Judge refuses plea agreement for ex-Penn State WR Bell

Updated: August 30, 2008, 12:14 PM ET
Associated Press

BELLEFONTE, Pa. -- A Centre County judge refused to accept a plea agreement for a former Penn State receiver accused of threatening a teammate with a knife.

Chris Bell pleaded guilty to making terroristic threats in connection with the April 7 confrontation with defensive end Devon Still. Bell is accused of threatening Still with an 8-inch knife at a dining hall.

Bell was kicked off the team after the arrest.

Judge Bradley Lunsford told lawyers Friday to delay the sentencing hearing until next month, according to Saturday editions of the Centre Daily Times.

Bell's attorney said Lunsford could still approve the plea bargain for two years probation on a first-degree misdemeanor charge.


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