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USF Bulls football player charged with two felonies

TAMPA — USF redshirt freshman Tony Kibler, a backup guard who has played in two games this season, was suspended indefinitely by football coach Skip Holtz after he was arrested in his dormitory room on campus early Sunday morning and charged with two felony counts.

Kibler, 19, was held without bond in county jail Sunday night, charged by USF police with felony counts of armed burglary and improper exhibition of a weapon on school grounds along with a misdemeanor count of criminal mischief. USF police said he was arrested at 3:35 a.m. Sunday in his room, accused of "exhibiting a knife in an angry manner."

USF police spokesman Lt. Chris Daniel said the incident stems from a "dissolved relationship," and that Kibler was witnessed using a knife to get into the dormitory room of a female student who lived across the hall from him around 10 p.m. Saturday. She told USF police Kibler had been threatening her. The arrest report does not say if she was in the room when he entered or if anything was taken.

Kibler, from Belle Glade, is a second-string offensive lineman. Holtz said Sunday night that Kibler has been suspended from all team activities for "unacceptable behavior," though he did not specifically mention the arrest.

THIS AND THAT: Receiver Chris Dunkley, sitting out this season after transferring from Florida, had surgery to repair a wrist injury suffered Wednesday, Holtz said. … Linebacker Reshard Cliett, a top backup, is questionable for Saturday's game at Rutgers with an ankle injury.

USF Bulls football player charged with two felonies 10/30/11 [Last modified: Sunday, October 30, 2011 10:42pm]
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