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NDSU players charged in scandal

Updated: September 7, 2012, 8:17 PM ET
Associated Press

BISMARCK, N.D. -- Nine North Dakota State University football players were among 15 people formally charged Friday with faking petition signatures in a scandal that blocked two voter initiatives from getting on the November ballot.

The 15 are scheduled for their first court appearance Oct. 2 in Fargo, said Birch Burdick, the Cass County state's attorney. They were charged Friday with a misdemeanor that carries a maximum penalty of a year in jail and a $2,000 fine.

Of the 15 defendants, ...

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