USC Football Player Charged with Felony Grand Theft
By Jonathan Dupre
USC Wide Receiver O.J. Murdock has been suspended indefinitely from the team after he was charged with felony grand theft this past weekend.
Authorities say Murdock was arrested for shoplifting on Sunday at the University Square Mall in his hometown of Tampa, Florida.
Murdock is accused of stealing something valued between $300 and $5,000.
He was released on a $2,000 bond Monday morning.
Murdock was considered to be one of the crown jewels of Steve Spurrier's inaugural recruiting class. He was heavily recruited out of high school. He was ranked the 88th overall best player in the nation. Rivals.com rated him as high as the 10th best wide receiver in the country.
The redshirt freshman has one catch for eight yards this season. As part of the suspension, Murdock reportedly will not be traveling to Nashville for this weekend's game against Vanderbilt.
Murdock's Hillsborough County charge report can be found here.