ECU Reaction To Assistant Football Coach's Arrest

East Carolina University

Thompson was charged Tuesday with one count of obtaining property by false pretenses.

Officials say he created and submitted false recruiting receipts for monetary reimbursements.

Even though many students say they are disappointed by the news, Student Body President Keri Brockett says she's giving the assistant coach the benefit of the doubt.

Thompson has been released under an unsecured $10,000 dollar bond and was suspended by ECU.