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Michigan State prospect Donovan Winter arrested for robbery of a firearm during National Signing Day

February 2, 2017  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Michigan State prospect Donovan Winter arrested for robbery of a firearm during National Signing Day

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College football blue-chip prospect Donovan Winter was to sign a letter of intent to play at the University of Michigan State on Wednesday, in what should have been the biggest moment of his life.

However, instead of fulfilling his potential, Winter remained in a Florida jail cell while other blue-chip football prospects across the country signed letters of intent on Wednesday, which was college football’s national signing day.

Police arrested Winter, who played defensive end for Bishop Moore Catholic High School, on Monday and he awaited $2,000 bond in a Seminole County Jail on charges of armed burglary and grand larceny of a firearm.

Donovan Winter courtesy of the Seminole County Sheriff’s Department

Seminole County’s deputies were summoned to Winter’s girlfriend’s house on Monday after the girl’s mother accused him of stealing a gun that belonged to the father from the garage of the home.

Officers later stopped Donovan Winter and discovered the stolen firearm with a box of ammunition inside his truck. Police took him into custody, MLive.com reported.

After verbally committing to Michigan State, the three-star recruit expected to sign with the Spartans on Wednesday. Now it remains uncertain if his scholarship will still be on the table as a result.

Michigan State refused to comment on the circumstances surrounding Winter’s case. NCAA rules prohibit schools from discussing unsigned players.

Calls placed by The Associated Press to Bishop Moore coach Matt Hedrick were not returned.

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