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Former Buc sentenced to 5{ years in drug case

Former Tampa Bay Bucs guard Greg Roberts pleaded guilty to drug trafficking and racketeering in Tampa federal court Thursday and was sentenced to 5{ years in state prison. Roberts, an Outland Trophy winner as a senior at Oklahoma, played four seasons with the Bucs from 1979 to 1982.

Roberts will begin serving his sentence in July after pleading guilty to charges of cocaine trafficking, racketeering, conspiracy to deliver marijuana and cocaine, and possession of Valium.

Judge Susan Sexton gave Roberts the minimum sentence. He could have received up to seven years in prison, according to sentencing guidelines.

Roberts was a second-round draft pick by the Bucs in 1979 and started 42 games, despite undergoing several knee operations. The Bucs made the playoffs three of the four seasons Roberts played for them.