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West Virginia defensive lineman Korey Harris (96) is apparently off the team after his arrest on first-degree armed robbery charges.

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Suspended defensive lineman Korey Harris, arrested Friday on charges of first-degree armed robbery, is no longer with the West Virginia football team.

While the university had not publicly confirmed Harris’ dismissal from the team, WVU football sports information director Mike Montoro informed MetroNews, “We have no comment on individuals who aren’t with the West Virginia football program.”

By Friday evening the sophomore’s bio had been removed from the roster on the WVU website.

The armed robbery allegedly occurred in Morgantown during the early morning hours of July 12, when police said Harris and two others entered a Sturgis Street home and held two residents at gunpoint.

A relative said one of the victims recognized Harris, who was wearing his WVU-issued sweatpants with the No. 96 on them. That victim reportedly told police all three intruders were armed.

WBOY-TV reported Harris was being held on $75,000 bail at the North Central Regional Jail on Friday afternoon, but a booking officer told MetroNews the jail had no record of Harris being in custody there.

In April, head coach Dana Holgorsen announced Harris was suspended from the team for spring semester. A three-star prospect out of St. Augustine, Fla., Harris played in 11 games as a freshman, making four tackles.

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  • Carolyn

    Please O Luck and coach bring young men to Morgantown who have some integrity, no thugs allowed look at their HS history.

    Mountaineer Forever

  • Paul

    Is this board for sport comments, or a KKK sponsored platform for ignorant bigots? Someone needs to clean this crap up!

  • Maxcow

    A clear case of profiling.

  • adubyavufan

    It's a shame so many racist people on here are making stupid comments. Mountaineer fans , do you not think recruits read these articles and comments? Most of these recruits are African American young men........I bet you so called fans will be the first to gripe when we lose recruits to other schools. The sad part of this incident is the family who was robbed and scared. Also the three young men who did such a stupid , cowardess act. If they are guilty lock them up, if not hopefully all will learn and become productive citizens.
    Let's Go Mountaineers !!!!!!

  • Tony B. Ratliff

    Every football program suffers with these same issues. Fix the black family!


    Is it just me, but I don't read or hear much in the last couple of months about WVU sports in the BIG12. I'm getting to feel our teams do not get the respect they deserve for at least being a member in the conference. I read sports items about TCU all the time, but nothing in blogs for WVU other than problems like Harris.

  • gv

    This hurts, he led the defense in tackles last year with 4.

  • Richard

    I thought this was a sports article. I don't give a rat's @ss about your political leanings. Maybe if GW had be anywhere near a decent president, Obama wouldn't be in office.

  • Ramblin'Man

    Where did he get his gun? Was it legally purchased?? Was it a stolen gun? Just another wannabe ganster/rapper who glamourizes the drug/gun culture. Typical black community thinking, If I don't have something I want, I just rob someone to get it. Gotta get paid.

  • BlueBlood

    @ WVU MA82:
    Keep dreaming Alice.. Wonderland is just a few miles down the road...

  • BlueBlood

    You can take the boy out of the ghetto, but you can't take the ghetto out of the boy...

    • jman

      He wasn't ghetto. He lived in a country club and went to the top highschool in fl

  • Pat

    WV racists. IGNORANT racists.

  • Susan TM

    He certainly wasn't recruited for his intelligence.
    'A relative said one of the victims recognized Harris, who was wearing his WVU-issued sweatpants with the No. 96 on them. That victim reportedly told police all three intruders were armed.' Wouldn't you think he'd have enough sense to wear something nondescript when he decided to change from being a teammate to an inmate??

    • Charleston,WV

      Let's not try to aide or abet future criminals in regards to there stupidity in regards to that last comment. Thanks.