- Associated Press - Tuesday, October 21, 2014

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) - One of college football’s top running backs faces sentencing in a Michigan theft case.

Central Michigan’s Thomas Rawls is to be sentenced Tuesday in Isabella County Trial Court. The 21-year-old from Flint is accused of stealing a woman’s purse at a casino and using her credit cards.

He had been charged with felony counts of larceny and credit card fraud, but pleaded guilty last month to a misdemeanor charge of attempted larceny.

Authorities say the theft happened April 8 at Soaring Eagle Casino in Mount Pleasant. The team suspended Rawls after the charges and reinstated him following the plea.

The Michigan transfer is the fifth-leading rusher in the Football Bowl Subdivision. Rawls has run for 1,007 yards and 10 touchdowns in only six games.

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