OSU freshman Williams arrested on shoplifting charge

Updated: December 11, 2008, 10:48 PM ET
Associated Press

BEAVERCREEK, Ohio -- Ohio State freshman defensive end Nathan Williams has been charged with shoplifting at a suburban Dayton mall.

The 19-year-old from Washington Court House was arrested Wednesday after being accused of shoplifting three shirts valued at $80 from the Macy's department store in the Mall at Fairfield Commons.

Williams said he was with a friend, and that the alarm went off as they left the store. Williams said his friend told him he had the three shirts, and Williams agreed to take the shirts and the blame. Williams said the friend has been in legal trouble before and could have gone to jail if charged with shoplifting.

If convicted of the first-degree misdemeanor, Williams could face up to six months in jail.


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