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Suspended players likely won't face jail time

TULSA, Okla. -- Two suspended Tulsa football players,
including the team's leading tackler, pleaded guilty Monday to
felony burglary charges under a deal they hope will spare them
prison.

Defensive back Kedrick Alexander and reserve Terrance Thomas
admitted in Tulsa County District Court they broke into a track
athlete's dorm room and stole property.

Under a plea bargain, prosecutors will recommend two-year
sentences -- either suspended, under probation or in custody -- $500
fines plus restitution and 80 hours of community service for each
player.

A judge will decide Aug. 30 how they will be sentenced.
Second-degree burglary is punishable by two to seven years in
prison.

Tulsa coach Steve Kragthorpe suspended both players indefinitely
after their arrests May 3. Spokesman Don Tomkalski said the
players' status had not changed.

Neither player would comment after appearing in court.