Michigan State Tight End Dion Sims Sentenced To Year Of Probation

MSU tight end Dion Sims has been sentenced to a year of probation for his role in a stolen laptops theft ring.

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Dion Sims Sentenced To Probation For Stolen Laptops Case

Michigan State tight end Dion Sims has been sentenced to a year of probation for his role in the stolen laptops case. From The State News:

Under the Holmes Youthful Trainee Act, if Sims follows the terms and conditions for his probation the incident will be cleared from his record, Fishman said. The terms include 15 hours of community service talking to student athletes in Detroit Public Schools and not purchasing or consuming alcohol or drugs.

The act allows a person ages 17 to 20 who has pleaded guilty for a crime to be placed in prison or on probation without conviction to avoid a criminal record.

Sims was suspended indefinitely from the MSU football team after all of this originally came out. So far there has been no word on if that has changed or will change in the future, but I'd expect to see Sims back on the team next year.

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Michigan State's Dion Sims Pleads Guilty In Laptop Theft Case

One week after being formally charged for participating in a theft ring that stole 104 laptop computers from Detroit Public Schools, Michigan State football player Dion Sims pleaded guilty to receiving and concealing stolen property.

As reported by the Detroit News, the felony charge carries a five-year sentence, but Sims has agreed to cooperate with investigators and provide testimony against the others who conspired to steal the laptops.

The judge presiding over the case will take Sims’s cooperation into consideration, and could rule to keep the conviction off Sims’s record if he successfully completes terms of probation. That probation will likely include asking Sims to pay restitution in an amount to be determined by prosecutors.

Sims remains suspended from the Michigan State football team, and his lawyer said that it’s unlikely he’ll be permitted to return this season. He could be allowed to rejoin the team next season, however.

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