Branko Busick dismissed from team

Updated: July 12, 2011, 3:20 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- West Virginia linebacker Branko Busick has been dismissed from the team following his arrest Monday.

Busick, a redshirt sophomore who played in only two games last season and was listed as a backup at middle linebacker, is free on $25,000 bond after being charged with armed robbery at a Morgantown apartment building. Morgantown police said the 20-year-old Steubenville, Ohio, native was arrested Monday evening.

The Mountaineers said they would have no further comment.

He was arraigned Tuesday before Monongalia County Magistrate Hershel Mullins in a videoconference with the North Central Regional Jail.

A court official says Busick's father posted a property bond. Nick Busick is the former WWF wrestler "Big Bully" Busick.

Court records show that Branko Busick does not yet have an attorney. His preliminary hearing is set for Aug. 1 before Magistrate Jim Nabors.

Police said a man reported that he was struck repeatedly with a gun after he told his assailant he had no money.

Information from ESPN.com's Andrea Adelson and The Associated Press was used in this report.