2 Notre Dame players may avoid jail for marijuana arrests

ROCHESTER, Ind. (AP) — Two Notre Dame football players arrested on marijuana charges may avoid jail time and criminal records after reaching plea bargains with prosecutors.

This photo released by the Fulton County Sheriff's Office shows Dexter Williams. (Fulton County Sheriff's Office via AP)
This photo released by the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office shows Dexter Williams. (Fulton County Sheriff’s Office via AP)

Running back Dexter Williams and defensive back Ashton White each pleaded guilty Tuesday to a single misdemeanor count of possession of marijuana. The two sophomores were among five players who were arrested after an Aug. 19 traffic stop along U.S. 31 in Indiana.

Under the plea agreement, White and Williams would enter a diversion program that would dismiss their cases after serving one year of probation. If they fail to meet required conditions, a judge could enter convictions and send them to jail.

This photo released by the Fulton County Sheriff's Office shows Ashton White. (Fulton County Sheriff's Office via AP)
This photo released by the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office shows Ashton White. (Fulton County Sheriff’s Office via AP)

The South Bend Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/2f7QGtG ) that cases remain pending against the three other current or former players who were arrested.

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