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McPherson denied admission

South Florida opts not to admit ex-Seminoles QB

Posted: Thursday August 07, 2003 12:24 PM

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Officials at the University of South Florida are refusing to admit former Florida State quarterback Adrian McPherson, who hopes to resume his playing career with the Bulls.

McPherson was dismissed from Florida State's team last season. He pleaded no contest to theft charges in Tallahassee. He was also indicted in a gambling charge that ended with a hung jury. McPherson pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor charge.

One major question is what the NCAA is going to say. If it finds he gambled on college football games, he could be suspended from playing for a year. If it's found he gambled on his own team, as found in a police report, the suspension could be permanent.

Lawyer Grady Irvin says his client plans to enroll at another school soon. McPherson had enrolled last January at Divison I-AA Murray State, but withdrew a few weeks later. Both Tennessee State and Liberty have requested his release from Murray State.

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