Report: Florida State OL charged with stealing teammate's debit card
Tallahassee police have reportedly arrested Seminole offensive lineman Ira Denson on charges of illegal use of a credit card and petty theft.
The dispute between two Florida State teammates that allegedly led to a December shooting and an attempted murder charge for a third-party man has now also reportedly resulted in the arrest of one of the Seminoles involved.
The Tallahassee Democrat reported that redshirt freshman offensive lineman Ira Denson was arrested Tuesday and charged with illegal use of a credit card and petty theft. According to court documents reviewed by the Democrat, teammate Mario Pender told police that his debit card had been taken from the Seminoles' locker room and used for more than $500 in purchases on a single day in December.
Per the Democrat, surveillance video from a Champs sporting goods store shows Denson present as a second individual, Shaquille Walden, buys a pair of shoes with Pender's card. Denson reportedly told police he was aware the card belonged to Pender, but did not know how Walden had acquired it.
Walden told police he had received the card from Denson, then bought the shoes for him.
The dispute between Denson and Pender over the theft helped lead to the incident in December in which a man named Tarron Addison allegedly fired shots from a PT Cruiser in which Denson was a passenger, striking Pender's half-brother. Addison was reportedly charged with attempted murder.
Though Denson is still listed on the Florida State roster and Jimbo Fisher has not officially dismissed him from the program -- he has said Denson is currently not with the team and focusing on academics -- tweets reviewed by Tomahawk Nation in January suggested he could be exploring a transfer.
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