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Carlos Dunlap pleads guilty to DUI



Former Florida defensive end Carlos Dunlap appeared in Alachua County courtroom on Friday morning and pled guilty to driving under the influence on Friday, putting an end to his legal troubles before he begins an NFL career.


Dunlap, 20, was arrested in early December after a Gainesville police officer observed him sitting at a complete stop at a green traffic light in his 2008 Chrysler.  The car remained stationary through multiple cycles of the traffic light, according to police reports.  Dunlap was slumped over in the driver's seat and asleep when officers approached his vehicle, and performed poorly on field sobriety tests.


The defensive MVP of the 2008 BCS National Championship game, Dunlap led the Gators with nine sacks this season in 13 games. Earlier this month, he announced he would bypass his senior season and enter the NFL draft.


As a first-time offender, Dunlap received the minimum mandatory sentence of one year's probation and suspension of his driver's license for six months.

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 1:37pm]


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