Barnett reaches plea deal in Appleton bar disturbance

Updated: March 12, 2008, 5:53 PM ET
Associated Press

APPLETON, Wis. -- Packers linebacker Nick Barnett has reached a plea bargain related to a disturbance at an Appleton bar last June.

Nick Barnett

Barnett

Barnett's attorney Avi Berk says Barnett has pleaded no contest to one misdemeanor count of disorderly conduct in a deferred prosecution agreement. Berk says Barnett must be on good behavior until July 1 for a judge to accept the deal.

If Barnett behaves, the misdemeanor count will be amended to an ordinance violation punishable by a fine and a second misdemeanor count of disorderly conduct will be dismissed.

Berk says the charge Barnett pleaded to relates to knocking some drinks out of someone's hands and breaking a cell phone.

Berk says the incident involved Barnett's then-girlfriend and her twin sister.


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