Charlie Bernard Fuller, left, Jadar Kentrell Johnson, middle, former Clemson football players,and Quaven Maurice Ferguson, former Duke football player, appear in Clemson Municipal Court in Clemson on Thursday.
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Clemson police took three men into custody Wednesday afternoon after an armed robbery was reported at a downtown Clemson apartment.
Three men held the victim at gunpoint and took an undisclosed amount of cash and a cell phone, a press release from Clemson Chief of Police Jimmy Dixon.
Police charged Charlie Bernard Fuller, 22; Quaven Maurice Ferguson, 22; and Jadar Kentrell Johnson, 22, with armed robbery and possession of a weapon during the commission of a crime, according to Dixon and a news release. Dixon said Wednesday night that Fuller and Johnson are former Clemson football players.
Jadar Kentrell Johnson, 22 (Photo: Clemson Police)
Both Johnson and Fuller were part of Clemson’s 2016 National Championship team. Originally from Orangeburg, Johnson started 17 games at safety for the Tigers and went undrafted in the 2017 NFL Draft. He signed with the New York Giants as an undrafted free agent but announced his retirement from football before the season began.
Johnson participated in Clemson’s pro day on March 15 in an effort to return to the NFL.
An Easley High School graduate, Fuller began the 2017 season as Clemson’s starting running back before ceding the job to Tavien Feaster and Travis Etienne. In February, head coach Dabo Swinney announced Fuller’s plan to transfer out of the program for the 2018 season; he rushed for a combined 599 yards and four touchdowns in his three years at Clemson
The third man, Ferguson, is an Easley native who played football at Duke last season.
Dixon said the three men were arrested without incident and are being held at the Clemson jail awaiting bond hearings.
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