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Troy LB Dimitri Miles charged with murder

Dimitri Miles

A member of the Troy Trojans football program is facing very serious legal charges stemming from an incident over the weekend, the Troy Messenger is reporting.

According to the paper, linebacker Dimitri Miles was charged with murder in connection to the death of 26-year-old Marquise Jermaine McLendon.  Police allege that Miles shot McLendon a little before eight a.m. local time Sunday morning.  McLendon was transported to a local hospital after his body was discovered in an apartment complex, and subsequently died as a result of the gunshot wounds.

Miles was arrested late Sunday afternoon.  The police have yet to release any details as to what may have led to the shooting.

As a result of the charges, Miles has been dismissed from the football program.  A dismissal from the university is pending the resolution of the charges.

“First and foremost, anytime there is a loss of life it is tragic event and our thoughts and prayers go out to the victim and his family,” said athletic director John Hartwell. “[Miles’] association with our football team and the Troy Athletic Department has been terminated as a result of these charges which are associated with an incident that occurred off campus.”

Miles was a walk-on linebacker who was academically ineligible for the 2013 season.  He had been practicing with the scout team, however.

Last season, Miles started seven games for the Trojans.

(Photo credit: Troy Police Department)

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12 Responses to “Troy LB Dimitri Miles charged with murder”
  1. 8to80texansblog says: Dec 16, 2013 12:12 PM

    Wow…. thoughts and prayers out to both families on this….

  2. chinahand11 says: Dec 16, 2013 12:16 PM


  3. tictoccpthook says: Dec 16, 2013 12:54 PM

    NCAA should use funds from TV revenue to develop healthy social environments for football players. Too many fall victim to failure to channel aggression and anger appropriately. They work hard in the most aggressive sport and make a lot of money for the NCAA . Let’s help them deal with it.

  4. seanb20124 says: Dec 16, 2013 2:34 PM

    Since he is a walk on, he does not free up a scholarship spot

  5. fotydaze says: Dec 16, 2013 2:46 PM

    NCAA should use funds from TV revenue to develop healthy social environments for football players.

    A college campus is a healthy social embodiment. What could be healthier? This guy choose to be at an apartment complex at 8am doing God knows what, when he should have been asleep in his dorm room.

  6. dhardy8207 says: Dec 16, 2013 3:15 PM

    Another young man’s life snuffed out and the other will be scarred forever. Troy is not a big town so not sure what went down that brought this situation to such tragic results.

    My heart aches for both families. Just a sad situation to deal with anytime but especially over the holidays…

  7. friarjack61 says: Dec 16, 2013 3:18 PM

    Did he have an academic major ? When are athletic Depts going to seriously look into the character backgrounds of these jocks ? In years past, parents wanted to meet your friends, so they would know with whom you were spending your time. Colleges should do the some; and, they might find that the ghetto influence and lifestyle is never extinguished, because of those with whom they interact. Not being able to converse in the King’s English, is a stating point.
    Parity with exist, if all colleges scrutinized their recruits, and just said NO.

  8. thegamecocker says: Dec 16, 2013 3:44 PM

    8to80texansblog said:

    “thoughts and prayers out to both families on this….”

    I say thoughts and prayers to the victims family…not the A-Hole who shot him…..

  9. paulhargis53 says: Dec 16, 2013 3:50 PM

    Yeah, but the shooters family are probably going to need some prayers too.

  10. gborange says: Dec 16, 2013 7:35 PM

    Don’t jump to conclusions…….. Maybe it was justified. It’s not always a choir boy that gets shot! Might not be the case, but everybody is down on Henandez for killing a dope dealing thug. I just don’t understand…..

  11. ptdennis says: Dec 16, 2013 9:09 PM

    Murder is never justified.

  12. ducksk says: Dec 16, 2013 11:06 PM

    Ravens draft pick!

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