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Louisville Football Player Kicked Off Team and Charged for Stealing Money from Teammates

If I had teammates like this I wouldn’t need enemies.

A former Louisville Cardinals football player has been kicked off the team and charged for stealing money from his teammates.

Here is the story from the Courier Journal:

Chris Williams, the former Louisville Cardinals defensive lineman, was charged with a felony for stealing money from his teammate’s bank accounts.

Williams is charged with three counts of theft by deception, according to an arrest citation from Univerity of Louisville Police.

Williams did not return a request for comment.

The three victims were teammates Robbie Bell, Tobias Little and Caleb Tillman. Williams is accused of tricking into giving him their bank account information and taking $2,300 from them, according to the arrest citation. The incident occurred on April 27. Williams was arrested June 23.

Louisville athletics spokesman Rocco Gasparro said Williams was removed from the team once coach Bobby Petrino heard about the incident.

Theft by deception under $10,000 is a Class D felony and can carry with it a prison sentence of one to five years.

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