UPDATE: Former KU Quarterback Sentenced For Assault

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

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September 6, 2013

University of Colorado backup quarterback Jordan Webb was sentenced on Friday to two years of probation for a May fight that left an Air Force Academy cadet unconscious.

The 22-year-old, who started his career at Kansas, also was ordered to perform 80 hours of community service and get alcohol treatment, The Daily Camera reported.

He pleaded guilty to third-degree assault, a misdemeanor, last week in exchange for prosecutors dropping felony assault charges.

Former Colorado offensive lineman Alex Lewis, who has transferred to Nebraska, still faces a second-degree assault charge, a felony, in the case. He hasn't entered a plea yet.

Witnesses told police that Lewis pushed Lee Bussey's head into a brick wall and that both Webb and Lewis pushed the cadet to the ground and punched him. Prosecutor Bruce Langer said Webb was given a plea deal because authorities believe Webb played a lesser role.

Webb told Judge Patrick Butler that he shoved Bussey but said he was only trying to break up the fight.

"My role was minimal at best, but I take full responsibility and I shouldn't have put myself in that type of situation," Webb said. "I'm not a violent person and I never have been."

Butler told Webb he was "involved enough" and said he was fortunate that prosecutors offered him the chance to plead guilty to a misdemeanor.

Lewis is scheduled for an arraignment on Sept. 20.

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