|Former Florida State quarterback Adrian MacPherson, alleged to have placed bets on the Seminoles through the Internet and who apparently 'owes thousands of dollars to a Tallahassee man', has been charged with a misdemeanour count of gambling. McPherson had already been dismissed by coach Bobby Bowden in November for being involved in the theft of a blank cheque that was later cashed for $3,500, which he denies.|
The state and local police investigation into gambling on FSU's campus which resulted in the misdemeanour charge began after rumors circulated concerning McPherson's gambling debts. Investigators claim he placed bets through a local bookie as well as on the Internet.
McPherson's Tallahassee attorney is pleased that there is to be a jury trial in the case, claiming that his client will be cleared and his 'life will return to some form of normalcy'. However, if it goes wrong and he is convicted, he would most likely have no chance at a professional career. Leon County judge Tim Harley granted a jury trial due to 'the seriousness of the allegations'.
Also in the gambling scandal dept., high school principal Rosa Calvet resigned her post in northeast Pennsylvania after being caught using the school's computer for Internet gambling.