Rutgers players took pictures of drugs, cash they stole, prosecutor says
Rutgers football players took "trophy" pictures of the drugs and cash they stole in violent home invasions, prosecutors said in court Wednesday, the Asbury Park Press reports.
Appearing in court were Andre Boggs, who was dismissed from the Rutgers football team Saturday, ex-player Tejay Johnson and student Jianan Chen. They're among 10 people charged last week — many of them Rutgers football players at the time, though all current players who were charged have been dismissed — in a series of violent crimes.
Boggs' attorney, Jim Donohue, reportedly called Boggs' $600,000 bail "outrageous." He said the people Boggs and others are accused of ripping off in home invasions that involved a revolver, a baseball bat, a hammer and knives were drug dealers who'd have no problem lying, according to the report.
Judge Dennis Nieves could make a decision on bail as soon as next week, the report said.
Also Wednesday, Daryl Stephenson — the only one of 10 people implicated in the various crimes not immediately arrested — turned himself into authorities after returning to New Jersey from Florida.
Stephenson is one of several people charged in an April 25 attack that left a Rutgers student's jaw broken, authorities have said. He's a former player and the older brother of Delon Stephenson, who was dismissed from the program with others charged Saturday. Other players charged in the assault were Ruhann Peele, 22, of Piscataway; Nadir Barnwell, 20, of Piscataway and Rahzonn Gross, 20, of Franklin Park.
Daryl Stephenson's lawyer told New Jersey 101.5 Wednesday his client ‘had nothing to do with’ the attack, but didn't elaborate on what happened, saying his firm's own investigation was just beginning.