Four college football players do the right thing after ‘breaking into store’

Sep 6, 2013, 3:20 AM | Updated: 3:21 am

Illegal benefits in college football.

It seems to be a predominant theme in the sport these days, even more so at times than the games themselves.

But as four football players at William Patterson University illustrated this week, some student-athletes aren’t in the business of benefiting from their stature on campus.

CBS New York reported that the four football players were caught on surveillance entering Buddy’s Small Lots in Wayne, N.J., Sunday night after hours. The door to the convenience store wasn’t locked, however, so they entered and went looking for sunglasses and batteries.

When it was time to pay, the four players called for an employee to ring them up. When nobody showed, they did the noble thing rather than the easy thing.

They paid, including the tax on each item.

For their honest attempt to pay, the four were called back to Buddy’s Small Lots, where each received $50 gift certificates.

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