Fletcher Pleads Guilty

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Southern Miss running back Damion Fletcher has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor count of firing a handgun within city limits and has been sentenced to six months probation.
The Hattiesburg American reports that if Fletcher completes probation and 40 hours of community service, his record can be wiped clean. Coach Larry Fedora said Friday discipline is being handled internally.
A call to Fletcher's defense attorney was not immediately returned. Numerous calls to the Hattiesburg municipal court and the city prosecutor by The Associated Press were unsuccessful.
Fletcher, a former Conference USA offensive player of the year, was arrested Feb. 15 after firing a handgun outside the apartments where many athletes live. He initially pleaded not guilty.


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