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McPherson may face more charges

Posted: Thursday March 06, 2003 9:50 PM
Updated: Thursday March 06, 2003 9:56 PM

Adrian McPherson

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Former Florida State quarterback Adrian McPherson, already facing gambling, theft and forgery charges, could be accused of additional crimes, prosecutors said Thursday.

Assistant State Attorney Paul Driver also said he does not expect McPherson's lawyer to negotiate a plea agreement on current felony and misdemeanor charges.

McPherson, who started four games for Florida State last season, was charged this week with allegedly placing bets over the Internet on his team's games, including those he played. He always bet on the Seminoles to win, police said.

Information from that investigation indicates "there could be additional charges" against McPherson, Driver said. He would not specify what those charges might be.

McPherson previously was charged with writing numerous bad checks to businesses and the theft and forgery of a blank check later cashed for $3,500. That investigation led to his dismissal from the team.

School police contend McPherson, 19, owed at least $8,000 in gambling debts to Dereck Delach, a Tallahassee bartender. Delach and former football equipment manager Jeffrey Inderhees were charged Tuesday with felony bookmaking.

Driver said he expects no other people will be charged in the gambling investigation. He spoke following McPherson's appearance Thursday at a brief court hearing on the check charges. The next hearing is set for April 10.

McPherson's attorney, Grady Irvin Jr., told a judge he was "hopeful we can reach some resolution short of trial," but Driver said he thought that would be unlikely.

McPherson turned himself in Thursday morning and was booked on the misdemeanor gambling charge and a felony charge of writing bad checks. He was released after posting $1,750 bail.

McPherson and Irvin both declined comment after the hearing.

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