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Pitt QB Chapman begins serving jail sentence

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Monday, July 29, 2013, 6:48 p.m.

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.

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