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May 28, 2008
Former Patriot Sauerbrun pleads guilty to disturbing the peace
DENVER (AP) - Former punter Todd Sauerbrun, whose 13-year NFL career included a brief 2006 stint with the New England Patriots, pleaded guilty Wednesday to disturbing the peace in a confrontation with a taxi driver last December and was sentenced to perform 24 hours of community service.
County Court Judge Andre L. Rudolph ordered Sauerbrun to perform the community service through NFL Charities by Oct. 1. He also sentenced Sauerbrun to a year's unsupervised deferred judgment, meaning if he stays out of trouble for a year the charge will be wiped from his record.
An assault charge was dismissed as part of the deal, his lawyer, Harvey Steinberg, told The Associated Press.
Sauerbrun said he took the plea to avoid a lengthy trial so that he could get on with his life and pursue a free agent job with another team. The Broncos cut him shortly after his arrest on Dec. 7.
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