Two Syracuse Football Players Charged With Felony Burglary


I know college coaches around the country thanking their lucky stars that their version of the off-season has ended until at least the summer. is reporting that two Orange football players were among four charged with felony burglary, after three different apartments were burglarized on February 23.

Junior defensive end Markus Pierce-Brewster and junior defensive tackle Davon Walls were charged with felony burglary and misdemeanor petit larceny police say.

Both players are accused of stealing a flat screen tv, an Xbox, two iPods and Xbox games while students were asleep inside the apartments, police said.

Pierce-Brewster and Walls were expected to be anchors for the Syracuse defense this season.  New Syracuse head coach Scott Schafer released a statement, and he was extremely disappointed.

“We are very disappointed and do not in any way condone the alleged behavior that resulted in these charges,” SU Football Coach Scott Shafer said in a statement. “This does not represent the core values of our program or the conduct expected of student-athletes representing Syracuse football. We will be following the judicial process and will act accordingly.”