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UK football player Cobb pleads guilty in harassment case

University of Kentucky football player Ashton Cobb will be on probation two years after pleading guilty Tuesday to terroristic threatening.

Cobb, a senior strong safety, was accused of harassing and intimidating his ex-girlfriend by calling her 19 times and sending 15 text messages in a three-hour period on Sept. 25. According to court records, Cobb, 21, sent text messages threatening to kill and rape the woman, a UK student. Cobb was briefly suspended from the team during the season.

On Tuesday he pleaded guilty to terroristic threatening, agreed to attend anger management counseling and have no contact with the woman. In exchange, the Fayette County attorney's office agreed to drop stalking and harassing communications charges. They recommended Cobb be sentenced to 12 months, which would be probated for 24 months as long as he did not commit another crime.

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