Albany football player charged with making threats

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Posted: Nov 07, 2014 10:30 AM

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say a University at Albany football player has been suspended from the team after he was charged with making a threat against the college using the social media application Yik Yak.

Officials at the state college say 18-year-old Jordan Crockett of Fort Washington, Maryland, threatened to blow up the school Tuesday. He was arrested Wednesday.

Crockett, a freshman backup wide receiver, was charged with falsely reporting an incident. Police said he was released on an appearance ticket.

Crockett was suspended indefinitely from the team for violation of team rules. No phone number was available for Crockett.

Yik Yak has been used before to make threats against schools and individuals. A 20-year-old student from Brooklyn was charged Last month with making threats that led to the lockdown of a state college in northern New York.