WR Ge’Shun Harris Dismissed From Gopher Football Team

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Gopher wide receiver Ge’Shun Harris has been dismissed from the University of Minnesota football program, head coach Jerry Kill said Thursday.

Kill said Harris was dismissed for what he labeled a violation of team policies. Criminal charges were filed against Harris in Ramsey County Court Thursday in connection with the January incident. Once the football program had knowledge of the case, Harris was immediately dismissed.

The 20-year-old Harris was charged with one felony count of financial transaction card fraud for allegedly using a stolen credit card that police say he took from a person’s bag at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport on Jan. 3.

Kill said he was not aware of anything involving Harris until Thursday.

“Every member of our team is well aware of our expectations of them and how we enforce our team policies,” Kill said in a statement.

According to a criminal complaint, Harris was spotted on video surveillance taking bags from two baggage claim carousels at the airport on Jan. 3. One of the bags had a credit card in it, which Harris allegedly used to the amount of nearly $900 for several purchases at the Rosedale Mall on Jan. 11.

On Jan. 23, a woman claiming to be Harris’s mother called police and said she tried to mail the victim $900 to pay the victim back for the missing items, the complaint states.

When contacted by police, Harris said he grabbed the wrong bag from the carousel and didn’t return it because he didn’t want to be arrested for stealing the bag. He said he touched some of the times in the bag and threw them away because of that. He admitted to using the victim’s credit card at a gas station, two GNC stores and a Macy’s.

Harris faces up to five years in prison and a $10,000 fine if convicted.

Comments

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  1. Deep Thinker says:

    Well Ge’Wiz aint that something…

  2. trebor says:

    Different coach. same results. You can play. No problem. Don’t have to check their background. They can play.

  3. Dear Editor says:

    “The 20-year-old Harris was charged with one felony count of financial transaction card fraud for allegedly using a stolen credit card that police say he took from a person’s bag at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International airport on Monday.”

    “According to a criminal complaint, Harris was spotted on video surveillance taking bags from two baggage claim carousels at the airport on Jan. 3.”

    So when did he steal the bags? January 3rd or Monday????

    1. JGE says:

      He was charged on Minday.

    2. Dear Editor says:

      Now that you’ve corrected your original story, you can thank me if you want to.

  4. Kevin says:

    Ge’Shun…seriously Ge’Shun?

  5. MAJ says:

    The alibi is a joke. Another joke is that Mr. Kill just found out about it. No wonder our team is so poor when we have characters like this on it. They aren’t even smart criminals.. I’d rather see us lose with Minnesota players rather than an out of state thief. Not smart enough to return the bag and say it was a mistake. Easier to take a credit card and buy a few things.

  6. Nope, I didn't do it says:

    Ge”Shouldn’t must be a first time offender because that is the worst alibi I have ever heard…..”I touched some stuff so I threw it away”..hilarious

  7. Me Just So So says:

    I love the picture….is he stoned or just trying to look menacing…

  8. A Koch says:

    He loves me.

  9. missy says:

    people need not judge others. only god can judge him, we really don’t know the true story, only what the messy media has said. jesus is lord who are we to judge

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