A former La Jolla High School football standout has been arrested, accused in a robbery at a California university fraternity.
Dominique Love, 19, was one of five Cal Poly San Luis Obispo football players arrested for robbery in a plot that may include drugs.
Love was star player at The Bishop's School in La Jolla. NBC 7 contacted his mother who lives in Oceanside. She would not comment on her son’s arrest but said she was “saddened” by the news.
Love’s Cal Poly teammate Cameron Akins, 19, was arrested early Sunday at Delta Sigma Phi, San Luis Obispo Police said.
Investigators claim that Akins came to the fraternity with a gun and resisted arrest to the point of biting a police officer.
Later Sunday morning police arrested Jake Anthony Brito, 18; Kristaan Sterling Ivory, 20; Cortland Josiah Fort, 20 and Love.
Investigators aren’t sure of a motive but believe drugs may be involved.
“The information came forward to us during the course of our interviews so it's certainly something we have to look at to find out if that's part of the reasoning for the motive of this particular investigation,” said Chief Steve Gesell.
Love faces a robbery charge although it is not clear what role he played in committing the crime, officials said.
The Tribune reports it’s the second time in less than a year that the university’s football program has been linked to crime involving a gun.
A football and basketball standout at Bishop's, Love was the starting defensive back and wide receiver two years ago.
During his senior year in high school, he recorded 58 catches for over 1300 yards, according to Cal Poly's football website.