Six Mississippi State players avoid jail time
STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Six Mississippi State football players accused of assaulting an off-duty police officer pleaded guilty Thursday to reduced charges.
Cornerback Derek Pegues, safety Keith Fitzhugh, offensive tackle Michael Gates, quarterback Tray Rutland and defensive ends Charles Burnes and Quinton Wesley -- all freshmen -- were each fined $500 and received six-month suspended sentences for misdemeanor simple assault.
"We are extremely pleased with the outcome," said attorney Jay
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