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Former Razorback Cedric Cobbs pleads guilty to drug charge

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Former Arkansas and NFL running back Cedric Cobbs has pleaded guilty to a drug charge in a plea agreement with prosecutors.

U.S. Attorney Christopher Thyer says the 34-year-old Cobbs pleaded guilty Wednesday to using a communication device to facilitate a drug offense. In exchange for the plea, a charge of conspiracy to distribute oxycodone against Cobbs was dismissed.

Cobbs' attorney did not immediately return a phone call for comment.

Cobbs was one of 33 people indicted in October 2014. Prosecutors say he sold oxycodone pills to the head of the alleged conspiracy.

Cobbs played for the Razorbacks from 1999 to 2003 and one season each for the New England Patriots and Denver Broncos.

Cobbs still faces a state charge of promoting prostitution. He has pleaded not guilty in that case.

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