Former OSU football player Herschel Sims pleads guilty to second-degree forgery

BY GINA MIZELL, Staff Writer, gmizell@opubco.com Published: October 26, 2012
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Former Oklahoma State running back Herschel Sims pleaded guilty to two felony counts of second-degree forgery Friday and received deferred sentences.

Sims, who was dismissed from the Cowboy program days before the charges were filed in June, had to pay a $300 fine, plus other costs and fees. The charges stem from an incident in May where Sims stole the ID card of OSU linebacker Jeremiah Tshimanga and took $700 out of his bank account without permission.

Sims pleaded not guilty to the charges in June, but the preliminary hearing was waived at Friday's court appearance.

Sims, a former five-star recruit and OSU's No. 3 running back last season, has since transferred to Lamar University, a Football Championship Subdivision school in Beaumont, Texas. He is currently the team's leading rusher, with 388 yards and two touchdowns. Lamar hosts Sam Houston State Saturday afternoon.

Lamar is scheduled to play at OSU in 2013.

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