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Indiana college football player arrested after attempted kidnapping and robbery of a 30-year-old man he met on Grindr

Indiana college football player arrested after attempted kidnapping and robbery of a 30-year-old man he met on Grindr
Indiana college football player arrested after attempted kidnapping and robbery of a 30-year-old man he met on Grindr

You cannot make this story up. It is a wild one!

Police arrested Indiana University football player Da’Shaun Brown, in connection to a kidnapping and robbery investigation.

According to police, a 30-year-old man told police he connected with someone on the dating app Grindr and invited him over to his apartment for consensual sexual activity.

According to the victim, the suspect, later identified as 21-year-old Da’Shaun Brown, of Bloomington, wore a face-covering and asked that the lights inside the apartment be turned off so he couldn’t be identified, per WTHR.

After engaging in consensual sexual activity, the victim told police Brown pulled out a large knife, held it to his neck, and threatened to kill him if the victim didn’t give Brown all of his money.

Then, the victim said he showed Brown his wallet, which only had credit cards and no cash. The victim told police Brown then covered the victim’s face with a coat and forced him to walk outside to the suspect’s vehicle, where Brown struck the victim in the face before telling him to get in the back seat.

According to the victim, Brown went to a nearby ATM twice to try to get cash with the victim’s credit cards.

After going to the ATM, the victim said Brown took him back to his home and deleted the victim’s Grindr app from his phone before leaving. According to the victim, Brown also threatened to kill him and told him not to call the police.

Brown has been charged with Robbery — Level 3 felony, Kidnapping — Level 3 felony, and Battery with bodily injury — Class A misdemeanor.

Da’Shaun Brown was a star quarterback in high school that converted to wide receiver at IU. He suffered an ACL injury back in 2020. He was a star in high school where he was a three-year starter accounted for 8,342 yards of total offense and 121 touchdowns, threw for 4,566 yards with 66 TDs and 20 interceptions in 34 games, and rushed for 3,776 yards with a 10.7 average per carry and an 111.1 average per game.

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