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Illinois teenager draws two years' probation

Updated: October 26, 2000, 3:46 PM ET
Associated Press

WAUKEGAN, Ill. -- A high school hockey player whose body check at the end of a game left an opposing player paralyzed will spend two years on probation.

The 16-year-old player from Northbrook admitted in August that there was enough evidence to convict him of misdemeanor battery. He entered an Alford plea for inflicting the injury on 16-year-old Neal Goss during a game last November.

Goss was paralyzed from the chest down when he was pushed into the boards at the end of a game between ...

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