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Police audio: Gator players, manager after arrest

Posted on: April 13, 2011 3:51 pm
Edited on: April 13, 2011 4:30 pm
 
Posted by Matt Norlander

News of two Florida basketball players and a team manager being arrested broke late Sunday night/early Monday morning. It didn't look good, of course, but the program quickly replaced that talking topic in Gainesville with the enlightening news of Billy Donovan bolstering his staff with the additions of Norm Roberts and John Pelfrey.

Well, today we can turn our attention back to the arrest and felony burglary charges, because we've got some damning, if not enrapturing, audio from the scene of the crime. Specifically: the back of the St. Augustine police car, where manager Joshua Adel and Gators sophomore Erik Murphy had quite the conversation. Quotes that will be messageboard fodder for years.

"We're not in Gainsville, they don't give a [expletive]," Adel told Murphy, who was dead set on not getting booked/charged and talking his way out of handcuffs.

"Do you understand I'll be fired and I have no chance of ever pursuing any type of career in basketball?" Adel asks Murphy in the audio clip embedded below. Adel clearly knows he's in trouble with his job, but Murphy wants to hear none of it. Murphy comes off as incredibly dumb and short-sighted, attempting to concoct a story with Adel to "get off."

"We could get them in trouble for letting us in when we weren't 21," Murphy says of the bar owners. "[Expletive] that. I'm pulling everything out."

Despite Adel's admonishment, Murphy comes to a "whatever, bro. I'm doing it" conclusion. Dude, you're not dealing with the bro-lice. This is the po-lice.

All the while, Florida freshman Cody Larson, who is already on probation, stemming from a 2010 misdemeanor drug charge in South Dakota, is on the lam. He eventually calls the guys in the back of the car (I'm not sure how they answered a cell phone, as they were in cuffs; I also don't know why they were allowed to have their phones, or why the cops left the car) and needs serious persuading from Adel. Persuading to do what? To turn himself in. Larson was clearly scared and still wondering if he should hide.

"They're gonna find you man. You can't be a [expletive] fugitive," Adel says to Larson.

So much cursing abounds, transcribing out the quotes wouldn't do it justice. This is absolutely worth the entire listen. Might be the audio clip of the year.



You know what that conversation sounded like to me? Something out of "Friday Night Lights." It's that unbelievable, in the truest sense of the word. I can't believe what Erik Murphy was proposing/thinking. And if it's possible, Adel actually comes out of this looking about as good as he possibly could. He's level-headed, realistic and completely refuses to cooperate with any ridiculous notion Murphy or Larson float by him.

The lesson to be learned, outside of, you know, not breaking the law: If you ever find yourself in the back of a cop car, by all means, keep your mouth shut.

(H/T SPORTSbyBROOKS)
Category: NCAAB
Comments

Since: Aug 28, 2006
Posted on: April 13, 2011 10:02 pm
 

Dude, you're not dealing with the bro-lice. This

is the po-lice.



What fine young men.  I'm sure they're just misunderstood.  I suggest you contact Dr. Tom Osborne, as he has quite a history of helping such innocents out of their unfortunate situations.  People shouldn't be hating on these boys.  They should try to get to know them, and how they've suffered in life.  Then people could appreciate why they were forced into this horrible predicament.   Wink



Since: Oct 22, 2006
Posted on: April 13, 2011 9:34 pm
 

Police audio: Gator players, manager after arrest

They should change their mascot from the Gators to the Thugs and wear pinstripe uniforms ! Look at all the thugs on the football team !



Since: Dec 21, 2009
Posted on: April 13, 2011 8:44 pm
 

Police audio: Gator players, manager after arrest

HAHAHA These 3 are geniuses!!! I can see that they are putting their free educations to use.  Does the University of Florida have any criteria when recruiting players?  It's amazing how many criminals they produce every year.



Since: Dec 27, 2006
Posted on: April 13, 2011 8:41 pm
 

Police audio: Gator players, manager after arrest

As a Gator fan....kick them off the team...both of them....make an example of them



Since: Jul 11, 2009
Posted on: April 13, 2011 8:27 pm
 

Police audio: Gator players, manager after arrest


game was easily the worst  officiated bowl game EVER

+1

Never saw the game, but the YouTube showed some ref bias.  Hell of a facemask call, offsides call and first down call.  WT F were they thinking?  Running into the kicker?  Really?  Loved the comentator's remarks. 



Since: Mar 9, 2008
Posted on: April 13, 2011 8:04 pm
 

Police audio: Gator players, manager after arrest

More cheating and corruption from the SEC and Gators....should anybody be suprised?
How is this, in any way, related to cheating and corruption.  It involves two athletes and one team manager who were arrested on felony burglary charges. They have all been suspended, which is a prelude to their being dismissed from the team and expelled from the school, pending the dispostion of the case.  Larson and Murphy will, undoubtedly, be playing for a more forgiving program in the near future. 



Since: Mar 22, 2008
Posted on: April 13, 2011 8:02 pm
 

Police audio: Gator players, manager after arrest

You need to get over the 2006 Outback Bowl and move on.
what does that have to do with anything other than the turdest called bowl game ever?  

and since you brought it up...

!gator fans were collectively sh!!tting in their pants at the end until the pay for refs ended with the bogus offsides call. the game from then on was officially called the outcrap bowl.  my favorite is the facemask penalty against the team whose player GOT facemasked.  this game was easily the worst  officiated bowl game EVER
yeah just get over it. easy for you to say cheaters. even though this is about turds







Since: Nov 6, 2006
Posted on: April 13, 2011 7:43 pm
 

Police audio: Gator players, manager after arrest

That's ok... your team will pick them up after they leave Florida and you will selectively forget their past (e.g Cam Newton, etc.)



Since: May 6, 2008
Posted on: April 13, 2011 7:27 pm
 

Police audio: Gator players, manager after arrest

More cheating and corruption from the SEC and Gators....should anybody be suprised?



Since: Sep 5, 2010
Posted on: April 13, 2011 7:15 pm
 

Police audio: Gator players, manager after arrest

Let me preface this comment by saying that I absolutely hate Florida, with that being said, I'm not sure how or why this is so damaging other than the "we aren't in Gainesville" comment which more or less tells the story that they are untouchable within those city limits.  This all just pretty much sounds like a couple of 20-year-old kids freakin' out in the back of police cruiser because they know they are about to get pinched.  I'm pretty sure this is how all of us would've sounded if we had been drinking and did something stupid. 


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