FSU's Holland arrested during College World Series

Jun 19, 2012

Florida State University freshman John Holland was arrested Monday and charged with shoplifting from a sporting goods store in Omaha, Nebraska.

Holland started at designated hitter in both of Florida State's College World Series games.

According to Omaha police, he and his brother Steven Holland, 23, are suspected of changing the price tag on a shirt they wanted in an attempt to purchase the goods for a lower amount at a vendor tent across the street from TD Ameritrade Park, the site of the College World Series.

The difference in cost was $12.

Holland pled guilty to a misdemeanor charge of damaging property during a court appearance Tuesday morning. He paid a $50 fine and the case is now closed, prosecutors say.

"The young man in question, John Holland, made a serious error in judgment," Florida State coach Mike Martin said  in a statement released by the university.

"Due to a violation of team rules, he has been suspended indefinitely."

Freshman John Nogowski  is expected to replace Holland in the lineup.

No. 3 national seed Florida State meets No. 2 UCLA in an elimination game Tuesday night.