U Football Player Dismissed

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A player was dismissed from the University of Minnesota Football team Thursday amid charges that he had stolen and used a credit card, the Pioneer Press reports.

Ge'Shun Harris, a Gophers wide receiver, was dismissed from the team after being accused of making over $800 dollars worth of purchases with an American Express card taken from a bag at the Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport in January.

"We had no idea about this situation until today," Gophers head coach Jerry Kill said in a statement. "Based on our team policies and the way we run our program, Ge'Shun Harris was immediately dismissed from our football program. Every member of our team is well-aware of our expectations of them and how we enforce our team policies."

According to the Star Tribune, Harris told police that he had taken the wrong bag from a carousel at upon returning to Minneapolis, but did not bring it back right away for fear of being accused of stealing. He claimed to have gone through the bag in order to return it himself.

Harris later admitted that he had made the purchases with the card, and has been charged with felony financial transaction card fraud. He is set to appear in court on April 4.

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