine, heroin and methamphetamines after being set up by an informant.
On two occasions, police sent an informant, equipped with video and audio recorders, to buy heroin and meth from Allen on the campus of Indiana University for $620 and $770 cash. Allen is caught on video counting money, weighing drugs and handing them to the informant. Allen was arrested Tuesday while leaving Memorial Stadium on campus which is about a block from his apartment. Police executed a search warrant on Allen’s apartment where “they found a Colt .45 handgun, 47 grams of cocaine, 13 grams of heroin, three half-smoked blunts and $920 in cash.”
Allen was released from Monroe County Jail on $75,000 surety bond and $1,000 cash bond. Indiana University dismissed him from the football squad, expectedly. The charges for dealing heroin and cocaine are classified as Level 2 crimes in Indiana and the meth charge is a lesser infraction. The 20-year-old is facing ten to thirty years in prison if convicted for the Level 2 crimes.