Former MU football player Alvin Newhouse pleaded guilty to sexual misconduct charges today and received 60 days of jail and two years of supervised probation.
Newhouse, 20, will begin serving his 60-day sentence in Boone County Jail on Friday.
Newhouse was accused of pulling an 18-year-old woman into his Graham Hall room and raping her on Dec. 12, 2004. A jury trial for the former football player was scheduled for Thursday. Newhouse pleaded guilty to two counts of first-degree sexual misconduct, a class A misdemeanor. He had been charged with forcible rape, sodomy and attempted forcible rape, which are all felonies.
Newhouse was an inside linebacker for the Tigers football team and a freshman business major when he was charged. MU football coach Gary Pinkel removed Newhouse from the team after learning of the charges.