Street cred

By MATT TAIBBI  |  July 23, 2008

Steal this makeup
One pair of credit-card thieves not mentioned in the above item was Jasmine Payne and Ashlie Billingslea of the University of South Carolina, who were busted for financial theft earlier this year. We didn’t have a repeat of that offense from women’s basketball this week, but we did have another collegiate women’s hoop arrest, furthering a trend toward criminal behavior among female ballers.

Oklahoma guard Jenna Plumley was busted this past week for — no joke here — stealing $34 of makeup and other items from a Wal-Mart in Norman. She was stopped by a security guard and faces a petty larceny charge, making this the lamest enterprise-crime offense to hit the NCAA since Iowa wide receiver Dominque Douglas stole $30.02 worth of DVDs from an Iowa City Wal-Mart — then barricaded himself in his dorm room when police arrived to retrieve them. Tidying up the theme for this week, Douglas had previously been busted for — you guessed it — credit-card theft.

Six points for Plumley, who was suspended from the team indefinitely, but will keep her scholarship — if not the lipstick.

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