Well, this is strange.
As reported by Dave Matter of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the University of Missouri Police Department arrested Tigers gymnast Morgan Porter on Tuesday on suspicion of felony fraudulent use of a credit device. The 19-year-old was named the SEC’s freshman of the year last season. She also appeared in the NCAA Championships in the all-around competition.
Matter reports that Porter has been suspended from the team. Here’s more from his story:
An MUPD officer was dispatched on a possible fraud case Sunday for an incident believed to have occurred June 8 at an off-campus location, according to a report provided by MUPD Major Brian Weimer. The officer identified Porter as the suspect. She was contacted at her residence at 9 p.m. Tuesday and arrested on suspicion of fraudulent use of a credit/debit device for more than $500. Porter was taken to Boone County Jail after processing and left on a $4,500 bond.
That’s a tough — and expensive — lesson. Not many incidents surprise these days, but you don’t hear episodes like this involving athletes often.
Life tip: It’s best to earn your money the old-fashioned way.