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VCU's Briante Weber Suspended for Petit Larceny

VCU will be without their starting guard and HAVOC catalyst Briante Weber for their season opener against Tennessee.

Mike Lawrie

VCU is gearing up for their season opener against Tennessee on November 14 at the Naval Academy but the Rams will now be without starting guard and the Atlantic 10's best defensive player, Briante Weber, for the affair.

According to Tim Pearrell of the Richmond Times-Dispatch, Weber stole an iPhone from the Rams Cary Street gym and was issued a summons for petit larceny. The iPhone 5 was valued at $200 and if it was valued at just a dollar more then Weber would have been cited with grand larceny felony charge.

In a statement Shaka Smart said:

"Briante has failed to live up to the standards we’ve set for our program and we are holding him accountable. Part of his discipline includes missed competition. We expect that Briante will act according to the standards of our program moving forward."

Weber is due in court on September 25.