Track athlete's room was robbed

Updated: May 5, 2004, 6:21 PM ET
Associated Press

TULSA, Okla. -- Two Tulsa football players, including the team's leading tackler, were charged Wednesday with burglary in the alleged break-in and theft at a track athlete's dormitory room.

The Tulsa County district attorney's office filed one felony charge of second-degree burglary each against Kedrick Alexander, a starting defensive back, and Terrance Thomas, a reserve.

Tulsa coach Steve Kragthorpe, who was out of town Wednesday on a recruiting trip, has not indicated what punishment, if any, the players would receive, athletic department spokesman Don Tomkalski said.

If convicted, Alexander and Thomas could receive between two and seven years in prison.

Tulsa police arrested the pair early Monday and took them to the Tulsa County jail. They were released after posting bond.

Police allege Alexander and Thomas stole a laptop computer, a Sony Playstation 2 and a credit card Sunday from Taylor Carpenter Wingo-Williams' room. The credit card had been used to buy gasoline, police said.

Alexander returned the stolen items after Wingo-Williams confronted him and told Wingo-Williams he and Thomas were behind the theft, police Maj. Steven Steele said.

Alexander, 20, a sophomore, led the Golden Hurricane in tackles last year with 121. He was named to the All-Western Athletic Conference second team.

Thomas, a 19-year-old freshman, redshirted last season and did not play.

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