Three IU football players arrested since April, Antonio Allen dismissed from team

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From hard hitting plays on the field as a Ben Davis standout, to a mug shot, and a perp walk in his IU practice gear, Antonio Allen joins the list of other teammates facing legal issues.

"It's definitely damaged his image initially. Reputation is everything. Image is everything when it comes to athletics and just in general it goes back to the adage you always want to make a good first impression," said sports marketing professional, Shelby Roby-Terry.

Shelby Roby-Terry is the CEO of The Forty Group which handles sports public relations and marketing. She says the news of three IU football players being arrested since April falls on the university's shoulders.

"It doesn't look good for the university it doesn't look good for any university when athletes get in trouble but I think that's where universities and not just IU but that's where universities need to do a better job of really teaching these kids talking to them about the consequences of their actions." said Roby-Terry.

Antonio Allen bonded out of jail Wednesday afternoon.  Police arrested Allen Tuesday for selling heroin and meth out of an apartment at the Touchdown Terrace complex. An informant tipped police off about Allen.

Defensive lineman, Ralph Green III was arrested on misdemeanor battery charges back in April. He's accused of slapping a woman in the face.

Wide receiver Isaac Griffith was arrested in May on drunk driving charges.

Parents were also on campus taking part in summer programs with incoming freshman. We asked one dad how he felt about the recent headlines.

"It's not much more you can really do. It happens everywhere. Don't give me that story it doesn't happen in my neighborhood, yes it does. You may just not hear about it all the time, said IU parent, Albert Young.

The university released Antonio Allen from the football program effective immediately.

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