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Dent sentenced under plea agreement

Updated: October 31, 2003, 9:30 AM ET
Associated Press

BRYAN, Texas -- The author of a best-selling book about former Texas A&M football coach Bear Bryant's demanding 1954 training camp has been sentenced to eight years in prison for a probation violation.

Jim Dent, author of "The Junction Boys," was sentenced Thursday under a plea agreement with prosecutors. He could have faced up to 10 years in prison.

Dent, who was accused of violating his probation for a drunken-driving conviction, was at large for about a year before he was caught ...

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