POSTED: 05:05 p.m. HST, Jun 15, 2013
RENO, Nev. >> Two former Nevada football players have been arrested in Reno on suspicion of attempted robbery and assault with a deadly weapon.
Avery Poates and Anthony Knight, who were dismissed from the Wolf Pack football team earlier this spring, were booked Friday into the Washoe County jail on the felony charges.
Police Sgt. Mike Browett told the Reno Gazette-Journal (http://bit.ly/1afo9rz ) that the two 20-year-old suspects arranged to meet with other people Friday to sell sports memorabilia, but produced firearms and demanded money during the meeting.
He says the victims got away unharmed, and officers arrested Poates and Knight during a traffic stop in downtown Reno.
Bail was set at $40,500 for Knight and $40,000 for Poates. It wasn't immediately clear whether they had attorneys.
Knight was arrested June 5 for investigation of reckless driving and failure to provide proof of insurance.
The Gazette-Journal reports Knight was a redshirt freshman running back who saw very limited action last season. Poates was an offensive lineman who was rejoining the program before he was dismissed this spring.