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NIU LB gets one-year probation for band incident

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Finally, we can move past wondering what will ever become of Northern Illinois linebacker Jamaal Bass, alleged band nerd tackler.

Four months after pleading not guilty to felonious and misdemeanor assault for a weird pregame incident on Nov. 1 involving what may or may not have amounted to deliberately running into a member of the Toledo marching band, Bass has decided to plead no contest to a first degree misdemeanor assault charge.

Bass received one year of probation with 120 hours of community service, will submit to random urinalysis — he admitted to marijuana use in a previous hearing — and pay $889.45 in restitution to the band member on the receiving end of the hit.

“I think it was a fine resolution,” said Bass’ lawyer. “It was appropriate under the circumstances.”

Video of the incident, in which Bass is seen jumping shoulder-first into the band member, was found on YouTube, although the intent of it all has been sketchy.

The result of the run-in, literally, was a three-game suspension. Bass did not face any more internal discipline and participated in spring practices with the team.

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1 Response to “NIU LB gets one-year probation for band incident”
  1. pcase27 says: Jul 17, 2012 11:25 AM

    I wonder if Kevin Moen from the Stanford-Cal game got any jail time.

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