TWO BITS: Walker’s taco, Bennett’s list, Swamp

By Adam Silverstein
April 19, 2012

1 » Former Florida Gators point guard Erving Walker pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor petit theft and was ordered to pay a $301 fine on Thursday after the State Attorney’s Office agreed to drop all charges against him. According to The Gainesville Sun the judge also withheld adjudication for Walker meaning he was not officially convicted of the crime. Walker was arrested and charged after allegedly stealing a taco worth $3 from a street vendor in downtown Gainesville, FL. “It was just a silly mistake,” he said, according to “I apologize to everybody. I’m embarrassed about it. That’s not me. I’m just trying to put it behind me and move on.”

2 » Five-star power forward Anthony Bennett (Henderson, NV) is down to four. According to, Bennett has eliminated Washington from his finalists and is now down to Florida, Kentucky, Oregon and UNLV. He plans to cut one more school by next week and pay visits to the three finalists before sitting down and making a decision in early May. Ryan Greene of adds that Bennett and Gators head coach Billy Donovan had “a lengthy sit-down” on Wednesday. Florida is believed to be Bennett’s leader but has a back-up plan in center Bradley Hayes should the former player not commit. UF has not offered Hayes a scholarship yet as the school is first waiting on a decision from Bennett.

Extra BIT » Ben Hill Griffin Stadium is currently undergoing yet another face lift as the West Concourse is being renovated and improved. The project should be completed in July 2012 but provided a video update this week which includes some renderings of and more information on the project.


  1. SaraGator says:

    That is one expensive taco, Erving!

  2. Tractorr says:

    I really hope we get Bennett. I know this is going to sound crazy but if we get him I think we will be better than this previous season. Sure Brad was good but we need to be stronger. The great part is Bennett would not have to step on the court and be the man immediately, but he would take some heat off Patric.

    Also, imagine who would be on the floor if we wanted to play big C Young, PF Bennett, SF Murphy, SG Prather, and PG Bonyton. Lesser teams we could just dominate with a lineup like that.

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