Indiana safety Antonio Allen arrested on felony drug charges


Indiana's leading returning tackler has been suspended after he was arrested on felony drug charges.

The Indianapolis Star reported junior free safety Antonio Allen (5-foot-10, 205 pounds) has been charged with dealing cocaine and with dealing heroin with a firearm. Both are Level 2 felonies, and in Indiana, those convicted of Level 2 felonies can spend up to 30 years in jail.

Allen was an honorable mention All-Big Ten selection last season, when he led the Hoosiers with 74 tackles. He had two interceptions and three games with double-digit tackles. He played extensively as a true freshman in 2013 before suffering a torn ACL midway through the season.

Allen was to have been the only returning starter in IU's secondary. Now, the Hoosiers have just one returning starter in the entire defensive back seven.

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