UF's Larson won't face jail time

Published: Friday, October 7, 2011 at 6:03 p.m.
Last Modified: Friday, October 7, 2011 at 6:03 p.m.

Florida redshirt freshman forward Cody Larson will not face jail time for violating terms of his suspended sentence in Sioux Falls, S.D.

Judge John Schlimgen gave Larson two additional years of probation Friday and re-imposed his 120-day suspended sentence. Also, Larson will talk to four high school basketball teams in the Sioux Falls, S.D., area about his positive and negative experiences as a college athlete.

Larson reached a plea deal with prosecutors last month after facing misdemeanor trespass charges for allegedly trying to break into a car in St. Augustine last April. In 2010, Larson received a 120-day suspended sentence in Sioux Falls, S.D., on a misdemeanor drug charge for sharing prescription medication with a high school teammate.

After Larson reached his plea deal on trespass charges last month, Minnehaha County (S.D.) State's Attorney Aaron McGowan filed a motion to drop the suspended sentence and consider jail time.

Larson has been suspended by Florida coach Billy Donovan indefinitely since his arrest last April. Florida will hold its first full practice Oct. 15 and will play its first exhibition game Nov. 3 against Catholic University.

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