Former Clemson Football Player Arrested In Connection With Multiple Murders

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A former Clemson football player has been formally arrested in connection with a double murder that happened in Georgia. Desmond Brown was taken in by authorities on Monday.

The bodies of two women, who are stepsisters, were discovered near Rome, Georgia a few days ago and authorities quickly determined their demise came by way of homicide.

It was just earlier this week when Brown was brought in on a misdemeanor charge for obstruction of a police officer in connection with the case. Along with him was 36-year-old Devin Watts who was also arrested and facing charges of theft of receiving stolen property and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

It should be noted that both Brown and Watts have not been charged with the murder of Truvenia Campbell and Vanita Richardson. Both were found to have bags on their heads and had “obviously” been dropped from the bridge, according to Special Agent Joe Montgomery.

“These arrests were the results of search warrants executed on apartments and vehicles based on leads that were developed and tips received from the GBI Tip Line,” the GBI said in a news release. “This investigation remains active and ongoing.”

Brown was a member of Clemson’s 2010 signing class, and saw playing time in the form of a special teams role player as a redshirt freshman in 2011.

However, he would be dismissed by the program in November of that season for a violation of team rules. He would eventually go play for the West Alabama Tigers.

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