UPDATE: FSU Player Suspended for Shoplifting

By: Channel 6 News, The Associated Press Email
By: Channel 6 News, The Associated Press Email

A baseball player with Florida State University, in Omaha for the College World Series, was arrested for shoplifting at Scheels. Omaha Police confirm that 19-year-old John Holland and 23-year-old Steve Holland were arrested Monday afternoon.

John Holland is the baseball player. He is a freshman from Johns Creek, Georgia.

Police say Scheels' employees saw both men change price tags on some merchandise with the intent of paying a lower price.

Omaha City Prosecutor Marty Conboy says the brothers switched the tags from shorts to a shirt to bring down the price by $12.

The loss prevention specialists at Scheels indicated they wanted to prosecute so John and Steve Holland were booked in the Douglas County Jail because they are not local residents.

Florida State coach Mike Martin suspended the infielder indefinitely Tuesday after the arrests.

The suspension was announced a few hours before the Seminoles faced UCLA in the College World Series. Holland was the Seminoles' designated hitter in their first two CWS games. The infielder was batting .243 for the season, and appeared in 41 games, 16 as a starter.

Junior Seth Miller is filling the DH role in Tuesday's elimination game.

Martin said that Holland "made a serious error in judgment." The coach said the university would have no further comment.

Conboy confirmed with Channel 6 News that both brothers pled guilty and were fined $50.


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