A sophomore guard for the Syracuse Orangeman was reportedly caught shoplifting from a local department store on Sunday afternoon. Michael Carter-Williams allegedly attempted to shoplift approximately $120 worth of merchandise and was detained by security at Lord & Taylor. He reportedly paid a $500 fine to the store and was released without the police becoming involved.
Carter-Williams hasn't been charged with any crime. He told the Syracuse Post Standard on Tuesday that the whole thing was a misunderstanding and head coach Jim Boeheim backed up his starting guard.
"It’s a misunderstanding," Boeheim told reporters. "That’s what I was told by Michael. Michael has told me exactly all he needs to tell me. It’s his private business. He settled it. I’ve got to respect that."
Carter-Williams was handcuffed by security officers and photos of him in the handcuffs on a store escalator appeared on his Twitter accounts just moments after it happened. Carter-Williams also reportedly signed an agreement to not enter the store for the next two years.