Monday, July 30, 2012
SMU football players accuse prostitute of burglary
The news puts a damper on a promising season for the football program.
Three SMU football players are accusing a prostitute of burglary after $3,000 worth of property was stolen from their off-campus residence on April 28. The suspect allegedly stole the property after one of the players refused to pay her for her acts.
In a police report, Linebacker Uchenna Nwabuike “made a deal with the suspect to have sex with her for $50.” Nwabuike added in the report that “he did not pay the suspect for the acts that she performed.”
Instead, Nwabuike went on to the football annual end of year banquet, leaving the suspect alone in his residence. When he and his roommate returned home from the event, laptops, televisions, and video games totaling $3,000 were gone.
Nwabuike’s roommate reported the incident to Dallas police soon after. The three-month long investigation has not yet recovered the stolen property or found the suspect. SMU officials were not aware of the situation until a recent report by CBS 11 Local News.
University Spokesman Brad Sutton said the university will be “investigating the facts of the matter and will deal with it appropriately according to university guidelines.”
But the players could face punishment beyond university guidelines pending the investigation.
According to Texas law, soliciting a prostitute is a class B misdemeanor punishable by up to 180 days in jail and/or a fine up to $2,000 for first-time patrons. Second-time and third-time offenders face harsher penalties.
The news puts a damper on a promising season for the football program as it moves to The Big East under new Athletic Director Rick Hart. With football camp beginning on August 4, action will have to be taken soon.
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