Clemson Basketball Players Arrested
Apr. 08, 1999
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) _ Two Clemson basketball players have been charged with receiving stolen goods, campus police said.
Pasha Bains, 18, of Canada, and Willie James Solomon, 20, of East Hartford, Conn., were charged Thursday with possessing a laptop computer valued at $3,000 that had been reported stolen from a campus apartment last month, police said.
Solomon bought the computer for $300 and Bains agreed to split the cost, according to arrest warrants.
They were released on $2,500 personal recognizance bonds and a trial date was set for May 13 in circuit court in Pickens County.
Neither coach Larry Shyatt nor the university had taken disciplinary action as of Thursday.
``This situation is unrelated to any improper physical conduct or any use of alcohol or drugs,'' Shyatt said. ``At this time I have not suspended them from the team. I wish they had made a better decision ...''
The university will review the case before determining disciplinary measures.
Solomon played as a freshman this season. Bains, also a freshman, did not play after transferring from Wyoming.