George Schroeder of the EUGENE REGISTER-GUARD reports this morning from Lane County Circuit Court that Oregon running back LaMichael James pleaded no contest to one charge of harassment and was sentenced by a judge to 10 days in jail and 24 months probation.
The other four assault charges against James were dropped.
Jeremiah Masoli’s court appearance will come later this afternoon. He’s facing a felony burglary charges that carries a max prison sentence of five years.
KVAL-TV has details from James’ attorney on why he plead no contest to the harassment charge.
Quarterback Jeremiah Masoli faces arraignment at 1:30 p.m. Friday on a felony count of second degree burglary.
“Both parties have different versions of the facts,” the defense attorney for James said. “This resolution allows James’ ex-girlfriend to move on with her life.”
As a condition of his release from jail, James was forced to wear a tracking device and was excluded from 76 square miles of Eugene, which pushed his academic standing to the brink.
“A trial several months away under these circumstances was not realistic,” the defense attorney said. “This resolution allows him to pursue an education.”
Masoli will appear in court at 1:30 pm PT today.