Make us your home page
Instagram

Get the quickest, smartest news, analysis and photos from the Bucs game emailed to you shortly after the final whistle.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Florida Gators basketball transfer Cody Larson facing drug charge

GAINESVILLE — Cody Larson, the South Dakota basketball standout who last month signed a letter of intent with Florida, is facing legal charges stemming from an April misdemeanor drug charge.

Larson, 18, was indicted on a misdemeanor charge of "inhabiting a room knowing drugs are kept or used there."

A Minnehaha County judge set three June dates in Larson's case, including a June 22 jury trial. Larson, who was not in the courtroom but was represented by his lawyer, can try to reach a plea deal before June 22.

Scout.com rates Larson as the nation's No. 22 power forward. He averaged 19.9 points, 7.8 rebounds and 4.1 assists. He committed to UF after being released from his scholarship at Iowa after coach Todd Lickliter was fired.

"We were aware of Cody's situation during the recruiting process," Florida basketball spokesman Fred Demarest said in a statement. "He and his family were up front with us during the recruiting process."

MORE BASKETBALL: Robert Morris promoted Andrew Toole, 29, making him the youngest head coach among men's Division I programs. … Georgia transfer DeMario Mayfield, a guard, signed with Charlotte.

Football

USF TRANSFER: Sophomore safety Charlton Sinclair, ineligible last season, said he's transferring from USF this summer.

BIG TEN DENIES OFFERS: Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany e-mailed conference officials Tuesday to stamp out a rumor that four schools had already been offered a chance to join the league. Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith confirmed that Delany quashed a report of offers to Missouri, Nebraska, Notre Dame and Rutgers.

HALL OF FAME: Willie Jeffries, the first black coach of a Division I school, and former Super Bowl standouts Troy Brown and Emerson Boozer were among six inductees chosen from the divisional class (for schools outside Division I-A) for the College Football Hall of Fame. They'll join major-school inductees such as Notre Dame's Tim Brown and Miami's Gino Torretta on July 16-17.

Information from Times wires was used in this report. For news on other sports from our instate colleges, go to tampabay.com/sports and click on More Sports.

Florida Gators basketball transfer Cody Larson facing drug charge 05/11/10 [Last modified: Tuesday, May 11, 2010 9:21pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Rays journal: Erasmo Ramirez ready to start a day after closing game

    The Heater

    MINNEAPOLIS — RHP Erasmo Ramirez was on the mound to finish Sunday's 15-inning marathon win over the Twins and will start tonight's game against the Rangers.

    The Rays’ Erasmo Ramirez throws 12 pitches in the 15th inning against the Twins to earn the save then says after the game that he’s ready to make his scheduled start against the Rangers: “My arm feels good.”
  2. Rays exhausted but happy after 15-inning win over Twins (w/video)

    The Heater

    MINNEAPOLIS — Before the Rays eventually won Sunday's 6½-hour, 15-inning marathon against the Twins 8-6, they did plenty to lose it. And we need to get that out of the way first.

    The Rays’ Evan Longoria enjoys a laugh after scoring, barely, to tie it in the ninth on Steven Souza Jr.’s two-out single.
  3. Tom Jones' Two Cents: ABC's Indy 500 coverage is stellar again

    TV and Radio

    Times columnist Tom Jones looks back at the best and worst from a weekend of televised sports.

    Best coverage

    Takuma Sato left, celebrates after winning the Indianapolis 500 as Helio Castroneves is a little late passing him. ABC’s coverage of the race is stellar throughout, with plenty of extras but no fake drama.
  4. Takuma Sato surprise winner of wreck-filled Indy 500

    Auto racing

    INDIANAPOLIS — Takuma Sato, a journeyman driver, became the first Japanese winner of the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday when he held off three-time champion Helio Castroneves in a 230-mph wheel-rubbing duel to the finish.

    Scott Dixon’s car goes over the top of Jay Howard, soaring so high that Helio Castroneves drove under it while it was airborne. Stunningly, there were no serious injuries.
  5. Marc Topkin's takeaways from Sunday's Rays-Twins game

    The Heater

    The Rays won because they got two innings of good relief from each of the two pitchers who contributed to them losing Saturday's game, Danny Farquhar (who again struck out Miguel Sano) and Tommy Hunter, who both posted zeroes.