|2 West Virginia players suspended after being arrested for receiving stolen property|
|Written by Admin|
|Tuesday, 21 August 2007 11:26|
Ellis Lankster and redshirt freshman linebacker J.T. Thomas were charged Sunday. Police said the stolen item was a laptop computer.
In a statement, West Virginia said the players were suspended indefinitely pending the conclusion of the legal process. They face a Sept. 10 preliminary hearing in Monongalia County Magistrate Court.
Coach Rich Rodriguez declined comment Tuesday.
Jones, a junior college transfer, enrolled at West Virginia in January and was expected to help shore up the Mountaineers' pass defense, which ranked among the worst in the nation a year ago.
Thomas, a redshirt freshman, was competing for a starting spot.