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Arrested McGill Redmen football player identified

09/25/2014 07:31 EDT | Updated 11/25/2014 05:59 EST
The McGill Redmen football player facing charges of armed robbery, assault and uttering threats has been identified as Luis-Andres Guimont-Mota, 22.

Guimont-Mota is in his third season with the Redmen and is considered the team's star running back.

The business management student was awarded the team's 2013 Dan Pronyk Memorial Trophy for most outstanding offensive player.

McGill University issued a statement late Wednesday night, stating it was informed one if its players was arrested earlier in the day.

"In line with the University’s varsity athletics guidelines, effective immediately, this player is suspended from the football team pending resolution of his case by the Court," Deputy-Provost OllivierDyens said in a statement.

There are reports the case is linked to an alleged incident of domestic violence.

Guimont-Mota is not the first from McGill’s football team to face charges in recent years.

Three Redmen players are accused of sexually assaulting a former Concordia University student in September 2011 and are awaiting trial.

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