Florida’s Erving Walker pleads no contest

Former Florida guard Erving Walker has pleaded no contest to a petty theft charge of stealing a $3 taco.

Judge Walter M. Green withheld adjudication Thursday and fined Walker $301. If Walker pays the fine by Sept. 27, his record will be cleared.

The state agreed to drop one count of resisting arrest without violence.

Walker, who just completed his senior season and ranks first in school history in assists, was arrested March 30. Gainesville Police said he ordered a taco from a street vendor, got the food and ran away without paying. When police caught up with him and told him stop, Walker kept going. Officers finally caught Walker with help from several patrol cars. Walker told them he was ”just playing around.”

He apologized for the incident Thursday.