First Coast News of St. Augustine, Florida, recently obtained a tape of phone calls between team manager Josh Adel and Erik Murphy and Cody Larson.
Murphy and Adel, who were sitting in the back of a police car during the conversation, are trying to convince Larson, who fled the scene, to return to be arrested with them.
Adel pleads with Larson to come back to the bar (Scarlett O'Hara's in St. Augustine) throughout the call while Murphy contemplates ways to "get off."
First Coast News sought comments from the University of Florida, but sports information director Fred Demarest replied, "I can't comment any further than what we've already said."
Based on what I have heard from this conversation, what was once a black eye for Florida basketball is developing into something much uglier.