Murphy reaches plea deal


Published: Monday, July 11, 2011 at 2:14 p.m.
Last Modified: Monday, July 11, 2011 at 2:14 p.m.

Erik Murphy has reached a plea deal with prosecutors for charges of misdemeanor criminal trespass.

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Florida's Kyle McClanahan and Erik Murphy during practice for the 2010 SEC Tournament in Nashville March 10, 2010.

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Under terms of the deferred prosecution agreement, Murphy will pay $440 in restitution and court costs, perform 50 hours of community service and complete a substance abuse evaluation program. In addition, Murphy will need to write a letter of apology to the victim and can't consume alcohol or other controlled substances for one year.




Murphy and teammate Cody Larson were arrested on felony burglary charges for allegedly trying to break into a car last April in St. Augustine. Charges were reduced to misdemeanor criminal trespass a month later.

Murphy and Larson have been suspended indefinitely from the team. Team spokesman Denver Parler said no decision has made on Murphy or Larson's reinstatement.

Larson pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor trespass charges and has a court date set for July 19. Larson is on probation for a misdemeanor drug arrest in South Dakota after he shared prescription medication with a high school teammate.

The 6-foot-10 Murphy averaged 4.3 points and 2.3 rebounds last season while shooting a team-high 40 percent from 3-point range.

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