Former Oklahoma State running back Herschel Sims' court date scheduled for Wednesday has been stricken, and his case has instead been set on the felony docket for Oct. 26 at 1:30 p.m., according to court documents. Those documents show Sims will waive his preliminary hearing and enter his plea during that appearance.
Sims was charged with two felony counts of second-degree forgery in June for allegedly stealing the ID card of Oklahoma State linebacker Jeremiah Tshimanga, making two withdrawals — one for $500 and one for $200 — from Tshimanga's bank account without permission and forging Tshimanga's signature on the withdrawal slips. Sims was dismissed from the OSU program by coach Mike Gundy four days before the charges were filed.
Sims' attorney, Rebecca King, appeared in court Friday to make the request to strike the Oct. 10 appearance and set the matter on the felony docket on Oct. 26.
Sims has since transferred to Lamar University, a Football Championship Subdivision school in Beaumont, Texas. He is currently the school's leading rusher this season, tallying 289 yards and two touchdowns. He also has 10 catches for 56 yards.
Lamar plays Sam Houston State in Beaumont on Oct. 27.
Sims, who was rated the No. 2 all-purpose back in the nation coming out of high school, was considered one of the gems of OSU's 2011 recruiting class. He was the Cowboys' No. 3 running back as a true freshman last season, finishing with 31 carries for 242 yards and two touchdowns.
COWBOYS LEAD NICKLAUS INVITE
The Oklahoma State men's golf team finished first-round play Monday with the lead at the Jack Nicklaus Invitational in Dublin, Ohio. The Cowboys finished with a 295 team score, which was seven shots better than Kentucky and Brigham Young. OSU junior Ian Davis shot a 1-under-par 71 and stood one stroke behind leader Greg Eason of Central Florida.
The final round at Muirfield Village Golf Club is scheduled for Tuesday.