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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.

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