Football player accused of stealing

Posted: Friday, August 14, 2009

FAIRBANKS - A linebacker for the Fairbanks Grizzlies arena football team has been accused of stealing $1,600 from Wal-Mart.

Aaron Brown, who played college ball at Texas A&M, was arrested Tuesday following an investigation that began when his cash register came up short.

He was arraigned Wednesday on a charge of second-degree theft. At the hearing, Brown said he "made a terrible judgment."

The Grizzlies play in the Indoor Football League. Players are paid $200 per game plus room and board and get an extra $50 for each win.

Brown played in all 16 games this season and was second on the team in tackles.

The season ended in late July and team owner Ricky Bertz says Brown won't be back.

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