Attorney: Gopher freshman Royce White may seek plea bargain

10:50 PM, Nov 17, 2009   |    comments
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EDINA, Minn. -- The attorney for suspended Minnesota freshman Royce White says he hopes to have the case resolved soon and indicated he may seek a plea bargain.

White is charged with theft and fifth-degree assault after an October incident at the Mall of America. He is also under investigation following the alleged theft of a laptop computer on campus.

White's attorney, F. Clayton Tyler, said Tuesday that he is planning to review security tapes from the mall parking lot after which he "will be able to make some fruitful discussions, hopefully, with the prosecutor."

A Nov. 25 hearing has been scheduled in the mall case. Coach Tubby Smith has made it clear that White won't play until his legal matters are resolved.

The 24th-ranked Gophers (2-0) host Utah Valley on Thursday.



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