3 SIU basketball players plead guilty to battery - KMOV.com

3 SIU basketball players plead guilty to battery

MURPHYSBORO, Ill. (AP) -- Three members of the basketball team at Southern Illinois University have pleaded guilty to battery charges.
   The Southern Illinoisan newspaper in Carbondale reports 20-year-old Troy Lee Long and 21-year-olds Mykel Antwain Cleveland and Eugene Teague entered the pleas Wednesday at the Jackson County Courthouse. It was their first appearance on the charges.
   Associate Judge Christy Solverson fined each player $150 plus court costs. Teague received 90 days of court supervision. Long and Cleveland each received six months court supervision.
   The three were charged after allegedly shooting 18-year-old teammate Davante Drinkard and another 20-year-old man with a BB gun on campus Feb. 3.
   They were each suspended for three games.
   Information from: Southern Illinoisan, http://www.southernillinoisan.com
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