Oklahoma scene: Former OSU running back Herschel Sims waives preliminary hearing

Sims, who now plays for Lamar in Beaumont, Texas, was charged with two felony counts of second-degree forgery in June for allegedly stealing the ID card of Cowboys linebacker Jeremiah Tshimanga and making two withdrawals without permission.
From Staff Reports Published: October 8, 2012
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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.


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