Nevada's Davis detained in Hawaii

Updated: December 25, 2009, 6:59 PM ET
Associated Press

HONOLULU -- A Nevada linebacker who did not play in the Sheraton Hawaii Bowl after he was dismissed by the team had been arrested days earlier on suspicion of shoplifting.

Honolulu police say Andre Davis was detained this week by security at a Waikiki store before he was turned over to authorities.

Nevada coach Chris Ault said Wednesday that Davis had been dismissed from the program for violating team and athletic department policy although he did not disclose the exact violation.

Davis apologized to his team and family in an interview with Hawaii's KGMB-KHNL news station Wednesday after posting bail. He is expected to be arraigned in January, and his attorney says he doesn't plan to fight any charges.

SMU beat Nevada 45-10 in Thursday's game.


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