Two coaches sentenced

Published 2:12 am Thursday, October 23, 2008

Two former lacrosse coaches at a suburban Columbus high school have been sentenced to jail terms of a month or less for assaulting a player on a bus trip.

Twenty-seven-year-old Dustin Pentz and 29-year-old Greg Simpson were convicted of misdemeanor assault charges in August. Felony counts of aggravated rape were dropped.

Simpson was sentenced to 15 days in jail, while Pentz received a 30-day sentence in Shelby County Criminal Court in Memphis, Tenn.

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The former lacrosse player with Dublin Coffman High School told police in 2006 that he was accosted on the chartered bus in Memphis, held down and assaulted with a gloved hand.

An attorney for Simpson has said the incident was horseplay.

Pentz had faced up to a year in jail while Simpson had faced up to six months.