ORONO (AP) – Two University of Maine students who played on the football team last fall face felony charges and school sanctions for allegedly stealing textbooks from other students and selling them to the university bookstore.

According to UMaine spokesman Joe Carr, Antonio Walcott and Denzal Person were arrested and charged on Dec. 14.

Walcott and Person, who are 18-year-old freshmen, are charged with burglary for allegedly taking textbooks from unlocked rooms in two residence halls and selling them to the bookstore for $754 in cash.

Bookstore employees became suspicious and notified campus police because the two were selling multiple copies of the same books.

Person, a wide receiver from East Patchogue, N.Y., did not appear in any games last fall and left the team at the end of the season.

Walcott, a running back and wide receiver from Brooklyn, N.Y., was the team’s leading kickoff and punt returner. He has been suspended indefinitely from the team.

Information from: Bangor Daily News, http://www.bangornews.com

AP-ES-12-21-07 1114EST

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