Thursday, October 17, 2013

Former KU football player sentenced to 3 years probation for May armed robbery


Former Kansas University football player Jeremiah Letrell Edwards, 22, was sentenced to three years probation this week in connection with a May 13 robbery of cash and marijuana at gunpoint from a man at a home in the 1900 block of Camelback Drive.

If Edwards, a Garland, Texas native, violates probation on his felony robbery conviction, he could serve 32 months in prison. He was charged in the case alongside his brother Joshua Edwards and fellow former KU football players Chris Martin and Chris Omigie. As part of Jeremiah Edwards' sentencing, he must not make contact with Martin or the victim of the May robbery.

Martin was dismissed from the football program in June and faces a November trial in a robbery case stemming from the May home invasion. He is scheduled to appear in Douglas County District Court for trial on Nov. 25 and faces one count of aggravated robbery.

Omigie, meanwhile, is scheduled to appear for a preliminary hearing on Oct. 31.


Doug Cramer 8 years ago

Wow - I didn't realize Omigie was involved in this.

Chris Bailey 8 years ago

Yeah me either. Now we know where he is at!

Jim Erickson 8 years ago

Martin and Coombs were the biggest let down of all this season... Their presence on the defensive line may have made a legitimate difference.

Doug Roberts 8 years ago

If Omigie had a gun I'm sure he dropped it.

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