HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. (AP) – A Florida man who worked for a former NFL agent was barred from several North Carolina college campuses after pleading guilty to violating state sports law for nearly a decade.
Willie James Barley Jr., 35, was indicted in September 2013 on four counts of athlete-agent induction for providing improper money and travel benefits to former Tar Heels footballer Robert Quinn. These charges were linked to the eventual NFL draft trip to Florida in May 2010.
Prosecutor W. Scott Harkey said on Thursday that US marshals had to retrieve Barley from Florida for Wednesday's Orange County hearing, where Barley pleaded guilty to induction charges and lack of court appearance.
Barley received 18 months of supervised probation and a suspended prison sentence of 12 to 25 months, while the remaining three counts were dismissed.
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