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
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