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Southern Miss CB caught in horribly executed armed robbery

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Police say a Southern Mississippi football player has admitted he had a role in planning an armed robbery. Defensive back Ed Wilkins was one of two men involved in the criminal planning, and now he has been indefinitely suspended by the school while the legal process plays out. The university is also investigating the situation. The Sun Herald was first to report the story.

Wilkins and his alleged accomplice, Michael Bailey, were booked in a county jail Friday evening, according to The Sun Herald. A bail was set for each at $75,000.

“This is a serious matter,” Southern Miss head coach Todd Monken said in a statement. “Ed has been removed from the program while we gather additional information.”

The details from a police report state Wilkins and Bailey had a plan to go to a residence in search of money and drugs. Police responded Friday morning to an armed robbery in Hattiesburg, Mississippi and discovered Bailey, who told officers he was just visiting some former roommates to smoke marijuana. Wilkins had reportedly entered the residence with a handgun equipped with a laser and wearing a ski mask while demanding money. When police arrive don the scene, Wilkins was found hiding in a car across the street.

What a masterful plan at work.

Wilkins started nine games for Southern Miss last season, recording 39 tackles and one interception.

Helmet sticker to Dr. Saturday.

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9 Responses to “Southern Miss CB caught in horribly executed armed robbery”
  1. ducksk says: Jul 25, 2014 9:30 PM

    Stupid is what stupid does. Just going for a little toke. Put this criminal in jail. These are not youthful miscues. He admitted his role. Guilty. Serious. JAIL PLEASE.

  2. marooncat79 says: Jul 26, 2014 8:26 AM

    S E C!! S E C!! Oh wait, never mind

  3. dhardy8207 says: Jul 26, 2014 8:58 AM

    Dumb and Dumber…

  4. seanb20124 says: Jul 26, 2014 10:51 AM

    Piss away an education ;(

  5. seminolez says: Jul 26, 2014 11:16 AM

    When police arrive don the scene

    please proofread.

  6. imaduffer says: Jul 26, 2014 11:42 AM

    There is no “z” in Seminoles. Please learn how to spell.

  7. 4512dawg4512 says: Jul 26, 2014 2:55 PM

    When did everybody become a fourth-grade spelling teacher? The content of the story is all that matters

  8. imaduffer says: Jul 26, 2014 3:16 PM


    You are absolutely right. Now, who in the hell sells ski mask in the middle of the summer in Mississippi? Better yet, how many ski resorts are there in Mississippi?

  9. chc4 says: Jul 27, 2014 1:34 PM

    Auburn has a “scholarship” waiting for this guy.

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