Oklahoma Football: Suspended DB Will Sunderland Facing Felony Charge

Oklahoma football player Will Sunderland is in more hot water than initially imagined.

Earlier this month, Sunderland was arrested for selling stolen property. He was then suspended indefinitely by Sooners head coach Lincoln Riley. Sunderland was initially hit with a charge of concealing stolen property, though it was not believed he stole the property himself.

However, according to the Norman Transcript, Sunerdland is now facing felony burglary charges for allegedly stealing electronics — which included a video game console — from a dorm belonging to a pair of Oklahoma baseball players.

The Oklahoman indicates there may be video evidence of the crime.

From the report:

Video then shows Sunderland entering the third floor and walking down the hall that also leads to his room. Then, according to the affidavit, Sunderland appears to be walking toward the elevator lobby but is not seen again on the security footage until eight minutes later when he returns to view with a large unidentified object.

Cameras show Sunderland repeating similar actions for about 36 minutes before he is seen carrying a large red bag into an elevator alone. Once outside, cameras show Sunderland placing the red bag in the trunk of a vehicle parked outside Headington Hall. He then returned to Headington Hall with an unidentified male, and 31 minutes later, they exited carrying two white trash bags.

He has yet to turn himself in on the felony charge.

Sunderland was expected to compete for a starting job in 2017.

Last season, the junior defensive back played in eight games and recorded 15 tackles and an interception.

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