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Nebraska lineman’s motion for reduced jail sentence rejected

Greg McMullen, Alex Lewis

Nebraska offensive lineman Alex Lewis will have to serve a jail sentence as originally sentenced after having a motion for a reduced sentence rejected by a Colorado court.

Lewis pleased guilty to one count of third-degree assault following a fight that saw an Air Force cadet injured and knocked out. For his role in the act of violence, Lewis was sentenced to 45 days in a Colorado jail in March. Hoping to be given some leniency in order to keep up with summer classes at Nebraska, Lewis filed a motion asking for a reconsideration of the sentence. That effort was futile in the end, meaning Lewis will have to miss some offseason workouts for the Huskers.

“The (defendant) was given a chance to complete the spring semester,” Boulder District Judge Patrick Butler wrote in his ruling, according to Boulder News. “He should not have registered for summer school knowing of this sentence. His football obligations and civil liability are not priorities for this court.”

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