Football Star Busted For Forgery By An Apple

We’re not sure, but something tells us that felony forgery is probably out of the league of a high school football player. Some people may be able to pull it off, but an 18-year-old whose easily distracted by tapping pencils and actually believes the claims in AXE body spray commercials probably isn’t one of them.

(More successful at preventing forgery than your average Utah cop.)

That’s why Salt Lake City high schooler Bo Ryker Jensen — rule No. 2: Don’t try forgery if your name only has two letters — is in some serious hot water. According to Layton (Utah) police in a report on the website for Salt Lake City station TV station KSL, Jensen was caught trying to buy a single apple at an Albertson’s with a $20, which, even for a grocery store clerk, is enough to make them suspicious.

Now the football and baseball star is being charged with felony forgery, with some $200 worth of bills already recovered from a ring he had set up; another teen was arrested earlier in the week for trying to pass on $90 of Jensen’s money for an amplifier at a music store.

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WKU Lets Alleged Counterfeiting Hoopster Play

Problem: the NCAA doesn’t allow athletes to be paid, meaning that even though they are potentially making big time money for their schools, they aren’t seeing a dime of it. But Western Kentucky women’s basketball player Arnika Brown allegedly had a solution. Hint: it involved a really nice printer and a lot of ink.

Arnika Brown in Catch Me if You Can

Brown, the Sun Belt Conference Freshman of the Year last season, was indicted last week on 11 counts of forgery and five additional misdemeanor counts of “theft by deception” after police say she was caught trying to pass off the phony money at several local businesses. But fear not, Lady Hilltoppers fans - the BOWLING GREEN DAILY NEWS says that the school has determined that she can keep playing while she awaits trial.

Since when did Tom Osbourne start coaching women’s basketball?

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