Former Michigan State defensive end Auston Robertson had his bond in Ingham County, Michigan, revoked Thursday due to an alleged robbery in Kansas. Robertson has been awaiting trial on sexual assault charges.
Robertson was arrested Monday on suspicion of aggravated armed robbery, conspiracy to commit armed robbery, distribution of marijuana and interfering with law enforcement officers. He is being held on a $300,000 bond and has not been formally charged in the incident in Garden City, Kan.
Robertson was charged with two counts of third-degree criminal sexual conduct last summer after an incident in an apartment near Michigan State’s campus last April.
Robertson allegedly forced a woman into non-consensual sex at her apartment. He was dismissed from the Spartans’ program in April 2017.
It wasn’t the first time Robertson was accused of sexual abuse. In high school, he was arrested on a misdemeanor battery charge after a female classmate accused Robertson of touching her inappropriately.
After his dismissal from Michigan State, Robertson was permitted to move to Kansas and play football at Garden City Community College by Ingham County Judge Clinton Canady while he waited trial.
Canady revoked Robertson’s bond Thursday after the robbery arrest.
Michigan State’s football and men’s basketball programs have come under fire because of accusations of cultures that enable sexual assault.