Sept. 22, 2012; Pullman, WA, USA; Colorado Buffaloes offensive lineman David Bakhtiari (59) and offensive lineman Alex Lewis (71) celebrate a touchdown against the Washington State Cougars during the first half at Martin Stadium. Mandatory Credit: James Snook-USA TODAY Sports

Nebraska lineman Alex Lewis sentenced to 45 days in jail

Nebraska Cornhuskers offensive lineman Alex Lewis, who started his college career with the Colorado Buffaloes, was sentenced Friday to 45 days in jail and given two years of probation after pleading guilty to third-degree assault chargers stemming from his role in a fight that occurred in May of last year.

According to the Boulder Daily Camera, Lewis will be allowed to finish his spring semester at Nebraska before serving his time. He will be allowed to complete his probation, community service, and anger management/substance abuse evaluations in Lincoln.

Lewis told the judge that he thinks about the assault — during which he and Colorado quarterback Jordan Webb knocked Air Force cadet Lee Bussey unconscious — on a daily basis:

“Day in and day out, I thought about what I did. I’m sorry for Lee. I can only imagine how hard it must have been for Lee and his parents.


“It scares me to know I had an impact on someone else’s life, hard to come to terms with the fact that I had a problem, but I did get help. … Off the field, I’ve grown exponentially as a man.”

For his role, Webb pleaded guilty to third-degree assault charges last September.

[Source: Boulder Daily Camera]

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