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Ex-USF lineman Benjamin Knox reaches plea agreement

Former University of South Florida reserve offensive lineman Benjamin Knox has received five years of probation as part of a plea deal for firing a gun on campus last October.

He had been accused of firing the gun at a dorm from a parking garage on Oct. 11, 2015. Police say they found spent shell casings on the ground and an open gun case and ammunition inside a vehicle belonging to Knox. According to police, the shots appeared to have been fired randomly. No one was injured.

Officers say they found a gun when they arrested Knox at his dorm. He was held on $15,000 bond on charges of discharging a firearm on school property and shooting into a building.

USF suspended Knox from team activities. The Tampa Bay Times reports that he has transferred to Independence (Kan.) Community College.

Bulls cornerback Lamar Robbins also was charged in the incident but was not prosecuted and has been reinstated to the team.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.