SU football players arrested on burglary charges

Two junior defense lineman face burglary and petit larceny charges following February burglaries.

Two Syracuse Orange defensive line players were part of four arrests made in regards to three burglaries dating back to Feb. 23.

Junior defensive end Markus Pierce-Brewster and junior defensive tackle Davon Walls were charged with felony burglary and misdemeanor petit larceny of an apartment on Winding Ridge Road in Syracuse, police said.

An Xbox videogame console, a flat screen TV, and some Xbox games were allegedly stolen from a South Campus apartment. The residents are said to have been sleeping while the burglary occurred.

Pierce-Brewster transferred from the City College of San Francisco last year, and recorded 30 tackles – eight of which were for a loss, in 12 games. He also recorded a sack and one fumble recovery.

Walls did not record any statistics in three games played this past season.  

“We are very disappointed and do not in any way condone the alleged behavior that resulted in these charges," Orange football coach Scott Shafer said in a statement. “This does not represent the core values of our program or the conduct expected of student-athletes representing Syracuse football. We will be following the judicial process and will act accordingly.”


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