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Former Ok. State RB pleads not guilty to felony charges

Herschel Sims AP

For his alleged involvement in the theft of $700 belonging to teammate Jeremiah Tshimanga, former Oklahoma State running back Herschel Sims received a pair of second-degree forgery charges, both felonies.

On Thursday, Sims pleaded not guilty in a Payne County Court appearance to both counts, per the Daily Oklahoman. Sims said in an interview with the OSU Police Department back in May that he used Tshimanga’s ID card and forged his signature to withdraw the money, but did not admit to stealing; rather, Sims’ high school coach said the situation was a misunderstanding, not an act of theft.

“I made the mistake of getting the money myself, coach,” Steve Warren said his former player told him. “I should have let him do it and I didn’t. But we had an agreement that I was going to borrow that money from him and pay him back.”

Sims was dismissed from the team earlier this month. According to his attorney, Sims is no longer at Oklahoma State and plans to transfer to a Texas school next semester.

Sims finished third on the team in rushing as a true freshman with 248 yards and two touchdowns. While he was not listed on the two-deep this past spring, Sims was expected to make a contribution to the Cowboys’ offense this fall.

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7 Responses to “Former Ok. State RB pleads not guilty to felony charges”
  1. raider2124 says: Jun 22, 2012 3:48 PM

    Another one who fails to take rexponsibilty in the gibs me dat culture

  2. jengibre23 says: Jun 22, 2012 4:50 PM

    Damn hersh. You are a really good player and OSU needs you when joseph randle goes to the NFL in a few years.

  3. jengibre23 says: Jun 22, 2012 4:53 PM

    Nevermind didn’t see that paragraph saying he left. Damn he was good thats very disappointing

  4. seanb20124 says: Jun 22, 2012 5:23 PM

    One thing to steal from regular student, another to steal from a teammate.

  5. raider2124 says: Jun 22, 2012 6:46 PM


  6. gopokes0714 says: Jun 22, 2012 7:15 PM

    wait what? when is it OK to steal from a regular student that probably doesn’t even have a scholarship?

  7. raider2124 says: Jun 23, 2012 7:08 PM

    It’s ok to steal from a regular student when you condone the behavior. He will get another chance at a school and do it again. Once a thief always a thief. Should be thrown in jail, society doesn’t need people like this

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