This will be in tomorrow’s paper, but I wanted to get it out now since it’s timely:
North Texas redshirt freshman running back Antoinne Jimmerson and sophomore cornerback Freddie Warner were both arrested on Thursday afternoon and charged with theft.
According to the police report, an employee at a department store in the Golden Triangle Mall in Denton observed two men putting clothing into backpacks on a security video. Both allegedly left the store without paying for the items, which had an estimated value of between $50 and $500.
The store employee notified Denton police, who arrested both Jimmerson and Warner, according to the report.
Jimmerson and Warner each posted $500 bail and have been released from the Denton City Jail.
Jimmerson and Warner are both 19.
“It’s still early in the process,” UNT athletic director Rick Villarreal said. “We are working with the university and will take the appropriate action when all the information is accumulated.”
Jimmerson was one of UNT’s top players last season, when he scored a team-high eight touchdowns in 10 games. The former DeSoto standout missed UNT’s last two games after breaking his shoulder blade in a win over South Alabama.
Jimmerson scored the game-wining touchdown on a 78-yard reception late in the fourth quarter of a win over Louisiana-Lafayette and rushed for 139 yards in a win over Texas Southern.
No UNT player rushed for more yards in a game than Jimmerson, who was named the team’s Newcomer of the Year in its annual banquet on Dec. 7.
Jimmerson rushed for 544 yards and five touchdowns in addition to catching 12 passes for 205 yards and three touchdowns on the season.
Warner was among UNT’s top defensive backs in 2011. He played as a backup in four games before starting the next three.
Warner broke his foot in the third game he started, a loss to Louisiana-Lafayette, an injury that ended his season.
The former Dallas Pinkston standout was expected to start for UNT in 2012, but tore the anterior cruciate in his knee in spring practice. UNT hoped to get Warner back into the lineup late in the year, but he torn the same ligament a second time during the rehabilitation process.
Warner had surgery on his knee a second time on Oct. 24.