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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: May 4, 2009
Posted on: April 13, 2011 5:21 pm
 

Police audio: Gator players, manager after arrest

Funny stuff, but were they informed the vehicle had active recording devices in it?  If nto, are the tapes admissible in court?
Of course they are admissible in court.  No one has a reasonable expectation of privacy in the back of the police car and the statements, while made post arrest, were not in response to police questioning.



Since: Nov 17, 2006
Posted on: April 13, 2011 5:02 pm
 

Police audio: Gator players, manager after arrest

From the SEC to the Florida Penal League.  Have fun in prison, boys.



Since: Sep 5, 2008
Posted on: April 13, 2011 4:45 pm
 

Police audio: Gator players, manager after arrest

Dumb and Dumber, Stupid Is as Stupid Does, One Flew over the CooCoo's Nest, Hey I got an Idea and finally What Were They Thinking?  All good titles for this article, and I don't think there's a real worry about his job any more.



Since: Jun 14, 2008
Posted on: April 13, 2011 4:44 pm
 

Police audio: Gator players, manager after arrest

Legally, the tapes are admissible. There is no exprectation of privacy in a police car. Futhermore, most police cars have video cameras in plain site and therefore the perps know they could be reocrded.

I think this audio says more about the stupity of the UF basketball player and the perceived lienancy of the Gainseville police. Anyway, I imagine the NCAA will be investigating why two college athletes were spending time in the condo of a team manager.  It is going to be hard to cover that transgression up.



Since: Mar 20, 2007
Posted on: April 13, 2011 4:32 pm
 

Police audio: Gator players, manager after arrest

Funny stuff, but were they informed the vehicle had active recording devices in it?  If nto, are the tapes admissible in court?
No, they won't be admissible, but they are certainly admissable in the court of public opinion.



Since: Dec 3, 2006
Posted on: April 13, 2011 4:30 pm
 

Police audio: Gator players, manager after arrest

Lame......this is a story about an arrest , not salvation. I will pray for you



Since: Feb 10, 2009
Posted on: April 13, 2011 4:26 pm
 

Police audio: Gator players, manager after arrest

hmmmm and the ND players are bad, wheres all the swamprats now



Since: Apr 25, 2008
Posted on: April 13, 2011 4:25 pm
 

Police audio: Gator players, manager after arrest

Funny stuff, but were they informed the vehicle had active recording devices in it?  If nto, are the tapes admissible in court? 



Since: Feb 11, 2011
Posted on: April 13, 2011 4:18 pm
 

Police audio: Gator players, manager after arrest

May Tim Tebow save their Gator souls.

Amen


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