STARKVILLE – Former Ole Miss football signee Jamar Hornsby and two others have pleaded guilty to misdemeanor simple assault in a 2009 attack on a man at a McDonald’s restaurant in Starkville.
The three – Hornsby, Darrell Cartez Simmons and Robert Nelson Jordan – entered the pleas Monday in Oktibbeha County Circuit Court.
Circuit Judge Jim Kitchens sentenced each of them to six months in jail, fined each $200 and ordered each of them to pay $2,362 to the victim for his medical bills.
The three were initially charged with aggravated assault, a felony.
Ole Miss football coach Houston Nutt released Hornsby, a defensive back, from his national letter of intent in July 2009.
Hornsby played a season at East Mississippi Community College after getting kicked off Florida’s roster for fraudulent credit card use in 2007.
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