Oregon's James sentenced to ten days in jail
The University of Oregon football team continues to make headlines for all the wrong reasons.
Standout running back LaMichael James was sentenced to ten days in jail and 24 months of probation on Friday when he pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor harassment charge stemming from a February 15 incident, according to the Associated Press.
James was involved in an altercation with a woman who alleged the star running back grabbed her neck and pushed her to the ground during an argument. James was facing charges of menacing, strangulation, and assault—all of which were dropped in exchange for the guilty harassment plea.
The 5’9”, 180-pound running back was required to report to jail Friday afternoon, however it is still unclear whether or not James will have to serve any time behind bars.
James carried the ball 230 times for 1,546 yards and 14 touchdowns for the 10-3 Ducks in 2009. He was named the Pac-10 freshman of the year.
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