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Former UW Football Player Will Spend 1 Year Behind Bars


A former UW football player will spend one year behind bars.

This past summer Booker Stanley was convicted of beating, choking and sexually assaulting his ex-girlfriend last December.

A judge sentenced Stanley to 1 year in county jail and 7 years of probation on Monday.

Conditions of his probation include registering as a sex offender, entering a domestic violence treatment program and seeking help for his alcohol abuse.

Stanley had been drinking the night of the assault.

Stanley says, "I realize that in both incidents, alcohol was involved, and it has affected my career in Madison. I think this situation is a perfect example of how alcohol can destroy a person's life."

Stanley will be given work-release while in jail to attend his treatment programs and possibly finish college.

The judge chose not to send Stanley to state prison, noting that he has no prior criminal record and prison may not be where he gets the best help for his alcohol addiction.


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