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Iowa St. WR gets three years probation for theft charge

Albert Gary AP

Last month, Iowa State wide receiver Albert Gary pleaded guilty to a charge of first-degree theft stemming from an incident last summer where Gary was accused of robbing a man with a BB gun. As a result of the plea, it was possible Gary could avoid jail time.

That’s turned out to be the case, as Gary was sentenced to three years probation today for his involvement in the incident. The probation was part of the plea deal. Gary’s attorney, Matt Boles, said Gary will also have to go to a halfway house in Ames for roughly six months.

Gary was initially charged with first-degree robbery, a felony that carries a maximum of 25 years in jail.

Gary caught 23 passes for 287 yards and two touchdowns last season, and was included in ISU’s spring depth chart.

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7 Responses to “Iowa St. WR gets three years probation for theft charge”
  1. drjem says: May 23, 2012 6:36 AM

    With a BB GUN?????!!!!! God, is he ever the smart one!

  2. beanengelby says: May 23, 2012 7:47 AM

    These schools need to pay these young men some of the money they make of them ! And we won’t have problems like this for student athletes ! Gaaaaaaarrrrrreeeeeeddddddyyy !

  3. mountaineer50415 says: May 23, 2012 8:58 AM

    To beanengelby:
    It would be nice if the young players were given some money for what they do. However, wanting money does not make it right to rob someone else. Anyway many movie stars have done the same and it had nothing to do with needing money. Some people just think they are different from anyone else and what ever they want they will take it even if they have the money to buy it.It is wrong to rob people and no one should do it no matter what school they play for. That goes for the mountaineers also.
    Even if they are not given money, they are getting a hugh opportunity to be successful in life. Please take advantage of what you have. Complain if you want more but do not take things. Many times it has to do with drugs, not needs.

  4. thegamecocker says: May 23, 2012 9:28 AM

    Ok Albert….we got you off the hook this time. BUT if it happens again, you’ll need to transfer to AUBURN where matriculation is a signature away regardless of past criminal activity! Hope you’ve learned your lesson young man!

  5. drjem says: May 23, 2012 2:48 PM

    TO: mouintaineer50415

    Of course you’re correct. My wife (a Doc also) was reading your post with me & (no…she doesn’t know football….but, I’m no mental giant at the game either. I still love to watch it though) ,….anyway, she (seriously now)…said, “No one paid my way through med school. Not the government, my daddy or any University scholarships…”Why does this guy think he needs to steal for pleasure when he is already getting a FREE education?” I couldn’t answer her because I DON’T know the answer.

  6. lakesidegator says: May 28, 2012 10:11 AM

    Didn’t his Mom teach him that bb guns can put an eye out?

  7. cyclonemagic says: Jun 22, 2012 1:27 AM

    Your wife (a doc also) needs to take into account the fact that 50000+ people were not coming to watch her study every saturday in the fall. The schools make millions of dollars off these kids every season….Its crazy to me how money is the most important thing to everyone involved in college football. The universities, the conferences, the tv networks (Contracts in the billions of dollars to watch these kids play football), all let college football be controlled by money. How is anyone going to expect the kids playing to not be thinking about money? Everyone around them is making money of THEIR HARD WORK! In the mean time many of these kids do not have parents with means of supporting them. Im not saying by any means is this okay and he should not be punished.

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