UPDATED FSU Football Player Enters Plea in Motorcycle Heist

By: Eyewitness News; Julie Montanaro Email
By: Eyewitness News; Julie Montanaro Email

UPDATED 4.11.2012 by Julie Montanaro

Court records show former FSU football player Arrington Jenkins is serving two years on probation for stealing a motorcycle out of the back of a truck.

Jenkins was arrested in December for grand theft auto and court records show he entered a no contest plea to the felony charge last month.

Jenkins was sentenced to two years on probation and ordered to serve 25 days on the sheriff's work camp. He paid $2,185 in restitution up front to the owner of the bike.

Prosecutors confirm adjudication was withheld. That means Jenkins will be spared a felony record if he successfully completes probation without getting into any more trouble.

A spokesman with the FSU Athletic Department says Jenkins is no longer on the FSU football team.
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UPDATED 12.19.2011 by Julie Montanaro

Two FSU football players are arrested in a span of three days. Both are accused of felonies and both have been suspended from the team.

Florida State football players filed onto the practice field Monday to prepare for the upcoming Champs Sports Bowl.

Two players on the roster are not bowl bound.

Red shirt frehsman Arrington Jenkins was arrested Sunday and accused of stealing a motorcyle out of the bed of a pick parked on Chapel Drive.

Dawn Roberts was there when the bike's owner discovered it was missing.

"He was like I got robbed, I got robbed and we're like, no what happened? and he told us, my roomate's dad, my motorcycle got stolen," Roberts said.

Tallahassee Police reports indicate the now damaged dirt bike was found in Jenkins apartment . Owner Josh Luggi tells us police found it in Jenkins' bathroom after he noticed a skid mark that led right to Jenkins' door.

Arrest reports say when questioned by police Jenkins said anyone who leaves a motorcycle out in the open should expect to have it stolen.

Luggi says his bike was strapped down in the back of his pick up truck. He says he went to a graduation party that night and tied his bike down in the back because he had a race the next morning. He estimates damage to his bike at about $2500.

"It's stupidity, Why are you going to risk a full scholarship to steal a bike?" Luggi said.

This comes just days after FSU cornerback Avis Commack was arrested and accused of stealing a 600 dollar i-pad. The i-pad disappeared from a computer lab in Moore Athletic Center.

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 docuemts, any bookmarks and that sort of stuff had been removed from the computer," said FSU Police Spokesman Jim Russell.

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 intention of returning it.

"If basically, the facts build up to say this person was intending to keep it for themselves, finders keepers, then it can become a crime," Russell said.

"They're here on a football scholarship. Why would you even do that? We're supporting you, why can't you give us the respect we give to you?" Dawn Roberts asked.

Associate Athletic Director Rob Wilson says both Jenkins and Commack have been suspended from the team and will not be practicing or going to the bowl game.

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Tallahassee, Florida - December 19, 2011 - Noon -

Another FSU football player has been arrested. 19-year-old Arrington Jenkins is the second FSU player to be arrested in three days.

Tallahassee Police say the FSU freshman stole a motorcycle parked on Chapel Drive early Saturday morning.

Officers say the linebacker told them anyone who leaves a motorcycle out in the open deserves to have it stolen.

Jenkins is charged with grand theft of a vehicle.

FSU Defensive Back Avis Commack was arrested Friday, accused of stealing another student's iPad.

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Tallahassee, Florida - December 19, 2011 - 10:50am

See probable cause for Arrington Jenkins below:

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Tallahassee, Florida - December 19, 2011 -

Arrington Jenkins Jr., a freshman on the Florida State University football team, was arrested on December 18th, according to the Leon County Jail. Jenkins is the second FSU football player to be arrested in the last week.

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