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Chris Martin Arrested: Kansas Lineman Charged With Aggravated Robbery

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KUSports.com is reporting that Kansas defensive end Chris Martin was one of three suspects arrested Wednesday in connection with an armed robbery that took place earlier in the month.

The three suspects are accused of stealing cash and marijuana at gunpoint from a residence in Lawrence, Kansas on May 13.

Lawrence police executed search warrants in connection with the investigation, leading to the three arrests.

According to ESPN, Martin, 21, was charged with aggravated robbery, conspiracy to commit aggravated robbery and kidnapping.

Lawrence Police officers said the two other men, former KU lineman Jeremiah Edwards, 21, and Josh Edwards, 28, were also charged in the case.

Jayhawks coach Charlie Weis says in a statement released Wednesday night that the school is aware of the robbery charges and gathering facts.

“The behavior described in these charges is not acceptable at the University of Kansas,” Weis said. “When we are confident that we have enough information, we will act appropriately.”

Martin, a 6-foot-5, 260-pound defensive lineman and Denver native, transferred to Kansas this year as a four-star prospect from City College of San Francisco. Prior to his junior college stint, Chris played for California for five months before he joining the Florida Gators.

He left the Gators following a marijuana arrest in 2011 and ended up in the junior college ranks before finally settling on the Jayhawks.

Upon first stepping foot on KU’s campus, Martin vowed to use his time at the school to change his image as both an athlete and person.

“I had a taste of success and ended up letting immature decisions lead me down the wrong path,” Martin told the Lawrence Journal-World in February. “And that’s been the biggest thing, taking those mistakes and turning them into positives so when I step foot here we can go down the right path.”

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