Wellesley University swimmer Ryan McEwan has been suspended for four months without pay after he allegedly stole a pair of socks from the laundry room at his dormitory.
The 20-year-old, who was found by a dormitory guard after he had left for a day-long weekend, was charged with burglary, possession of stolen property, and unauthorized use of a university computer, according to The Washington Post.
McEwan was a member of the US National team that competed at the 2014 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
A spokeswoman for Wellesley, which is the flagship of the University of Massachusetts, told ABC News the swimmer’s suspension is due to his failure to report the theft of the socks he allegedly obtained in the laundry rooms.
“It is clear that Ryan has failed to report this crime to the police and that he has been responsible for the theft,” the spokesperson said.
“As a result, Ryan is not eligible for reinstatement into the swim team, which will occur shortly.”
McEweys suspension comes after the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) swimmer Thomas Meeks was arrested in May after he was accused of stealing from a dorm room at a private school.
Meeks was sentenced to 18 months in prison for the crime.
“The University of Wellesley community is deeply saddened by this news,” a statement on the school’s website read.
“We are working with the Department of Public Safety to determine the next course of action and to ensure that our student athletes are held accountable for their actions.”
The MIT swimmer, who is a former student of Welles’, was found guilty of possession of drug paraphernalia and sentenced to six months in jail.