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Three Arkansas basketball players arrested on forgery charges

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Anton Beard, Dustin Thomas and Jacorey Williams (Washington County Jail)

Arkansas basketball players Anton Beard, Jacorey Williams and Dustin Thomas have been arrested. According to the Washington County Sheriff’s office, they have a court appearance scheduled from Friday morning to face one charge each of forgery.

The arrest stems from a series of incidents this weekend, where the three players were caught on surveillance camera using counterfeit bills, according to a police report. All three were caught using counterfeit $20 bills to purchase goods, while Beard got change for six counterfeit $50 bills and three counterfeit $100 bills, according to the report.

“We have become aware of a pending legal issue involving three men’s basketball student-athletes,” the school said in a statement. “The student-athletes have been suspended indefinitely from the men’s basketball program. Our continued expectation is that our student-athletes conduct themselves in an appropriate manner at all times.”

Beard, a sophomore point guard, averaged 5.7 points in just under 19 minutes last season. Williams is a senior forward that averaged 4.8 points off the bench. Thomas transferred into Arkansas this offseason after spending his first two seasons with Colorado.