BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (June 17, 2015) -- An Indiana University football player arrested for dealing drugs was kicked off the team late Wednesday.
“Indiana Football has dismissed junior defensive back Antonio Allen from the program effective immediately," a spokesperson said in a written statement.
Allen faces three felony charges for dealing heroin and methamphetamine out of an apartment next to the football stadium. He bonded out of the Monroe County Jail on Wednesday afternoon, shielding his face from cameras and refusing to say anything.
In court paperwork, a trooper said the tip on Allen's activities came from a confidential informant. That informant agreed to wear a wire and hidden camera, going to buy drugs from Allen two separate times in transactions that totaled around $1,400.
"Allen can be seen counting out the money, weighing up the narcotics and handing them to the informant," a trooper said. "A poster can also be seen in the apartment with the name Antonio Allen depicted on it."
"I'd say shocking is more the word than surprising," Indiana State Police Sgt. Curt Durnil said.
Durnil said even police found the case again Allen hard to believe. The junior defensive back led IU in tackles and was once a Ben Davis High School standout, listed as the number five prospect in Indiana.
"I’m an IU graduate, we’re all hoosiers around here. We all get behind our teams and we want them to do good. ... He’s an adult he’s going to have to answer for these charges and it’s very, very sad," Durnil said.
Perhaps most ironically stated by Allen himself, CBS 4's newsgathering partners at the Indy Star obtained an Instagram post just hours before his arrest.
"If you knew where I came from and all the trouble I was in when I was younger, you can see I did a 360 and I am blessed," said the post's caption.
Allen is expected in court for his initial appearance in the next week and a half.