Florida Gators Erik Murphy And Cody Larson Arrested On Burglary Charges

Two Florida Gator basketball players and also the team manager were reportedly arrested on burglary charges early Sunday Morning in St. Augustine, Fla.

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Florida Team Manager Reportedly Involved In Eirk Murphy And Cody Larson Burglary Incident

We have an update to the Erik Murphy and Cody Larson arrest story. They were reportedly joined by a third man, and according to the Orlando Sentinel, that man was a team manager; and that he and Erik Murphy had to convince Larson to turn himself in to Police. 

The three ran after employees confronted them. Sgt. Jason Etheredge said Adel was apprehended about a block later. Police officers convinced (team manager Joshua) Adel to call Murphy, who walked back to where the police were and was handcuffed. . .

“The third guy, Cody, calls Joshua, probably seven or eight times while they're in the back of the car and they're discussing how they're going to get out of it, pretty much burying themselves,” Etheredge said. “Cody, after about seven or eight phone calls, the other two said, ‘Hey man, you gotta turn yourself in.’"

Larson came to Florida with concerns about his character stemming from a few prescription drug related incidents in High School. The University has not issued a statement on the incident, but we will pass that along when it becomes available.

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Florida Gators Erik Murphy And Cody larson Arrested On Burglary Charges

According to News 4 Jacksonville, Florida Gator basketball players Erik Murphy and Cody Larson (along with a third man) were arrested on burglary charges early Sunday Morning in St. Augustine, Fla.

Investigators said Larson and Murphy went into Scarlett O'Hara's Bar and Restaurant around 2 a.m. Sunday and claimed to have lost a wallet. They said the men tried to get close to an employee who was counting money from the night. Bouncers then told Larson and Murphy to leave and a few minutes later, they saw the men breaking into a co-worker's car in a parking lot across the street, according to police.

Our Florida Gator blog Alligator Army has more on the two players involved.

Murphy is a sophomore from Rhode Island who has played sparingly as a frontcourt reserve in his first two seasons as a Gator. Larson, a freshman who redshirted in the 2010-11 season, is from South Dakota, and came to Gainesville with character questions stemming from a criminal record and alleged flouting of a high school drug policy.

Larson received two years of probation and a suspended 120-day jail sentence for a misdemeanor drug charge related to being in the same room with drugs in 2010. Larson told the Sioux Falls, S.D. Argus Leader it was "the biggest lesson of my life" last May.

You can find follow the story there, or keep checking back here in this StoryStream for all the latest news and developments.

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