Two Gophers Basketball Players Suspended

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Minnesota star basketball recruit Royce White faces misdemeanor charges of theft and fifth-degree assault after being accused of shoplifting at the Mall of America.

Coach Tubby Smith announced indefinite suspensions Tuesday for White and senior guard Devron Bostick for breaking team rules, but gave no other details.

The Mall of America is in the Minneapolis suburb of Bloomington. The city attorney's office there says White has a Nov. 17 arraignment scheduled stemming from the Oct. 13 incident at the mall.

Police Cmdr. Mark Stehlik says he's unaware of Bostick being involved in the mall incident but couldn't immediately provide further details. A police report cited by the Star Tribune accuses White of stealing $100 worth of merchandise from Macy's and pushing a security guard to the ground.

White's campus phone rang busy Tuesday. Bostick's phone rang unanswered.