UM Cornerback Who Bit Woman’s Leg Pleads Guilty

By Beacon Staff

MISSOULA – University of Montana cornerback Jimmy Wilson has pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of disorderly conduct for biting a woman’s leg over the summer.

The Missoulian reports Wilson appeared in Municipal Court on Wednesday and was given a six-month deferred sentence. Judge Marie Anderson also imposed a $50 fine and $101 surcharge, and required him to write an apology letter to the victim.

His attorney, Paul Ryan, acknowledged his client bit the woman in a car but said he did it in a playful manner.

Wilson was initially charged with misdemeanor assault stemming from the Aug. 8 incident. He said after his court appearance that “considering I put myself in a bad position, I’m glad it’s all behind me now.”

Wilson, a standout player from 2004 through 2006, was granted a waiver to play this year after he was acquitted of first-degree murder in the June 2007 shooting death of his aunt’s boyfriend. He was jailed for two years before he was acquitted in July 2009.

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