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Two WVU starters popped for shoplifting Gatorade, Doritos

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Oh, those wild and crazy college football players.

According to the Dominion Post by way of, a pair of West Virginia safeties — junior Darwin Cook (pictured) and senior Terrence Garvin — were arrested Tuesday and charged with one count each of misdemeanor shoplifting.  Surveillance footage taken at a Morgantown Sheetz showed Cook and Gavin placing several drinks and snack items into a bag they had “borrowed” from behind the counter and walking out of the store without paying for the merchandise.

All told, Bonnie & Clod’s haul from the convenience store heist shakes out as follows: three bottles of Gatorade, two bags of Doritos and two bags of pretzels.

The alleged shoplifting occurred April 12th and warrants for Cook and Garvin were issued April 25th.  If convicted, the bumbling duo are facing fines of $250 each.

“I have been made aware of the situation and am gathering facts at this time. When all the facts are in, I will take the appropriate action,” head coach Dana Holgorsen told the Post.

Garvin has started 24 games the past two seasons, finishing as the Mountaineers’ leading tackler in 2010 and fourth in 2011.  Knee surgery prevented the defensive back from participating during spring practice this year.

Cook, best remembered for his textbook tackle on Obie the Orange Bowl mascot during the 70-33 drubbing of Clemson, has played in 26 games the past two seasons and started all 13 contests last season.  He was second on the team in tackles last season.

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12 Responses to “Two WVU starters popped for shoplifting Gatorade, Doritos”
  1. mydixienormus says: May 10, 2012 10:40 AM

    Too much Gin and Juice that night I think…

    Or maybe it was Moon Shine.

  2. mj1818 says: May 10, 2012 11:09 AM

    When will athletes learn? Free education isn’t enough? They probably could have bought those with the stipend they earned.

  3. fitz66 says: May 10, 2012 11:23 AM

    I lived with a student athlete in undergrad and can tell you that the stipend they get is insane. I making $7 an hour at a retail spot was rich compared to him and even had to spot him cash a few times for bread and sandwich meat. It sure as hell doesn’t excuse the theft here (and the free education certainly has enormous value for those willing to see it through) but some of these kids without parental cash flow can struggle for basic necessities.

  4. friarjack61 says: May 10, 2012 11:25 AM

    Kick the criminals out of school. I doubt that they consider themselves students, and have never taken a English, math or science course since enrolling. Stand up to punks like OSU did, and expel these “my future is the NFL”, jocks.

  5. wustlumdnj says: May 10, 2012 11:40 AM

    Spring game attendance:

    Louisville: 15,000
    Rutgers: 15,000
    WVU: 8,000

  6. kozbee says: May 10, 2012 11:55 AM

    Cook & Garvin there is no reason to steal for such little taken,juice,chips,pretzels.There ain`t no family that dirt poor to not be able to give a couple dollars to a couple thieves.These kids i`d bet been doing this all their lifes and gotten away because the store back then they shopped at (stole) the owner was blind or still drunk from the night before.So even if their parents are on welfare then can still send or take then a goodie box from the coupons they use.These kids only want one thing a free ride to the NFL and imo they need a ticket given to them and sent back home and get some honest kids that want to play football and have a education to better themselves in the future.Send them packin coaches.

  7. afirst916 says: May 10, 2012 12:16 PM

    Going to go ahead and chalk this up to a cheeba induced crime

  8. suj143 says: May 10, 2012 12:34 PM

    At least they were smart enough not to steal Skittles and AZ iced tea. They might have gotten killed!

  9. hornbuckle says: May 10, 2012 1:36 PM

    You knew it wasn’t toothpaste.

  10. fitz66 says: May 10, 2012 1:42 PM

    Louisville: Big East
    Rutgers: Big East
    WVU: Big 12

    If that many people cared about RU and UL, it would look different.

  11. bradentonbuc says: May 10, 2012 2:49 PM

    Clempson fan must have turned them in

  12. daboiskennethfrom30rock says: May 10, 2012 3:25 PM

    Sammy Watkins wants his pot back…

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