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Mizzou gymnast arrested for possible credit card fraud

ABC 17 News confirmed University of Missouri police arrested MU gymnast Morgan Porter for the suspected fraudulent use of a credit device over $500 Tuesday night. A team spokesman confirms Porter is suspended from the team.

“Morgan is suspended, per athletic department policy, as we work to gather more information,” Mizzou spokeswoman Kate Lakin said.

MUPD says the incident is believed to have occurred on June 8, 2016 at an off campus location. Through the investigation, officers were able to identify Morgan Porter as the suspect. On August 30 around 9 p.m., an officer arrested Porter at her residence.

Officers took Porter to the Boone County Jail Tuesday ngiht, and Porter later left on $4,500 bond.

Porter was the SEC freshman of the year during the 2016 season. She also earned a spot on the SEC All-Freshman Team. The sophomore competed in 54 of a possible 56 routines during her freshman season. Porter qualified for the NCAA Championships as an all-around competitor.

Porter is now Mizzou’s 24th reported student-athlete arrest since joining the SEC in July of 2012, but only the second female athlete. She’s the fifth reported student-athlete arrest this year at Mizzou.

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