Pitt QB Chapman begins serving jail sentence
Pitt quarterback Tra'Von Chapman was scheduled to begin serving a three-day sentence Monday night in Portage County (Ohio) Jail after pleading guilty to an attempted assault charge.
Chapman, who remains under suspension from the Pitt team, will be released from jail Thursday, according to Portage County Municipal Court records.
Panthers coach Paul Chryst was traveling and unavailable for comment.
Judge Barbara R. Oswick sentenced Chapman, 18, to 90 days in jail and 40 hours of community service for assaulting a women at his home April 26 in Kent, Ohio. The judge suspended 87 days of the jail term and 20 hours that Chapman served working with the football team at Theodore Roosevelt High School in Kent.
Chapman, a former Roosevelt quarterback, pled not guilty April 30 to one count of assault and one count of unlawful restraint.
Oswick fined Chapman $200 and ruled that he's to have no contact with the woman or her family.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Top 30 guard shooting Heron decommits from Pitt
- Defense shines in Pitt football spring game
- Stakes raised for Pitt spring game
- Pitt linebacker Grigsby seizes opportunity during spring drills
- SSA grad Briggs finds home on Pitt defense after 2 years at RB
- Nice meal on line in Pitt spring game
- Pitt’s Johnson leaves men’s basketball team
- Penguins notebook: Dumoulin seeking redemption
- Challingsworth could help Pitt’s depth at wide receiver
- Pitt senior Kiesel selected by WNBA’s Tulsa Shock
- Ex-Pitt cornerback and Clairton graduate Howard to join Slippery Rock football team