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Florida's Walker pleads no contest to theft charge

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Former Florida guard Erving Walker has
pleaded no contest to a petty theft charge of stealing a $3 taco.
Judge Walter M. Green withheld adjudication Thursday and fined
Walker $301. If Walker pays the fine by Sept. 27, his record will
be cleared.
The state agreed to drop one count of resisting arrest without
violence.
Walker, who just completed his senior season and ranks first in
school history in assists, was arrested March 30. Gainesville
Police said he ordered a taco from a street vendor, got the food
and ran away without paying. When police caught up with him and
told him stop, Walker kept going. Officers finally caught Walker
with help from several patrol cars. Walker told them he was "just
playing around."
He apologized for the incident Thursday.


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