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Another Black Eye For FSU

A star player for Florida State's national championship football team was arrested and charged with soliciting an undercover policewoman for sex.

Safety Derrick Gibson, projected as a leading selection in the next NFL draft, was arrested Thursday night on a misdemeanor charge of solicitation for prostitution in another legal entanglement for a top Florida State player.

"It would be inappropriate and premature to comment at this time," Florida State sports information director Rob Wilson said Friday.

Coach Bobby Bowden and athletic director David Hart handle discipline in misdemeanor cases. The Seminoles start practice in less than a week.

Gibson asked officer Joanna Baldwin how much it would cost for oral sex, police reported. She asked him, "How much do you have?" The 21-year-old player responded that he had $10 and had the bill on the console of his car, the report said.

Gibson had 73 tackles and four interceptions in Florida State's 12-0 national title season in 1999.

Former Seminoles kicker Sebastian Janikowski, now with the Oakland Raiders, was arrested last month on a charge of possessing a date-rape drug. A week before that arrest, Janikowski was acquitted of a charge of attempting to bribe a Tallahassee police officer in January.

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