[UPDATE] Former FSU Defensive Back Enters Plea

By: Jason Kahn; Julie Montanaro Email
By: Jason Kahn; Julie Montanaro Email

UPDATED 4.24.2012 by Julie Montanaro

Former FSU cornerback Avis Commack will spend 30 days in jail for stealing an Ipad.

Commack must report to jail by 5pm today.

Commack entered a no contest plea today to misdemeanor charges of petit theft. He was also ordered to pay $40 to replace a computer cover that he threw into a dumpster behind the University Center.

Commack still contends he did not steal the ipad but found it in the stairwell.

"This is a plea of convenience," said Commack's attorney Tim Jansen. "He took this plea solely so he can resolve this and report to the University of Akron in May to take advantage of a football scholarship."

Commack was arrested in December 2011 and accused of stealing a 600 dollar i-pad. The i-pad disappeared from a computer lab in building D. FSU police say Commack logged on with his own user name three days later from the lounge outside the football locker room.

"It looked like all the data in the computer, in the i-pad had been wiped. Any pictures, any documents, any bookmarks and that sort of stuff had been removed from the computer," FSU Police Jim Russell said at the time.

Commack told police he found the i-pad in a stairwell and admitted to throwing away its flowery cover in the dumpster out back. All are indications, police said, that Commack had no intention of returning it.

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Tallahassee, FL - December 18, 2011

FSU junior cornerback Avis Commack was arrested for grand theft earlier this week. He's accused of stealing a student's Ipad.

Commack was released on Friday afternoon.

Commack is no longer practicing with the team. It's Florida State's policy that if a player is being charged or arrested, even if he hasn't been convicted, he cannot represent the university until the legal process has taken its course.

FSU Head Football Coach Jimbo Fisher had no comment on the matter.

Police say Commack told them he found the Ipad in a stairwell. Instead of turning it in, he held on to it.

The Jacksonville native played in 11 games for the Seminoles this season, recording eight tackles.

Commack is not practicing with the team. FSU's policy is that if a player is being charged or arrested for something, even if he hasn't been convicted, he cannot represent the university until the legal process has taken its course. Commack is alleged to have stolen an Ipad from an FSU student in early December. Coach Fisher said he didn't have anything to comment on the matter until the case is resolved.

Apparently Commack told police he found the Ipad in a stairwell, took it and held onto it figuring that someone lost it. Instead of turning it in, he decided to keep it.

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Tallahassee, FL -- December 17, 2011

Florida State Cornerback, Avis Commack was arrested on Friday, December 16th. Warchant.com says Commack was taken in for allegedly stealing an I-pad. The red-shirt Junior defensive back was found after police say he'd logged into the campus's network using his student identification. After that a warrant was issued for Commack. When authorities found him he handed over the I-pad and said he found it. Commack is being charged with one count of grand theft.


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  • by Leo on Apr 25, 2012 at 03:29 PM
    Everybody remember this name. It won't be long before we see an arrest on him again.
  • by No Justice on Apr 25, 2012 at 02:21 AM
    So this kid is not only a thief...he's a liar too. The Univ. of Akron is getting a real gem! How's a scumbag like this able to afford an attorney like Mr. Jansen? I couldn't afford him.....and I actually work for a living.
  • by Al on Apr 24, 2012 at 03:21 PM
    I bet this guy can't read or write. It's really something how these football players are nothing but criminals and they continue to get away with it. All the professors at FSU that passed him should be fired because they are known for fixing grades.
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      by SNA on Apr 24, 2012 at 06:59 PM in reply to Al
      "football players are nothing but criminals"? Really? 85 players on scholarship, many more walkons, 4 arrests. Didn't do well in math, did you?
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        by No Justice on Apr 25, 2012 at 02:24 AM in reply to SNA
        I bet I'm better at math than 90% of that football team.
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          by SNA on Apr 25, 2012 at 05:43 AM in reply to No Justice
          Don't know you, and don't know if that's true, but I bet you're better at math than Al!
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          by Marcus on Apr 25, 2012 at 03:28 PM in reply to No Justice
          @ SNA--you need to face reality. Even high schools fix grades so how do you think they get the scholarships?
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          by SNA on Apr 26, 2012 at 09:58 AM in reply to No Justice
          Marcus - I'm not naive. My point was that only a few of the 100 or more players have been arrested. I wouldn't know of professors that fix grades these days, and I doubt the original poster would either.
  • by Tallycollegemom on Apr 24, 2012 at 02:29 PM
    Atty Jansen - you are full of it..he STOLE it..he WIPED it...plea of convenience. Have him man up and admit he stole it. I'd respect both of you more.
  • by yawn... on Apr 24, 2012 at 01:30 PM
    Just another FSU Criminole....
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      by SNA on Apr 24, 2012 at 02:35 PM in reply to yawn...
      Unoriginal, and lame. Hardened criminals that they are, right? It's wrong, but don't act like this some kind of violent crime or weapons/drug related offense.
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        by Brown hornet on Apr 24, 2012 at 05:41 PM in reply to SNA
        Hey Reply, wrong is wrong fool no matter how large or small.
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          by SNA on Apr 25, 2012 at 05:50 AM in reply to Brown hornet
          Fool, huh? I disagree. You think dealing drugs, firing automatic weapons at occupied dwellings, DUI manslaughter, armed robbery, etc. are just as bad as lifting a iPad that someone left unattended. I admitted it was wrong, but there is a huge difference. Commack is paying the penalty, is making restitution, has already left FSU, and will get a 2nd chance at another school.
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        by No Justice on Apr 25, 2012 at 02:26 AM in reply to SNA
        I hope you are not the FSU compliance officer. You are nothing but an excuse-maker for the football program.
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          by SNA on Apr 25, 2012 at 05:46 AM in reply to No Justice
          Not a compliance officer, nor an apologist, just someone grounded in reality and without the inclination for hyperbole. Your attempts to insult me are laughable.
  • by Natty Bumppo Location: Tally on Apr 24, 2012 at 12:19 PM
    Maybe one of these guys will wise up and hire an attorney that does not use his conviction for publicity. Just sayin'.
  • by tally Location: tally on Dec 19, 2011 at 11:30 AM
    Love me some Criminoles....GO FIGHTING IRISH!
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      by anon on Apr 24, 2012 at 01:08 PM in reply to tally
      oh yeah, notre dame football players are real angels! FSU has actually done very well on the getting in trouble front recently. Compare us to UF and we look like saints!
  • by Tony Location: Tallahassee on Dec 19, 2011 at 08:59 AM
    This guy should not be perscuted, Rick scott steels our state jobs from us, this guy steels a ipad, what is the diff. let the guy go until scott give us back our jobs!!
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      by Go Tony on Dec 19, 2011 at 11:48 AM in reply to Tony
      What to go Tony! "Steels" huh? Thank you. What a wonderful job you have done illustrating that what Scott did was the right thing. Rest assured that as long as I am a taxpayer I will do anything and everything in my power to see that gifts like your job are never given back.
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      by No Justice on Apr 25, 2012 at 02:27 AM in reply to Tony
      Another deranged Lefty who sees Rick Scott in his sleep. Get some professional help Tony.
  • by Wilhem Location: Tallahassee on Dec 19, 2011 at 08:15 AM
    White people don't know anything about black people, black people don't know anything about black people, what black people learned, they learned from white people, enough said.
    • reply
      by Killer Bees on Dec 19, 2011 at 11:47 AM in reply to Wilhem
      So what you are really saying is that black people don't know anything?
    • reply
      by Boland on Dec 20, 2011 at 05:54 AM in reply to Wilhem
      All white people have to do is look around to see they don't want to know about black thugs.
      • reply
        by Same goes on Dec 31, 2011 at 07:50 AM in reply to Boland
        All black people have to do is look around to see they don't want to know about white thugs.
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      by No Justice on Apr 25, 2012 at 02:30 AM in reply to Wilhem
      You actually ended your convoluted, non-sensical statement with "enough said"? Indeed, sir!
  • by well, well, well on Dec 19, 2011 at 05:16 AM
    I have been traveling , I return home and it's nice to see that the Criminoles are alive and well....
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