- Associated Press - Friday, July 15, 2016

TULSA, Okla. (AP) - Former Oklahoma and NFL running back De’Mond Parker has been sentenced to one year and one day in prison after pleading guilty to a federal drug charge.

Parker, whose first name is spelled DeMonn in court papers, had faced 10 years to life in prison but U.S. District Judge John Dowdell opted for a lesser sentence, citing Parker’s lack of prior criminal history.

Parker was accused of selling crack cocaine to a police informant. He told the Tulsa World (https://bit.ly/29IAPx1 ) Thursday that leaving OU early to go pro “probably was the worst decision I ever made in my life” and that he hopes to get his college degree.

Parker played 19 games over two seasons for the Green Bay Packers after he was drafted in the fifth round in 1999.

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Information from: Tulsa World, https://www.tulsaworld.com

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