|Published:||Feb 09, 2011 6:50 PM EST|
|Updated:||Feb 09, 2011 3:55 PM EST|
ORLANDO- Two University of Florida swimmers were indefinitely suspended from the team after being arrested on shoplifting charges at an Orlando mall.
Authorities say juniors Lily Ramirez of Gainesville and Daniela Victoria of Plantation were arrested Saturday at The Florida Mall. According to an Orange County Sheriff's Office report, they are accused of taking two jackets worth $130 from Nordstrom's.
Store employees alerted deputies, who pulled over the women as they left the mall. Officials say the merchandise was returned to the store.
Florida swim coach Gregg Troy called the incident a 'massive error in judgment.'
Both will miss the SEC swimming championships this weekend in Gainesville.
Ramirez earned academic All-America honors during her first two seasons at the university.
--- Information from: Orlando Sentinel, http://www.orlandosentinel.com
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