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1 current IU football player, 1 former player arrested Friday on drug charges



Current IU football player Jonathan Albomonte and former IU football player Thomas Henderson were both arrested Friday on drug charges, Monroe County Jail officials confirmed. 

The two were arrested on charges of dealing marijuana and maintaining a common nuisance, two level 6 felony charges. Albomonte is posting a $2,500 bail, while Henderson remained in custody as of 7:15 p.m. Friday night, officials said. 

"Indiana University Athletics and the IU football program are aware of the arrest of junior Johnny Albomonte," a statement from the IU Department of Athletics read. "We will continue to gather facts, monitor the legal process and take action as the evolving situation warrants."

According to Bloomington Police Department Capt. Steve Kellams, the BPD special investigations unit got a warrant to search an apartment in the 3000 block of East Goodnight Way on Friday.

Detectives with the unit began an investigation regarding the residence in which they purchased drugs on multiple occasions during the past month.

Both men admitted to dealing marijuana, Kellams said.

THC wax, prescription drugs, one pound of marijuana and approximately $3,500 in cash was seized in the search, per Kellams. 

Albomonte, who appeared in seven games as a redshirt sophomore in 2017, has been recognized often throughout his IU career for his work on scout team defense. He has been named scout team player of the week seven times in three years with the program.

He was the defensive scout team player of the year in 2016.

Henderson is not currently listed on IU’s roster. According to his personal Twitter page, he recently retired from football after undergoing two shoulder surgeries during his career.

The Bloomington native made one career appearance as a Hoosier, in the 2016 Foster Farms Bowl. Henderson was named scout team player of the week twice in 2017, but did not appear in any games.

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