MSU’s Sims gets probation in thefts

Michigan State football player Dion Sims and another man have

been sentenced to a year’s probation in connection with the thefts

of laptop computers from Detroit schools.

The Wayne County prosecutor’s office says Sims and Christopher

Schambre also were placed in a program for youthful offenders

Monday. Their records will be expunged if they fulfill conditions

of the court’s probation.

They are required to perform community service, and Sims was

ordered to remain in school.

The Spartans listed him as a sophomore tight end and suspended

Sims from team activities this season. He pleaded guilty in the


Ten men were charged this year following an investigation into

the theft of 104 laptops valued at $158,000. Three of the men were

charged with conducting a criminal enterprise.