Former Cal Poly player gets year in jail for robbery plan

September 17, 2015
Dominique Love

Dominique Love

A former Cal Poly football player will receive a one-year jail sentence for his role in the alleged robbery of a San Luis Obispo fraternity house. [Tribune]

Dominique Love, 20, is the third former Cal Poly player to plead to conspiracy charges in the case. Love pleaded no contest to conspiracy to commit grand theft and conspiracy to commit residential robbery in connection with a burglary. He will receive five years probation in addition to a year in jail.

In August 2014, San Luis Obispo police arrested five Cal Poly football players for attempting to rob the Delta Sigma Phi fraternity house. Police later arrested the former president of the fraternity for intending to sell marijuana.

In addition to Love, the four football players arrested were: Cameron Akins, 20; Kristaan Ivory, 22; Jake Brito, 20; and Cortland Fort, 21. Akins allegedly held up members of the fraternity at gunpoint and faces the most serious charges in the case.

Fort and Brito previously agreed to plea to conspiracy charges. Fort received a sentence of three years probation, and Brito has yet to be sentenced.

Akins has a trial-setting hearing scheduled for Oct. 28. Ivory is due back in court on Nov. 9 for a motion to suppress evidence.

Ivory’s attorney alleges Cal Poly football coach Tim Walsh coerced Ivory into talking to police without an attorney.

San Luis Obispo police say Ivory told them he had been partying the night of the alleged robbery when one of the players suggested taking money from a fraternity member from whom he had previously bought marijuana. Ivory said he and Brito tried to convince the group not to do so. When they arrived at the house, Ivory and Brito walked away, getting a ride to a friend’s house, Ivory said.

Love’s sentencing is scheduled for Oct. 26.


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17 Comments

  1. willieslo says:

    Ivory said he and Brito tried to convince the group not to do so.
    When they arrived at the house, Ivory and Brito walked away, getting a ride to a friend’s house
    Cal Poly football coach Tim Walsh coerced Ivory into talking to police without an attorney

    Ivory & Brito doesn’t appear to have done anything wrong at all

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  2. fishing village says:

    How on earth did they think they would get away with doing this deed? Criminal behavior has consequences , bad ones!! I don’t understand what they were thinking? Or I guess they weren’t thinking!!!

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    • kayaknut says:

      Given the way the university has handled most of the recent problems it has had to deal with and given the “slap on the wrist” outcome the legal process has served up of people of the “right” class when they do wrong, it is not hard to understand why the thought they would get away with it.

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  3. MaryMalone says:

    I raised my child by myself, and she is a highly accomplished adult.

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    • achillesheal says:

      The key word in that sentence is “she”. It’s the fatherless boys that are wreaking havoc on society and ending up incarcerated. If black lives matter, raise the boys that you father.

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  4. justbeware says:

    This kid obviously had some talent.
    What a waste.
    Life is about choices and priorities, let’s hope he figures out a better way over the next year.

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    • willieslo says:

      For armed robbery, Dominique Love got off light with only one single year in county jail

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  5. obispan says:

    Can he get furlough for class, and more importantly, practice and games?

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    • achillesheal says:

      This isn’t the University of Miami in the 80’s. He’ll never play football again and unfortunately, will likely return to jail following his release. His chance is blown.

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      • obispan says:

        You, and apparently 6 others, can’t recognize satire can you?

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  6. tomsquawk says:

    i’m not saying anything here

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  7. indigo1955 says:

    Can’t kids just study-make good grades, appreciate the gift of getting into a really great school–keeping their noses clean while making their parents really proud?

    Of course not. You cannot teach the principles of gratitude, respect, appreciation and fortitude while spoiling them at the same time. It’s one….or the other.

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    • hijinks says:

      People used to talk about the “me” generation, but today we have the “me, myself, and I’ generation that finds reality in a handset and has no clue how to function in the larger society, or even that there is a larger society of which they are a part, so long as the focus is on “me, myself and I” all the time. Very sad, but that’s how we’ve raised our kids and we adults are totally to blame.

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      • MaryMalone says:

        I, and many other parents, did not raise their kids to be self-entitled brats.

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    • achillesheal says:

      “making parents proud” – pretty sure he’s only ever had 1 parent. Often a major contributor to the problem.

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    • obispan says:

      Kids can “just study-make good grades, appreciate the gift of getting into a really great school–keeping their noses clean while making their parents really proud”, but can they move the rock on the gridiron?

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