IU football player, former actor arrested on drug traffic charges

BLOOMINGTON – Two members of final season’s IU football team, walk-on defensive backs Johnny Albomonte and Thomas Henderson, were both arrested on transgression drug charges Friday.

According to a matter to IndyStar from Capt. Steve Kellams of a Bloomington Police Department, BPD’s special investigations section executed an detain aver Friday during a Bloomington apartment.

“Detectives within a special investigations unit received and began an review per this residence,” Kellams pronounced in an email. “Detectives purchased drugs on mixed occasions over a final month.”

Kellams pronounced both Henderson and Albomonte were charged with traffic marijuana, a turn 6 felony, and progressing a common nuisance, also a turn 6 felony.

“Both students certified to traffic marijuana,” Kellams pronounced in a same email. “Approximately one bruise of marijuana, THC wax, medication drugs and approximately $3,500 in U.S. banking was seized in a search. Both subjects were requisitioned into a Monroe County jail.”

Both Henderson and Albomonte, from Bloomington and Schererville, respectively, served as scout-team regulars for a Hoosiers in new seasons. Between them, they were named director group actor of a week 15 times over a final 3 years. Albomonte was IU’s director group defensive actor of a year in 2016.

Albomonte done his collegiate entrance in a win during Virginia final September, and seemed in 7 games in 2017. Henderson played in a Foster Farms Bowl in 2016 though did not see diversion movement in 2017. He announced around amicable media in Jan that he was timid from football, after undergoing mixed shoulder surgeries.

Henderson is no longer listed on IU’s central online roster, while Albomonte is. A matter expelled to IndyStar expelled by a dialect orator said, “Indiana University Athletics and a IU football module are wakeful of a detain of youth Johnny Albomonte.”

“We will continue to accumulate facts,” a matter continued, “monitor a authorised routine and take movement as a elaborating conditions warrants.”

Follow IndyStar contributor Zach Osterman on Twitter: @ZachOsterman.

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