Tulane LB Mackey suspended

A Tulane spokesman says starting linebacker Trent Mackey has

been suspended indefinitely from the team.

While university spokesman Mike Strecker says he cannot say why

Mackey was suspended because of privacy policies, the

Times-Picayune is reporting that Mackey was arrested Friday along

with another suspect in connection with a an armed robbery on July


A police report initially listed Mackey as a victim, but the

newspaper says that the other suspect, 19-year-old Robert Murray,

has implicated Mackey in the crime.

Mackey, from Port Sulphur, transferred to Tulane from Duke in

2009. He was selected the preseason Conference USA defensive player

of the year for the upcoming season.

Last season, Mackey led Tulane with 145 tackles and 14 tackles

for losses, including 4 1/2 sacks.