Tyrone Barley sentenced for robbery

Updated: November 27, 2013, 12:28 AM ET
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Former Saint Joseph's player Tyrone Barley was sentenced Friday to 10 to 20 years in prison for armed robbery.

Barley, who was a key member of the Hawks team that completed an undefeated regular season in 2003-04, robbed three women at gunpoint in February in West Chester, Pa., before leading police on a chase.

He pleaded guilty in September to three counts of robbery, one count of fleeing and eluding police, and carrying a gun without a license.

Barley, 32, apologized to the victims and police in court Friday.

"No one deserves to have their lives threatened, and I did that," he said.

Barley had no prior criminal history. He alluded to gambling debts in his statement to police.

Barley was known as a defensive stopper while playing behind Jameer Nelson and Delonte West at Saint Joseph's. He helped limit future NBA star Chris Paul to 2-of-6 shooting in a NCAA tournament win over Wake Forest in 2004.

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