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Akron safety Johnny Robinson (4) is one of three Akron football players suspended and charged with rioting. (AP)

Akron RB Bryan Green, S Johnny Robinson and CB Donte Williams were arrested Monday and subseuqently suspended from the football team after a "near brawl" outside of an Akron, Ohio, McDonald's.

All three, according to the Akron Beacon-Journal, were charged with fourth-degree felonies for aggravated riot. Green was charged with aggravated riot, Robinson with aggravated menacing and aggravated riot and Williams of obstructing, resisting arrest and aggravated riot. Williams is also accused of fleeing the scene.

Akron officials told the Beacon-Journal that all three are suspended until their cases are decided in the court system and will also face a university judicial process.

The incident outside the McDonald's happened on early in the morning on April 13 near the Akron campus. A Summit County Sheriff's Inspector told the Beacon-Journal that while he couldn't discuss the facts in the case, "However, it was an extensive investigation which involved reviewing surveillance videos, collaborating with other agencies, and conducting numerous witness interviews.”

Previously, the sheriff's department said a student trying to enter the restuarant and a deputy trying to break up the fight were struck by an SUV fleeing the scene which was not driven by Williams. The student who was hit said two groups of people were shouting at each other.

Green, a redshirt sophomore in 2014, did not record a carry last year. Robinson had 37 tackles and two interceptions in 2013 as a junior and Williams, also a senior in 2014, had 12 total tackles and an interception last season.

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