McCall pled guilty to assault

Updated: May 24, 2005, 6:22 PM ET
Associated Press

COLFAX, Wash. -- Washington State reserve running back Kevin McCall was sentenced to 45 days in jail after pleading guilty to fourth-degree assault with sexual motivation.

McCall, a 19-year-old sophomore backup running back for the Cougars, was arrested in March on a charge of third-degree rape stemming from an alleged sexual assault in a campus dormitory.

McCall last week agreed to plead to the lesser charge of fourth-degree assault with sexual motivation.

At a sentencing hearing Monday morning, Whitman County Superior Court Judge David Frazier ordered McCall to serve 44 days with credit for a day already spent in the Whitman County Jail. That sentence could be reduced to one month with good behavior.

McCall also will spend two years on probation and has agreed to a permanent restraining order and to pay compensation for the victim's counseling.

Chief Deputy Prosecutor Carol LaVerne and the woman's aunt had asked for a nine-month jail term.

WSU head coach Bill Doba was not in his office on Tuesday. He has not said what further team disciplinary action McCall might face. McCall was suspended from all team activities after his arrest and was not allowed to participate in spring practices.

The Carson, Calif., native was expected to back up starting running back Jerome Harrison. McCall rushed eight times for 40 yards last season.


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