FARGO, N.D. (AP) _ Ten North Dakota State University football
players charged in a petition fraud case have pleaded guilty to a
misdemeanor election offense and will serve no jail time if they
meet certain conditions.
The scandal stopped two citizen initiatives from making the
November ballot, including one aimed at making marijuana use legal
for sick people.
The NDSU players who pleaded guilty Tuesday include starters
Samuel Ojuri, Joshua Colville, Marcus Williams and Brendin Pierre.
The 10 players were ordered to complete 50 hours of community
service and pay $325 in fees. The offense will be cleared from
their record in a year if they stay out of trouble.
Coach Craig Bohl has said the players could face team discipline
but not suspensions.
NDSU is ranked No. 1 in the Football Championship Subdivision.