Football Player Charged in Armed Robbery

Courtesy: Brunswick Police Department

Courtesy: Brunswick Police Department

BRUNSWICK, Ohio — A University of Akron football star is facing an aggravated robbery charge after robbing a tobacco pipe store at gunpoint, according to Brunswick police.

According to the report, Seth Cunningham, 21, entered the 24-hour store on Pearl Road Monday and waved a 9mm handgun in the air. He stole a water pipe worth $447 before taking off.

No one was injured.

Brunswick police later located Cunningham in a driveway on Clemson Drive just after midnight. He admitted to the robbery and was taken to the Medina County Jail where he posted a $30,000 bond and was released. Cunningham is charged with aggravated robbery.

Cunningham attended St. Edward High School and is listed as a senior cornerback for The University of Akron football team. Greg Bach with The University of Akron Athletics Department tells Fox 8 News that Cunningham has been suspended indefinitely pending the outcome of the case.