Baylor defensive end SamÂ Ukwuachu was sentenced to six months of jail time and an additional 10 years ofÂ felony probation and 400 hours of community service this past Friday after being found guilty of sexual assault.
The jury recommended thatÂ Ukwuachu be sentenced to eight years in prison, but that the sentence be probated.
The sentence is a result of sexually assaulting a female student who played for the Baylor women’s soccer team nearly two years ago.
The assault occurred just months after he transferred to Baylor from Boise State (where he was kicked out of school in part because on being accused of abuse towards an ex-girlfriend). Â The defensive end was indicted on a pair of felony charges in June of 2014, however the claims were never leaked to the media until earlier this month.
He’s been taken to jail to begin serving his time immediately.
Boise State coach Chris Peterson released a statement on Friday saying that Baylor coach Art Briles was fully aware ofÂ Ukwuachu’s history of violence. Â Briles denies knowing the fully extent of the problems.