Former Michigan football quarterback Justin Feagin, has reached a plea bargain on his charges for three drug counts, according to a report published by The Detroit Free Press yesterday.
According to the article, Feagin plead guilty to controlled substance delivery and will be sentenced on March 10.
Feagin was also charged with conspiracy to deliver less than 50 grams of cocaine, conspiracy to posses 25-50 grams of cocaine and a charge of possessing less than 25 grams of cocaine, according to a Nov. 18 article in The Michigan Daily.
According to the article in the Free Press, whether he is guilty of the additional charges will be determined at his sentencing.
Feagin waived his right to a preliminary exam in Washtenaw County Court on Nov. 18, moving his case directly to circuit court, according to the Daily article. Though Feagin plead guilty to the controlled substance delivery charge in the plea bargain, Feagin’s lawyer told the court he planned to plead not guilty to the charges, according to the Daily article.
The former Wolverine was first charged in the Winter 2009 semester after a drug deal went awry between him and University student Timothy Burke, who set a fire to a West Quad hallway after Feagin failed to deliver cocaine to him.
Feagin was dismissed from the football team in July 2009 by Coach Rich Rodriguez for a “violation of team rules,” and subsequently left the University.
The plea bargain was reached at Feagin’s pretrial hearing last week, according to the Free Press article.
The plea deal will be considered in correspondence with the Holmes Youthful Trainee Act, which allows for more lenient sentencing for people ages 17 through 21 who have committed crimes during those years, according to the Free Press article.