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2 SU football players charged in burglaries

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SYRACUSE — Two Syracuse football players are among four university students charged with campus burglaries.

Syracuse police say junior defensive end Markus Pierce-Brewster and junior defensive tackle Davon Walls were charged with felony burglary and misdemeanor petit larceny in connection with the burglary of an apartment Feb. 23.

Both players are accused of stealing a flat screen television, an XBOX gaming system, two iPods and XBOX games while students were asleep inside the apartments.

“We are very disappointed and do not in any way condone the alleged behavior that resulted in these charges,” rookie Syracuse coach Scott Shafer said in a statement.

“This does not represent the core values of our program or the conduct expected of student-athletes representing Syracuse football,” shafer added. “We will be following the judicial process and will act accordingly.”

The players did not enter pleas and were assigned attorneys. Calls to both lawyers were not immediately returned.

Two other students, Erwing Augustin, 20, and Bradley Valik, 20, also were charged with felony burglary and misdemeanor petit larceny in two burglaries.

Pierce-Brewster transferred into the program before last season from City College of San Francisco and appeared in 12 games, recording 30 tackles, one sack and one fumble recovery.

Walls, from Brooklyn, appeared in three games last year after transferring from Coahoma Community College in Mississippi.

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