|Summary: McPherson goes to trial|
The much talked about court case of Adrian McPherson will take place on Wednesday and people are expecting a media circus to surround it. The 20-year old Florida Quarterback is charged with illegal gambling, which is a misdemeanour crime in Florida
However the consequences if he is evicted are far worse. It would almost certainly ruin his football career. The NCAA handbook spells out the penalties for college athletes gambling. The consequences range from partial to permanent loss of eligibility.
McPherson' has maintained his innocence throughout. It is claimed that McPherson was betting as much as $1,000 a time. With illegal bookmakers and that he owed an alleged bookmaker, Derek Delach, a former local bartender, as much as $8,000 in gambling debts.
McPherson said he never has wagered on anything other than horse racing and dog racing, both of which are legal I the state of Florida. The trial could last through Friday and Court TV, a cable network exclusively devoted to trial broadcasts, has received permission to air this trial.