- 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.


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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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