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Former Southeast Football Player Pleads Guilty to Student Assault

FEBRUARY 22, 2006 - Posted at 1:21 p.m. CST

 

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO - A former Southeast Missouri State University football player admits he played a role in an attack on two students last December.

Prosecutors in Cape Girardeau say 21-year-old D'Eldrick Taylor of Vicksburg, Mississippi, pleaded guilty last week to misdemeanor assault and was sentenced to two years probation.

Taylor was one of four football players charged in an attack of two Southeast students, who were punched and kicked while leaving a fraternity party.  The victims told police they were surrounded by up to 15 people, punched and knocked to the ground and kicked repeatedly.

Prosecutors say Taylor threw the first punch but did not kick the victims.  Two other players are to be tried March 10 and a fourth suspect is still being sought.

Following the attack, all four defendants were suspended from the football team and barred from school.

(Copyright 2006 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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