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Bulls' Kibler released on bond after 17 days in jail



Tony Kibler, the backup USF offensive lineman who was arrested on campus Oct. 30 on a felony charge of armed burglary, was released from jail early Thursday morning on $27,250 bond after being held without bond for 17 days.


Kibler, a 19-year-old from Belle Glade, had been suspended from USF's football team the day he was arrested, and the charges against him could result in disciplinary action from the university as well. Here's the story from his arrest, where he was charged with a felony count of armed burglary, a felony count of exhibiting a weapon on school grounds and a misdemeanor count of criminal mischief. University police say Kibler used a knife to get into the dormitory room of a female student, damaging the door. Bulls coach Skip Holtz cited "unacceptable behavior" in suspending Kibler indefinitely from all team activities.

Kibler appeared before a judge Wednesday morning, and bond was set at $25,000 on the burglary charge, $2,000 on the weapon charge and $250 on the criminal mischief.

[Last modified: Thursday, November 17, 2011 3:30pm]


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