Suspended New Orleans Saint wide receiver Albert Connell surrendered Friday after arrest warrants were issued accusing him of stealing more than $4,000 from teammate Deuce McAllister.
The first warrant alleges $863 was taken from McAllister's locker Dec. 5, and the second alleges $3,500 was taken from the running back's car Dec. 9, the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office said.
Connell surrendered a few hours after the warrants were issued, Sheriff's Lt. Ed Still said.
Connell, who signed a $14-million contract last spring, was suspended Dec. 19 for the rest of the season, although the team refused to say why.
If convicted, Connell faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison and a $3,000 fine.
The Saints began an internal investigation after McAllister found money missing and reported it to the team.
Connell has admitted taking the money. But he said he did it as a prank and returned the cash.
Spergon Wynn will start at quarterback for the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday against the Green Bay Packers.
The team said that Wynn will fill in for Todd Bouman, unable to firmly grip the ball since straining a ligament in his right thumb against Detroit on Dec. 16.