Tennessee freshman cornerback Deion Bonner is a suspect in a cell phone theft in a building on the UT campus, officials said.
According to a UT Police Department report by officer Ashley Martin, Bonner is the lone suspect listed in the report, which listed the alleged offense as theft under $500. No arrest has been reported.
Student Elizabeth A. Foster, 21, of Eads, Tenn., reported at 4:44 p.m., Wednesday that someone stole her cell phone in the Health, Physical Education and Recreation Building on Andy Holt Avenue.
A spokesperson for the UT athletic department had no immediate comment on Friday.
Bonner sent a message on his Twitter account Friday night that read, “Crazy crazy world that we live in.”
Bonner, 19, from Columbus Ga., has played in six games this season.
In April of 2011, Bonner and two teammates from Carver High School were arrested by University of Georgia police for stealing iPods and iPhones from the lockers of seven Georgia football players during a recruiting visit.
Bonner, an all-state player who was rated a four-star prospect by Rivals.com and a three-star prospect by 247Sports, saw his recruiting stock plummet after the arrest.
During a press conference in February, Tennessee coach Derek Dooley defended the decision to sign Bonner.
“We did a lot of diligence on the situation. Deion was incredibly truthful and incredibly remorseful, and I don’t know of a high school player who had to pay the piper more that what he had to go through,” Dooley said. “I believe that he can come in and represent Tennessee the right way and learn from his mistakes and be a great example.”