Winston gets jail time for fight

Updated: April 13, 2009, 2:14 PM ET
By Adam Rittenberg | ESPN.com

Michigan State running back Glenn Winston was sentenced to 180 days in jail Monday for his role in an off-campus fight that seriously injured a Spartans hockey player.

Winston, who pleaded guilty in March to misdemeanor aggravated assault and misdemeanor assault and battery, will begin serving his sentence Friday. He also received two years' probation and must pay $1,768.43 in fines and court costs.

Winston, 19, may be responsible for additional restitution, depending on medical bills for victims of the fight. He must also complete an assaultive behavior/substance abuse program and submit to random drug and alcohol testing.

Michigan State hockey player A.J. Sturges suffered severe head injuries during the Oct. 19 fight and was hospitalized.

Spartans football coach Mark Dantonio indefinitely suspended Winston from the team last month. Another football player, freshman wide receiver Mitchell White, was sentenced to 30 days in jail last month for his role in the fight.

Winston appeared in seven games last season for Michigan State and led the team with 16 kickoff returns for 364 yards.

Adam Rittenberg covers Big Ten football for ESPN.com. He can be reached at espnritt@gmail.com.

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