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Humphrey sentenced to 3-12 months in prison

BELLEFONTE, Pa. -- Penn State wide receiver Maurice Humphrey
was sentenced to three to 12 months in prison for assaulting his
former girlfriend and her friend, both track athletes at the
school.

Humphrey will receive almost two months credit for time served --
two days spent in jail following his arrest and 48 days spent in a
Reading rehabilitation clinic, Judge David Grine said during
Tuesday's hearing.

Humphrey's lawyer, Tony DeBoef, said he will ask that his client
serve the sentence in a rehabilitation center or be confined to his
home. Last December, Humphrey checked into a clinic for alcohol
dependence and anger management. District Attorney Ray Gricar said
he would oppose the request.

Last month, Humphrey was convicted of assault for hitting
ex-girlfriend Jennifer Maline and her friend Christopher Lolagne on
Nov. 23. He was acquitted on a felony charge of aggravated assault
in the attack on Lolagne, who was left with several broken bones in
his face.

The university has said Humphrey will not be allowed to return
to Penn State until January 2005. The athletic department has not
said if he might return to the team.

Humphrey started last season at cornerback but switched to
receiver midway through the season. He had 30 catches for 410 yards
and a touchdown.