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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- A Virginia State football player has pleaded guilty to assaulting Winston-Salem State's starting quarterback during a luncheon last November.

Chief Assistant District Attorney Jennifer Martin said Lamont Britt pleaded guilty Tuesday to a charge of simple assault.

Judge Denise Hartsfield sentenced Britt to 45 days in jail, suspended for one year, probation for a year, and imposed the condition that he complete or be in the process of completing his education. Hartsfield also ordered Britt to cooperate with any continued investigations.

An arrest warrant accuses Britt of hitting WSSU quarterback Rudy Johnson in the face and head in a restroom last Nov. 15 during the CIAA awards luncheon, one day before the two schools were to meet for the league championship. CIAA officials canceled the game after the fight.

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