Texans rookie Ivory one of 2 men arrested in Ala. burglary case

Houston Texans rookie defensive tackle Brandon Cortez Ivory, 23, is in custody at the Tuscaloosa County Jail in Alabama after he was charged with two counts of 1st-degree burglary.

Tuscaloosa police arrived to a home at 8 a.m. Wednesday in response to a reported burglary in progress.

When officers arrived, they spoke with two residents who were in the home when the burglary took place. They told officers that the burglars kicked in the back door of the home and demanded items from them.

One of the burglars carried an assault rifle and the other man was holding a knife. The burglars attacked one of the residents and took money and two Apple iPads before driving away from the home in a gray 2003 Toyota Corolla.

Officers received information that helped them find Ivory and Nicholas Gerald Gibson, 21, at a Tuscaloosa apartment complex where they both live. After police contacted Ivory and Gibson, officers took them into custody. 

Police recovered the stolen items, money,and weapons. Officers took Ivory and Gibson to the Tuscaloosa Police Department headquarters where criminal investigators questioned the men and found probable cause to arrest them and charge each of them with two counts of 1st-degree burglary. Each of them remain in jail on a $120,000 bond.

The Texans released the following statement on Friday afternoon:

The Houston Texans are aware of the police report regarding DT Brandon Ivory in Tuscaloosa, Ala. At this time, we will have no further comment until we gather all of the relevant facts.