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February 28, 2019
Eight Rutgers football players who were either suspended or dismissed from the team after being arrested in a credit card scheme will avoid jail. A judge on Thursday approved the eight for an 18-month pre-trial intervention program. Their attorneys say all charges will be dismissed if they satisfy the program’s conditions, including committing no further offenses. The players paid back the university about $11,000 they allegedly stole.

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Eight Rutgers football players who were either suspended or dismissed from the team after being arrested in a credit card scheme will avoid jail.

A judge on Thursday approved the eight for an 18-month pre-trial intervention program. Their attorneys say all charges will be dismissed if they satisfy the program’s conditions, including committing no further offenses.

NJ.com reports the players paid back the university about $11,000 they allegedly stole.

They were charged in August with crimes including conspiracy, promoting street crime and money laundering.

They allegedly obtained credit card numbers belonging to others and transferred money to accounts for their personal use.

Two of the players were dismissed from the team last year and two left for other programs. The other four were suspended but have since rejoined the team.

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Information from: NJ Advance Media.