Yesterday, former Boise State and current Baylor defensive end Sam Ukwuachu was in court when he heard of his guilty ruling. Later in the day, he was sentenced to six months in county jail and ten years of felony probation, despite the jury recommending eight years in state prison.
Texas judge sentences ex-Baylor DE Sam Ukwuachu to 180 days in county jail, 10 years' felony probation and 400 hours of community service
— Mark Schlabach (@Mark_Schlabach) August 21, 2015
Saturday morning, it was reported by College Spun that Baylor University would be launching an internal investigation into the situation surrounding Ukwuachu, mostly regarding his recruitment. The investigation comes after both Chris Petersen, who was head coach at Boise State when the defensive end signed with the school, and Baylor head coach Art Briles gave conflicting statements about Ukwuachu’s recruitment.
New statement just released from Baylor: pic.twitter.com/mMnRIuTHNu
— Dan Ingham (@InghamFNBCT) August 21, 2015
Now there is no indication exactly what Baylor will find during its own investigation, but I can bet it won’t end well for someone within the University system or college football program at all.
Stay tuned with Campus Sports for the latest information on Ukwuachu’s situation.
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