2 ex-Texas Southern players accused of theft



HOUSTON (AP) — Two ex-Texas Southern basketball players have been accused of stealing from their former coach.

Harris County Sheriff’s Office records Friday indicated theft warrants have been issued for 22-year-old Jasmine Payne and 23-year-old Whithworth Treasure.

Coach Tony Harvey was away from home last week when his housekeeper contacted him about a possible burglary. He returned Feb. 21 and discovered more than $534,000 worth of jewelry and other items missing.

Authorities say Harvey viewed the store surveillance video and recognized the ex-players.

School officials did not immediately comment Friday.