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Gator basketball signee gets suspended sentence in drug case

Cody Larson, the South Dakota basketball standout who signed a letter of intent to play for Florida last month, has been given a suspended jail sentence in a drug case.

According to the Associated Press, Larson on Friday was given a 120-day suspended sentence and ordered to volunteer three nights a week until he leaves to play basketball for the Gators at the end of June. Larson, 18, must also speak next year at all four Sioux Falls high schools.

Larson was charged earlier this month with inhabiting a room knowing drugs were kept or used there.

Authorities say the charge is from an incident at Larson's house in February. Another player also was charged in the investigation into prescription drug use at Roosevelt High School in Sioux Falls . Both were suspended from the team.

[Last modified: Tuesday, July 20, 2010 2:11pm]


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