Detroit Lions defensive end Ronnell Lewis was given a six-month deferred sentence Wednesday by Norman (Okla.) Municipal Judge Drew Nichols, after pleading no contest to misdemeanor charges of disturbing the peace and public intoxication stemming from an April bar fight, according to a court official. A third misdemeanor charge of interference with an official process was dismissed. Lewis paid $400 in fines, plus court costs. If Lewis does not have another violation in the city of Norman in the next six months, the no-contest pleas will be thrown out, and the case dismissed. A violation outside of Norman would be subject to a decision by city prosecutors. Attorney Jana Ford entered the pleas on Lewis’ behalf. He was not present in court Wednesday. Lewis, a 2012 fourth-round draft pick who played one defensive snap for the Lions last year, was Tasered twice and arrested about 1:30 a.m. April 20 for his role in a bar fight in Norman, according to an incident report. Lewis and another man had to be physically removed from the bar.
Lions' Ronnell Lewis gets deferred sentence in bar fight
Detroit Free Press | Jul 13