Murray State football player charged with robbery, released from team

Mareio McGraw (Courtesy: Murray State Football)

MURRAY, Ky. (WKRN) – A football player for Murray State University is facing robbery charges in an off-campus incident, according to police in Kentucky.

Mareio McGraw, 19, of Pulaski, Tennessee, was arrested without incident and taken to the Calloway County jail, according to the Murray Police Department.

Authorities said the victims were confronted Friday around 11:40 p.m. as they returned to their vehicle parked on North 16th Street in Murray. The suspect reportedly held a revolver and demanded they empty their pockets.

The victims say he took cash, but none of their other belongings.

On Sunday, Murray State’s athletic department announced McGraw was released from his position on the football team.

Everyone is innocent until proven guilty and the legal process will take its course as it relates to this alleged incident. However, based on the information we have been provided, we believe the matter warrants dismissing Mareio from the team for violating both department policy and team rules.

As with all discipline and legal matters, we will continue to monitor the situation closely and evaluate additional information as it becomes available from local law enforcement who are handling the investigation.