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Ex-Michigan football player enters plea deal in assault case

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ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Former Michigan football player Nate Johnson had reached a plea deal with prosecutors to resolve a domestic assault case.


The Ann Arbor News reports Johnson pleaded guilty Wednesday to a misdemeanor charge of assault and battery during a hearing. He was originally charged with domestic assault. Johnson is free on bond ahead of sentencing Dec. 1.

He told the court he had a "physical altercation" with a woman. Under the agreement, his criminal record can be cleared if he follows all court-imposed conditions.

The school has said the alleged assault happened shortly after 2 a.m. on Sept. 30 outside a dormitory. He was dismissed from the team afterward.

The sophomore cornerback from Thompson's Station, Tennessee, played wide receiver last year as a freshman, catching one pass.

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Information from: The Ann Arbor News, http://www.mlive.com/ann-arbor

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