Kent State QB Cribbs gets 5 years probation

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, August 4, 2004

RAVENNA, Ohio (AP) - Kent State's quarterback Joshua Cribbs was sentenced to five years probation for marijuana possession.

Portage County Common Pleas Judge Joseph P. Kainrad also sentenced Cribbs on Monday to 20 hours of community service. He faced a possible sentence of probation to a year in jail.

Cribbs, 21, pleaded guilty to the charge in June and was reinstated to Kent State's football program. He had been suspended from all football-related activity when he was arrested at his home Jan. 17. The school has said he will not be allowed to play in the Sept. 4 season opener at Iowa as part of his punishment.

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Cribbs was originally charged with trafficking in marijuana.

The 6-foot, 195-pound Cribbs set school records for both season and career total offense last fall. He completed 178-of-364 passes for 2,424 yards and 14 touchdowns, while rushing 161 times for 701 yards and 14 touchdowns.

The Golden Flashes went 5-7 overall and 4-4 in the MAC - the school's second-best record in the last 15 seasons.