LB Barrington gets probation on one count
After nearly two full days in jail, USF linebacker Sam Barrington is getting his driver's-license legal issues squared, getting six months of probation on one charge and an October court date for the other. The 19-year-old from Jacksonville is expected to be released from jail Thursday evening, allowing him to return to his teammates after missing three practices.
Barrington pleaded no contest to a June misdemeanor of driving with a suspended license and adjudication was withheld, with six months' probation, $289 in court costs and the understanding that Barrington will carry a valid driver's license and not be absent from classes or practices. His other arrest on the same charge from July 28 now has a disposition hearing on October and is likely to result in a similar arrangement, presuming there are no problems between now and then.
Barrington's problems have been limited to driving infractions and missed court dates, but the combination took him away from the team for the final three days of the Bulls' training camp in Vero Beach. It's unknown what if any disciplinary action he'll receive from coach Skip Holtz, but the projected starter was not included on the two-deep depth chart Holtz issued Thursday night, primarily because he had not been at recent practices.