Swain will spend 45 days in jail

Updated: May 10, 2005, 6:22 PM ET
Associated Press

ATHENS, Ga. -- Georgia defensive tackle Darrius Swain was sentenced to 45 days in jail for repeated driver's license violations, and began serving the term immediately.

Swain also was ordered Tuesday by Clarke County Judge Kay Giese to spend 40 hours in community service.

Swain was arrested Saturday night and charged with driving with a suspended license and following too closely. It was his third arrest for driving with a suspended license in the last two years.

Georgia coach Mark Richt said Swain would be disciplined internally but would not be suspended for any games.

"With the time in confinement, Darrius is paying a heavy price for his license violations," Richt said. "Hopefully he has learned an important lesson."

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