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Va. State player pleads guilty to attack on Winston-Salem St. QB day before title game

04/15/2014 04:52 EDT | Updated 06/15/2014 05:59 EDT
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - A Virginia State football player pleaded guilty Tuesday to assaulting Winston-Salem State's starting quarterback during a November luncheon, the day before the teams were going to play for the league championship.

Forsyth County Chief Assistant District Attorney Jennifer Martin said Lamont Britt pleaded guilty to a charge of simple assault.

Britt had been charged with misdemeanour assault inflicting serious injury.

Judge Denise Hartsfield sentenced Britt to 45 days in jail, suspended for one year, probation for a year, and imposed the condition that he complete or be in the process of completing his education. Hartsfield also ordered Britt to co-operate with any continued investigations.

An arrest warrant said Britt hitting Rudy Johnson in the face and head in a restroom on Nov. 15 during the during the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association awards luncheon. It came one day before the two schools were to meet for the league championship.

CIAA officials cancelled the game after the fight, and later declared Virginia State ineligible for post-season play.

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