Two former Rutgers football players receive prison sentences for 2015 armed robberies
Two ex-Rutgers football players were sentenced to at least a decade in prison for their roles in several armed robberies that occurred in 2015.
NJ.com reported on Saturday morning that Tejay Johnson, 26, and Andre Boggs, 22, received their prison sentences for their roles in three armed robberies from 2015. Johnson will serve three 12-year prison terms for each of the robberies. Boggs was sentenced to 12 years behind bars.
According to NJ.com, both former Scarlet Knights pleaded guilty to three counts of armed robbery, three counts of armed burglary and three counts of conspiracy to commit armed robbery.
Both Johnson and Boggs will have to serve 85 percent of their prison term before being eligible for parole. The 2015 robberies targeted Rutgers students with drugs and cash. Seven former Scarlet Knights football players were associated with the robberies, which also led to the firing of ex-head coach Kyle Flood.
Johnson played in 11 games at Rutgers, making 47 tackles in his career. Boggs played in nine games as a freshman, recording 16 stops in 2014.