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Syracuse dismisses pair of players charged in burglary

Markus Pierce-Brewster AP

Thanks to an off-field “issue,” the Syracuse playing careers of two Orange football players have come to an abrupt end.

In a press release, Syracuse announced that junior defensive end Markus Pierce-Brewster (pictured) and junior defensive tackle Davon Walls have been dismissed from the program.  While the release stated that the bumbling duo were dismissed for violating unspecified team rules, it’s not hard to figure out the specific reason behind the punitive measure.

Last week, each player was charged with felony burglary and misdemeanor petit larceny in connection to an on-campus burglary.  The linemen were accused of stealing about $950 worth of electronics, including a 19-inch television, Xbox, two iPods and several video games.  From last week:

The football players were allegedly caught on camera during the commission of the burglary, with Pierce-Brewster acting as a lookout “while Walls entered an unlocked apartment.”  Walls subsequently emerged from the apartment with the stolen items, which Pierce-Brewster helped him load into a vehicle.  Not only that, the paper writes, “video also allegedly shows Walls and Pierce-Brewster taking the stolen property into their own apartment, also within range of the cameras.”

One of the more ironic parts of the story is that two of the men who lived in the apartment burglarized by the Orange football players were subsequently arrested themselves for a pair of burglaries committed minutes after they were burglarized.

Pierce-Brewster, who played in 12 games last season, and Walls, who played in three, had pleaded not guilty to the charges.

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9 Responses to “Syracuse dismisses pair of players charged in burglary”
  1. seanb20124 says: Mar 13, 2013 6:25 PM

    Syracuse does not adhere to innocent until proven guilty

  2. burm61 says: Mar 13, 2013 6:51 PM

    No and they don’t have to believe innocent until proven guilty. The kids get a free education and an opportunity to maybe play football at the pro level and they shouldn’t be dumb enough to be involved with people or situations that can get them arrested whether they did it or not.

  3. mauldawg says: Mar 13, 2013 6:53 PM

    seanb20124, Cant you read. They were caught on video!!! I guess the video was faked. Get a clue!!

  4. phillyphannn83 says: Mar 13, 2013 8:00 PM

    Maybe they were stealing back items stolen from them, as the story indicates the “victims” were out committing a burglary of their own…or can YOU not read mauldawg? Ever heard of a situation where the “eyes can be deceiving” or how about “the proof is in the pudding.” There is usually more to a story that what is on the surface. THAT is why people are innocent until proven guilty.

  5. mauldawg says: Mar 13, 2013 8:11 PM

    Right,dismissed from team for stealing there own stuff. Get a clue!

  6. friarjack61 says: Mar 14, 2013 9:14 AM

    Another example of college athletes, who were recruited, without checking into their backgrounds, and knowing their character. They were never at school to attend classes, and earn a degree.

  7. abrellbama says: Mar 14, 2013 12:45 PM

    Thieves stealing from thieves. Poetic justice.

  8. jonkybon says: Mar 14, 2013 2:24 PM

    This just in from The State (newspaper from Columbia, SC)…The Steve Spurrier is pleased to announce that two experienced defensive lineman will be joining the Jailcock program. Like the majority of the team, these two young men will be housed in the Richland County Detention Center. Way to go Ball Sack!!!

  9. fahmundamahbalsaq says: Mar 18, 2013 6:37 AM

    Phillyphann83: Really? Did you just give us “the proof is in the pudding”? Proof is in video technology numbnut.

    Although they may have a hard time convicting them on your “Pudding Theory” cause the delinquent bastards stole the pudding & the fridge too. Gotta have munchies when gaming on stolen electronics smoking chronic.

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