FSU Baseball Player Suspended Indefinitely, Accused of Shoplifting

By: Eyewitness News Email
By: Eyewitness News Email

Omaha, NE - June 19, 2012 - 3pm -

On the day of Florida State's most important game of the season, the Seminoles are dealing with a distraction besides UCLA. Freshman John Holland has been suspended indefinitely.

According to Omaha Police, Holland and Steven Holland were arrested Monday on suspicion of shoplifting from Scheels sporting goods store. The two are suspected of changing the price tags in an attempt to lower the prices on items.

FSU head baseball coach Mike Martin released this statement on Tuesday. “The young man in question, John Holland, made a serious error in judgment. Due to a violation of team rules, he has been suspended indefinitely. The university will have no further comment on the situation.”

FSU will face UCLA in an elimination game of the college world series Tuesday night at 8:00pm EST. Holland had a two RBI double in the 6th inning of Florida State's opening game against Arizona and is hitting .243 on the season.

Holland was due in court this morning and his charge was reduced to a municipal ticket with a $50 fine. The charge will not show on his record.

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