Northwestern’s Week 1 opponent, Western Michigan, dismisses two players
Western Michigan, Northwestern’s opponent to start the 2016 season, has found its program in national headlines over the weekend.
Two Broncos players, Ron George and Bryson White, were arrested Friday for armed robbery. The pair of freshmen were accused of robbing a female student with a gun and a knife on an off-campus residence, according to USA Today.
On Sunday, Western Michigan coach P.J. Fleck dismissed both George and White from the program on Sunday.
Western Michigan dismisses freshmen LB Ron George & WR Bryson White from program after they were arrested Friday for armed robbery
— Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyESPN) August 28, 2016
Northwestern hosts Western Michigan at noon on Saturday in its season opener. The Broncos have gone 8-5 in each of the last two seasons and won the Popeyes Bahamas Bowl last season.