FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- Arkansas guard Eric Ferguson received
a 10-day suspended jail sentence Monday for failing to take care of
a traffic ticket.
Ferguson appeared in Fayetteville District Court on Monday and
pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor charges -- for careless driving
and failure to answer a summons. He received two $25 fines and was
ordered to pay $5 jail fees for each of the charges. Ferguson also
must pay $25 in warrant fees and $75 in court costs. The 10-day
sentence will be suspended provided he pays within two weeks.
Ferguson, 23, of Long Island, N.Y., was arrested Aug. 21 and
briefly held in the Washington County jail for failing to take care
of the ticket. Coach Stan Heath said after Ferguson's arrest he
would discipline his player internally because "I'm not going to
crucify a kid for speeding."
Ferguson has started 63 games and ranks ninth at Arkansas with
297 career assists.
"I'm disappointed because he's a senior and you've got to take
care of business," Heath also said.