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Tremonton man sentenced in beating of USU gridders

LOGAN (AP) -- A Tremonton man who pleaded guilty to beating two Utah State football players has been sentenced to a yet-to-be-determined time in jail.

Prosecutors had recommended that Francisco Gonzalez, 19, serve time in prison. However, 1st District Judge Thomas Willmore on Monday took into account Gonzalez' youth and the fact that he has a child when he ordered Gonzalez to serve an indeterminate amount of time in the Cache County Jail and pay a $15,000 fine.Gonzalez could be released in nine months when his case is reviewed. As a condition of his sentence, he will not be allowed to have any contact with any Utah State athlete.

Gonzalez pleaded guilty to second-degree felony burglary and third-degree felony aggravated assault in May for his part in the beatings of Tirell Cummings, 20, and Eric Bracken, 18. Three additional counts of aggravated assault were dropped in an agreement with prosecutors.