Vanderbilt Safety Involved in Armed Robbery of Student
Vice-Chancellor David Williams acknowledged that Simmons was a member of the football team and told OKTC:
"We're not sure what happened, but the alleged victim has filed charges against (Andre). The alleged activities are unacceptable to us and if Andre was, in fact, involved obviously we have a lot of concern with that."
Williams continued, "Andre is suspended from our program until the investigation is completed."
Simmons remains enrolled as a Vanderbilt student. His role on the team has been very limited -- he has played on special teams in just one game -- and is not likely to impact the on-field result, but the arrest comes at a bad time for the Commodore football team. Vanderbilt, 5-5 and seeking a win to become bowl eligible, plays Saturday at Tennessee.
Lots of questions are raised when a student has $5,000 in a safe. Including, why in the world does a college student have $5,000 in cash and a safe in his dorm room? Even at Vanderbilt that's a lot of coin. Especially when daddy's credit card is easier to carry around. So many more details on this story are likely still to come.