This weekend a Weber State Football player who is a freshman safety was arrested on alleged suspicion of shoplifting. Police say that the player took a bottle of cologne on Saturday and then returned to the store the next day with a friend and was identified by a security guard who then called police. Supposedly the individual admitted to taking the cologne and was then booked into jail.
Retail theft is a class B misdemeanor and depending on the jurisdiction most prosecutors will work with defendants on negotiating a plea deal. If the football player does not have a criminal history it is likely that he could get a plea in abeyance which would result in the charges being dismissed after he completes the terms of the agreement, such as paying a fine, taking some classes, and not getting in any more trouble for a year.