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Suspended Cent Mich. Football Player Charged

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) — A Central Michigan football player suspended from the team has been charged with possessing a stolen cellphone.

Campus police Chief Bill Yeagley says Deon Butler turned himself in Monday. He’s accused of possessing a phone that was stolen from a car by another football player. It was not immediately known if he had a lawyer.

Butler’s suspension was announced this month, along with the suspensions of four others. Three of the five were kicked off the team last week after they were charged with crimes.

Butler caught six passes for 49 yards last season. He played football and basketball at Inkster High School.

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