Under Greg Robinson's regime...maybe. But this is HCDM's terrordome now and second-degree burglary, petit larceny, fourth-degree grand larceny and fourth-degree criminal possession are no longer allowable for members of the Syracuse football team. Just ask former walk-on Chris Basile, who was officially arraigned today.
Christ A. Basile, 22, is facing four counts each of second-degree burglary and petit larceny and single counts of fourth-degree grand larceny and fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property.
A former resident of a Winding Ridge Road apartment, he is accused of breaking into four other apartments on Winding Ridge Road from May 3 to May 7. Authorities said the victims included Syracuse University basketball player Andy Rautins.
That's right, Basile broke into Andy's apartment and stole what we can assume were large quantities of haircare products. Some of the stolen property Basile took has been returned but no word on whether or not Andy's gel was among it, though that might explain the recent change to a much more manageable hairstyle for Rautins.
Everyone has been extremely quick to point out that Basile was a walk-on since this story broke, as if that makes things a little more understandable. Like we're all walking around saying "Well, he was a walk-on, so...you know." Regardless of his scholarship status, perhaps we should have seen this coming since Basile was arrested for doing the very same thing at his previous college as well. So much for second chances.
Basile is now back in Brooklyn free on bail and his lawyer has submitted a not guilty plea on his behalf. The case will continue in court on Oct. 2.