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Friday, July 22, 2005

Jail time ordered for ex-KU player

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A former Kansas University football player will spend two weekends in jail and undergo alcohol treatment after being sentenced Thursday for two counts of battery.

Judge Paula Martin also ordered John Q. Randle to spend a year on probation and have the choice of doing 100 hours of community service or 50 hours of speaking to student-athletes about the effects of alcohol.

Randle was convicted of punching a man March 14 outside It's Brothers Bar & Grill and punching a manager of The Granada, 1020 Mass., on April 16. According to a police report, the Granada's manager had confronted Randle because he was urinating on the sidewalk outside the business.

Randle, 20 at the time of his arrests, was kicked off the football team after the March 14 arrest, which was his fourth run-in with police since November 2003.

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