BY SPNW Staff 03:50PM 04/16/2014

Huskies’ Stringfellow pleads guilty to 3 charges

In a plea bargain, Washington sophomore wide receiver Damore’ea Stringfellow was sentenced to five days on a work crew, fined $693 and ordered to seek additional anger management after pleading guilty Wednesday in King County District Court to two misdemeanor counts of assault against Seahawks fans in two post-Super Bowl incidents.

Stringfellow pleaded guilty to one count of malicious mischief, also a misdemeanor. King County prosecutors said April 3 that another UW football player, starting quarterback Cyler Miles, who was with Stringfellow the evening of Feb. 2 at gatherings of fans celebrating the victory, would not face charges due to a lack of evidence.

Both have been suspended indefinitely since Feb. 5, meaning they have missed the spring football workouts, which conclude Saturday. New Huskies coach Chris Petersen said Wednesday that decisions about the playing fates of the players won’t be disclosed until fall camp begins in August.

“We’ll probably let everybody know in the fall what’s going on with those guys when we start back up,” Petersen told ESPN 710 radio Wednesday. “I always want to be patient and make sure we digest things and do the right thing  . . .  In terms of where we go forward, we’ll have that all figured out by the time we start in August and we’ll have answers for everybody.

“There’s already a lot going on right now by the fact that they’re not in spring ball. That’s tremendously painful for everybody involved with this thing. That’s a new system, a new staff, and they haven’t been around forever. That’s a lot right there.”

District Court Judge Anne Harper accepted the sentencing recommendation for Stringfellow in the plea agreement, according to a Seattle Times story. Each misdemeanor count carried up to 364 days in jail and up to a $5,000 fine. She suspended all but five days of the possible jail sentence, and transferred those five days to a work crew.

Stringfellow can also spend 70 hours doing community service instead of the $693 fine. He must also pay a yet-to-be determined amount in restitution to the victims.

Stringfellow has been seeking anger management counseling. Harper asked him to complete a “Level 2″ anger management course.

Stringfellow, a 6-foot-3, 230-pound native of Perris, CA., who played 12 of 13 games and started the final three, including a breakout game of eight catches for 147 yards against UCLA, did not speak to the media.


YourThoughts

  • jafabian

    I don’t think Stringfellow should be allowed to return but we’ll see. Understandbly, Coach Pete is saying little right now but in a town where the Seahawks are riding high and their fans are Husky fans it’s not good for the school to keep him around as well as the fact that his actions were just plain wrong.

  • 1coolguy

    Stringfellow: what a dink – If Petersen thinks this is the one and only incident for this loser to be involved in while as a Husky, he’s fooling himself.
    And I don’t see Petersen as a fool.
    So please, drop this jerk now and let him play at a JC or elsewhere, as he will be a repeat offender, no doubt. Given the nice 3″ scar over his left eye (looks like a knife “accident”)
    this guy is already a repeat offender.

    And as for the attorney – this is why attorneys have such a bad rep – watching this clip of the lawyer defending this punk is really sad – how do these guys go home at night and live with themselves? Oh yeah, I almost forgot. It’s the $$$!

    BTW – who picks up the legal fees? Some dumb-axx Husky booster?

    • art thiel

      Petersen undoubtedly knows more than any of us about the player’s history, and I’d back away from any assumption about the source of the scar.

      I suspect the attorney may be working pro-bono, but thanks for the sweeping judgment.

      • Mel

        AT: well said, pretty stereotypical…let him play, he owes you even if he excels, monitor him, grades, meeting expectations…poor performance or any trouble “See Ya” fool me once, shame on me, fool me twice, shame on you, suffer anything that comes your way which is how 2cool sounds, maybe not so cool. to some.