Tulane LB Trent Mackey Arrested for Armed Robbery; Suspended Indefinitely

Mackey must have been watching some shows on Discovery ID and thought he was going to pull a fast one on the police and get away with it.

Didn’t quite work out that way.

Tulane senior linebacker Trent Mackey, who was named Conference USA’s preseason Defensive Player of the Year, has been suspended indefinitely from the program following his arrest Friday for armed robbery for an incident he originally was deemed a victim in, according to a police report.

In the previous NOPD report, Mackey was listed as victim of a robbery with his cell phone and backpack having been stolen from the residence of a female friend July 12 on Broadway in Uptown.

Upon further investigation, Mackey was thought to have orchestrated the incident, according to the arrest report. Mackey, a 22-year-old Port Sulphur native, was arrested along with 19-year-old Robert Murray, who invaded a residence on the afternoon of July 12.

After Murray’s arrest today, he agreed to a taped statement and implicated Mackey as orchestrating the incident.

The afternoon of July 12, Murray and an unknown suspect entered the residence through the unsecured front door and put Mackey’s friend on the floor at gunpoint, according to both reports.  Murray and the unknown suspect took the victim’s cell phone, laptop and purse along with Mackey’s cell phone and backpack, which contained a notebook and calculator, according to the original report on the incident. The female victim did not immediately respond to a text message requesting comment. 

What was the point of all this?

Just to get the female friend purse?

This is at the top of the Smarten Up Nas scale, just plain dumb on Mackey’s part.