Former WMU football player sentenced for Ohio assault

Bryson White
Mug shot of Bryson White.

MASON, Ohio (WOOD) — A former Western Michigan University football player charged in a Kalamazoo armed robbery has been found guilty of another crime in Ohio.

Court records show that Bryson White entered a no contest plea and a Butler County judge then found him guilty of assault for choking a female coworker at a Kohl’s store near Cincinnati.

The incident happened on Nov. 26 in West Chester, northwest of Cincinnati, while White was out on a $100,000 surety bond pending trial in Kalamazoo for armed robbery, first-degree home invasion and larceny charges.

In the Ohio case, White was sentenced to 180 days in jail, but all of that was suspended, which means he won’t serve any more time behind bars in the case. He was also sentenced to one year of probation and pay $1,000 in fines, though $600 of that was suspended. He was ordered to stay away from Kohl’s and the woman he attacked. He must also attend anger management class and undergo an assessment at the county behavioral health center.

White also faced a charge of aggravated menacing for allegedly saying “I’ll kill you” while strangling the woman. He also pleaded no contest to that but was found not guilty.

As far as the case in Kalamazoo, White was ordered to stand trial. He’s expected back in court on April 14 for a pretrial hearing.

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

White and another former WMU football player, Ronald George, were accused of forcing their way into an off-campus apartment in Kalamazoo on Aug. 26 and robbing a woman of marijuana and money. White allegedly was armed with a knife, George with a gun.

Ron George
Mug shot of Ron George.

The Broncos later dismissed them from the football team.

George entered a guilty plea on an armed robbery charge in Kalamazoo County Circuit. He was scheduled to go to trial on Tuesday, but entered the guilty plea on March 3 to avoid trial. He is scheduled to be sentenced on May 22.

Target 8 also discovered White faced multiple separate sexual assault allegations in Mason, Ohio.

**Correction: An earlier version of this article incorrectly stated when White was due back in court in the Kalamazoo case. He is actually scheduled to be in court on April 14. The text has been updated. We regret the error.