By Associated Press - Wednesday, August 12, 2015

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - Former University of Colorado running back Bobby Purify is serving a two-day jail sentence for stealing thousands of dollars from a Wells Fargo bank where he worked.

The Daily Camera reports ( ) Purify, who played for the Buffs from 2000 to 2004, pleaded guilty July 31 to felony theft. He was booked into the Boulder County jail Tuesday.

Police say the 33-year-old acknowledged taking about $12,400 in cash from his bank drawer in 2012.

Purify finished his college career as CU’s third-leading rusher all time, amassing 3,016 rushing yards and 20 touchdowns. He signed briefly with the 49ers and the Packers before playing in indoor leagues.

Purify retired from professional football in 2011.

He says he stole the money to pay for a family member’s medical bills.


Information from: Daily Camera,

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