Illinois Lineman Sentenced To Community Service

URBANA, Ill. (AP) Illinois offensive lineman Hugh Thornton has been ordered to perform community service for violating the terms of his court supervision by using a friend’s ID to get into a campus bar.

A Champaign County judge on Wednesday sentenced the 19-year-old sophomore to 100 hours of community service and to pay $1,143 to the bar for damage caused by a fight in which he was allegedly involved. Both incidents occurred Sept. 26. Thornton was not charged in the fight.

Thornton was on supervision for his 2009 arrest for unlawful consumption of alcohol by a minor.

Illinois spokesman Kent Brown said Thornton will play Saturday at No. 13 Michigan State after being suspended for two earlier games.

Updated October 13, 2010

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  • Mark, Sterling

    How can they make him pay for damage to the bar and say that he was “involved” but they don’t CHARGE him with “being involved”? I’ll never understand the judicial system in this country.

    P.S. Don’t think that this doesn’t happen on EVERY college campus around the country on probably a weekly basis.

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