Samford player arrested in Hoover bank robbery

Updated: June 26, 2007, 5:41 PM ET
Associated Press

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- A Samford University football player was arrested and jailed on federal bank robbery charges for allegedly holding up a Hoover bank.

Michael Sherrod Hall, a 20-year-old defensive end, was arrested in Douglas County, Ga., Friday morning, two hours after a man wielding a handgun robbed an AmSouth Bank in Hoover, police said. Authorities said they found about $18,200 during a search of the vehicle.

Hall transferred from Arkansas in 2006 after being redshirted as a freshman. He is a native of Decatur, Ga.

"This totally shocks me," first-year Samford coach Pat Sullivan said in a statement. "Right now, Mike is suspended from our football team."

Hall played in all 11 games for Division I-AA Samford last season, starting the last nine. He finished with 13 tackles and two sacks.

He was living on campus and attending the Baptist affiliated school this summer.


Information from: The Birmingham News

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