Another day, another bit of police reporting about the Florida Gators. According to AP reporter Mark Long, Florida football player Dee Finley's felony charge for resisting arrest with violence has already been reduced to a misdemeanor. He still faces two misdemeanor charges stemming from yesterday's run-in with a University Police Department officer.
State Attorney has reduced LB Dee Finley's charge to resisting arrest w/out violence, a misdemeanor.
Finley also is charged with driving w/ suspended license, his 4th similar charge in less than 3 years.
As I tweeted last night, I believe Finley, a reserve linebacker, has five criminal charges and nine tackles as a Gator.
Elsewhere in some courts system in Florida, Florida basketball player Cody Larson has accepted deferred prosecution on a misdemeanor trespass charge stemming from an April incident at a St. Augustine bar, according to the Gainesville Sun.
Under terms of the agreement, Larson will perform 200 hours of community service. Larson also has taken part in a substance abuse program and paid restitution to the victims.
Larson remains suspended, though Erik Murphy, who was also involved in the April incident and reached a deferred prosecution deal with prosecutors in July, was reinstated last week. Both players were initially charged with felonies, but had their charges reduced in May.
It's unclear if Larson, who is on probation after a 2010 conviction for misdemeanor drug possession in South Dakota, will escape further punishment because of his deferred prosecution.