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Incoming transfer charged with attempted murder

By mrasor Published: May 19, 2008

Men's basketball
Zips guard Rydell Brooks was charged with attempted murder of a police officer, stemming from an incident Saturday night.
Brooks sat out last season after transferring from Niagara University.
Prosecutors said police approached Brooks' SUV and "were greeted with gunfire." Police found guns and masks inside the SUV, which carried Brooks and another Akron man. Brooks allegedly fled from the vehicle after the shots.
Brooks' grandmother said the Buchtel graduate had never been in trouble before.
This is the second embarassing event in as many years for Akron, as walk-on Andrew Moss was arrested for armed robbery last fall.
With a crowded, youthful backcourt, Brooks wasn't likely to see much playing time.
I would have written about this sooner, but I have been in class all day.

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