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Gophers' White Pleads Guilty in Mall Theft Case

Gophers' White Pleads Guilty in Mall Theft Case

            Gophers freshman forward Royce White plead guilty to misdemeanor charges of theft and disorderly conduct this morning for his part in an October theft at the Mall of America.

            White plead guilty to the misdemeanor charges after Judge John McShane agreed to stay the sentence, meaning White will serve no time and have his record cleared if he does not face any similar charges within the next calendar year.

            White was originally charged for stealing a shirt and pair of pants from Macy's in Mall of America and then getting into a physical altercation with mall security on October 13th.

            White was ordered to pay $300 for each of his two charges.  In addition, White was ordered by McShane to stay away from the Mall of America for one year.

            White, Minnesota's Mr. Basketball at Hopkins High school, was the premier recruit in coach Tubby Smith's 2009 recruiting class.  Smith has withheld White from all six games this season and has stated he will not return until his legal matters are resolved.

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