Missouri defensive end Nick Tarpoff pleaded not guilty to felony gun charges yesterday, but his plea is expected to change. Boone County Assistant Prosecuting Attorney, Dan Knight thinks this is a delay tactic so Tarpoff can decide his football future. Tarpoff isn’t expected to be welcomed back to the Missouri football program if he pleads guilty. He’ll meet with a trial judge within in the next two months. In February Tarpoff was arrested when police found a sawed-off shotgun in his Columbia residence. He called police and told them he was shot in the arm by a burglar. He later admitted making up the story, embarrassed that he accidentally shot himself.