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Electronic monitor jails errant player

A prep football star, ordered by a judge to wear an electronic monitoring device on his ankle, has been sentenced to 90 days in jail for violating his probation.

In a Tuesday hearing, County Court-at-Law Judge Laura Weiser ordered Raydon Alexander, 19, to begin serving the probated 90-day jail sentence she imposed last October after his conviction for resisting arrest.

One of the conditions for probation was that Alexander wear an electronic monitoring device. He wore the device, protected by tape and gauze, while he played.

He appeared in three games this season for Victoria Stroman High School, gaining 413 yards, including 247 against Corpus Christi Miller. Alexander rushed for 103 yards and a touchdown in his first game, a 14-14 tie against Victoria that ended Stroman's 21-game losing streak.

Alexander admitted violating his probation by going within three blocks of an area known for illegal drug activity, associating with a convicted felon, violating his 8 p.m. curfew, driving without a license, failing to perform 50 hours of community service and failing to attend Alcoholics Anonymous meetings.

He denied assaulting a woman in August, which also would have been a probation violation. The assault charge is still pending.

The judge called the evidence against Alexander insufficient to support the assault allegation, but ordered him to serve the original jail term based on the other violations.

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