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Murphy's maturation

After a run-in with the law, Erik Murphy has a newfound direction

Updated: January 19, 2012, 11:11 PM ET
By Michael DiRocco | GatorNation

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Sometimes people need a little nudge to get going in the right direction.

Unfortunately for Erik Murphy, that nudge came with a pair of handcuffs.

Murphy and Florida teammate Cody Larson were arrested last April and charged with felony burglary after allegedly breaking into a car outside a St. Augustine, Fla., bar. The charge later was reduced to misdemeanor criminal trespass, and Murphy eventually accepted a deferred prosecution agreement in which he agreed to ...

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