UM football player charged in laptop theft

Thomas Finnie accused of stealing laptop from fellow University of Miami student

Published On: Dec 11 2012 01:47:48 PM EST   Updated On: Dec 11 2012 09:03:31 PM EST
Thomas Finnie
CORAL GABLES, Fla. -

A University of Miami football player is charged with stealing a laptop from another student on campus.

Thomas Finnie was arrested Tuesday in connection with the Dec. 4th incident.

Finnie went into the student's dorm room and took his laptop, according to an arrest affidavit. He later admitted to the crime in an interview with detectives.

Finnie is charged with burglary of an occupied dwelling and grand theft. A second man was charged last week after he tried returning the laptop to the student for a cash reward and then ran away from police.

Finnie, a sophomore cornerback, played in all 12 games during the 2012 season, recording 30 tackles and his first career interception.

The university issued a statement, saying: "Following the arrest for his involvement in the theft of a laptop computer, UM sophomore football student-athlete Thomas Finnie has been immediately suspended from all University of Miami athletic activities."