July 3, 2014 at 5:09 pm

Reduced charges offered to CMU's Andrew Flory in retail theft case

Andrew Flory makes a catch in Central Michigan's game against Michigan last season. (Gregory Shamus / Getty Images)

Mount Pleasant, Mich. — Authorities have offered to reduce charges against Central Michigan football player Andrew Flory if he testifies against a former teammate in a retail fraud case.

Citing court documents, the Morning Sun reports that prosecutors would drop one of two second-degree retail fraud counts against Flory if he pleads guilty to one and marijuana possession.

He also would have to cooperate in the prosecution of Ryan Oruche. The case is linked to a recent theft of DVDs from a Walmart store.

Flory says he’s innocent. His attorney, Todd Levitt, declined to comment. The Associated Press left a message for Oruche’s lawyer.

Flory caught 32 passes for 384 yards last season, ranking him second among the Chippewas.

Flory of Miramar, Fla., has been suspended indefinitely by the team; Oruche quit.