Sioux Falls Storm owner talks about player's arrest
A Sioux Falls Storm player was arrested over the weekend on some serious charges and our records show he is not the first one.
Three months ago, running back James Jones was arrested when police say he assaulted a woman during an argument. The charges were later dropped.
Two years ago, Alvin Robinson faced kidnapping and assault charges.
In 2008, star quarterback Terrance Bryant was arrested for allegedly stealing a woman's purse.
Just this weekend, wide receiver Lorenzo Brown was behind bars. We went to Brown's home to get his side but no one answered the door.
But we talked to the Storm's owner and he tells KSFY he just hopes the team isn't judged by this arrest because he says there are some good role models on the team.
Storm owner Todd Tryon heard the news about Brown's arrest going into the weekend.
"I feel like he's a victim of circumstance at this point," Todd Tryon said.
He feels that way because he doesn't know the full details and our interview sounded like he's standing up for his player.
"Lorenzo on the outside looking in he has a college degree from University of Sioux Falls and he just had a little girl and an upscale citizen for all we know," Tryon said.
Tryon says Brown has a degree in criminal justice which is why he works at the Minnehaha County Juvenile Detention Center full-time. The center is where these charges stem from.
KSFY hasn't received the full report but the two charges Brown is facing are serious. The first charge is sexual exploitation of a minor. The paperwork showing the activity involved nudity. The second charge is contributing to abuse or neglect of a child. Paperwork shows Brown's accuser is 17-years-old.
"I know the kids that they're working with aren't necessarily the most up most character kids. I hope it's a product of the environment and it isn't as bad as what it's painted to be," Tryon said.
This is Brown's third season with the team. But Tryon doesn't know about Brown's future.
"He's suspended indefinitely until we figure out the details but as far as the future goes, we'll have to wait and see," Tryon said.
Tryon says Brown hasn't contacted him but says he has been released from jail.
Brown was supposed to be in court Monday. It has been moved to Tuesday at 1:30 p.m.
Thursday, February 20 2014 7:42 PM EST2014-02-21 00:42:09 GMT
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