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Arkansas Football: Burglary Charges for 3 Receivers

Things aren't looking up for fans of University of Arkansas football. Burglary charges have been filed against wide receivers Marquel Wade and Maudrecus Humphrey, as well as tight end Andrew Peterson. They three are accused of stealing items from on-campus dorms.

Sadly, the trio's arrests bring the team's off-season arrest count up to six. Offensive tackle Jason Peacock, wide receiver Kane Whitehurst and linebacker Tyler Gilbert have all three been arrested in since mid-March.

Investigators tracked down the Arkansas football burglary suspects through security footage, according to the Associated Press. Dorm cameras showed the three walking through hallways, testing doors and walking inside rooms. At least 10 dorm occupants reported stolen books, laptops, DVDs and cash.

The players allegedly resold the items to a campus bookstore, explains the Courier News. A store clerk confirmed to police that the players had recently been in to sell a number of used items.

Wade has been charged with one felony count of residential burglary while Humphrey and Peterson are facing nine counts each, reports the AP. This disparity likely has something to do with how many times they each entered a dorm building or a room. One commits burglary every single time he enters a residential structure of another with the intent to commit a crime.

According to the state's criminal code, residential burglary is a Class B felony. Such felonies are punished with a mandatory sentence of 5 years. So unless prosecutors take pity on the Arkansas football burglary suspects, they won't be playing any time soon.

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