MSU commit Alec Murphy is facing a possible suspension from high school football after being caught shoplifting.
The Nixa, Mo., three-star running back was caught shoplifting a pair of shoes from Wal-Mart on June 2, but according to the Springfield News Leader he has already paid the $100 fine.
That doesn’t mean he is out of the woods.
The Nixa Public Schools will make a decision on whether he will be suspended or not for some games this season. He will meet with Nixa activities director this Friday.
Nixa’s first game of the season will be televised by ESPNU. Murphy and Nixa open the season with an Aug. 24 game at Jefferson City.
Murphy committed on July 18, when eight players made their pledge to play for MSU. The 6-foot-1, 222-pounder rushed for 1,793 yards on 209 carries and 22 touchdowns as a junior.