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Akron player suspended after robbing tobacco store at gunpoint

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Ladies and gentlemen, the college football offseason!

According to FOX8-TV in Cleveland, Akron football player Seth Cunningham is facing a charge of aggravated robbery following an incident late Thursday night.  And by “incident,” we mean the cornerback allegedly held up a tobacco pipe store at gunpoint.

Per the television station, “Cunningham, 21, entered the 24-hour store on Pearl Road Monday and waved a 9mm handgun in the air. He stole a water pipe worth $447 before taking off.”

Brunswick (Ohio) police caught up with and arrested Cunningham, who they allege admitted to the robbery.  He was taken to a county jail but was subsequently released after a $30,000 bond was posted.

The Zips subsequently confirmed that Cunningham has been indefinitely suspended from the football program.

The senior cornerback played in nine games in 2012.

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12 Responses to “Akron player suspended after robbing tobacco store at gunpoint”
  1. seanb20124 says: May 18, 2013 3:57 PM

    Smart move buddy

  2. deadeye says: May 18, 2013 4:02 PM

    This calls for at least a two game suspension.

  3. polegojim says: May 18, 2013 4:07 PM

    Somebody needs to send these types of physically talented… but mentally and morally challenged, hell-bent on jail-time guys where they belong… off NCAA teams.

    I mean, I get ‘making a mistake’ in life and recovering… but there are two choices:

    1) If you need help… (Titus Young types) then GET IT… follow-through on your part… clean up… take responsibility and change… …or

    2) buy yourself a set of custom made cuffs and get used to riding in the back of squad cars.

    It’s not a complex decision.

  4. 11thstreetmafia says: May 18, 2013 4:28 PM

    By $450 water pipe, they mean one hell of a bong.

  5. jimbo75025 says: May 18, 2013 6:08 PM

    $447 for a bong? Things have changed since my day I guess. If he was a Macguyver smoker, he wouldn’t be having these problems…….

  6. John Taylor says: May 18, 2013 6:45 PM

    $447 for a bong? Things have changed since my day I guess.

    That’s exactly what I was thi… what a friend of mine told me he was thinking when he heard about it.

  7. normtide says: May 18, 2013 9:44 PM

    If a bong cost that much, how much us weed nowadays? Back when my friend was young, he would just make a pipe out of a paper towel roll. I guess everything had to be Gucci nowadays.

  8. manchestermiracle says: May 18, 2013 10:26 PM

    He missed Mother’s Day and thought it was a fancy vase.

  9. polegojim says: May 19, 2013 10:35 AM

    JT – ‘a friend of mine told me’???…. yeah right! ; )

    Yes Norm…
    Paper towel and 2×2 piece of alum foil with small holes… that’s what JT’s friend told me.

  10. dmcgrann says: May 19, 2013 2:23 PM

    It was probably a hookah, the bong’s cousin. Still one expensive hookah.

  11. jimbo75025 says: May 19, 2013 10:00 PM

    dmcgrann says:May 19, 2013 2:23 PM

    It was probably a hookah, the bong’s cousin.
    ———–
    At $447, it’s more like a rich uncle instead of a cousin.

  12. dkhhuey says: May 23, 2013 3:50 PM

    @pole – exactly! We actually made, er, somebody I know made a bong out of a potato! The good thing, after we, er they, were done with it, the baked it and ate it!!!

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