Three Bowling Green football players have been suspended in connection to an incident of unauthorized use of a credit card.
On Tuesday, Adrian Hodges, a freshman backup wide receiver from Jacksonville, Fla., was cited for misuse of a credit card, a first degree misdemeanor, and released.
On Wednesday, a second suspect, Robert Lorenzi, 20, a junior backup defensive back from Concord, Calif., also was charged with misuse of a credit card.
Both Hodges and Lorenzi, along with a third suspect, Willie Geter, 19, a starting running back from Miami, Fla., were suspended for one game, according to Dave Meyer of the BGSU athletics communications office
Lorenzi currently has a broken leg, and will be suspended for the first game after he is cleared by doctors to play.
Hodges and Geter have been suspended from this Saturdays game at Pittsburgh.
Lt. Tony Hetrick of the Bowling Green Police Division said Geter will be charged, but has not been served.
|BG RB Willie Geter
According to police, a woman reported on Aug. 20, that a credit card had been stolen from her purse while at a downtown bar on July 29. Between the time of the alleged theft and the report, unauthorized charges totaling $550.68 were made on that card. One of those charges included $376.95 at a Meijer department store.
Video and still photos from the store reportedly show three black men entering the store. According to the police report, the video also allegedly shows Hodges using the card to purchase a video game system.
We are disappointed in the actions of Willie Geter, Adrian Hodges and Robert Lorenzi, said BG head football coach Gregg Brandon. This is not what Falcon football represents. It is an honor and a privilege to wear a BGSU football uniform, and we have very high expectations for every member of this team.
We have an outstanding group of young men and women in our nearly 425 student-athletes, said BGSU Director of Athletics Greg Christopher. At the same time, we take discipline very seriously here at Bowling Green State University, and all of our student-athletes are expected to represent BGSU in a first-class manner.
The case remains under investigation.