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Warrick vs. Miami, Maybe Not


Wide receiver Laveranues Coles missed Florida State's practice Wednesday and will not play in the top-ranked Seminoles' game against Miami.

Coles and Peter Warrick, a top Heisman Trophy candidate, were questioned by police in connection with an alleged theft scheme in which police said a clerk sold clothing to customers for far less than it was worth.

Neither player has been charged with any crime.

Coach Bobby Bowden said he would make a decision on Coles' future with the team on Thursday.

Warrick, also a wide receiver, attended practice for the second straight night Wednesday. Bowden has not said whether Warrick will play Saturday.

The All-American senior from Bradenton has 36 catches for 508 yards and four touchdowns for the Seminoles.

Coles, a senior from Jacksonville, said Tuesday that he and Warrick answered investigators' questions about the purchase of a tan hat and four shirts with a total estimated value of $244, according to a police report. According to the report, the players bought the merchandise Sept. 29 for far less money.

Both players were described by police as possible "witnesses or suspects," in the case.

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