Tulane running back Rob Kelley has been suspended after being charged with simple battery and simple robbery after authorities say he struck another student and took his bicycle.
The Times-Picayune reported that Kelley, 21, was arrested Aug. 4 and posted a $10,000 bond at a court appearance that day.
“It was never Kelley’s intent to either harm the alleged victim or deprive him of his proper,” Kelley’s attorney, Scott R. Bickford said in a statement.
The New Orleans native has been away from the program due to academic issues and the school issued a statement Monday nights saying the senior has been suspended from the team.
Kelly has made 6 starts in 38 games with Tulane, rushing for 1,038 yards on 253 carries.