Tulsa player briefly jailed in embezzlement case

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TULSA, Okla. (AP) -- A University of Tulsa football player charged with felony embezzlement has been released from jail following his arrest.

Tulsa County jail records show Damaris Johnson was taken into custody about 10:30 a.m. Thursday, booked into the jail and released on $1,500 bond.

The Tulsa County District Attorney's office has charged Johnson and his girlfriend, Chamon Jones, with embezzlement. First Assistant District Attorney Doug Drummond said the two allegedly embezzled $2,610 worth of merchandise from a Macy's store where Jones worked between Aug. 20 and Aug. 25.

Coach Bill Blankenship last week suspended Johnson indefinitely after he was questioned about the transactions.

Tulsa opens the season Saturday top-ranked Oklahoma.