STILLWATER — Michael Weathers, a sophomore guard on the Oklahoma State men’s basketball team, has been charged with grand larceny after his arrest on Sept. 9.
Weathers, 21, is accused of stealing a woman’s wallet, which held a debit card, credit card, driver’s license, student ID, insurance card and other items. He also is accused of purchasing multiple drinks with the debit card at J.R. Murphy’s, a Stillwater bar, according to a probable cause affidavit filed in Payne County District Court. The estimated value of the stolen property is $85, according to a police incident report.
CBS Sports first reported Weathers’ arrest.
Oklahoma State coach Mike Boynton said in a statement that Weathers has been suspended from the team.
“Michael was suspended from team activities as soon as we learned of the incident,” Boynton said. “He remains suspended indefinitely.”
According to the affidavit, the owner of J.R. Murphy’s approached Stillwater Police Department officers on foot patrol at 1:58 a.m. Sept. 9 and said a woman’s debit card had been stolen. The bar’s security staff had detained Weathers.
The woman told police her pink wallet was sticking out of her purse while she was standing in line to get into the bar. When she reached the door, she noticed that her wallet was missing. She told police Weathers was standing next to her in line outside, according to the affidavit.
She asked the security staff if a wallet had been turned in and noticed Weathers and his friends pointing at her and laughing. She told police she “observed Weathers and his friends purchase multiple drinks with her debit card.”
“(She) said she walked over and looked at the receipt Weathers signed and observed her name printed on the receipt and the name was scribbled on it,” the affidavit states.
She told police that when she walked up to Weathers and asked him where he put her debit card, he turned around with her Conoco credit card in his hand, along with his passport. Her OSU student ID fell out of the passport book. When she asked for the rest of her cards, he told her he didn’t have them, according to the affidavit.
Police escorted her to where Weathers was detained. She identified him and confronted him about her wallet and credit cards. He initially denied knowing what she was talking about, according to the affidavit.
During the confrontation, Weathers pulled out a pink wallet from his front right pocket, according to the affidavit.
The wallet contained an insurance card with the woman’s father’s name on it and a retail store membership card with her name on it, among other things. Her debit card is still missing, according to the affidavit.
A witness and friend of the woman also told police she watched Weathers use the debit card to purchase drinks.
Weathers was taken to the Stillwater Detention Center. He refused to give detention staff his Social Security number, according to the affidavit.
Weathers posted a recognizance bond on Sept. 10 and appeared in Payne County District Court on Sept. 12. He has a preliminary hearing scheduled for 10 a.m. Oct. 1.
Originally from Kansas City, Missouri, Weathers enrolled at Oklahoma State in the summer of 2017 after transferring from Miami (Ohio). He sat out this past season because of NCAA transfer rules but was expected to start for the Cowboys this season.