Nebraska Cornhuskers star officially charged with misdemeanor

Nebraska Cornhuskers volleyball star Harper Murray has been officially charged for alleged shoplifting earlier this spring.
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Nebraska Cornhuskers volleyball star Harper Murray’s spring just got a little bit worse. The Huskers outside hitter was officially charged in connection with allegations of shoplifting stemming from earlier this year, just ahead of the team’s final spring practice tune up.

After the initial allegations surfaced on Facebook, things have been relatively quiet. However, the Omaha World-Herald reports that on Friday, Murray was officially charged with a misdemeanor after the accusation of shoplifting from a Lincoln sporting goods store.

Murray is accused of stealing five rings, each with a value of about $13, on May 2 from the Scheel's store at 3030 Pine Lake Road. Social media posts circulating appeared to show security images of Murray and claimed she was responsible for the shoplifting.

Nebraska Cornhuskers star officially charged a month after allegations

Murray is scheduled to appear in court on June 26 at 1:30 p.m. and while she can’t be happy that charges have finally been filed, it does mark an important step towards putting all of her legal issues behind her. 

Earlier this spring, the Huskers’ star issued a statement that didn’t directly address the allegations but did recognize that she’d been in a spot of trouble.

"I deeply regret some of the recent decision I've made," Murray's post said at the time. "And the pains that I have caused my family, my team, volleybal fans and everyone who has supported me. I take full responsibility for my actions. This past month has been a great opportunity for me to recenter and focus on myself and get back to who I am."

The Nebraksa Cornhuskers star was also cited in April for driving under the influence, reckless driving, obstruction of a peace officer, minor in possession and carrying false identification. Her blood-alcohol content was .169 which is twice the legal limit. She is set to be back in court on June 24 two days before the shoplifting court date, for the DUI citation.