COLUMBIA ó A South Carolina linebacker has been arrested on burglary charges.
Columbia police say John Watley is charged with grand larceny, credit card theft and second-degree burglary.
Police spokeswoman Jennifer Timmons says Watley was arrested when officers responded to a home around 7 a.m. Sunday. Timmons says two people in the home woke up and found a man inside.
Watley is accused of taking goods valued at more than $2,700, including cash, a laptop computer and an Apple iPad. All of the items were recovered.
Watley was a freshman on last seasonís team and did not play. He is from Suwanee, Ga. It was not clear if he has an attorney.
School policy requires the suspension of players who are arrested.