North Texas players suspended after theft arrests

The Associated Press
North Texas players suspended after theft arrests
UNLV quarterback Caleb Herring (8) unleashes a pass as North Texas linebacker Sed Ellis (52) contains during the first half of the Heart of Dallas NCAA college football game, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Mike Stone)

DENTON, Texas (AP) -- North Texas linebacker Sed Ellis and tight end Chris Loving have been suspended indefinitely after they were arrested on charges of stealing two television sets.

Coach Dan McCarney said Wednesday he decided to suspend both players after talking to them following their arrests.

Denton police say suspects later identified as Ellis and Loving were seen taking TVs out of a Walmart store in separate shopping carts without paying for them. Police say Ellis and Loving admitted to the thefts and returned the TVs at a police station.

Both players are facing misdemeanor theft charges.

Ellis played in 10 games as a sophomore and had six tackles. Loving was a junior transfer from Blinn College last season.