Timeline: Accusations, arrests follow Bryson White from Ohio to WMU

Bryson White
Mug shot of Bryson White.

KALAMAZOO, Mich, (WOOD) —  The Aug. 26 arrest of former Western Michigan University football player Bryson White wasn’t his first run-in with police.

Here’s a timeline of what led up to the home invasion charges he faces in Kalamazoo:

Dec. 20, 2011:

Bryson White, then 13, is accused of taking a 13-year-old girl behind a home and forcing her to perform oral sex. Her parents said she was harassed at school and didn’t want to pursue the case.

April 5, 2012:

White, then 14, is accused of forcing a 13-year-old girl to perform a sex act on him. A friend noticed she was upset, but the girl later said it was consensual.

Jan. 20, 2013:

White, then 14, and an 18-year-old man are accused of holding down a 14-year-old girl at an underage drinking party and taking turns raping her. The girl yelled for help. The Mason High School head football coach learned about the alleged assault and called police. A clerical error in the grand jury led to a dismissal of the case against the 18-year-old; prosecutors dropped the case against White.

Sept. 7, 2013:

A 15-year-old girl says White pulled a gun on her and that he was one of three who raped her behind a church. No charges were filed after questions arose about whether it was consensual. That girl, now 18, says it wasn’t and told Target 8 a football coach asked her to drop case.

Sept. 4, 2015:

White is named athlete of the week at his high school after rushing for 162 yards.

Feb. 3, 2016:

White agrees to play football for Western Michigan University.

March 28, 2016:

White, 17, is arrested on charges of driving under the influence of marijuana and driving on a suspended license. His passenger had a gun and a mask was found in car.

May 2016:

WMU says it checked with Mason (Ohio) High School after a question was raised about White’s character and the high school gave the university “positive reinforcement” about White.

Aug. 26, 2016:

White, 18, and WMU teammate Ronald George, 18, allegedly force their way into an apartment and rob a woman of money and marijuana. Both players are immediately suspended from WMU’s football progam and later kicked off the team.

 

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