Marshall football recruit arrested
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. -- Wide receiver Angelo Jean-Louis, one of the more intriguing prospects in Marshall's football recruiting class, finds his Thundering Herd career in jeopardy long before it is to start.
Jean-Louis, 20, of Wellington, Fla., was arrested early Tuesday morning and charged with two felony counts of fraudulent use of an access device. A criminal complaint by Marshall University police accuses him of using a stolen credit card twice at the same convenience store, for purchases of $14.20 and $11.62.
He was booked into the Western Regional Jail at 5 a.m., and released at 11:35 a.m. on unspecified bail.
A statement by the MU athletic department reads, "We are aware of his situation. We will handle the matter internally and appropriately."
Jean-Louis, listed at 6-foot-1, 196 pounds in booking documents, was a midyear "prop," a nonqualifer who enrolled in January and would join the MU program in mid-December, assuming the successful completion of two semesters.
He came to Huntington from Fork Union Military Academy, where he opted to play after signing in February 2012 with Miami. Marshall's official website says he was offered a scholarship by Alabama, Clemson, Florida, Florida State, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Rutgers, Tennessee, Southern Californing, Vanderbilt and West Virginia.
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