10 NDSU players plead guilty to petition fraud

Associated Press  |  Last updated October 02, 2012
Ten North Dakota State University football players have pleaded guilty to misdemeanor election fraud and sentenced to community service for faking signatures on proposed ballot measure petitions that they were hired to collect. Among the players who pleaded guilty Tuesday were starters Samuel Ojuri, Joshua Colville, Marcus Williams and Brendin Pierre. The 10 players were each ordered to complete 50 hours of community service and pay $325 in fees. Coach Craig Bohl has said the team might discipline the players but won't suspend them. The scandal stopped two citizen initiatives from making the November ballot, including one aimed at legalizing medical marijuana. NDSU is the defending champion in the Football Championship Subdivision and the top-ranked team this season.
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