Lamont Britt to jail for 45 days

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- A Virginia State player has pleaded guilty to assaulting Winston-Salem State's starting quarterback during a luncheon before the teams' game in November.

Chief Assistant District Attorney Jennifer Martin says Lamont Britt pleaded guilty Tuesday to a charge of simple assault.

Judge Denise Hartsfield sentenced Britt to 45 days in jail, suspended for one year and probation for a year. The judge imposed the condition that he complete or be in the process of completing his education. Hartsfield also ordered Britt to cooperate with any continuing investigations.

An arrest warrant accuses Britt of hitting Rudy Johnson in the face and head in a restroom on Nov. 15 during the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association awards luncheon. It came one day before the teams were to meet for the league championship, a game that was canceled.