CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) -- A former football player at Southeast Missouri State University has been sentenced to two years of probation for his role in the beating of another student in 2009.
The Southeast Missourian reports that 20-year-old Antonio Garritano was sentenced Monday. He pleaded guilty in February to misdemeanor assault.
Garritano was originally charged with felony burglary. He was among four students, including three football players, who allegedly assaulted 21-year-old Blake Carlton at Carlton's home in December 2009. A motive was not released.
Prosecutors asked that Garritano help pay for the victim's medical bills, but an attorney for Carlton said he didn't want the money.
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