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Speros gets charge reduced; pleads guilty

Richmond football player Jimmy Speros pleaded guilty to misdemeanor hit-and-run and reckless driving charges. The hit-and-run charge was reduced from its original felony case. He was sentenced to a 12-month suspended prison term, and a $1000 fine.

The trial was held on May 18, moved forward from June 11, the date announced at his preliminary hearing in mid-March. Speros was arrested on Feb. 29, four days after the incident was said to have taken place.

By rule, Speros would have been immediately suspended from intercollegiate athletic participation if he had been charged with the felony hit-and-run. He has been practicing and training with the team since late March.

"So far, [Speros] has only been cleared for on-campus activities with fb...practice, weight room, study hall, etc," wrote Assistant Athletic Director for Communications Bob Black in an email statement on behalf of Director of Athletics Jim Miller. "He is not yet cleared to represent the University in any off-campus football-related activities."

Speros and Richmond coach Danny Rocco did not respond to requests for comment.

Contact staff writer Ben Panko at ben.panko@richmond.edu

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