Former NFL wide receiver David Boston was sentenced to six months in jail and five years of probation for punching a woman last year.
His attorney, Guy Fronstin, confirmed that the 34-year-old Boston was sentenced Friday. He pleaded guilty to aggravated battery last month. Fronstin says his client has turned his life around and been fully committed to treatment since his arrest.
Authorities say Boston had been drinking at a Boca Raton home in November 2011 when he punched a woman twice in the head, leaving a wound requiring 10 stitches.
Boston played at Ohio State and went to the Pro Bowl with the Arizona Cardinals in 2001.
He also played for San Diego and Miami before injuries and legal problems ended his NFL career.
Jaguars’ Shorts ruled out
The Jaguars ruled out wide receiver Cecil Shorts for Sunday’s game against the New York Jets due to concussion symptoms.
Shorts’ symptoms are the result of a hit he took during Jacksonville’s game against the Buffalo Bills last Sunday. Shorts passed his concussion test earlier in the week, but he has exhibited concussion symptoms and has not practiced all week.
Cards’ Dockett fined
Arizona defensive tackle Darnell Dockett received a “six-figure” fine from the Cardinals for his behavior in the waning seconds in a 7-6 loss to the New York Jets on Sunday, a person with knowledge of the situation confirmed Friday.
The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the punishment had not been made public. The exact size of the fine was not known, and it was uncertain whether the punishment would impact Dockett’s participation Sunday in Seattle.
Dockett refused to go along with a coach’s directive to allow the Jets to score late in the game so the Cardinals could get the ball back and go for the tying touchdown.
More playeres hit
Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher was fined $21,000 by the NFL for a horse-collar tackle on Seattle’s Leon Washington, his second fine in two weeks. Urlacher, penalized for the tackle in the Bears’ 23-17 loss last Sunday, also was fined last week for a horse-collar tackle of Minnesota’s Adrian Peterson.
Green Bay’s Tramon Williams was fined $21,000 for his helmet-to-helmet hit on Minnesota’s Toby Gerhart last Sunday.
Detroit defensive tackle Nick Fairley was fined $15,750 for his horse-collar tackle of Indianapolis quarterback Andrew Luck late in the Lions’ 35-33 loss.
Denver Broncos defensive end Von Miller was fined $25,000 by the NFL on Friday for his hit below the knee of Tampa Bay quarterback Josh Freeman last week. Miller was penalized for roughing the passer in the second quarter of the Broncos’ 31-23 win over the Buccaneers last Sunday. Miller was fined $21,000 last month for a similar infraction.
Titans’ McCarthy to sit
Tennessee middle linebacker Colin McCarthy will miss his second consecutive game because of a concussion, and his sixth overall, when the Titans visit the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday.