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UTC football player charged with theft

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A UTC football player, accused of stealing from a local Walmart, turned himself in to authorities Tuesday.

According to court documents obtained by Channel 3, Cedric Nettles, 20, is accused of stealing a dvd player and grocery items from the Walmart store on Signal Mountain Road on March 22.

A citation, filed in Hamilton County General Sessions Court, says Nettles was seen on surveillance video skipping the self check out scanning process and leaving the store with a LG DVD player and grocery items. The total value of the items was $45.04.

Nettles was cited and ordered to turn himself in. He is charged with theft under $500, a misdemeanor charge. He is due in court on May 6.

Nettles, who is listed on the UTC football team roster, is a defensive back from Morrow, Georgia.

"We are aware of the situation and have no other comment," said Jay Blackman, Associate Athletics Director for Communications and Marketing.

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