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LA Rams TE Tyler Higbee Pleads Guilty, Avoids Jail Time

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This definitely doesn’t bode well for the Rams and the second-year tight end...

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On the same day that Los Angeles Rams WR Mike Thomas got suspended for the first four games of the season, TE Tyler Higbee has pleaded guilty for an incident in 2016. LA Times Gary Klein has more on what this means for the young TE who the Rams will likely rely heavily on in his second professional season:

Higbee was involved in a 2016 incident in Kentucky.

He pleaded guilty to second-degree assault under extreme emotional disturbance, agreed to be placed in a diversion program and reached a confidential restitution agreement with Nawaf Alsaleh, said Brian Lowder, Higbee’s attorney.

Higbee will be on diversion for five years and must perform 250 hours of community service. He would then be eligible to have the case converted to dismissal, Lowder said.

“We feel like it’s a fair resolution to what was an unfortunate incident,” Lowder said.

It’s good to finally have the issue put to rest for the Rams and Higbee. Hopefully with the issue resolved, the NFL won’t subject him to further disciplinary action.