Texans waive rookie Ivory following burglary charges

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Thursday, July 2, 2015

HOUSTON (KTRK) -- A day after we learned rookie free agent Brandon Ivory was charged with burglary, the Texans cut ties with him.

Ivory was arrested on first-degree burglary charges Wednesday morning and sent to the Tuscaloosa County Jail pending $120,000 bond.

This afternoon, the Texans announced that they've waived Ivory.

According to police, Ivory and Nicholas Gerald Gibson III kicked in the back door of a home. One was armed with an assault rifle and one armed with a knife. They reportedly assaulted one victim and took cash and two iPads. The TPD is not releasing which suspect held which weapon.

Ivory is the first Texans player to have been arrested since 2009. The team could not immediately be reached for comment. Ivory's agent did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Ivory signed as an undrafted free agent with the Texans this May. He spent five seasons at Alabama, becoming a full-time starter during his redshirt junior year in 2013.

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