SOLDOTNA - Police said a former Soldotna High School football star is wanted on five felony charges alleging he faked a knifepoint robbery involving a drug deal in which he posed as a victim.
Soldotna police said 19-year-old Anthony Griglione is wanted on a warrant for felony robbery, assault and drug charges in the Dec. 29 incident. A court affidavit alleges he orchestrated a fake robbery in which he paid a teenager to steal his money at knifepoint during a deal for prescription drugs.
Griglione was a running back and linebacker with a 3.7 grade point average his senior year. He was named the 2008-09 Gatorade Alaska football player of the year and helped Soldotna to a third consecutive small-schools state title.
After graduation, he went on to play for Northern State University in Aberdeen, S.D.