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Boise State running back Robert Mahone suspended indefinitely after arrest

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Posted at 9:30 AM, Aug 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-18 11:30:21-04

BOISE, Idaho — This article was written by Ron Counts with the Idaho Statesman.

Boise State running back Robert Mahone has been suspended indefinitely after he was arrested Monday and charged with domestic battery or assault in the presence of a child.

Mahone, a redshirt senior, is facing a misdemeanor charge, according to the Ada County Sheriff’s Office. A team spokesperson confirmed Monday evening that the football player has been suspended from all team activities.

Around 5:15 p.m. Monday, officers were dispatched to a home near North Allumbaugh Street and West Fairview Avenue after being notified of a possible domestic disturbance and that a child was present, according to a Boise Police Department spokesperson.

Officers arrived and located a suspect, whom they believe to be Mahone. After an investigation, police arrested Mahone on the misdemeanor domestic battery charge. He was booked into the Ada County Jail around 6:30 p.m.

As of 9 a.m. Tuesday, Mahone was still in jail custody, according to online booking reports.

Last season, Mahone turned himself into police over an unpaid speeding ticket but faced no discipline from the team.

His daughter, Jorja, was born in July 2019. Mahone is originally from Atlanta.

The former two-star recruit, who played his high school ball in Prosper, Texas, appeared in 13 games and made seven starts last fall for Boise State. He has appeared in 39 games since 2017.

The Broncos are led in the backfield by sophomore George Holani, who posted 1,014 yards on the ground last fall — extending Boise State’s streak of seasons with a 1,000-yard rusher to 11 straight. The Broncos also have the help of junior Andrew Van Buren in that position. Van Buren appeared in all 14 games last season, and the Broncos signed junior college transfer Taequan Tyler in May.

Boise State’s football season is on hold after the Mountain West voted last week to indefinitely suspend all fall sports.