BOULDER, Colo. - University of Colorado quarterback Jordan Webb was sentenced Friday to two years of probation and 20 days on a work crew for his role in a May fight that left an Air Force Academy cadet unconscious.
The Daily Camera reported that Webb, 22, also was sentenced to 80 hours of community service and alcohol treatment by Boulder District Judge Patrick Butler.
Webb pleaded guilty last week to misdemeanor assault in exchange for prosecutors dropping felony assault charges.
Webb and former CU Buffs lineman Alex Lewis were arrested May 11 after witness said they attacked the cadet, 22-year-old Lee Bussey, in the University Hill neighborhood. Witnesses told police that Lewis pushed Bussey's head into a brick wall and that both Webb and Lewis pushed the cadet to the ground and punched him.
"In its totality, this was a very brutal assault," said prosecutor Bruce Langer. "(Bussey) doesn't know how (the assault) will affect his military career, he doesn't know how it will affect his health. That's an unknown he lives with and will continue to live with."
Webb told the judge at the hearing that he did shove Bussey, but was only trying to break up the fight, the Camera reported.
"My role was minimal at best, but I take full responsibility and I shouldn't have put myself in that type of situation," Webb said. "I'm not a violent person, never have been."
Judge Butler told Webb he was fortunate Bussey wasn't more severely injured, and said he should have called police or tried to calm down Lewis and break up the fight instead of shoving Bussey, the newspaper reported.
"You were involved enough. You were charged with a felony," Butler said. "I have to tell you that you are very fortunate the prosecution is giving you this opportunity to come away from this with a misdemeanor."
Lewis, an offensive lineman who transferred to the University of Nebraska in May, still faces one count of felony assault -- and two counts of misdemeanor harassment.