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Akise Teague charged with burglary



Published: Fri, February 3, 2012 @ 12:08 a.m.

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YOUNGSTOWN

University of Cincinnati police have charged Akise Teague, the former Ursuline High standout running and 2010 recipient of the Mr. Football award, with burglary and unlawful entry.

Teague, 20, is accused of entering five unlocked dorm rooms in Daniels Hall, a residence building on the Cincinnati campus, on or about Jan. 22.

According to a report in the Cincinnati Enquirer, Teague has been suspended from the football team.

Cincinnati head football coach Butch Jones released this statement Thursday: “Akise Teague has been suspended indefinitely and dismissed from the University of Cincinnati football team. Student-athletes in the program are held to a higher standard of conduct on and off the field as representatives of the University. This incident in no way reflects the values, principles and ideals of our football program.”

Teague was arraigned Wednesday in Hamilton County Municipal Court. His case has been bound over to the grand jury, which will meet Feb. 13.

According to the police report, among the items stolen were a bank debit card, driver’s license, Social Security card, cellphone and a laptop computer.

The report also indicates that when questioned by a detective, Teague “admitted his involvement in the burglaries in Daniels Hall.”

According to the Enquirer, Teague gave verbal and written statements of his actions to police.

Teague was released on $5,000 bond and is represented by Michael A. Lanzillotta, a Cincinnati attorney.

Teague, a freshman at the University of Cincinnati, was named Mr. Football by The Associated Press after leading Ursuline to the Division V state championship, the third consecutive crown for the Fighting Irish. He rushed for 1,439 yards and scored 21 touchdowns in the regular season.

In his first season with the Bearcats, Teague played in two games and rushed eight times for 42 yards and one touchdown.


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