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Colts DL David Parry avoids jail time with plea agreement for Feb. arrest

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Indianapolis Colts defensive lineman David Parry avoided jail time on Thursday after pleading guilty to one count of disorderly conduct and one count of attempted unlawful means of transportation following his arrest in Scottsdale, Arizona in February, The Indianapolis Star reports.

Parry is scheduled to return to court for sentencing on May 31, when he will then be sentenced to supervised probation for an indeterminate amount of time.

Parry’s attorney, Jose Montano, told the Star will pay the requisite fee of $300 and have his probation transferred to another state.

Parry still faces the possibility of a fine and suspension by the NFL under the league’s personal conduct policy.

Parry was originally arrested on charges of auto theft, robbery, resisting arrest, driving under the influence and criminal damage after a night of drinking on Feb. 25. He ended up being charged with robbery, unlawful use of means of transportation and threatening officers. The robbery and unlawful use of transportation charges were both felonies and threatening of officers was a misdemeanor.

Parry was accused of hitting the driver of a golf cart, which was transporting him and two other men from a Scottsdale bar, in the head and speeding off in the cart. The police found Parry on the sidewalk near where he crashed the cart into the gate of an apartment complex. The defensive lineman made it difficult for officers to put him in handcuffs because he kept trying to break free.

“He was facing real prison time,” Montano told the newspaper.

Parry’s Arizona issues are not completely resolved. He also has been charged with two counts of extreme DUI, including having a blood alcohol over .20, in a separate jurisdiction. Those charges will be heard in Scottsdale City Court, which does not handle felony cases.

Colts general manager Chris Ballard has maintained the stance of letting the legal process play out before making any decision on Parry. Parry, who is headed into his third season, has started all 32 games in his career with the Colts. The 2015 fifth-round draft pick had 47 tackles and three sacks last season.

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