Dallas Rutherford pleads guilty

Alonso Tacanga

According to reports  from the L.A. Daily News, CSUN freshman Dallas Rutherford pleaded guilty to one count of misdemeanor grand theft Friday in San Fernando Superior Court after allegedly stealing merchandise from a Porter Ranch Best Buy. He was sentenced to three years probation and ordered to complete 200 hours of Caltrans service. He also must maintain a C-minus average at CSUN.

A felony count of second-degree commercial burglary was dismissed as part of the plea deal.

Rutherford was one of four defendants charged with grand theft after he, teammate star Deon Tresvant, Jeffrey Braswell – Head Coach Bobby Braswell’s son – and actor Phannuel Gbewonyo allegedly stole $6,600 worth of merchandise on New Year’s Day.

Rutherford has returned $1,300 worth of merchandise – two iPods, two Xbox game systems and video games – to Best Buy, the reports say. Tresvant, Braswell and Gbewonyo are scheduled to be arraigned Feb. 26.