Edwards pleads guilty, gets probation

Updated: January 14, 2010, 1:33 PM ET
Associated Press

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Former Tennessee defensive back Mike Edwards has pleaded guilty to reckless endangerment as part of a plea deal made with prosecutors.

Edwards, Nu'Keese Richardson and Janzen Jackson were charged with attempted armed robbery Nov. 12 when three men reported to police that two men tried to rob them while they were sitting in their car at a Knoxville convenience store.

Edwards pleaded guilty Thursday in Knoxville and was sentenced to two years of probation. He will have to be a student or work full-time during his sentence.

Richardson, who was dismissed from the team with Edwards, pleaded guilty Monday to attempted robbery and received probation. Jackson was reinstated to the team after all charges against him were dropped.

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