LSU players accused of stealing credit card

Updated: April 12, 2007, 1:14 PM ET
Associated Press

BATON ROUGE, La. -- Two LSU football players are accused of breaking into a campus apartment, stealing a backpack that held money and credit cards, and using a stolen credit card to buy more than $200 worth of items online.

Offensive lineman Zhamal Thomas, 20, of New Iberia, and defensive back Troy Giddens, 19, of Hammond were suspended from the team after their arrests Monday, LSU sports information director Michael Bonnette said Thursday.

The student who lives in the apartment reported the break-in March 27, and learned later from her credit card company that illegal purchases had been made on her credit card, said Maj. Lawrence Rabalais, an LSU Police spokesman.

After an investigation, he said, the players admitted they committed the crimes.

They were booked on charges of simple burglary of an inhabited dwelling and identity theft, he said.

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