Time served at alcohol treatment center

Updated: July 26, 2004, 9:33 PM ET
Associated Press

BELLEFONTE, Pa.-- Former Penn State wide receiver Maurice Humphrey will not go to jail for assaulting a former girlfriend and her friend, a judge ruled Monday.

Humphrey, 20, of New Britain, Conn., was convicted of three counts of simple assault for striking ex-girlfriend Jennifer Maline and her friend Christopher Lolagne, whose jaw was fractured, on Nov. 23 at the woman's apartment. Both victims are Penn State track athletes.

Humphrey was sentenced June 8 to three to 12 months in prison, but had been credited with two days spent in prison after his arrest and 46 days spent at an alcohol treatment center. He was scheduled to report to Centre County Prison on June 11 to serve the remainder of the sentence, but instead returned to the treatment center, and was released from there on Friday.

Judge David Grine ruled Monday that Humphrey's time in the treatment center should count toward his sentence, making him free to go.

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