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Nebraska o-lineman sentenced to 45 days in jail

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Offensive lineman Alex Lewis will serve some time in jail, but the Nebraska player will be allowed to finish out the spring semester before doing so. Lewis has been sentenced to 45 days in jail and will serve two years of probation for a fight last spring in Colorado.

Lewis was involved in a fight that left an Air Force cadet unconscious. Police had also arrested Colorado quarterback Jordan Webb at the same time. Lewis pleaded guilty to a third-degree assault charge in December and had a handful of other charges dropped as part of a plea deal. A district judge decided Lewis may finish out the spring semester at Nebraska before serving his time. Lewis transferred to Nebraska from Colorado last year.

“When somebody is doing something and doing something well, we want to encourage that going forward,”Boulder District Judge Patrick Butler said, according to the Boulder Daily Camera. “But I got to tell you, even though I think you are trying to accept responsibility for this, there is some minimizing still. I don’t think a couple of pushes did this.”

Being able to finish out the spring semester at Nebraska allows him to keep up with his schoolwork and should mean he is eligible to finish out the spring practice schedule with the Huskers. It seems he is realizing the severity of his actions, at least if you can take a quote at its word.

“It scares me to know I had an impact on someone else’s life,” Lewis said, according to Lincoln Journal Star. “Hard to come to terms with the fact that I had a problem, but I did get help. … Off the field I’ve grown exponentially as a man.”

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6 Responses to “Nebraska o-lineman sentenced to 45 days in jail”
  1. dhardy8207 says: Mar 22, 2014 11:58 AM

    ““It scares me to know I had an impact on someone else’s life,” Lewis said, according to Lincoln Journal Star. “Hard to come to terms with the fact that I had a problem, but I did get help. … Off the field I’ve grown exponentially as a man.”

    Sometimes it takes a close brush with losing life/freedom to wake youngsters up that horrible things can happen in the blink of an eye or a moment of anger. The fact that he recognizes a “problem” which I would think means some type of substance abuse, anger management or both is a positive step. I hope he gets it together and only time will tell if he’s learned from this incident.

  2. burm61 says: Mar 22, 2014 12:25 PM

    Incognito had eligibility left?

  3. mauldawg says: Mar 22, 2014 12:37 PM

    He needs to stay in jail for a lot longer than 45 days. He wont change. Thugs never do.

  4. bender4700 says: Mar 22, 2014 12:51 PM

    Says mauldawg, anonymously online. With not a clue.

    The judge doesn’t agree with you, and I think the judge knows WAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY more than you on not only this case, but a lot of things.

    Internet hate, based on only a sliver of knowledge is ridiculous. Mauldawg is an example of someone who can’t help but assume and be hateful. Pathetic behavior.

  5. thefiesty1 says: Mar 22, 2014 1:51 PM

    Another Ingnato and Suh in the making. It’s Nebraska, that’s how they roll.

  6. duklover says: Mar 22, 2014 2:08 PM

    who’s Ignato?

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