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.