The following statement is from University of Arkansas football head coach John L. Smith:
"Marquel Wade, Maudrecus Humphrey and Andrew Peterson are not members of our football team and once the legal system has ruled on their status we will determine their status with the team."
Original Story (11:15 a.m.):
Three former Razorback football players arrested last month for allegedly stealing from fellow students have pleaded not guilty in the case.
Marquel Wade, Maudrecus Humphrey and Andrew Peterson were arraigned this morning in Fayetteville.
Police arrested the three players in May on charges of residential burglary. After their arrests, they were all suspended indefinitely from the football team.
According to the police report, $4,817 worth of textbooks, laptop computers, cash and DVDs were stolen. The initial theft report was called in on May 1st.
Humphrey and Peterson each received nine counts of burglary. Wade got just one count.
Video surveillance caught the trio walking through dorm hallways checking doors and entering rooms. A witness also provided a written statement identifying Peterson and Humphrey. A clerk at the Campus Bookstore on Dickson Street identified all three as having come in to sell textbooks multiple times.
Textbooks and other stolen property were recovered in Peterson's dorm room, police said.
Humphrey, Peterson and Wade are due back in court in August.