Indiana safety Antonio Allen arrested on drug charges #iufb

An Indiana State Police drug investigation has landed Indiana junior safety Antonio Allen in jail.

Allen was arrested Tuesday on preliminary charges of dealing methamphetamine, heroin and cocaine, along with possession of heroin and cocaine, and maintaining a common nuisance.

Allen, 20, was arrested after Indiana State Police executed a search warrant in the 400 block of East 19th Street on Tuesday evening. According to a release from Indiana University, Allen has been suspended from all team activities.

“Indiana University Athletics and the IU football program are aware of the arrest of junior defensive back Antonio Allen,” the statement read. “Allen has been suspended from all football activities effective immediately. We will continue to gather facts, monitor the legal process, and take further action as the evolving situation warrants.”

Allen was booked into Monroe County Jail at 5:55 p.m. on two separate warrants. One warrant was for $15,000 surety, $500 cash, the other was for $60,000, $500 cash.

According to a release from ISP, the Bloomington Police Department, along with Indiana University Police Department, assisted with the search warrant.

According to court records, Allen was cited at the beginning of Little 500 Weekend on April 24 for illegal consumption of alcohol. While Allen provided an Indianapolis address during Tuesday’s arrest, court records show he listed an address in the 400 block of East 19th Street during his booking in April.

On a beleaguered Indiana defense, Allen was one of the few standouts heading into the 2015 season. As a sophomore in 2014, Allen led the team with 74 tackles, including 45 solo stops. He made one sack, 3.5 tackles for a loss, two interceptions and one pass breakup.

Allen, who was selected as an All-Big Ten Honorable Mention pick by the coaches and media, was named one of Indiana’s most indispensable players last month by ESPN.

The Ben Davis product is the third Hoosier to be arrested since late April. Defensive lineman Ralph Green III was arrested April 19 on a preliminary charge of misdemeanor battery after allegedly slapping a 20-year-old woman in the face. Green was also preliminarily charged with public intoxication and disorderly conduct. Receiver Isaac Griffith was arrested May 23 on preliminary charges of illegal consumption, operating a vehicle while intoxicated with a blood-alcohol content of 0.08 and endangerment.

All three players were arrested within a block of Memorial Stadium.

7 comments

  1. when keepin’ it real goes wrong. say good-bye to promising future and hello to new life behind bars. what an idiot, lmao!

  2. Innocent until proven guilty…but the situation does not look very good for the young man…just to have heroin and cocaine in your possession is a bad situation…what a poor decision by a young man with a promising career ahead of him!!! what the hell, didn’t he hear about the two IU basketball players that where dismiss from IU for smoking or having marijuana…..wow…drugs, alcohol and college athletics/students!!!

  3. what a DUMBASS! its turning into a real s***show in bloomington. i dont read too many other college dailys so i have no idea whats going on other places but this is getting ridiculous.

    as for the kid, what a terrible decision. and innocent until proven guilty? ok, but really? im just really disappointed that the kid thinks slingin dope is a better opportunity than his path playing football. and i dont want to hear anything about him not being able to afford a “normal” college life so he sold drugs…

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