Fla St. player suspended after shoplifting arrest

By: Matt Harris Email
By: Matt Harris Email

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- Florida State coach Mike Martin suspended infielder John Holland indefinitely Tuesday after the freshman was arrested on suspicion of shoplifting at an Omaha sporting goods store.

The suspension was announced a few hours before the Seminoles faced UCLA in the College World Series. Holland was the Seminoles' designated hitter in their first two CWS games. The infielder was batting .243 for the season, and appeared in 41 games, 16 as a starter;

Martin said that Holland "made a serious error in judgment." The coach said the university would have no further comment.

Omaha police said security at the Scheels store spotted the 19-year-old Holland and 23-year-old Steve Holland about 4:20 p.m. Monday changing the price tag on merchandise. The two attempted to purchase the items for the lower price. It was unknown if or how the Hollands were related.

The men were booked for shoplifting and released after posting bond.


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