Rams TE Higbee Pleads Guilty To Assault, Avoids Jail

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (CBSLA.com/AP) — Los Angeles Rams tight end Tyler Higbee will avoid jail time after pleading guilty to an assault charge that stemmed from a 2016 fight in a parking lot in Kentucky.

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Tyler Higbee scores a touchdown against the San Francisco 49ers at L.A. Memorial Coliseum on Dec. 24, 2016. (Getty Images)

The Daily News reports the former Western Kentucky University standout pleaded guilty on Friday to assault under extreme emotional disturbance. Warren Circuit Judge Steve Wilson ordered Higbee to pay the victim an undisclosed amount and perform 250 hours of community service.

Higbee also can’t own or possess a gun.

Bowling Green Police say Higbee punched Nawaf Alsaleh during a fight in April 2016. Alsaleh was later diagnosed with a concussion.

Higbee was drafted in the fourth round by the Rams in 2016. He played in 16 games last season, tallying 11 receptions and one touchdown.

The plea came on the same day that another 2016 draft pick, wide receiver Mike Thomas, was suspended four games for testing positive for performance enhancing substances.

(© Copyright 2017 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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