MILLEDGEVILLE, GA (AP) -- Five players for the Georgia Military College football team have been arrested and are accused of stealing cell phones. And the players -- four of them starters -- have since been removed from the team, said their coach, Bert Williams.
The players arrested Friday are: quarterback Kelvin Todd of Mobile, Ala.; wide receivers Bobby Taylor of Lakeland, Fla., and Kemuel Spivey of Hawkinsville; defensive back Randy Dobie of Lakeland, Fla.; and reserve wide receiver Chad Goss of Hartwell.
"They will not be with us," Williams said Saturday. "Their time with the team is over."
The arrests came after two phones were stolen from a Nextel store Thursday, Milledgeville police Lt. Judy Theocharides said. Police were led to the players because one them left his identification card at the store, she said. All five have been charged with theft by taking.
"That any member of the team would go do that is disturbing," Williams said. "Their actions were so far removed from what we do here and what we're trying to teach these guys, respect for self and for others."
Whether the players will be expelled from the school is up to the commandant of cadets, Williams said.