Mark this one down as appearing to be all kinds of not very bright.

Earlier this week, University of North Dakota football coach Bubba Schweigert kicked running back Dustin Iverson off the football team and said, in a press release: "We were made aware today of a legal situation involving Dustin Iverson and after reviewing all available information at this time, we have made the decision to dismiss him from the football team effective immediately for actions detrimental to our program and the university."

The "legal situation" was described in Wednesday's Grand Forks Herald. Iverson allegedly stole $16 worth of bicep bands from a Grand Forks sporting goods store. An employee discovered two empty packages and, as they say in football, went to look at the video.

An affidavit filed in court said the employee observed Iverson "open the packages, remove the items, conceal them in his pants pocket and leave the store without attempting to pay for the items."

One hint that it was Iverson: The affidavit reported that Iverson was wearing a UND football jersey and the the store employee identified him from looking at a team photo.

According to the affidavit, Iverson was apprehended by store security personnel when he returned to the store later in the day, the Herald reported. He has a court date sent for next week on the theft charge.

Iverson had been suspended from the team for the first two games of the season for an unrelated violation of athletic department policy.

You can read the full story from the Herald here.

One more note. Iverson's profile on the UND team website lists his major as "pre-entrepreneurship."

That brings up a whole batch of questions we're not going to attempt to answer here.

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