Cal Poly football players plead not guilty to robbery charges

September 16, 2014
Cameron Akins

Cameron Akins

Four Cal Poly football players accused of involvement in an August robbery of a fraternity house pleaded not guilty to a host of charges Monday in San Luis Obispo Superior Court. [Tribune]

Last month, San Luis Obispo police arrested five Cal Poly football players for robbing the Delta Sigma Phi fraternity house. Investigators have not yet released a motive for the robbery, but earlier this month, police arrested a resident of the fraternity home for selling marijuana out of the house.

On Monday, four of the defendants in the robbery case entered not guilty pleas, while the fifth said he is still seeking to hire an attorney. Two of the attorneys for the football players have filed a motion calling for the charges to be dropped on the grounds that they are vague and lacking substantial evidence.

The attorney who initially filed the motion represents Kristaan Ivory, Cal Poly’s former star running back. Ivory’s attorney said Monday that his client went to the fraternity house where the robbery attempt took place, but he left before the crime occurred.

But, prosecutors say Ivory left his phone and wallet in the getaway car prior to stepping foot on the property, indicating that he was part of the conspiracy.

Cameron Akins, who was expected to be a starting receiver for Cal Poly this season, also entered a not guilty plea Monday. Akins is accused of carrying a 38 caliber Derringer handgun into the fraternity house and demanding money and drugs from several men.

Akins also allegedly fought and bit an officer.


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4 Comments

  1. wineguyjc says:

    The City of San Luis Obispo has found a new City Manager, Cameron Akins. Cameron Akins brings a well of professional experience to the City. He narrowly escaped an assault and battery charge during his formidable years, avoided conviction for attempted armed robbery and is a former Cal Poly football player. Several of Mr. Akins former team mates and cellmates will be taking senior management positions at the City, including serving as Community Development Director.

    Mr. Akins will replace outgoing City Manager, Katie Litchig. The council has high expectations for Mr. Akins and his seasoned colleagues.

    (6) 18 Total Votes - 12 up - 6 down
    • SLOBIRD says:

      Actually, he might be an improvement when the day is done!

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    • OnTheOtherHand says:

      “formidable years?” Well I guess that could work too.

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  2. sloyal says:

    Well it looks like he’s getting all the prerequisites down for the NFL. Playing high school and college ball is NOT enough these days. You got to have those gun, drug, and felony charges on that resume. He’ll be pro in no time.

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