Vanderbilt safety Andre Simmons was involved in an armed robbery of a fellow student, according to a Davidson County affidavit obtained by WZTV FOX 17 in Nashville.
The affidavit states that two armed men knocked on the door of a dorm room in Lupton Hall on the Vanderbilt campus and robbed a victim of about $5,000.
(Writer’s note: who has $5,000 just laying around in a college dorm room? I get that it’s Vanderbilt, where people shoot skeet with rolls $100 bills instead of clay pigeons, but this sounds like bad news.)
From the affidavit:
A fight ensued and the victim was struck in the head with the gun. The suspect with the money ran, while the other suspect, Andre Leigh Simmons, 19, stayed behind to keep the victim in the room.
“We’re not sure what happened, but the alleged victim has filed charges against (Andre),” Vanderbilt vice chancellor David Williams told OutKicktheCoverage.com. “The alleged activities are unacceptable to us and if Andre was in fact involved obviously we have a lot of concern with that.
“Andre is suspended from our program pending the investigation until the investigation is completed.”
Simmons is being held in the Davidson County jail on $100,000 bond on especially aggravated robbery and burglary charges